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  • Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    Little Brother Eli: Folk Rock from the UK

    “The ILLACOUSTIC act with the most views by midnight on Friday 28th February 2014 wins a slot at ILUVLIVE London on 31st March 2014 at the Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch” Little Brother Eli is a band from the UK that I’ve gotten to know over the last year and a half and has been featured here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos… Here’s the first video they sent me  way back when that I was impressed with (http://acousticguitarvideos.com/1581/little-brother-eli-awkward-positions-live/) . In this […]

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  • Guitare Vibration: Looking for a label

    Guitare Vibration: Looking for a label

    Guitare Vibration shared this video called “Vibration Theme” on our facebook page. I couldn’t find any biographical information about this French guitar player. Anyway, the description on his youtube channel reads “GuitareVibration is a project of composition on acoustic guitar. I would like to submit my music for record label consideration. I’m based in SAint Malo France and looking for partners to support me in that project: musicians ( singer, flutist ….), Recording Studio, luthiers, music school…. A key word: FUN […]

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  • John Renbourn: A Guitar Legend

    John Renbourn: A Guitar Legend

    By Miche Archetto: English acoustic guitar legend John Renbourn plays here his famous song “Sweet Potato”, first relaeased in the album “Sir John Alot Of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng & Ye Grene Knyghte” (1968). Here is the interesting bio you can find at his official website “THE EARLY YEARS I was born in Marylebone, London in 1944, right at the end of the War. My Mother played light-classical pieces on the piano, which also served as the family bomb-shelter during the air […]

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  • Richard Thompson at the Americana Festival

    Richard Thompson at the Americana Festival

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Richard Thompson performing one of his best known songs at the 2012 Americana Music Festival. “Richard Thompson was born in West London, surrounded by a family with wide musical tastes. Counted among his early influences are Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Les Paul, and Jimmy Shand. Flip the coin from his father’s jazz record collection to the early rock and roll music made available to him through his elder sister, including Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee […]

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  • Richie Kotzen: No Fear To Change

    Richie Kotzen: No Fear To Change

    By Miche Archetto: Here is rock singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen playing his song called “Fear” with an acoustic guitar. Richie is well known for his electric guitar shredding technique, but on youtube you can find many videos where he prefers to go acoustic. Actually it is interesting that, according to this interview, in 2008 he decided to abandon picks completely and to abruptly switch to fingerpicking. At the end of the interview he says that “losing the pick made […]

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  • Bert Jansch: Magical  Concert

    Bert Jansch: Magical Concert

    This is a LONG one but a magic concert.. Bert Jansch – 60th birthday concert   By Nick Campling: Make a cup of coffee, pour a glass of wine or whatever you fancy and settle down for an hour of great guitar from the UK. This video celebrates the 60th birthday of one of the pioneers; the late Bert Jansch. “Bert Jansch, legendary songwriter and guitarist, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of all time. Since […]

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  • Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Here’s Croatian guitarist Ivan Pešut with a really cool music video featuring a song entitled “Spring Break.” What first struck me about Ivan’s playing was, he sounds like he might have taken a few notes from Tony Rice…. Tony besides his very famous bluegrass playing came out with a whole series of his own “spacegrass” albums which to this day are still my favortes… Some of the changes and the playing here is reminiscent of Tony’s… just got to wonder […]

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  • András Petruska: Hungarian Folk

    Petruska András – Csángó szvit   Here’s Hungarian guitarist Andras Petruska performing live with  a Hungarian Folk song entitled “Csángó szvit”. Cool stuff huh? We’ve featured Andras here before last December with a very well played Christmas Medley that got an outstanding response. This of course is quite the diversion- this is called ‘Tsango Suite’ based on some traditional Hungarian dance music originally played on flute, cithern and hurdy gurdy. Great going Andras!  

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  • Forrest York: While My “Rhythm” Guitar Gently Weeps

    Sometimes we as guitarists and onlookers loose sight of what’s really important. When I was working in Nashville as a “hired gun” for the legendary Hall of Fame songwriter Jerry Foster, Jerry would often point out what the order of importance was regarding a recording/production: “The first thing that people listen to is the song, and if they like it, they will continue to listen. The next thing that people listen to is the singer, and if they like it, […]

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  • John Denver: Solo Guitar

    John Denver Bells of Rhymney I’ve been getting some flack lately from the folk enthusiasts here at Acoustic Guitar Videos for not providing enough bluegrass music… (hey sorry, that was a joke). not enough Folk Music. I’m just going to preface this next statement with something that someone at a bluegrass festival years ago said, and I think it’s mostly true… “You can put the bluegrass into folk, but you can’t put the folk into bluegrass.” I know, what does […]

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  • Bob Dylan ‘s First TV Appearance: 1963

    Bob Dylan ‘s First TV Appearance: 1963

    Bob Dylan’s first TV appearance in 1963 with The Man Of Constant Sorrow. “History of this traditional American folk song. It was first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. On October 13, 2009 on the Diane Rehm Show, Dr. Ralph Stanley of the Stanley Brothers, born in 1927, discussed the song, its origin, and his effort to revive it: “Man of Constant Sorrow” is probably two or three hundred years old. But the first time I […]

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  • Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

    By Jim Weaver: “A classic Richard Thompson song from the ’60′s. Good flat picking by Jim Henry. Nice new Martin sunburst being played by Tracy.” Well, this is some nice sounding guitar like you said Jim. But I had no idea who this duet was so…. Tracy Grammer is an American folk singer known for her work as half of the folk duoDave Carter and Tracy Grammer and for the solo career that she has continued sinceCarter’s death.[1] She released three albums with Dave Carter […]

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  • Little Brother Eli – Distinctive Sound From This New UK Band

    This is the second video that I’m posting by the band Little Brother Eli, a UK band that is now probably my favorite folk/rock band. In this second video, they’ve added some additional musicians which includes Linus Taylor – slide guitar and Benji Page – shoe box (percussion) Both of these guys are excellent additions! One of the things that I’m so impressed with Little Brother Eli is their SOUND… no not the audio (although I like that too) , the sound […]

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  • Mumford & Sons – Folk/ Rock Live On Letterman

    Rick Laws sent this full length concert video of Mumford & Sons into our sister site at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos If you are into folk/rock than I think you are gonna love this band. Bio: Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band. The band consists of Marcus Mumford(vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Mumford & Sons formed in December 2007, emerging out of West London with other artists such as Laura […]

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  • Little Brother Eli – Awkward Positions [LIVE]

    Little Brother Eli – Awkward Positions [LIVE]

    When I first heard this I though  hum.. these guys remind me of a famous classic rock band from the past. Well, I’m guessing you will know the group I’m talking about. The guitarist is not playing the most complex stuff here, neither is the bass player. But you know, it sure sounds good and it’s LIVE. So when these guys go out to do a gig, you can expect them to sound pretty close to this (minus the nice condenser […]

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