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  • Elizabeth Cotten: A left handed guitarist

    Elizabeth Cotten: A left handed guitarist

    By Miche Archetto: Elizabeth Cotten was left handed, and started playing guitar upside-down, resulting in a very original style. In this video she plays ”Spanish Flang Dang” and “A Jig”. The video was recorded on the “Guitar, Guitar” TV show in 1969. Here is her bio from wikipedia  “Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten (January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987) was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style. Her approach involved using a […]

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  • Kent Burnside — High Street Strut

    Here’s an original composition by Nashville guitarist Kent Burnside entitled High Street Strut.  It was recorded at First Avenue Sound, Franklin TN, December 2011 (hey, I think I was at that studio!). He’s getting a real nice tone out of that guitar of his, and his note choice is direct and to the point, never straying too far from the melody. Kent has some more videos at YouTube which he also plays an archtop.  Kent obviously knows his music, as he’s […]

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  • Stefan Grossman & Ton Van Bergeyk: Struttin’ Rag- Blake’s Breakdown

    By Jim Weaver “For those who like ragtime and Stefan Grossman, here is a shameless plug. Check out the old photo and tell me what fun it would be for a bunch of us to get together and do some rags. And for those who do not know Ton — listen up.” Although this video is not really a video (more like a slide show) I too thought the photos were very cool. And of course Stefan Grossman’s and Ton’s […]

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