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  • François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

    François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

      Here is the French duo “The Neck Bros”, funded by François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre in 2002. They met for the first time in 1991 at the GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology). The video shows their nice acoustic rendition of “The Man of Consatnt Sorrow”. Another interesting video is this one, with their arrangement of “Misirlou”. Unfortunately their official website is available in French only. By Miche Archetto

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  • Big Joe Williams: 9-string blues

    Big Joe Williams: 9-string blues

    By Miche Archetto: Big Joe Williams created this almost-electric guitar from an acoustic. He added not only a rudimentary pick-up, but also 3 more strings, doubling 1st, 2nd and 4th string. According to wikipedia: “His guitar was usually tuned to Open G, like such: (D2 G2 D3D3 G3 B3B3 D4D4), with a capo placed on the second fret to set the tuning to the key of A. During the 1920s and 1930s, Williams had gradually added these extra strings in order […]

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  • Gaven Largent: Bluegrass Kid Plays Nashville

    Gaven Largent: Bluegrass Kid Plays Nashville

    “Just as classical musicians aspire to perform one day at New York’s Carnegie Hall, country and bluegrass musicians dream of playing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirteen-year-old Gaven Largent will be doing just that next month. VOA’s Susan Logue caught up with him at his home in Winchester, Virginia, and prepared this profile.” We don’t get to see a performance here, just little snippets of Gaven Largent playing some guitar, banjo and dobro. Gavin was featured on local […]

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  • Macyn Taylor: Leo Kottke On A Resonator

    Macyn Taylor: Leo Kottke On A Resonator

    By Miche Archetto: Macyn Taylor is 19 years old, and two years ago she graduated in Music Performance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In this video, uploaded more than 2 years ago, she plays the famous song “Vaseline Machine Gun” by Leo Kottke on a National Style-O resonator.   On  Macyn Taylor’s official website she wrote “My musical journey began with my Brownie troop when I was seven years old. My troop was going to have a talent show at a […]

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  • Vicki Genfan: “Atomic Reshuffle”

    Vicki Genfan: “Atomic Reshuffle”

    After watching a few seconds of this video you should know that Vick Genfan is one fine guitarist that incorporates many different techniques on the acoustic guitar all while doing it so tastefully. At times she sounds like Leo Kottke, and then you say, wow, she sounds like…. well…. Vicki Genfan! Very original playing for sure. And if you notice, Vicky doesn’t waist any energy at all on the guitar, and the timing is just spectacular. Bet she was working […]

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  • Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton: “Patrick Meets the Brickbats”

    Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton: “Patrick Meets the Brickbats”

    Jerry Douglas Band – Merlefest 2002 I’m not such a big fan of drums mixed in with acoustic instruments especially since the instruments that Bill Monroe picked do such a fabulous job at covering all sides of the rhythm. So with this instance, take away the drums, add a mandolin and you got your rhythm. Now this is not to say that this drummer is not right in there… Yes for certain, as there’s no way that Jerry’s settling for anything […]

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  • Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain,Tod Parks: St Anne’s Reel

    Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain,Tod Parks: St Anne’s Reel

    By Jim Weaver: This video, which appears to be from the early to mid-1990′s is a cross-over bluegrass/celtic song.  A young Jerry Douglas shines, but so does Aly Bain, Tod Parks and Russ Barenberg. “Russ Barenberg began playing guitar at age 13, taking lessons from Alan Miller, whose brother John Miller Barenberg would later play with. His style was heavily influenced by the flatpickingtechnique of Clarence White. He attended Cornell University and met Pete Wernick there in 1968. Together they joined to form Country Cooking, who released […]

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  • Jerry & Daughter with Kukuruza

    Jerry & Daughter with Kukuruza

    Im hoping by now most of you know who Jerry Douglas is… right? Well, if not, he’s considered the “Big Gun” in the dobro world with abilities and chops far beyond most.. And in the video is Jerry’s daughter Olivia. Wonder is she’s gonna take up an instrument (or maybe she already has!). But who is Kukuruza? “The group Kukuruza of “Crossing Borders” fame were an early Russian Bluegrass group from Moscow. They came to tour America in the early […]

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  • Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Pushed Too Far – Jerry Douglas Band   “Telluride in 2003: Larry Atamaniuk/drums, Gabe Witcher/fiddle, Bryan Sutton/guitar, Derek Jones/bass.” When traditional bluegrass folks hear Jerry Douglas performing with drums and such… playing eclectic style songs …well I’m guessing that not to many are going to enjoy this particular video. But you can’t expect a guy like Jerry Douglas (the man that has redefined the dobro) to just play 3 – 5 chord bluegrass songs…. can you? Interestingly, this band is […]

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  • Cindy Cashdollar: Five Time Grammy Award Winner

    Cindy Cashdollar: Five Time Grammy Award Winner

      Cindy Cashdollar performing Oh Susanna on her National Resophonic “Cindy Cashdollar, five time Grammy Award winning dobro and slide steel guitar player, performing Oh Susanna, traditional song (public domain) by Stephen Foster, on her National Resophonic Guitar at Ray Bensons Bismeaux Recording Studio in Austin, TX on May 5th, 2010, where Cindy has recorded many times with Asleep At The Wheel, and where she chose to do an oral history interview and acoustic performance for MusicBox Projects film documentary […]

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  • Jimmy Heffernan: Blues Stay Away From Me

    Jimmy Heffernan: Blues Stay Away From Me

      BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME Here’s my longtime music buddy, Jimmy Heffernan with a round of “Blues Stay Away From Me,” with some backing track accompaniment. “Heff” as I call him and I have known each other and played in various bands since the early 80′s. We’ve also co-produced two dobro instructional videos at my studio (Ampersand Records USA). We both ended up in Nashville around the same time.. back in the 90′s- He played steel guitar for artists […]

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  • Jacques Stotzem Plays Ry Cooder

    Jacques Stotzem Plays Ry Cooder

    By Miche Archetto: In 1984 Ry Cooder wrote the soundtrack of Wim Wenders’ movie “Paris, Texas“, which is also the title of this song, in my opinion a masterpiece of slide guitar. Ry Cooder’s version is played by two guitars, but here Belgian player Jacques Stotzem plays his arrangement on his dobro in DADF#AD tuning.   “In the acoustic guitar world today, Jacques Stotzem is one of the « fingerstyle » guitarists with the most diversified style. Born in 1959 in […]

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  • Rob Ickes – Dobros Are Us

    Rob Ickes – Angeline The Baker If you’re into dobro than you’re gonna love Rob Ickes. He’s very similar in style in my opinion to Jerry Douglas with some slight variations in note choice. Even to a semi educated listener, it would be difficult to tell. The first thing you’ll notice is all the chops Rob has. The mandolin player here is Andy Leftwich from the Ricky Scaggs band. It’s a toss up which instrument Andy plays better, fiddle or […]

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  • Owen Campbell: Slide Guitarist Didn’t Kiss Ass

    Owen Campbell – Angry Busker – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 audition 3 [FULL] After watching this, I felt sorry for this guy, as I don’t really believe that he was arrogant by his comments… just nervous. What do you think? I’ll tell you one thing, Owen can really play slide! “Talented but Hostile Singer/Songwriter/Slide Guitarist Owen Campbell walks off after being rejected by the Judges for being rude, insulting Brian McFadden. Song is called “Sunshine Road”. AGT Australia’s Got Talent […]

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  • Bob Brozman- You Will Be Missed

    Wanted to share this video here with the news this day about the passing of Bob Brozman. You will be missed Bob. Here’s a video to remember him, and as long as we watch, he will always be alive with us. “Bob Brozman takes the audience for a musical voyage around the world at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California on January 10, 2009.”   Special thanks goes to my friend Dusk Wings who first let me know […]

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  • Jerry Douglas & Chris Thile- No Boundaries Here

    Jerry Douglas (feat. Chris Thile) – We Hide & Seek If you take the guitar, put a medal resonator on it, add some sound cones, raise the action real high, and then turn it sideways and play it with a metal bar and finger picks, you have a dobro. It’s been used in a lot of different styles of music but, the best players are in bluegrass these days. The dobro was never considered a traditional bluegrass instrument until Flatt […]

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  • John Butler Trio:Live at Crossroads

    John Butler Trio live at Crossroads at Harmonie Bonn. If you like slide guitar, in this concert John Butler puts on a clinic. Outstanding guitar. The band is super tight, great bass, great drums, great vocals   Setlist: 0:00 Treat Yo Mama 5:29 Somethings Gotta Give 8:17 Pickapart 13:20 What You Want 20:04 Ocean 26:06 Peaches & Cream 32:28 Betterman 44:21 Hello 49:56 Home Is Where The Heart Is 54:00 Zebra

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  • Roberto Luti: Playing For Change

    By Jim Weaver: “Street musician Roberto Luti of Livorno Italy playing Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)”. A re-recording of the Johnson version is on the Voyager satellite as an example of human music. I think Voyager left our galaxy ten or fifteen years ago.” Here’s the description for this video: “The Playing For Change crew first met this unbelievably talented musician by a happy coincidence eight years ago. Mark Johnson, Jonathan Walls and Whitney […]

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  • Hannes Coetzee: Another Way To Play The Guitar

    Hannes Coetzee: Another Way To Play The Guitar

    At first I thought this was fake… Since my eyes are not so good, I heard a  bottleneck lead and the left hand playing just chords. Then the camera zoomed in and oh…. I guess I’ve never seen anything like this before… playing slide with what looks like a spoon. This is another obvious and unusual one to share with your friends…

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  • Light Bulb Blues Guitar

    Looking for something unusual to share with your friends? Well this would be it… The description at YouTube claims this a woman from Gomel Belarus playing blues guitar with a light bulb. The guitar looks to be over 100 years old, the lady looks even older but that does appear to be a new light bulb…      

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  • Ry Cooder – Bottleneck Blues Master

    Ry Cooder is a downright bluesy dude, and this song Vigilante Man is a testament to his great slide bottleneck playin and soulful singin. It was recorded live at the “Old Grey Whistle Test” back in the 70′s. If you like this video, please hit the like button and share it with your friends. And if you think I should post more “blues” acoustic guitar vids here at Acoustic Guitar Videos, please let me know with a comment or two below. Special thanks to Dust […]

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