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  • Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne: Taking It To The Street

    Estas Tonne – RUMBADIOSA – Stadtspektakel Landshut 2013 “The Performance of “RUMBADIOSA” by the amazing guitar player Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut at 14th of September 2013 in the Old Town Residence.” Video: Sony HDR-CX550 Sound: Estas Tonne I read some of the YouTube descriptions and some of the comments were asking why Estas Tonne wasn’t famous? Some people that knew him commented that he “didn’t want it that way”…. Well, Estas does get a lot […]

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  • Guitaro5000: Live in an elevator!

    Guitaro5000: Live in an elevator!

      Best Places to Play Guitar: Elevator By Miche Archetto: Here is a funny video by NYC guitarist Guitaro5000. We featured already this guy in a previous post, showing his “can-top style”. In this video he shows his ability to promote himself through eccentric new ideas and taking “live music” everywhere. On the web I’ve found this bio “‘Guitaro5000′, aka Reginald Guillaume, is a talented and innovative American guitarist and singer/songwriter and a much in-demand performer in the tri-state area. With […]

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  • Street Guitar #15: Bass Player Couldn’t Make Gig

    I don’t know if you’ve ever played out but if you have- How many times have you been stood up by your bass player? Seems a common theme… “Hey, I’m sorry folks, our bass player couldn’t make it today.” If I had a dollar for every time I had to say that! Now here’s a guy that has the solution.. and he’s not going to be satisfied with and electric or keyboard bass, oh no. This guy wants it pure, […]

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  • Bruce Springsteen Turns Street Musician

    Here’s Bruce Springsteen Live out in the streets in Copenhagen 23-07-1988 This is obviously from some time ago… you’ might wonder if Bruce would do such a thing today? I’ll have some conjecture here in a moment… The songs he’s doing here are as follows: I’m on Fire, the River and Dancing in the Dark in the Streets of Copenhagen. Okay, here’s some personal info about Bruce that may be of interest to you. Musician buds of mine who played […]

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  • Estas Tonne – “Tonne” And Good Looks Go A Long Way

    Estas Tonne – “Tonne” And Good Looks Go A Long Way

    Estas Tonne has the sound, the technique, the style, the “tonne” and the looks and a large street audience totally locked in to what he’s doing. After watching this video I couldn’t help but think- what if this guy were a fat, balding old guy. … would he be able to captivate this street audience this well if that were the case? We’ve featured a lot of “street guitar” videos here and I have to say, this perhaps has the most […]

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  • Guitaro 5000: Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick

    Guitaro 5000: Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick

    The video I would say is classified as another one of the odd balls here at Acoustic Guitar Videos (Al Bean-  if your watching this, I know what you’re thinking). Guitaro 5000 is a New York City Subway Guitarist who uses what looks like a can top cutout on his guitar to perform percussion. The song- Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean with a quick lesson on how he’s pulling it off. He does a great job of playing both the drums […]

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  • Estas Tonne: Ireland Street Guitarist

    Here’s another awesome street guitarist- first one I’ve found from Ireland. His name is Estas Tonne… Estas can really play! According to the YouTube notes, Estas can be found on Myspace. What do you think? Please comment below. Also, if you want to make sure you don’t miss an issue of Acoustic Guitar Videos, sign in on the right of this page- We send out the best videos every Thursday morning at 9AM.  

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  • Street Guitar #14: 7,449,077 Hits On YouTube

    Yes, this is the same guy from the last video (Street Guitar #13)… Tom Ward from Australia. He’s went from the streets to “Australia’s Got Talent” TV Show, or as they say in Nashville- “From the Outhouse to the Penthouse.” This is just an audition but, look at the numbers he has - 7,449,077 and counting! I can only hope that all the talented Street Guitarists that have appeared in our mini series should be as fortunate. I’m not sure what […]

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  • Street Guitarist #13: Tom Ward playing in Pitt Street Mall Sydney

    This is the second to last video of our mini series of  ”Street Guitar” – I hope you have enjoyed all the talented buskers we’ve featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos including this one… Here’s Street Guitarist Tom Ward from Australia performing at a Mall in Sydney on Pitt Street. Now sometimes these street performances can seem like a throw the coin/cash in the case gig when in fact, they could be hired by a vendor or even a group […]

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  • Street Guitar #12: Paco Watch Out

    Here’s two Guitarists playing in Park Güell (Barcelona) Even though it looks like no one’s paying attention, there is applause from the audience at the end of the song. IT’S ABOUT TIME! We’ve been posting a mini series on “Street Guitar” this last week….this is the first video that has applause. Now deservingly so because these guys can really play- in my opinion they are just as good any well known flamenco guitarist that I’ve personally heard. So what are they doing on […]

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  • Street Guitar #11: From Paris France- Roberto Stimoli

    I suppose when you can get the crowd to join in and participate when you are doing a gig, it’s a good thing? Her’es Parisian street guitarist Roberto Stimoli doing just that, getting what the videographer describes as “catching the heart of a Brasilian lady passing by and she joined in, dancing and singing.” I wonder if she is going to throw a Euro or two in his case or, should he give her some of his till for helping him out? […]

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  • Street Guitar #10: Flamenco Guitar Claims Corner

    We’ve  seen this guy before (working the same corner) only playing with another guitarist (rhythm). This time he’s alone and obviously has some pre- recorded tracks to back him up. Great guitarist for sure. Here’s a question… Does each guitarist (act) have a designated area that they busk in? For example, let’s say I decided to go to Barcelona and open up my case in front of that same cathedral. What would happen if this guy then showed up? This obviously […]

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  • Street Guitar #9: Barcelona Duo Will Play Anywhere

    Here’s Tiberio Eduardo e Adrian Roman- two very talented street guitarists performing  in Barcelona Spain. The garbage cans are a real eye catcher. I hope the people passing by don’t throw their money there instead of the guitar case? The lead guitarist on the right has an interesting style where he is pulling off almost every note during solos. He uses it well along with long arpeggios – a nice unique touch that’s a little different than the usual Spanish […]

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  • Street Guitar #8: Make $40 Hour Strumming Your Guitar

    Okay, this guy ain’t no Tommy Emmanuel, or even close. But he does answer the question of how much does a street guitarist make. If you didn’t catch it, he say’s that he can make about $40 per hour… Now, I’m going to ask the question… How would you like to make $40 per hour? That’s not bad for a guy that strums chords. So, if you were ever wondering if it is worth it to pull out your guitar and […]

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  • Street Guitar #7: Hannah and Jason- the Hokum High Rollers

    If you’ve been following this mini series of “Street Guitar,” you may have noticed that most of the videos are from overseas. Not this one… Here’s Hanna and Jason (the Hokum High Rollers) in Vermont USA…. with something you wouldn’t see in Europe. Special thanks to Jim Weaver for turning us on to this video… Here’s what Jim said about it: “Some buskers from this side of the big water. I was just down the street when Jason and Hannah […]

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  • Street Guitar #6: Street Trio Performs “In The Mood”

    Here’s a trio of street guitarists performing Glen Miller’s  ”In The Mood.” The video creator says it was shot in La Rambla, Barcelona. The guy in the middle and on right are trading off here with solos, and the guy on the left is doing walking bass lines primarily. The video is not of the whole song but gives you an idea of what a Spanish trio sounds like on an American classic not set for the guitar. Apparently Barcelona […]

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  • Street Guitar #5: Guell Guitarist in Barcelona

    Can someone please tell me what a Guell Guitarist is? This guy brings a whole new twist to the street guitarist.. He is very well dressed (looks like he took a quick stop on the street- in between his two wedding gigs that day to make some extra cash). I also like the shoes and want to get a pair like that. I think that will help when I have to open up my case and play in the street, […]

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  • Street Guitar #4: Buskers In Barcelona

    I looked and couldn’t find the names of these two talented street guitarists….. I suppose the people passing by could have cared less, but we at Acoustic Guitar Videos think that guitarists like this shouldn’t be nameless. Here’s what the description at YouTube says… “How could I not put this one on? Anyway, it turned out okay and it’s better than listening to dry drivel. Apologies to all the dry drivellers! Anyway, notice the busker on the right. He has […]

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  • Street Guitar #3: Yevgeny from Russia

    Here’s a full time street guitarist from Russia by the name of Yevgeny playing what his friend that shot the video (on aSony HDR CX550VE camcorder) calls “a beautiful classical spanish tune on guitar with his new AER amplifier.” It takes him a little while to get going as he is selling some CD’s… (business first)… But hang on because his playing is worth the wait, as Yevgeny is a master at classical style guitar. Notice the great tone he […]

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  • Street Guitar #2: Lucas Alverez

    #2 in our CONTINUING SERIES: STREET GUITARIST Here’s a street guitarist by the name of Lucas Alverez. The YouTube author says it was taken near Florida Street in Buenos Aires. If technical skills and proficiency (AKA CHOPS) are an indicator of how much money a street musician gets, then Lucas should be raking in the cash, as he is able to cleanly go up and down with his arpeggios in the Gypsy Jazz style of guitar. You’d have to wonder […]

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  • Street Guitarist Performs Classical

    This is the first of a handful of videos entitled “Street Guitarist” that we will be running consecutively here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. I have a special place in my heart for these musicians since I at one point way back when in France, we had no money for gas to drive to our next gig -  had to open a case and play in a crowded open air market. The technology for playin’ the streets has become quite sophisticated, as this guys […]

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