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  • Claes Ottelid: Folk Guitar from Sweden

    Claes Ottelid: Folk Guitar from Sweden

    Here’s guitarist Claes Ottelid whose been featured before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. Claes is a first rate guitarist… his playing is both passionate and commanding at the same time. I felt like an idiot the first time with calling the style of music a “Swedish Polka” instead of a POLSKA which is totally different. (Hey, what do I know) Really, it reminds me more of classical rather than folk.. (well, at least American folk music… don’t hear any Woody Guthrie […]

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  • Claes Ottelid: Swedish Folk Guitar

    Here’s virtuoso guitarist Claes Ottelid, accompanied by Stephan Jarl on what at first sounded like a flamenco/classical piece, but turns out to be an a Swedish Polka of all things… Can’t say that I have ever heard any Swedish Polka music before but… I am digging this big time. Claes, who’s technique is flamenco/classical style along with Jarl’s steady and tasteful percussion, create a very distinctive and unique sound that forced me to create a new category here at Acoustic […]

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