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  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Blues Legend

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Blues  Legend This has no video but just listen to Sister Rosetta play and sing!!! WOW!!!!! I’ve included another video below of this monster talent playing electric guitar… (sorry, couldn’t find acoustic). Here’s Sister’s bio: “Born in Arkansas in 1915, singer Rosetta Tharpe began performing as a child with her mother. One of the first gospel artists to perform in both churches and secular clubs, she is credited with bringing gospel music into the mainstream in the […]

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  • Maru: Tornado of Souls Solo Cover- Megadeth

    Maru: Tornado of Souls Solo Cover- Megadeth Maru writes on her YouTube description: “Gave the solo of Tornado of Souls a try…amazing solo by Marty Friedman, took me a while to get down and learn..there are a few mistakes in there, might do another take soon! Marty´s bends are killer haha..Criticism appreciated, as long as it’s constructive Maru” Thanks Maru, I have two minor ones.. 1. I couldn’t find anywhere your last name which meant I couldn’t reference any bio […]

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  • MEMPHIS MINNIE (1930) Memphis Blues Guitar Legend

    MEMPHIS MINNIE (1930) Memphis Blues Guitar Legend Here’s a song called ” New Bumble Bee ” that was recorded in 1930 by Memphis Blues Guitar Legend MEMPHIS MINNIE. Of course, no video on something this early but I thought worth listening to. Here’s a Biography of Memphis Minnie: “Born Lizzie Douglas on June 3, 1897, in Algiers, LA ( died August 6, 1973); married: Will Weldon (a.k.a. Casey Bill), circa 1920s; Joe McCoy, 1929-1934; Earnest Lawlars (a.k.a. Little Son Joe), […]

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  • Betsy Rome, Dan Carlucci, Korey Brodsky: Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Betsy Rome, Dan Carlucci, Korey Brodsky: Whiskey Before Breakfast Here’s a famous bluegrass song written by Norman Blake and performed at a show called “Fabulous Guitar Night” that happened a couple of years ago up in Connecticut featuring the above players. I hope Dan and Korey don’t mind but I’m gonna focus on guitarist Betsy Rome here. Betsy currently plays in a band called “Too Blue” that has really made some waves in this last year or two. Besides playing a […]

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  • Glenda Faye: Orange Blossom Special

    Glenda Faye: Orange Blossom Special I remember my former boss fiddle legend Vassar Clements telling me about Glenda Faye. He said she was a fine flatpicking guitarist that he did some sessions with back in the 80′s. This video which I don’t really consider a video, was definitely worth posting for two reasons… One I got to hear her play of course and two, got to finally hear what Vassar did on this recording. If you haven’t noticed, there’s not […]

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  • Grace Sheppard, age 13 Performs Spatter the Dew

    Grace Sheppard, age 13 Performs Spatter the Dew

    By Jim Weaver: “Just for a lark I searched “Spatter the Dew” on YouTube just now. For 11 yrs only David Russell’s 1998 video showed up. My search just now found over a dozen, including this one from Arizona.” Well, Jim, nice find. Grace Sheppard has amazing abilities at any age, and she’s only 13? Usually these kid virtuoso videos get a lot more views but maybe it’s because it’s classical? For some reason, people just don’t appreciate it as much… […]

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  • Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    MARCIN DYLLA & KUPINSKI GUITAR DUO MANUEL M. PONCE – CONCIERTO DEL SUR: III ALLEGRO MODERATO E FESTIVO: In classical music, the credit usually goes to the composer, in this case Manuel M. Ponce who was a Mexican composer that lived from 1882 to 1948. The YouTube description says this is performed by The Marcin Dylla and Kupinski duo… however there are 3 guitarists here. Fat chance at the odd one out getting any credit (see what I mean). The […]

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  • Muriel Anderson: A Bakers Dozen

    Muriel Anderson is featured here with a song called “A Bakers Dozen, performed in her home town of Downers Grove, Illinois on 11/28/08. This coming home performance I hear she does yearly. Speaking of hometowns…. just so happens that I grew up in Downers Grove Illinois and went to the same high school as Muriel, same year and everything. But the high school was so big, I didn’t meet her until two years after graduating. She went on to do a lot of great things on the […]

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  • Gabriella Quevedo Performs I’m Yours

    Gabriella Quevedo  - excellent guitarist that is making some waves in the acoustic guitar world is here with a Jason Mraz song called “I’m Yours” which is arranged by Sungha Jung. I’ll let you learn about Gabriella from here own writings: “I was born in Sweden Jan 12, 1997. My dad – a guitarist with Argentinian roots – plays guitar all day long and I love to listen to his music. When I turned 12 I picked up my dad’s Yamaha and […]

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  • Liona Boyd – Gymnopédie #1 (Eric Satie)

    This ought to put you in the Christmas mood! Here’s an Eric Satie song, his most popular composition called Gymnopedia No 1 performed by Liona Boyd. I’ve looked around for this song on guitar and think this Liona’s version was the best. The one criticism I have when I hear this song on guitar, it always seems to be played too fast. Liona’s seems to have the best feeling and closest tempo to the classic piano performances. Also, this song is […]

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  • Ana Vidovic: Four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla

    Here’s Ana Vidovic performing four Pieces by Astor Piazzolla I’ve included some bio material on Ana and the composer… first the composer: “Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tangocomposer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneónist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.” more Ana Vidovic Biography: “A child prodigy, she started playing guitar at the age of five, inspired by […]

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  • Muriel Anderson: Going Back to Her Roots

    Muriel Anderson has gained a lot of notoriety over the years as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. She’s performed with just about everybody including Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel. This medley that she does here features some bluegrass tunes that she’s been playing for quite some time… only years ago and way back when, you most likely would have seen her flatpicking it instead of the fingerpickin’ . Muriel and I went to the same high school, same year … Downers Grove North, which is […]

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  • Katrin Endrikat: Classically Classical

    This video featuring virtuoso guitarist Kartin Endikat was recorded on July 2, 2012  at the Bachelor of Music Concert/Hochschule für Musik Detmold THe program included: 1) J.Dowland Fantasia Nr.7 2) Vassiliev 1 + 2 mov’t Sonata 3) Bwv 998 4) J.Turina Sevillana 5) J.Rodrigo 2nd mov’t Concerto de Aranjuez Here’s her bio that can be found on her website” “Born in Berlin, Germany 1989, classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat has been studying and performing throughout Germany, Canada and the United states. Since […]

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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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  • Forget The Rules?

    Think of all the hours, days, weeks, months and years it took the classically trained guitarist to develop the proper left hand technique…. And then, a woman from Botswana (northern South Africa) comes along and just totally disregards all the rules.. Did I say woman… (that’s what the YouTube description calls her). But you know what? She is awfully good… or should I say, he is awfully good!! Yea that’s right, it’s a man. “This ‘woman’ is a man called […]

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  • Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris- Pancho & Lefty

    If you are a fan of Willie Nelson and a fan of Emmylou Harris, then you ought to love them together singing and playin’ Pancho & Lefty. Willie’s style is so distinctive, you could pick him right out of a crowd (voice and guitar) The same goes for Emmylou, but only with her voice (she has never really been known for her guitar playing). I asked the crowd here and over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos a while back if you thought John Lennon […]

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  • Vicki Genfan- Slap Tap Wow

    Vicki Genfan- Slap Tap Wow

    Here’s New Jersey guitarist and 2008 Guitar Player Contest Winner Vicki Genfan in a live performance at the Soave Guitar Festival, Italy.   The “slap-tap” technique brings the acoustic guitar to another level in my opinion that conventional playing such as the classical guitar technique and/or standard fingerstyle guitar does not encompass. Vicki who also plays the banjo and trombone, has performed at many folk style venues around the world. I haven’t heard her sing but she is said to […]

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  • Liona Boyd: Malaguena

    Here’s Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd with the famous Cuban composition entitled La Malaguena. Liona was privileged enough to take took private lessons with “Segovia, Eli Kassner, Narciso Yepes, Alirio Díaz and Julian Bream.” read more I once had a guy tell me that I couldn’t really play the guitar unless I knew how to play Malagurna. I then asked him if he could give me his opinion as to who played it the best … he answered “Roy Clark.” Well, Roy […]

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  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra – guitarist Kim Chung

    Vietnamese guitarist Kim Chung performs the popular Recuerdos de la Alhambra The guitarist, whose full name is Nguyen Thi Kim Chung, stayed idle for a long time because she was not eager to perform in public and was operating a candle-making factory. She now spends most of her time lecturing her students at HCM City Music Conservatory and writing arrangements of her favourite music pieces to be performed at her fourth live show guitar recital, which will celebrate the 55th […]

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  • Kaki King Video- Live on the Letterman Show

    Kaki King Video- Live on the Letterman Show

    A friend of mine turned me on this Kaki King video that was lifted from the Letterman Show. I have to admit, I’ve seen a few other videos of Kaki but this one is the most impressive. Pink Noise is a memorable song and the technique she is using makes one wonder why someone would ever choose to use a flatpick. Well….. I’m not going to go that far but, using the right hand in this manner turns the guitar […]

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