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  • Everyone Has A Hero- Even Tommy Emmanuel

    There’s really nothing like Tommy Emmanuel, in just about every category of guitar playing, this guy is pretty much the King of it all. How does someone get this good? Well, my friend Tommy Doyle (phenomenal guitarist that was with Les Paul for many years) told me that Emmanuel just walks around with his guitar all day long… it’s like a part of him. Now this video is cool because Tommy tells the story about getting to play with one […]

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  • Vince Gill’s Guitar Collection

    When you make it big as a country star, what do you do with your money? If you’re Vince Gill, you buy guitars… Well, truth is, he was buying great guitars when he was a kid and had hardly any money. He says on this video that he primarily loves Martin guitars and he shows off his Herringbone, Tripple 045 and oh my… this is a must watch.   Thanks for the share Jim Weaver!

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  • Trevor Gordon Hall – Band of One Man

    The “in” thing now seems to be the solo guitarists that sounds like a one man band with all the percussion and tapping…. etc., Well here’s someone that takes it to yet another level. Meet Trevor Gordon Hall with his song “Kalimbatar” which is appropriately titled due to the fact that he’s got an instrument called a Kalimba mounted to the top of his guitar. So now we’ve got yet another sound produced alone side of the acoustic which does […]

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  • Chet Atkins / Thom Bresh – Cannonball Rag

    For all you country guitar fans out there, here’s a treat for sure. Chet Atkins and Thom Bresh together on the Cannonball Rag. For those of you that don’t know, Thom Bresh is Merle Travis’s son and in my opinion (and a lot of others) plays just like his dad. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.  

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  • Dave Evans: “Thee” Dave Evans?

    By Jim Weaver: There are many musicians named Dave Evans. One plays bluegrass; one sang lead for AC/DC; one records under the alias The Edge with an Irish band. I don’t think this Dave Evans is any one of them – but for all I know they are all the same guy. Oh and this guitar is hand built.

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  • Peak Into the Gibson Guitar Factory- Nashville

    Not too long ago, the Gibson Guitar Factory got nailed by the Feds for some sort of wood importing violation.  But instead of doing a story about that, I thought a video tour of the factory would be more helpful for Gibson, who has been an American Standard for high quality instruments for a very long time. This video shows Shawn Hammond touring the factory, mostly showing how Les Pauls, Ecplorers, and Firebirds are made. Okay, not really acoustic, but […]

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  • Tom Lumen – Kis Kece Lányom- A Hungarian Folk Song

    Guitar standout Tom Lumen has been featured twice before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and the audience has loved him! This song  ”Kis Kece Lányom (a Hungarian folk song) is significantly different in style to his two other videos: tom-lumen-let-me-grab-my-blues-guitar-2 tom-lumen-ft-alex-arable-la-dolce-vita Tom’s approach to the guitar is unique- perhaps this  Hungarian Folk Song was the  starting point to his guitar playing? Whatever his influence(s), the outcome is very unique in my opinion. If you like Tom’s playing, give him some […]

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  • Cody Kilby: Illusion of Speed

    It’s difficult to put into words just how I feel when I listen to great Bluegrass music. Everyone’s got their favorite and here’s mine.. This particular video was filmed at the Ryman in Nashville featuring Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder. I want you to pay attention to guitarist Cody Kilby- he is just lights out on this video in fact… so is Ricky’s entire band.. Cody I believe is the best guitarist that Ricky has ever had in his band. […]

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  • Thomas Roboticus – Robot With a Human Touch

    Here’s Thomas Roboticus performing a Thom Grandillo cover song entitled “Just Before The Finish Line.” Thom Grandillo (no not the Robot) shared this video with us over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos and wrote this brief description: “My new Robot with a Godin Acoustic with a splash of Roland (Fretless Bass patch) synth… (and a Men at Work poster on the wall).” To be honest and at first I though- who would do such a thing, you know, the Robot getup… But if Thom […]

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  • Ewan Dobson – Knows How to Play The Melody

    I just got word that this video is not posting properly… It should be the Ewan Dobson video but it’s being confused with another. What’s shown here however is awesome so check that out too. The correct link for Ewan is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAGpXIis8Hk&list=UUMJecdKUslHToOEpeuRGwXg&index=240 Here’s Ewan Dobson again with another big viewed video over at YouTube. This song is called “Time.” Ewan has obviously struck a chord with many acoustic guitar enthusiasts… this is due in my opinion to his very unique […]

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  • Juss.Jef- Huge View Numbers at YouTube

    Juss.Jef- Huge View Numbers at YouTube

    This guy Juss.Jef has really got it going on.. I mean with the amount of views he’s getting on YouTube. This particular video has 1, 412,674 views! WOW! And he’s got others similar to this with monster numbers. Now here’s a question for you… How is he getting all these views? Is it that he’s performing pop songs on acoustic? Please comment below with your guess or any insights.

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  • Brandon Farris- Memory Layne

    Alaskan guitarist Brandon Farris, who has appeared here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before, changes the pace with a very emotional song entitled “Memory Lane.” Brandon if you notice from prior videos, has got it all going on in every way, with chops, taste, tone, the whole deal. Another slight change is the videography here- previous videos we posted were not shot in a studio setting such as this one. I also guess I got a little used to his pullover hat…. […]

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  • Dr. Yariv Maghen of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group

    Saving Your Hands: Tips for Guitarists to Avoid The Pain

    If you are a musician playing a stringed instrument, especially acoustic, this article “Saving Your Hands: Tips for Guitarist to Avoid the Pain”  is a must read, especially if you are playing a lot. Back in 1990, I was in the studio and pressed a little too hard with my left hand on a chord up the neck. Well to make a long story short, my left hand was never the same, as I was diagnosed with overuse and Carpal tunnel […]

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  • Tommy, Frank, Vinny – How High The Moon

    This is a video from a live radio show at WGN featuring Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo performing “How High The Moon.” People always consider this a Les Paul song since he and Mary Ford made it a hit back in the early 50′s. But it was written by Nancy Hamilton (lyrics) and music by Morgan Lewis. Of course, Tommy is lights out as usual and Frank is no slouch either. Vinny primarily is in the supportive role of rhythm […]

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  • Hot Club d’Europe – Song d’Automne

    Here’s a new Gypsy Jazz Band called Hot Club d’Europe Features: Olli Soikkeli, guitar Paulus Schäfer, guitar Arnoud van den Berg, double bass Who are these guys? “Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Ollis main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all […]

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  • Jens Kruger plays Bach Cello Suite No. 1 on Banjo

    Okay, not an acoustic guitar but I think you will enjoy this. Here’s Jens Kruger playing Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Jens is known collectively from the band “The Kruger Brothers” Here’s a write-up on them: “Originally from Switzerland, where the trio first formed, Jens Kruger and Uwe Kruger later moved to the United States. The brothers began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their […]

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  • TRIPPING LILY- “Santa Will Find You”

    By Jim Weaver: I apologize if it is too early for other grinches like me out there but I am supporting a local band’s holiday concerts. The acoustic guitar takes the lead in this band’s arrangement of a new Xmas song. YouTube description: “Tripping Lily applies it’s unique style to interpret Mindy Smith’s original Christmas Carol, “Santa Will Find You” in our 2010 Holiday Jukebox recorded live at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. Go tohttp://whereforearts.com/MUSICHoliday.html# for the complete program!” see […]

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  • Earl Klugh In Concert: A Recent Show

    Here’s an entire concert by Earl Klugh to enjoy. The length is 1 hour and 17 minutes so you might want to skip some of the talking parts (or not). I’ve always liked Earl’s playing- mainly because he’s so smooth… and all those cool jazz riff and lines.. all on the acoustic… Here’s what’s said about earl Klugh and this video over at YouTube: “Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will perform solo in tribute to his hero, Chet Atkins, in the […]

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