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  • The Grascals – Get Down and “Dooley”

    You know, I really enjoy watching great guitarists do their thing, really, no matter what style. But when it comes to a music form, there’s something about Traditional Bluegrass music that can overtake me… and it doesn’t have to be fancy, clean or perfect either. It’s often debatable if Bill Monroe single handily put the banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass together himself, but there’s no doubt that a great bluegrass band and the roles each instrument plays create a […]

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  • 100 Odd And Cool Looking Electric Guitars

    Okay, I’m gonna get bull whipped for posting this.. But I thought it was pretty cool. 100 photos of odd but cool electric guitars… and there’s a lot of them that will catch your eye. But not even 1 acoustic… (unless I missed it).. Even saw a giant mandolin… But for us acoustic lovers, there is some redemption. If you go to 3:42… the soundtrack itself features the acoustic guitar…(hey man, that would have been the time to feature at […]

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  • Rhett Butler: Playing Two Guitars At the Same Time

    Rhett Butler: Playing Two Guitars At the Same Time

    Rhett Butler has figured out a way to play two guitars at the same time. Heres a video of him playing a Joe Satriani song which was recorded  by Conrad Wolfman at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Winnsboro Texas 2009. Commentary and a question by Jim Weaver: “Not acoustic but Mr. Butler explains why he uses electrics for the melodic interpretation of this song whereas he plays acoustics for more rhythmic work. I think the lower guitar is an Ibanez replica Jaguar but what is […]

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  • Little Brother Eli – Awkward Positions [LIVE]

    Little Brother Eli – Awkward Positions [LIVE]

    When I first heard this I though  hum.. these guys remind me of a famous classic rock band from the past. Well, I’m guessing you will know the group I’m talking about. The guitarist is not playing the most complex stuff here, neither is the bass player. But you know, it sure sounds good and it’s LIVE. So when these guys go out to do a gig, you can expect them to sound pretty close to this (minus the nice condenser […]

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  • Brandon Farris- Memorable

    We just got this in from Brandon Farris, a song called Memorable which is featured on his upcoming album entitled ”Leaving the Silence.” The great news is this album is released on the Raging Storm Label! Congratulations BRANDON!!!! Besides ITunes, I found the Album is also available at Amazon.. Here’s the Link: If you like tapping solo guitar, in my opinion Brandon is one of the finest out there and deserves all the breaks.. We can help him out by showing our […]

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  • Ishman Bracey Saturday Blues

    By Jim Weaver “Now here is what appears to be a common problem with reissues of early blues recordings. Here someone has slowed the original 78 to 70 rpm (using a true variable speed turntable) to change it to what was thought to be the key as it was originally recorded. This video ends with two test key changes. In the 50′s and 60′s when there was no tab or sheet music for country blues, guitarists would slow the record speed […]

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  • Stefan Grossman /John Renbourn: “Goodbye Porkpie Hat”

    by Jim Weaver: “This video has been one of my favorites for 3 years. Stefan and John Renbourn perform a jazz classic with one of the funniest yet saddest titles ever – “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” Charle’s Mingus’s eulogy for Lester Young.” Thanks Jim for digging up this gen of a performance! Hey, maybe you have a video you want to share with us? Go to facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos simply post it … nearly 1000 people will get to enjoy it. Be sure to […]

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  • John Hartford: “Steam Powered Aereoplane”

    Here’s the Steam Powered Aeroplane by John Hartford with an all star cast of bluegrass players which includes Vassar Clements (fiddle), Mark O’Connor (mandolin) Jerry Douglas (dobro) Tony Rice (guitar). Even though I consider John Hartford an American Icon, I don’t consider him a bluegrass player, even though he always liked to surround himself with the best. Now the description for this vid doesn’t say who the bass, drum or piano player is and my best guess for the bass […]

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  • Allman Brothers “Sweet Melissa” – Acoustic

    If you were around back in the 70′s / 80′s and liked Southern Rock, than there was no way you couldn’t have run into the Allman Brothers band. The orginal band which was formed in 1969 goes as follows: Gregg Allman – organ, piano, guitar, vocals Duane Allman – guitar, slide guitar Dickey Betts – guitar, slide guitar, vocals Berry Oakley – bass, vocals Butch Trucks – drums, tympani Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson – drums, percussion In this video, the bros perform an acoustic “but plugged” in version of “Sweet Melissa” – […]

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  • Eagles, courtesy Steve Alexander from Wiki

    Eagles Acoustic With Eric Clapton

    I am at a real disadvantage here because for some reason with all the technology I can’t watch this video! So, I’m going to ask you a favor… Can you please tell me what’s going on with this!! I was so excited to watch this but it’s a DailyMotion video and my flash player is not allowing me to view it. The Eagles of course had some of the greatest acoustic pop guitar work ever recorded and, the members of […]

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  • David Wayne: Hotel California

    Here’s Southern California guitarist David Wayne with performing the Eagles hit “Hotel California.” The person that uploaded this video had this to say about it… I uploaded this video using audio directly from David Wayne’s “So Cal” CD because the video was recorded on cheap mini-cam with a low quality microphone. I saw David Wayne perform this song live at the Palm Springs Street Fair in Southern California and was so impressed that I purchased all of his CDs and love them […]

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  • Igor Presnyakov: Nothing Else Matters- Except YouTube Hits

    Here’s Russian Guitarist Igor Presnyakov with a song entitled “Nothing Else Matters.” Well, nothing else matters except YouTube Hits- try 6,548,529 on this video and counting. Igor back in 2007 became a sensation on YouTube, further proof that the internet is a great place for guitarists to hit a mark and gain a fan base. Here’s biography material on Igor. If you want to continue reading, you can hit the “more” button below (but do come back and watch more videos […]

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  • Mark O’Connor & Frank Vignola Play For Wynton Marsalis

    Here’s Mark O’Connor and Frank Vignola in what I call one of the strangest moments on stage that I’ve seen in quite some time. If you haven’t heard Mark O’Connor, well, you are in for a treat. Frank Vignola is one of the finest Gypsy Jazz guitarists who has played a lot of shows with Mark and has done a lot to promote the Gypsy style of music in the USA. So, there they go, Mark and Frank, playing Sweet […]

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  • Rob Guerin “Bliss Tree” Acoustic Guitar

    Here’s a really talented guitarist by the name of Rob Guerin performing a song called Bliss Tree. It’s all in the tapping guitar style and played very well. What amazes me is the beautiful tone Rob is able to get out out of his guitar using this technique. Now I can’t tell but the guitar has got to be plugged in, right? Like I’ve said in earlier posts, I’ve tried some of this tapping stuff and can’t seem to get […]

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  • Joscho Stephan: Is This A Bar Gig?

    If you have 18 minutes and you enjoy jazz and gypsy jazz style guitar, than I suggest you watch this video. Joscho may play a Django style guitar and have a lot of that sound going on, but if you listen close, he’s a lot more than just a Django guitarist. Oh, don’t get me wrong, he’s got no problem ripping out Django lines… but it’s obvious to me that he’s listened and been influenced by a lot of the […]

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  • Stefan Grossman – Glory of Love

    When you go into the dictionary and look up the term “fingerpicking,” there is a photo of Stefan Grossman next to it… well, no I made that up. But, when I think of fingerpicking, I’ve always considered Stefan to be one of the best. Stefan, who has a musical history a mile long, is one of those guitarist that has always specialized in playing the melody.  And with all of the fancy tapping and intricacies, guitars as drums etc, it’s nice […]

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  • The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys: Sally Goodin/ Clintch MT. Backstep

    “Brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone are The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity. Did we mention they’re all under 16?” more This video, which looks like it was  shot at a night club, is called TEDTalks, a daily video podcast featuring some music and mostly non music acts talking about Technology, design, science, business, global issues etc, all in 18 minute (or less) . Okay, now that I got all of […]

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  • Jamie Dupuis – Groovy D

    Sometimes I got to wonder about some of these solo guitarists music videos. Yea, the sound is so perfect along with the video that you got to wonder if it’s all done at the same time? Well, I can tell you that Jamie Dupuis is not only an outstanding guitarist and musician but, it certainly sounds like this is a genuine live performance (and what a performance!). Jamie, who currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario graduated from Cambrian college in Music Performance and […]

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