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  • Peter Ratzenbeck: Fingerpickin’ Frenzy

    Here’s Peter Ratzenbeck at a live show filmed at Kulturhaus Tulln. We get to hear two songs on this video, one being a very upbeat and brisk number and the other-  a more subdued and beautiful piece. Now I have the feeling that a lot of you are gonna hit the LIKE and the SHARE button with this guy. He’s got some right hand and I like the sound he’s getting (especially on the fast number). If you are enjoying this […]

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  • Peppino D’Agostino: “Nine White Kites”

    Peppino D’Agostino, an Italian born guitarist who has made his first album back in 1981, decided to move to San Francisco in 1985. Like many musicians, Peppino started performing out on the streets…. but with talent like this, it didn’t take him long to find a good booking agent, more connections and then a record deal with Shanachie Records. Peppino has since issued six more albums prior to Nine White Kites, the most recent being “Made in Italy,” a musical […]

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  • Werner Lämmerhirt – Let Me Not Be

    Here’s fingerpicking guitarist Werner Lämmerhirt with what I’m hoping is the title to his song…”Laß mich nicht stehen” (Let Me Not Be) that was filmed at a concert in Gross-Zimmern in March 2009. Well this is pretty awesome playing by Werner who as you may have guessed is from Germany. He’s smooth, solid and clean with great rhythmical sense and timing. Now what’s interesting is, he is performing what I would call a typically American blues style song, but here, Werner […]

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  • Korean Sensation Sungha Jung: Duets

    Korean Sensation Sungha Jung: Duets

    Brian Yach sent this video into our facebook site that features the internet phenom guitarist Sungha Jung, who not only has made waves digitally but has performed with the likes of  guitar guru Tommy Emmanuel. Without giving you a giant bio background on Sungha, this video features two guitars… As you can see Sungha goes into some lead single not playing midway through the song. It’s obviously pre- recorded but the playing is very nice and clean. Here’s the album: “The […]

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  • Eric Skye and Tim Connell – I Am A Pilgrim

    Here’s guitarist Eric Skye accompanied by mandolinist Tim Connell with the song Clarence White made famous for bluegrass musicians-  ” I Am A Pilgrim” Both Eric and Tim are excellent musicians and they really do this song justice and in the spirit for which it was intended. Since this Acoustic Guitar Videos, I’m going to focus in on Eric… (maybe we should start Mandolin Videos website?) About Eric: “Pacific Northwest acoustic guitarist Eric Skye occupies a unique niche. Most often billed as […]

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  • Beppe Gambetta – Solo Flatpicking and Then Some

    Here’s Beppe Gambetta, a flatpicking guitarist that has taken the art form of Flatpicking to a whole new level. I personally call this “Solo Flatpicking” Perhaps I should create a new category on the right for this except, Beppe would be the only artist in it. What he is able to do with a pick is more reminiscent to that of a fingerpicking guitarist, utilizing the guitar to it’s fullest with chords and melodies rather than just single flatpicking notes. […]

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  • Frank Crespo: “A LIGHT AT THE END”

    Here’s a video sent in by an excellent guitarist named Frank Crespo, with a song entitled  ”A Light At The End” which is featured on his new CD “A Perfect Circle.” Frank Crespo uses a lot of chord melodies in this piece along with the new style of guitar tapping which does make for a fuller sound overall. But what’s interesting here is Frank’s inversion of his left hand, grabbing what looks like a G minor chord from the opposite side of […]

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  • Daniel Givone Quartet : Nuages, And Then Some

    Back in 1982, I got to tour with a three piece Americana style group with gigs mostly up and down the west coast of France. The manager for us was an excellent musician by the name of Andy Arleo who set up the tour and kept us busy for an entire month. I’ve recently caught up with my old friend Andy through this Acoustic Guitar Videos site of all things. Andy is  still very active with music in France on […]

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  • Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel: Fingerpicking Legends

    Here’s guitar legends Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel from a live TNN show back in 97. Now it’s mostly fingerpicking, but when Tommy goes into some soloing here on song #2, he will use his thumbpick similar to a flatpick, and get individual notes this way. Now I don’t know about you but, this video is cool because it features an interview on the back end. Chet talks about meeting Tommy, introducing him to Lenny Breau, and the making of […]

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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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  • Cameron Olson – “Sunday Evening”

    Here’s “Sunday Evening”, an original fingerstyle song written and performed by Cameron Olson. Cameron Olson says: “Hi everyone, I’m a percussive acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, please take a moment to watch/listen to my original songs! Add my band page and PLEASE repost if you enjoy my music. Thank you!”  Thanks Cameron for sending this video into our facebook site. AWESOME!!! “Sunday Evening” is a beautiful composition, and Cameron’s performance here is just perfect. He incorporates a very tasteful blend of tapping […]

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  • Antonio Rey: Flamenco Guitar – Rondena

    Here’s another Blane Ebersold share, of Flamenco guitarist Antonio Rey with Rondena. “Neither in Jerez, nor in Madrid, nor in Seville. Antonio Rey learned how to play the guitar out there in the big wide world. He was just a nine-year-old boy when his father, cantaor and tocaor Toni Rey, went off to Mexico to work at tablaos, galas and theaters. And he took him with him… straight to the stages. That was how “I at least learned the bases of rhythm and technique, accompanying […]

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  • Evangelos & Liza: Classical Guitar Duo Plays Vivaldi

    By Jim Weaver “Well I like Vivaldi, but who is this? And then I thought Bob Harris once told us how difficult it is to bring up guitar volume in a 5 person bluegrass ensemble. What about one with a piano, 10 concert violins, two cellos and a double bass? Don’t think they quite succeeded here but you be the judge. Still very nice.” Thanks Jim Weaver, you seem to find some of the most awesome vids! And btw, thanks for mentioning […]

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  • Stefano Barone: Orchestra of Sound

    My guitar pickin’ buddy Gary Reed shared this video with me this morning… Stefano Barone – Batman – Alexander Supertramp Thanks Gary, and this of course is some cool guitar tapping and performance that uses a lot of cool digital guitar effects, Mainly a TC Electronics “g-natural” effects processor. There’s more info about it down below. This and Stefano’s tapping technique makes his one guitar sound like an orchestra of sound . Here’s a short interview of Stefano Barone that […]

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  • Eugenio Polacchini & Matteo Minozzi: Bruskers Guitar Duo

    Blane Ebersold sent this into our facebook site recently and writes: “The Bruskers Duo (Matteo Minozzi and Eugenio Polacchini) are an amazing guitar duo from Italy.” Well well, this is certainly is as Blane describes- This particular song entitled “Fragile” is originally a Sting song (you know, the bass player and lead singer from the group The Police. I think a lot of people here are gonna hit the like button with this one! For more info on the Bruskers Guitar […]

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  • Will Brown – Orion

    Here’s guitarist Will Brown with a song called Orion. Will does a combo of fingerpicking and percussive guitar tapping… First thing I noticed… this guy is really good. Second thing I noticed …. what’s he doing with only 130 views? I’m gonna make it a point after posting this to see what impact we can have here. Think of it a a group collective …. Power in numbers…. A force for positive acoustic change! Okay, I’m gonna get arrested here […]

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  • Brando Farris: Africa ~ Andy McKee (Cover)

    Brandon Farris say’s: “Here is my newest cover of the song “Africa” by Toto, arranged by Andy McKee! Hope you guys like it!” Thanks for sending this into our facebook page Brandon, and yes, I’m guessing that a lot of people are going to like what you are doing here. Just to let you know, we’ve featured Alaskan guitarist Brandon Farris here since the inception of Acoustic Guitar Videos and, we’d like to think that maybe we had something to do with his […]

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  • Riley P. – Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools + Wiz Khalifa Acoustic Mix

    Here’s what I call a “raw and real” video which features artist Riley Parker performing a mixture of popular songs on his acoustic.  In this video, a medley of sorts which includes Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and Wiz Khalida Acoustic Mix. I personally am not familiar with these songs but my grandson who is 13 was all too familiar. These are the type of videos that can go viral- It’s because people under a certain age share music a lot […]

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  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Natural Disaster

    Steep Canyon Rangers: Natural Disaster

    By Jim Weaver: “Acoustic music is not dead. Here is a video of the Steep Canyon Rangers, who in the words of Jonathan Byrd, a good flat-picking singer-songwriter in his own right, who co-wrote this song – these guys “Worked so hard for their [recent] Grammy” Performed at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. ” Nobody Knows You is the Steep Canyon Rangers’ first record for Rounder, though it’s their second if you count their co-billed, 2012 Grammy-nominated Rare Bird […]

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  • Pat Metheny: Covers Beatles And A Lot More

    You guys are gonna think that I’m a Beatles freak or something… Well, I guess I am, as their music was just so melodic and meaningful. I think guitarist Par Metheny said something similar in this write-up of his… “The Beatles were huge for me. Without them, I don’t know if I even would have become a musician or a guitar player. When their hits started coming out, I was 8 and 9 years old and it had a tremendous […]

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  • Vlatko Stefanovski and Tommy Emmanuel: Mozart’s “Turkish March”

    This was filmed at an event called the King Of Strings at Guitar Art Festival in “Sava Centre”, Belgrade… This particular cut features Vlatko Stefanovski along with Tommy Emmanuel on Mozart’s famous ”Turkish March.” What’s interesting about this duo is, Vlatko is taking most all of the solos while Tommy is playing mostly rhythm (he does get a break towards the end of this piece). But hey, it doesn’t matter, Vlatko is smoking great on this, and the tone he’s getting from the […]

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  • Andrea Filippucci – Swimming in the Moonlight

    This is a really beautiful song that I think you will really enjoy. It was sent into our facebook site by the composer of this song Andrea Filippucci. It’s called “ Swimming in the Moonlight” Once again, I don’t really know much about Andrea Filippucci and rather than guess, I’m gonna poll the audience here and ask if anyone has any bio information on this incredibly talented guitarist? UPDATE: Andrea Filippucci – Swimming in the Moonlight By John Hill: “Some bio info I […]

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  • Jeff Bell: Unique Picking Patterns Included

    Here’s a live recording of ONEMANATLAS, (try saying that 3 times fast in a row) which in essence is Jeff Bell, who plays guitar, banjo, and of course sings. This song “Summon the Wind” was recorded live just this last January at the Happy Grape in Lexington, OH. And despite the fact that the audience is talking, this performance is very well done including the video work itself. This particular video features Jeff with some very fine and unique guitar […]

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  • Igor Presnyakov: Sweet Home Alabama

    Here’s Sweet Home Alabama, the popular Lynyrd Skynyrd song performed and arranged on acoustic guitar by Igor Presnyakov. We’ve featured Igor here before who is one of the internet’s “All Stars” with regard to the number of views he’s received on YouTube (giant numbers). And when you listen to this, you’ll know why. Igor gets it… not only with being able to pull off the melody and the rhythm at the same time, but the cadence of this song. Yea, […]

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  • John Fullbright “Satan & St. Paul”

    This John Fullbright video came to my attention over at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos  (our sister site). If you haven’t been over there, go click on the link and do like the page. Then, don’t miss out to chime in and join some of the interesting conversations and see some really cool photos and shares by the group. By popular demand over there (and here at Acoustic Guitar Videos), I created a singer/songwriter category. Even though it’s not totally about the guitar, it […]

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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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  • Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull Remakes Classical

    If you are 40+ in age or thereabouts (or a young retro recluse), you probably are familiar with Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson) and all the pop hits they (he) had on the radio. And although this is not what many of you would consider an “amazing acoustic guitar video,” (say like a Tommy Emmanuel video) it is nonetheless a very enjoyable performance. In this  remake of the classical tune “Life Is A Long Song,” this performance features a nice blend of piano, string […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel – One Pass Is All it Takes

    Like I’ve said in other posts of Tommy Emmanuel, I could just devote an entire website to just his videos. Tommy is perhaps the most versatile guitarist alive today, and seemingly can do anything on the guitar. His only weakness that I ever heard was his bluegrass flatpicking.  But that certainly doesn’t mean anything because most of you reading this probably don’t even know what bluegrass flatpicking is…  I’m hoping if you look around Acoustic Guitar Videos by going to the […]

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  • Stefan Grossman & Ton Van Bergeyk: Struttin’ Rag- Blake’s Breakdown

    By Jim Weaver “For those who like ragtime and Stefan Grossman, here is a shameless plug. Check out the old photo and tell me what fun it would be for a bunch of us to get together and do some rags. And for those who do not know Ton — listen up.” Although this video is not really a video (more like a slide show) I too thought the photos were very cool. And of course Stefan Grossman’s and Ton’s […]

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  • John Carlini: The Man Behind (and Ahead) of The Music

    Being in the recording business and an acoustic guitarist, I have to say that I have met a lot of extraordinary musicians along the way. One of them is composer, arranger/musician John Carlini. His accomplishments are almost unreal, as he’s performed and arranged for some of the most influential music acts in the acoustic music genre that we all listen to. I met John 30 some odd years ago and heard prior to that he had taught jazz guitar to my […]

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