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  • Stephen Bennett: Harp Guitarist

    Neal Risenhoover over at our facebook site recommended that I check out harp guitarist Stephen Bennett. Here’s a song titled “The Wind Cries Mary,” a beautiful composition that is soulfully performed by Stephen. Neil wrote the following: “We are blessed by so many great guitarists. I’ve seen Doyle and he’s certainly one of the great players out there. I don’t know if there is a greatest, but everyone has a personal favorite. Steven Bennett is my favorite.” After listening to this video, […]

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  • Eric Seehof: Johnny McKitten

    Here’s fingerstyle guitarist Eric Seehof from Germany with a song I believe is called Johnny McKitten. I say “I believe” because I can’t exactly be sure. (I like the title, if indeed this is the title) Eric sent this video into our sister site- facebook.com/acousticguitarvideo  and gives a description of what he’s using to record: “played with a Larrivee LV 03 Sitka/Mahagony, Mics: Oktava MK 012 & T.Bone SC1100 The recording is a little dry, but these are the types of […]

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  • John Fairhurst – OBNOX STOMP

    Here’s what Rachel Finlay over at out facebook page had to say about John Fairhurst: “I think this guy really rocks….” I agree Rachel, and this is a really fun video to watch and thanks for the share! Cracks me up at the end of this where John breaks out a pencil to play the riff…   “Promo music video for Obnox Stomp, the soon to be released single from John Fairhurst’s debut album Joys Of Spring. Shot with a bunch of friends at […]

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  • Simon and Simon??? Who Knew Paul Had A Brother?

    Stewart Levett from  http://greatacousticguitarmusic.blogspot.com  (check his site out) found this video and sent it into us over at our sister facebook page. This video that Stewart located in my opinion is priceless! Who would have known that Paul Simon had a brother (and looked just like him!). Seriously, I can’t tell the difference. Maybe I’ve been in my cave too long? I just never knew he had a brother, and one that played! Even the YouTube author missed this… So why […]

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  • Willie Nelson: The Willie You Don’t Know

    Here’s Willie Nelson on The Porter Wagoner Show, which dates way back before Willie had the long hair and the image he now has. Song’s he’s doing here are “She’s not for you,” Darkness On The Face Of The Earth,” and “Hello Walls.” Willie really got started and and initially gained recognition for his writing skills with the above songs + standards like “Crazy,” which was a giant hit for Patsy Cline. So at the time of this filming, Willie […]

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  • Dan Grigor: Double Down On The Talent

    Dan Grigor is quite a talented guy, not only with the 12 string  guitar, his voice and the blues, but videography. At first when I saw this video I though “Where’s the third guy in The Green Screen Trio?” and then I noticed that his twin brother next to him (the guy on the right, or… hum the left, looked a little too much and played like Dan Grigor? Well, the Green Screen Trio is an appropriate title for the […]

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  • Wim den Herder & Lars de Rijck: Guitarists Pay Special Tribute

    Elly Den Herder Michielsen shared a video with our facebook page and writes: “Afscheid means ‘goodbye’. This music was written after the suicide of a dear friend.” Thanks for the share Elly, and I do know what it feels like to loose someone like this. It is a beautiful composition that I thought was worth sharing again. The video that Elly sent in however, is not this one I featured….  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0x6mcYqyE4 So,  I checked around and found this song “Afscheid” with a […]

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  • Oded Weiss: Live From Israel!

    Here’s a a song entitled “Hamtana” by Oded Weiss that I knew in less than three notes I was gonna like! Oded can really play… and he’s the type of guitarist that I appreciate, with all the great chord voicings and clean technique- whether schooled or self taught, he’s got it going on. Now there’s not a whole lot on Oded as far as a bio I could find….  I know he’s from Yotvata Israel (hope I have the right Died Weiss) and was doing […]

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  • Django Reinhardt: Major Swing!

    If you are a fan of Django and his Hot Club of France, then you are going to want to listen to this! Yea, after listening to everything that Django and Stephan have ever done, including one of their most popular songs… “Minor Swing, ” this is like listening to something new. Now isn’t it amazing… you change just one note and, well, what a difference. Sounds awful, I know but amazing nonetheless. I guess Vassar Clements was right when […]

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  • Ulli Bögershausen – Super Smooth, Super Clean

    Here’s a guitarist that I’ve never heard of again…  Ulli Boegershausen, from Germany,  who has quite a lot of views on YouTube… (216, 715) with this video and song entitled “It Could Have Been.” Ulli has been around and has quite a few albums and instructional books available as well. I lifted the following off of his web site: 1993 BEST OF …. 1991 APRIL with Reinhold Westerheide  1988 LIVE with Mohammad Tahmassebi 1986 AUTOGEN 1984 GEGEN DIE ZEIT 1983 […]

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  • Andrew Deevey: Beatles on Acoustic- Eleanor Rigby

    Here’s guitarist Andrew Deevey with Eleanor Rigby, done Acoustic fingerstyle! This is one song from an album he recorded of 14 Beatles tunes entitled ”While My (Acoustic) Guitar Gently Weeps.” This video is quite an impressive production, which was filmed in Liverpool and Isleworth, close to Twickenham studios where the Beatles filmed a Hard Days Night. Really nice guitar playing and I already love the songs! Andrew’s Bio: Andy is an experienced guitarist and guitar teacher based in SW London. A qualified guitar tutor up […]

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  • AMÓS LORA: 12 Year Old Records His First CD

    Blane Ebersold shared this video with us at our facebook.com/acousticguitarvideo site and writes: “Check out this 11-year-old with some serious Flamenco chops.” Yes sir. this kid by the name of Amos Lora is some player! This video was shot at an event called a  FLAMENCO MEETING.  at the SALAMANCA Convention Centre April 16, 2010 What’s happening with Amos today…? Well, At the age of 12  Amós Lora releases his first CD. Here’s what his web site says: In 2012, he records his […]

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  • Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: Le Machine Gun You need to watch this whole video because it’s probably one of the most impressive displays of fingerpicking that you will ever see. Is he as good as his mentors Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed? Well, you be the judge. Buster has incorporated all of their styles into his-  the result is a hybrid style that additionally features much faster melodic runs and riffs than his mentors. He says that the speed thing happened […]

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  • Tony Yardley: Shoopy’s Blues

    Here’s a real nice and easy song called  ”Shoopy’s Blues” by fingerstyle guitarist Tony Yardley. I really like this! And the sound, film and production is first rate, not to mention the performance by his supporting cast which is solid and tasteful. Tony only has about 200 or so views on YouTube….  I think he deserves more than that… let’s help him out by sharing and liking this video. Accompanying Tony is Randy Wood (percussion), Rick Goodwin (bass) and Lloyd Andrews (dobro). […]

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  • Rhett Walker: “Simple Man” Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover

    This is the Lynyrd Skynyrd song ”Simple Man” performed solo by Rhett Walker. You may be thinking while you are watching this… This is not really an amazing acoustic guitar video?  Well, I’ve been getting a lot of requests over at  facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos to post singer/songwriter videos. So I made up a new category on the right (if you are interested, we have a few here). With that said, Rhett is a good guitarist that is more than capable of playing solid rhythm […]

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  • Phil Keaggy: A Little Piece of “Here Comes the Sun”

    You know, I see a lot of people do these pop cover songs on acoustic and get a bizillion YouTube hits out of it. “Here Comes the Sun” performed here by Phil Keaggy doesn’t look so planned out however.  In fact, it almost seems that someone was requesting it out of the audience,  and he just played a little of it. This concert was filmed in  Castro Valley. Ca. 2002 Thanks again to Dusk Wings for making me aware of this […]

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  • Caleb Hawley: Can’t Make The Cut, American Idol Audition

    My friend Bruce Jepson asked me if I could post a Caleb Hawley vid… Well yes, of course Bruce and thanks for the request. This guy is not only an excellent singer but a fine guitarist as well. In fact, there’s not too many out there better. So when I went to look for a vid to post, I found that there’s a bunch of Caleb Hawley videos…. perhaps this is not the best one. But it was entertaining. This […]

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  • Jacques Stotzem : It’s All In The Hands

    Here’s a guitarist that a friend of mine (who didn’t want his name mentioned) recommended.. Check out Jacques Stotzem, with a song called “Simple Pleasure.” I noticed some of the comments over at YouTube asking Jacques what kind of amplification he is using…. It sure sounds great!!! Well, Jacques  wrote in and said he was using a Fishman Ellipse blend. But truthfully, I don’t consider the amplification to be the ultimate factor when it comes to good tone (although it helps). “It’s all […]

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  • Todd Pritchard: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Check out this excellent guitarist! Here’s Todd Pritchard- with the famous Wizard of Oz theme “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” He’s not too far away from me in Philadelphia, and I’m surprised I haven’t heard of him before (it’s always my fault with things like this). This song, although it sounds simple, is not. Some of the changes are difficult…  but Todd makes them all sound so easy. On his website (http://www.toddpritchard.com) I noticed that Todd also plays  electric (or maybe he also plays […]

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  • PETE TOWNSHEND: “Behind Blue Eyes”

    Seems like a lot of these classic rock stars eventually pull out an acoustic and do one of those “unplugged tours.” This of course is Pete Townshend from The Who performing “Behind Blue Eyes,” a song he wrote for his “Lifehouse” Project.   Here’s some more info on the song itself: “The song starts off with a solo voice singing over an arpeggiated acoustic guitar. A bass guitar and ethereal harmonies are added in later. Eventually, the song breaks out into a […]

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  • Lonesome River Band: Timing, Timing and More Timing

    Back in 1989, I was traveling around and somehow ended up at a party down in southern Virginia. It was at Doobie Shea Studios with Tim Austin, Sammy Shelor and company. I can’t remember if the rest of the band was there. Doobie Shea was their personal studio where they recorded some outrageously great albums. I remember Sammy Shelor taking me into the control room and playing me some individual tracks from some of the songs. He said- “these we’re all […]

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  • Bruce Springsteen Turns Street Musician

    Here’s Bruce Springsteen Live out in the streets in Copenhagen 23-07-1988 This is obviously from some time ago… you’ might wonder if Bruce would do such a thing today? I’ll have some conjecture here in a moment… The songs he’s doing here are as follows: I’m on Fire, the River and Dancing in the Dark in the Streets of Copenhagen. Okay, here’s some personal info about Bruce that may be of interest to you. Musician buds of mine who played […]

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  • Earl Scruggs: Fingerpicks Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

    Everybody knows Earl Scruggs for his banjo, but here’s a song called Jimmy Brown the Newsboy where Earl shows off his super clean fingerpicking guitar style. The Youtube description says that Earl learned a lot about guitar from his friend and neighbor Maybelle Carter. Well, no doubt, but Earl definitely took it to another level. This particular video was a part of a series that Flatt & Scruggs did on the Grand Ole Opry that was sponsored by the flour […]

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  • Little Brother Eli – Distinctive Sound From This New UK Band

    This is the second video that I’m posting by the band Little Brother Eli, a UK band that is now probably my favorite folk/rock band. In this second video, they’ve added some additional musicians which includes Linus Taylor – slide guitar and Benji Page – shoe box (percussion) Both of these guys are excellent additions! One of the things that I’m so impressed with Little Brother Eli is their SOUND… no not the audio (although I like that too) , the sound […]

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  • Mumford & Sons – Folk/ Rock Live On Letterman

    Rick Laws sent this full length concert video of Mumford & Sons into our sister site at facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos If you are into folk/rock than I think you are gonna love this band. Bio: Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band. The band consists of Marcus Mumford(vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Mumford & Sons formed in December 2007, emerging out of West London with other artists such as Laura […]

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  • Phil Keaggy – Perfect Blend of Talent & Technology

    Maybe when you watch this video you are not going to be as impressed as I was- I don’t know how anyone wouldn’t be however.. this for me is one of the best videos of the year at Acoustic Guitar Videos. And what blows my mind is I have never heard of Phil Keaggy before.. Shame on me… I had to watch this video 3 times in a row. I’m blown away. At first I thought the background guitar stuff […]

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  • Ben Woods: Heavy Metal Flamenco

    Heavy Metal Flamenco? Is there such a thing? According to Ben Woods, there is. Blane Ebersold over at our sister site facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos located this video and sent this in. At first I though… no … can’t be… But it’s true… In this video, guitarist Ben Woods has arranged a Flamenco interpretation of the heavy metal classic ”I am a Viking” by Yngwie Malmsteen. But it doesn’t stop there… Ben is also working on notation and tablature for many Metal Classics on solo spanish guitar […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel Plays Billy Joel

    Hey… it’s really nice to hear Tommy Emmanuel taking it easy on a song and playing something mellow! If you are not familiar with Tommy Emmanuel, you should be if you like acoustic guitar. The reason is simple.. He’s considered the all around best on the guitar by many aficionados and other guitarists in the business. On this video, Tommy performs a Billy Joel song entitled “And So It Goes” Yea, it’s not what you’d expect from Tommy…. Afterwards, he is […]

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