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  • Tony Rice – This is a “Few Of My Favorite Things”

    Tony Rice – This is a “Few Of My Favorite Things”

    When the Tony Rice Unit records came out, I thought… well, this seems to be a spin off of David Grisman’s Dawg music, only with Tony being the headliner. Well, not quite, but the music was just about the best thing I had ever heard. This particular video was filmed at the Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass Festival “20 some odd years ago” with Tony’s younger brother Wyatt on second guitar and bassist Mark Schatz. I believe the first of Tony’s jazzgrass Cd’s […]

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  • Tony and Wyatt Rice: “Little Sadie” Instructional “Simplified”

    Tony Rice Teaches “Little Sadie” (with Wyatt Rice and Happy Traum) Here’s guitar brothers Tony and Wyatt Rice teaching a simplified version of “Little Sadie.” Tis video is an excerpt from one of the famous Happy Traum’s Homespun video instructional series. I use the word simplified for this video because Tony is not doing exactly at first what he did on his Manzanita album. He then gets into it a little more and explains how he embellished it and also took some notes from […]

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  • Eric Clapton – “Unplugged” For Real?

    Eric Clapton - MTV Unplugged FULL concert – HQ Look at this! A whole concert of Eric Clapton unplugged on the acoustic guitar? From what I can tell, it does indeed look unplugged meaning, no pickups. I could be wrong but to my ears it does indeed sound acoustic (hey, if I’m wrong please correct me on this!!!) . And even with the band being so large, they’re not playing LOUD which would definitely destroy the delicate balance of the acoustic […]

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  • Crosby Stills And Nash: Wasted On The Way

    You’ve heard this song before… Wasted On The Way… right? Well here’s a vid clip from  ”Daylight Again” DVD that was uploaded 2011 on YouTube Crosby Stills and Nash were/are primarily known for their great songs and soulful harmonies, but they were very capable of doing really nice acoustic guitar backup and rhythm. We have another Crosby Stills and Nash video here at Acoustic Guitar Videos- check out if you are a fan.. http://acousticguitarvideos.com/992/crosby-stills-nash-marrakesh-express-acoustic-and-live/  

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  • Maneli Jamal – Movement I – Awakening (2012)

    Maneli Jamal – Movement I – Awakening (2012) Maneli Jamal plays some great stuff on this video.. If you are into fingerstyle you will enjoy this one. This video was put out by CandyRat Records- famous for putting out the highest quality acoustic guitar recordings and videos… One of the first posts I did was on Maneli back in July 2, 2012. Check this one out too: http://acousticguitarvideos.com/13/fingerstyle-champion-maneli-jamal-klingerstrasse/ Here’s a bio on Maneli from his website which also has a documentary […]

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  • Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake

    Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake

    Tobias Rauscher – Still Awake Here’s some really fine guitar playing that I think you will really enjoy. And, you want to know how Tobias Rauscher is doing it all? Well here it is, almost every detail except of course what he’s actually playing : Tuning: Eb G D G Bb D Guitar: Taylor 310 ce Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze .12 to .53 Mic: Rode NT4 Cam: Canon EOS 600 D PP: Final Cut Pro X EQ: Logic Pro I […]

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  • Dan Merritt – immeRsion

    Here’s Dan Merritt with a song entitled immeRsion. Dan who hails from East Hartford, Connecticut sounds and has been influenced a lot by tapping fingerstyle players like Micheal Hedges & Preston Reed… This video is very good with solid videography and excellent sound. The different camera shots implies that this was not a live performance with the audio recorded first (hey, that’s okay, I don’t think anyone will notice or complain). Here’s the YouTube description: “So my friends took this […]

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  • Mclaughlin / Delucia / Coryell – Meeting Of The Spirit

    Here’s the YouTube Description of this video: “In 1979 and 1980 three world renowned guitarists, recognised as the finest exponents of their individual styles, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and Paco De Lucia formed a guitar super-trio and toured Europe. The spell-binding quality of the music that the collaboration created as an ensemble and the dazzling audience reaction to the performances has never been surpassed and has rightfully passed into Jazz folklore. At long last an original, authenticated master of the […]

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  • Tony Rice & Ricky Skaggs: Less is More

    Tony Rice & Ricky Skaggs: Less is More

    I thought this was a fitting song to show this Easter Morning, It’s the duo of Ricky Scaggs and Tony Rice with the song “The Soul of Man Never Dies.” In case you don’t know and want to get into this “soulful” style of music a little more, these two bluegrass icons made an album of just duet brother style songs back in 1980 which featured only guitar and mandolin as backup. An example of a brother style duet would […]

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  • David Grisman Quartet – Dawg Music

    David Grisman Quartet: Dawg Music Back in the mid 70′s, mandolinist David Grisman had been venturing into a new style of music (called Dawg Music) that combined the acoustic instruments of bluegrass and the drive, and meshed it with jazzier style chord changes and note choices. The result was an album that was released in 77′ that changed the course of acoustic music forever. The band had one very unique instrument change different from bluegrass.. Instead of a banjo, David used […]

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  • Francesco Buzzurro: Award Winning Classical Guitarist

    Francesco Buzzurro: Award Winning Classical Guitarist: Libertango Miche Archetto recommended this video on guitarist Francesco Buzzurro- Thank you Miche! Excellent playing here by Francesco, who is a highly awarded classical guitarist. Interestingly enough, I just had a guitarist in my studio yesterday that played this same Godwin guitar. It’s not acoustic at all, the sound you are hearing is all electric (good sound huh?). The guitar even has a USB port to plug directly into the computer. Well back to Francesco- here’ […]

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  • Pierre Bensusan: Celtic Guitar Master

    Pierre Bensusan: “Shi Bhig Shi Mhor” – Celtic Guitar Master By Jim Weaver: A Celtic guitar master who recently did a workshop in Lexington MA. The title of this piece is spelled differently than usual, and my Gaelic is not good enough to tell which is correct. However, Mr. Bensusan admits that this is not the usual arrangement of the song – being more free form than the traditional waltz so perhaps the different spelling is appropriate. Here’s the YouTube description: […]

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  • Doc Watson: “DOC” umentary- and a Lot of Pickin”

    By Fred Robbins: “Here’s an old documentary – worth seeing mostly for the quiet glimpses of Doc at home. Warning: 99% of the picking is on banjo and I wish there were even more of Doc speaking. Still…” Thanks Fred for sharing this with us. The vid is 34 minutes but has a lot of info on Doc…

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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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  • Slash & Myles Kennedy – Sweet Child O’ Mine – Rare Acoustic

    Slash & Myles Kennedy – Sweet Child O’ Mine – Rare Acoustic Here’s one for all you Slash fans, a rare acoustic performance of  Sweet Child O’ Mine which also features Myles Kennedy – Live Max Session Now I got to admit, I’m not so up on this form of music anymore and it has nothing to do with my age.. It’s my love for the acoustic guitar… and even though the acoustic is certainly a part of rock/pop music, […]

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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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  • Vengerka/Two guitars. Russian-Romany (Gypsy).

    Alexander Gorodezky sent this into our facebook site… WOW!!! This is crazy good! Thank you Alexander! Here’s the description: “Via Romen” Nuevo Russian-Romany (Gypsy) Music and Dance ensemble from the US. Artistic director, Russian Rom (Gypsy) 7-string guitarist, dancer and vocalist — Vadim Kolpakov; Violin, back up vocals — Arkadiy Gips; Lead vocal, accordion & dance Petra Gelbart; Six-string guitar — Alex Gorodezky. Performance in Seattle, WA in 2010.”Vengerka”, Russian-Romany tune and dance. Unfortunately after reading that, I still don’t know exactly […]

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  • Jimmy Robinson: Whole Lotta Tappin Goin’ On

    Jimmy Robinson: Whole Lotta Tappin Goin’ On

    Jimmy Robinson, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2012 Here’s an example of someone taking the tapping and giving it a boost… A boost…? Well, let’s call this a big jolt! Jimmy Robinson  has a different slant on the tapping.. He’s able to make some unique sound effects with his guitar that I haven’t heard before. One of them a slide down on a low string which almost sounds like a whale call. It’s way too cool. Now this video only […]

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  • Paul Reynolds: Journeyman Blues

    Paul Reynolds: Journeyman Blues Here’s an example of someone that can really play and only has 47 YouTube views with his video. Let’s see if we can give that a boost! Paul Reynolds is a seriously good guitar player, and it’s obvious that years of experience has given him all of the nice legit chord voicings that accompany his playing. I love the tone he is getting out of his guitar big time… great fundamental sound …and you know it’s coming mostly […]

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  • José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías

    José Fernández Torres: Tomatito – Bulerías Id like to thank Miche Archetto for sending this video into our facebook site and sharing it with us. I’ve got to say this this video of José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is very impressive. This is perhaps an offshoot style of flamenco or at the least this composition that to me has a few more in depth chord changes than what you normally hear in the art form. Here’s some bio information on José Fernández: ” […]

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  • Mark Kroos: Dueling Himself with Dueling Banjos

    Mark Kroos: Dueling Himself with Dueling Banjos

    Mark Kroos Plays Dueling Banjos From Deliverance by Himself: What happens when your banjo player can’t make it to the gig? Well, you break out the double neck guitar and play both parts of Dueling Banjos by yourself. And that’s exactly what Mark Kroos did in this video… Just when I thought I’d seen it all… hum…. I’m supposing the builders of this instrument didn’t intend it to be used like this but you know, it’s calling out for such […]

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  • Kevin Eubanks: Tonight Show Guitarist on Acoustic

    Kevin Eubanks: Tonight Show Guitarist on Acoustic

    Here’s former Tonight Show Band Leader and Guitarist Kevin Eubanks, doing some improvisations on acoustic guitar. Obviously, the Tonight Show was a giant gig for Kevin, and if you tuned in… he was so much more than just a great guitarist. Kevin is the real deal, and a look into his biography to see all the things he’s accomplished is worth reading. The following writ up is from Kevin’s web site which is primarily discussing his new CD Release: “Perhaps The […]

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  • Shredding Guitarist Get Ego Check

    Okay, I’m really hitting what some of you are going to say is an all time low here… But for some reason I find these videos most of the time to be really funny. This particular one is on Shredding Guitar and thought that you would enjoy this. This video was made by a program called “Xtranormal” which is an online text to movie site. After the video is over, there’s more of them that will be in the preview […]

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  • Grant Gordy Writes For David Grisman Quintet

    Here’s a song entitled : ” Blues to Dawg”  performed by The David Grisman Quintet written by Grant Gordy. The gig was filmed up at the Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2/28/10. I just featured a video from Grant and mandolinist Anthony Hannigan playing bluegrass.. But this time we get to see a little more into Grant’s jazz background and his writing skills. Now make no mistake, Grisman is not about to perform a song unless he really thinks it’s […]

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  • Anthony Hannigan & Grant Gordy: Big Mon

    Here’s a video featuring my pal Anthony Hannigan & David Grisman Quintet guitarist Grant Gordy playing the Monroe song “Big Mon.” Anthony Hannigan and I have been playing and recording music for a long time and originally met on a project with Vassar Clements (Anthony if you are reading this.. I will call you soon to set up the studio session we were supposed to do this winter… ah,, you know how it goes bro!). Anthony on a lark drove […]

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  • Tommy and Phil Emmanuel: Talent Runs In The Family

    Tommy and Phil Emmanuel: Talent Runs In The Family

    Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, rock guitar medley, France, 2001. AMAZING PERFORMANCE! First off, I’ve must have been in a cave or something. I had no idea that Tommy Emmanuel had a brother.. and no less, a brother that plays his you know what off!!!! Man, this is a cool video and proof that Talent Runs In The Family! Seriously, while watching this video, at times I thought that his brother Phil was lighting Tommy up on the electric. Well, no […]

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  • Michael Hedges – Originator of Tap?

    Michael Hedges – Originator of Tap?

    Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries Live @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, 1986 : If you’ve been current with Acoustic Guitar Videos, you’ve got to notice the huge influx of new guitarist that are playing in the tapping percussive style. There might be some debate, but most people would agree that Michael Hedges is the acoustic guitarist that really made it popular. But don’t go thinking that this style is anything new. Tapping has existed in some form or another for centuries… “Niccolò […]

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