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  • Trace Bundy playing Lose Yourself: Led Zeppelin

    Colorado guitarist Trace Bundy is featured with his band playing “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile by Eminem which medleys into “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. This was filmed live at the Boulder Theater, Nov 24th, 2007. “ Who is Trace Bundy? “Trace Bundy  has built up his career through success on websites such as YouTube and Facebook and is now signed with the record label/management company United Interests. Bundy met Jonah Werner (now an acclaimed acoustic folk songwriter) in high school and started playing with him at a local coffee shop […]

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  • Biréli Lagrène: Where Do You Go From Here?

    Biréli Lagrène: Where Do You Go From Here?

    Biréli Lagrène (Live In Montreux 1981) {JohnFloyd}: Here’s a solo performance by young Biréli Lagrène, who at the time was only 14 years old. Now I know what you are thinking… Where do you go from here? The answer was (or is) Biréli Lagrène has had a tremendous career which included meeting and collaborating with  “some of the most distinguished jazz musicians on the international scene, such as Stéphane Grappelli, Benny Goodman, and Benny Carter. In 1984, he met Larry Coryell in New York. Later, he was […]

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  • Angelo Debarre & Florin Niculescu: The New Django & Stephan?

    Angelo Debarre & Florin Niculescu: The New Django & Stephan?

    Here’s a song called “Swing Gitan,” performed by guitarist Angelo Debarre & violinist Florin Niculescu plus their super great backup band. Are they the new Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli? That’s a question that is certainly has been and will continue to be debated…. Here’s both of their bios and links to read more: “Angelo Debarre is a native of St-Denis in France and began playing guitar at the age of eight. Gypsy community, the tradition is transmitted orally at parties […]

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  • Grace Sheppard, age 13 Performs Spatter the Dew

    Grace Sheppard, age 13 Performs Spatter the Dew

    By Jim Weaver: “Just for a lark I searched “Spatter the Dew” on YouTube just now. For 11 yrs only David Russell’s 1998 video showed up. My search just now found over a dozen, including this one from Arizona.” Well, Jim, nice find. Grace Sheppard has amazing abilities at any age, and she’s only 13? Usually these kid virtuoso videos get a lot more views but maybe it’s because it’s classical? For some reason, people just don’t appreciate it as much… […]

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  • Eric Seehof – Dracula

    This is a second video by guitarist Eric Seehof that we have posted here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. Now this is a wild song and I think it is appropriately titled… Dracula. I am listening to it as I type and keep looking over my shoulder… If you missed Eric’s first video we posted and also want more info, go to: http://acousticguitarvideos.com/1919/eric-seehof-johnny-mckitten/

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  • David Dyakov plays William Walton’s Five Bagatelles

    David Dyakov plays William Walton’s Five Bagatelles

    Here’s classical guitarist David Dyakov playing William Walton Five Bagatelles, in Villena (Spain). Guitar made by luthier Carlos Juan Busquiel. This is some pretty amazing guitar playing.  And unless this is some trick, it’s dead live. You can even hear a lot of the background in this recording. Talk about incredible chops, both right and left hand… “David Dyakov was born to a Russian mother and a Bulgarian father in the Belgian town Braine-le-Comte in 1994. His exceptional talent for the […]

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  • John Butler: The “OCEAN” Runs Deep

    John Butler: The “OCEAN” Runs Deep

    OCEAN – John Butler – 2012 Studio Version Her’e s yet another Australian guitarist that’s really got it going on. John plays in the tapping percussive style that seems to be the new and only way to play a guitar anymore. But John does bring in a slightly different angle to this style, one being the use of the 12 string rather than the 6. Now I’m not going to walk away humming the melody to this song because, well, […]

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  • Jimmy Wahlsteen – Shifts of Attention

    Jimmy Wahlsteen – Shifts of Attention

    “Jimmy Wahlsteen built a career as a in-demand session player and producer in Sweden and after his debut release; “181st Songs”, he has earned thousands of fans worldwide as a solo artist. Jimmy Wahlsteen plays guitar using his very own personal fingerpicking technique and sound over inovative open tunings. “181st songs” contains multitrack recorded material with expressive guitar arrangements and brilliant guest musicians. The core of all songs is the acoustic guitar mixed and enhanced with percussion, strings and lots of […]

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  • Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer

    Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer

    Tom Stedman – Eye of the Observer (Original) 800 views is all this video has… what? Tom Stedman is a fine guitarist and his song Eye of the Observer is a very cool song. Now this is obviously an example of an unknown guitarist (well, at least I don’t know him) that deserves a push with some likes and shares. So go ahead,  share and like this one. This video was filmed in the Ironworks Oswestry, produced by Loz Guiel of […]

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  • Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    Marcin Dylla, Kupinski Perform Manuel M. Ponce

    MARCIN DYLLA & KUPINSKI GUITAR DUO MANUEL M. PONCE – CONCIERTO DEL SUR: III ALLEGRO MODERATO E FESTIVO: In classical music, the credit usually goes to the composer, in this case Manuel M. Ponce who was a Mexican composer that lived from 1882 to 1948. The YouTube description says this is performed by The Marcin Dylla and Kupinski duo… however there are 3 guitarists here. Fat chance at the odd one out getting any credit (see what I mean). The […]

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  • Hunter Van Larkins – Tapestry

    Hunter Van Larkins – Tapestry

    Here’s Ross Hunter and Owen Van-Larkins with an original composition entitled Tapestry. Description: ” These two incredibly talented and gifted young musicians met while studying music at Southbank College in Brisbane and soon afterwards began writing and performing their own unique brand of Celtic, Folk and Spanish flavoured acoustic guitar music. From their early compositions it was clear an extraordinary new talent had arrived on the Australian music scene.” Tapestry, and other great songs from their CD “Myriad” available at  amazon.com […]

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  • Martin Tallstrom plays Dueling Banjos

    Martin Tallstrom is the guitarist here The song… Dueling Banjos. The style- not flatpicking but fingerpicking. Okay, there’s a few songs in Bluegrass music that have been outlawed. Here’s my short list: Fox On The Run Orange Blossom Special Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. There of course may be more but, don’t play these songs as IBMA  okay… For you non- bluegrassers.. those songs have been overplayed to the point that a bluegrass audience is most likely going to […]

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  • Dietmar Hermkes: BEATLES – In My Life

    Dietmar Hermkes: BEATLES – In My Life Any time I see someone covering a Beatles tune on acoustic guitar, I have to click on it.. Reason being, I just love the compositions. Such beautiful chord changes and so much room for an accomplished guitarist to embellish on. Guitarist Dietmar Hermkes from Berlin Germany is indeed both accomplished and knows how to embellish this melody. One of his chord substitutions at 1:00 on the video was a little odd and not what I think Paul […]

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  • Calum Graham: “Indivisible”

    Calum Graham: “Indivisible”

    Canadian Guitar Festival 2010: Finalist 1, Song 1 – 1st Place Here’s a live video recording of Calum Graham at the contest winning it with this song and performance called Indivisible. Biography: “Born in British Columbia, and raised in the small town of High River, AB, Calum Graham started playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attributes growing up in a talented family and always being surrounded by different forms of musical and artistic expression, in further influencing […]

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  • Ben Lapps: Getting Older, Getting Better

    Reverie / Sweet Sails by Ben Lapps — Bellwether Sessions Remember Ben Lapps? If you haven’t heard him play, check out this video when he was much younger- you will have to agree- awesome! Ben Lapps  So now Ben Lapps (who is from Cincinnati) is 18…  and he’s been performing professionally for 4 years. “Picking up his first guitar at age 12, Ben soon began writing his own music, and recorded his first album, The New Color, at age 14. […]

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  • Martin Tallstrom plays Procol Harum

    Martin Tallstrom plays Procol Harum

    Rich Greco sent us this video of Martin Tallstrom and writes: “Martin Tallstrom plays with so much emotion. This a beautiful guitar cover.” This was always one of my favorite songs, and I have to agree with Rich Greco, Martin’s guitar playing is definitely full of emotion. It’s nice to hear something on the guitar that is heavy on the melody and not so concerned about the hot licks. I also love the reverb he’s using on the guitar. Beautiful […]

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  • Christoffer Brandsborg: Chasing Rhythms “Original”

    Here’s guitarist Christoffer Brandsborg with a song entitled “Chasing Rhythms,” an original song he wrote for his lap tapping style of guitar. It seems like this style of guitar may be taking over- as opposed to other guitar techniques, as I see more younger people doing the tapping than I do using a pick, or even fingerpicking. Is that a good thing? Well it’s a giant innovation on the guitar, and makes it possible to play a lot more notes […]

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  • Roberto Luti: Playing For Change

    By Jim Weaver: “Street musician Roberto Luti of Livorno Italy playing Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)”. A re-recording of the Johnson version is on the Voyager satellite as an example of human music. I think Voyager left our galaxy ten or fifteen years ago.” Here’s the description for this video: “The Playing For Change crew first met this unbelievably talented musician by a happy coincidence eight years ago. Mark Johnson, Jonathan Walls and Whitney […]

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  • Miloš Karadaglic “Granada” Live on Soundcheck

    Miloš Karadaglic “Granada” Live on Soundcheck

    My wife Lucy is about to graduate from her nursing school. It’s beyond tough- this last year she has had to dedicate most of her life to studying. But she will tell you that the best thing to help her concentrate is classical music. So, with the direct cable, every morning she has both TV’s on opposite sides of the house turned on. I got to say, this is far better than when the kids were living with us. One of the […]

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  • Roberto Dalla Vecchia “Grateful”

    Chiara Sbicego shared this video of Roberto Dalla Vecchia at our facebook page with a song entitled “Grateful” from the Soave Guitar Festival 2010. Chiara additionally writes: “Hi everyone! I’ve just discovered this amazing page. Really great stuff here so many incredible guitar players… I’d like to share with you all a song by Roberto Dalla Vecchia. Do you know him? He’s a great italian flatpicker. I love this tune! Check it out!” Well Chiara, the answer is yes, I have run across […]

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  • Jon Gomm: Putting Drummers Out Of Business

    Jon Gomm: Putting Drummers Out Of Business

    John Hill  recommend this video and writes the following: “Informative about percussive guitar technique. Over time though you’ll beat your guitar to death, note all the scuffing on the front.” Thanks John for the share and oh by the way- John Hill is one of guitar gurus over at our facebook site  that has a ton of factual knowledge that he shares with us. When this site starts getting too big for me to handle alone (it’s coming soon), I’m […]

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  • Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Jake Allen: Eleanor Rigby Gets A Facelift

    Here’s Jake Allen with his unique version of the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. He’s even changed a few of the original chords “when there’s nobody there” and “walks from the grave” … C Minor instead of C Major. Great singing and guitar playing for sure and something I think a lot of you will appreciate. On thing I did notice, … This recording I don’t think is done along with this video, as I can hear a little reverb in […]

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  • Julio Silpitucla: “My heart will go on”

    Julio Silpitucla: “My heart will go on”

    Her’es Julio Silpitucla, Acoustic guitarist from Merlo, Argentina with ”My heart will go on.” Well, we’ve featured Julio here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos when he was a little younger and you know what? He really has gotten a lot better! This kid has a bright future for sure and in my opinion is the real deal that’s only gonna get better and better. Now, I had to worst time trying to find out any bio information, so once again if […]

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  • JIMI HENDRIX – Hear My Train A Coming… Acoustic

    JIMI HENDRIX – Hear My Train A Coming… Acoustic

    Here’s Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential guitarist of the 20th century…. playing a 12 string acoustic instead of his white Stratocaster. The song is titled “Hear My Train A Coming” and also know as ”Getting My Heart Back Together Again,” which sounds like it could be  an old delta blues song-  but it was actually written by Hendrix. He did record this song a few times but never released until after his death.  What do you think of his acoustic […]

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  • William Kanengiser as Ralph Macchio: What is Reality?

    William Kanengiser as Ralph Macchio: What is Reality?

    This is a video clip from the movie Crossroads staring Ralph Macchio… or in this case William Kanengiser, on guitar that is… Now when I first saw this clip, I have to admit that I really thought that Ralph was indeed playing the guitar. But then I started looking at some of the comments at YouTube, did a little digging and … well,  it’s not Ralph but guitarist William Kanengiser. Now this got me thinking… I’ve posted many hundreds of clips […]

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  • Ewan Dobson – Acoustimetallus Plectrus – Guitar

    Ewan Dobson – Acoustimetallus Plectrus – Guitar

    Ewan Dobson – Acoustimetallus Plectrus Hey, if I’m just way off base here,  doesn’t Ewan Dobson fingerpick? Well, not here, he’s using a flatpick. Yea, I know, it doesn’t much matter. But he does at times use his other fingers to grab notes. What kills me here is his left hand- yea his right hand technique is awesome but that left hand…. WOW… One other thing… isn’t it amazing how he is able to perform this complicated piece lasting 7 […]

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  • Preston Reed – Tractor Pull

    I got to admit, I just love when I find a new guitar virtuoso.. Preston Reed falls into that category for sure. This video is from a live Preston Reed gig at the Mission City Coffee Roasting Co., Santa Clara, CA. on October 14, 2011  with a song entitled “Tractor Pull.” Now Preston’s guitar has got to be set up with very low action and light gauge strings. It’s probably the reason I’m not able to do this style (using a Martin […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Brubeck Medley/Birth of the Blues

    Tommy Emmanuel: Brubeck Medley/Birth of the Blues

    ” YouTube description: “A few months ago, Tommy asked Reddit to suggest songs for him to arrange on guitar. The response was huge and very friendly! So here is the second arrangement which is a medley of Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo A La Turk and Take Five, ending with Birth of the Blues. (these were made for fun, sort of as a gesture of appreciation to all music lovers out there!)” The famed Brubeck “Take 5″ is named for the […]

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  • Bryan Forrest: “Nag’s Head Rag”

    HRMUSIC TV presents Newport News Virginian guitarist Bryan Forrest playing his original ragtime-inspired tune “Nag’s Head Rag.” Catch Bryan and other great Hampton Roads, VA artists at Hampton Roads Music TV Thanks Bryan for sharing this video with us.. Love it, and great playing and what a great sound Bryan is getting out of his guitar. Biography: “Bryan Forrest is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. As a composer his music has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World” as well as in theater […]

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  • Dixie Michelle – Making A Classical Guitar

    By Jim Weaver Someone who would be fun to know. Dixie left Gruhn Guitars in Nashville and now builds her own in Tulsa. She likes to jam with friends. According to her home page she lives with a bunch of cats and about 43 antique bicycles. Check out her shop-  www.guitarcompanyofamerica.com Want to learn more about guitar building? Check these recommended books out and more:

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