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  • Swenn: Pasta Inspired Song

    (Swenn) Making Pasta – (Original) We’ve featured this young and upcoming guitarist “Swenn” here before at Acoustic Guitar Videos and his post got a good response… so why not two? First thing I’m going to tell you is, a bunch of folks here at Acoustic Guitar Videos don’t particularly care for the tapping/percussive style of guitar. Hey, that’s okay…. I totally understand. The problem is, so many young players are coming up influenced by that style and the large audience that […]

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  • Lance Allen: “Guitar Lancer”

    Kansas Town – Fingerstyle Guitar by Lance Allen Here’s a video by Nashville guitarist Lance Allen in what I describe as plain good ole’ fingerstyle guitar. Nothing here that’s so flashy, but just some sweet solid pickin’ that is worth it’s weight in gold. Now I read over Lance’s bio and since he’s doing a lot of guitar instruction, this in my opinion is something that I think most students who are learning fingerstyle are gonna want to learn.  And […]

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  • Tom Stedman – A Melody- A Composition

    Sometimes after watching so many amazing acoustic guitar videos by unbelievable players from around the world, my ears (and my brain) get fatigued. And you know, truth is, many times guitarists will be doing all this hot stuff but, loose the melody and song in it all. This new video release by guitarist Tom Stedman is a nice diversion (at least for me) which featured a really great musical composition with smooth playing that doesn’t ever waiver from the melody. […]

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  • Craig Chaquico: “Plugged In” Acoustic

    Craig Chaquico Acoustic Highway John Hill over at our facebook site recommended I watch a few videos on Craig Chaquico. I did- I was impressed. This particular video was shot live at Dosey Doe-The Woodlands, TX 6-5-10 Craig really reminds me more of an electric guitarist at times, but does have a nice touch on the acoustic. And with his primarily plugged in sound and a Thinline guitar, he’s able to add some nice effects to the guitar that mesh and […]

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  • Merel van Hoek – Opus B

    “A tune inspired by the movie ‘A Late Quartet’. Played on a Greenfield GF guitar.” Merel van Hoek is one fine guitarist-  and this song entitled Opus B is a very memorable composition that I think a lot of you here will enjoy. Now as it turns out, I would have never found this video without Merel’s help, so I’d like to thank her for this. Check out this quote about Merel- “You don’t write like anyone else, you have your […]

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  • Kansas Joe McCoy – Pile Driver Blues

    By Jim Weaver: “I know there’s no video here. I wish there was — I have never seen anyone do these riffs — not even Ernie Hawkins, who plays several of Kansas Joe’s Harlem Hamfats tunes.” That’s okay Jim, (and thanks by the way for this), fortunately it was recorded! I’m sure there’s a lot of these blues players from way back who never got the chance to record and definitely deserved to. By the way, the YouTube description also […]

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  • Daniele Bazzani – Recommended By Tommy Emmanuel

    Daniele Bazzani – Recommended By Tommy Emmanuel

    Tommy Emmanual was asked if he could name one of the best unknown guitar talents out there and replied: “There’s a guy from Italy named Daniele Bazzani who plays well- really well.” Daniele Bazzani is like Tommy said, a fine guitarist that I’m sure is gonna not be in the “unknown” category for long. This song entitled “Settembre” is a very unique composition that I think you will enjoy.  Here’s some background info on Daniele Bazzani: “Played electric guitar with […]

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  • Don Alder: Get Down!

    Acoustic Guitar Don Alder – Just a Rogue “Choiwaru”   “Don Alder performing on a Yamaha LLX36C. Song is in standard tuning. Choiwaru is a word in Japanese that means “A bit of a rogue”   Don Alder, get down with yer bad self. This is some really cool guitar pickin’ and something different that stands out… What’s depressing though is the fact that I haven’t heard of Don Alder before. Either shame on me, or shame on the world. […]

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  • Erika Luckett: She’s Got A Great Voice Too

    Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy-”Kindness”   “Erika Luckett Live At The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas performing Kindness. ”   Here’s another artist that I personally have not heard of before but glad to have found Erika Luckett. She’s a natch… and besides here excellent voice, she is quite the guitarist.   “Mexican jazz musician Erika Luckett was a world traveler and multi-talented member of Wild Mango before she chose a career as a solo artist. Although born in Mexico, most of […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel and Jorma Kaukonen – Deep River Blues

    Tommy Emmanuel and Jorma Kaukonen – Deep River Blues

    Tommy Emmanuel performed two sold out nights at Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch during the 2012 season! Jorma came out on Saturday to join Tommy! This is one of the few songs they played together!” It’s hard to keep up with everybody, especially old friends that you made music with way back when. Now I’m not talking about Jotma Kaukonen or Tommy Emmanuel, I’m talking about mandolinist Barry Mitterhof, who is currently in Jorma’s band. Barry recorded with me way back […]

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  • Pat Metheny Live at The Java Jazz Festival, 2012: solo medley

    Pat Metheny Live at The Java Jazz Festival, 2012: solo medley “In this festival, Pat actually performed with his trio: Jamire Williams (drums), Ben Williams (bass). This video is an encore to the set, where he performed solo, a medley of his classics: “Phase Dance”, “Minuano”, “September Fifteenth” and “This is not America”.” I have a few friends that have told me that they don’t like Pat Metheny’s acoustic playing. For me, what’s not to like? Close your eyes.. Listen […]

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  • Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Iren Arutyunyan Performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine”

    Here’s a video by Iren Arutyunyan who performs Fuoco from “Libra Sonatine” Alright, I know a lot of you here are not into classical guitar, but I have something to tell you that is worth your time to read. Make no mistake about it, classical guitar is a discipline that requires more than just a casual approach- it’s a way of life. You are simply not going to pull off a piece like Fuoco without living and breathing it for a long […]

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  • Francesco Loccisano: Il Volo Dell’Angelo

    Francesco Loccisano: Il Volo Dell’Angelo

    “Calabrian musician from personal path. Forms on the classical repertoire to tack early in the flamenco guitar and from there to the door with a large volute, which led him to rediscover his roots with a new and more conscious interpretation.” Okay, I didn’t write the above, this is translated from the YouTube description. So here goes what I have to say about this vid…. Sometimes I just got to wonder what’s up with the amount of views some people […]

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  • Up Close In Review- 1985 Alvarez Yairi DY96 acoustic guitar

    Earl Kayoss over at our facebook page shared this video of his newly purchased 1985 Alvarez Yairi DY96 acoustic guitar. The pearl inlay of course is beautiful, and the back and sides do look to be Brazilian rosewood.  The attention to detail is a little scary, and the guitar looks like it’s in perfect mint condition. Now as far as what Earl paid for this beauty, I have no idea so I’m not even gonna guess. Personally I’ve always thought that Alvarez […]

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  • Richie Sambora Performs Livin’ On An Acoustic Prayer

    Richie Sambora Performs Livin’ On An Acoustic Prayer

    Richie Sambora, – Livin’ On A Prayer Here’s a video by Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora,  The song is the pop/rock song hit “Livin’ On A Prayer” which I’m sure you’ve heard before (or I got to wonder where you’ve been). This is a live version in Portland, USA, 14-08-1998 Some of the talking is distracting but due to copyright violations, better performances of this song by Richie have been taken down. Oh no!   A personal story… My wife Lucy […]

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  • Ron Wise, Thom Bresh, Nokie Edwards – Alaska To Arizona

    Ron Wise – Alaska To Arizona This video is a nice find if I do say so myself, but I have to be honest here since guitarist Ron Wise shared it with me. Featured here is Merle Travis’ son Thom Bresh and Nokie Edwards who plays some nice electric. Ron is one of those guys that’s done a lot in music (just check out his bio below) but kept himself slightly hidden away (at least with me). Simply some good […]

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  • Jake Workman – Fastest Flatpick In The West

    Jake Workman – Fastest Flatpick In The West

    Jake Workman – Big Mon When I turned on this video and first heard the click (which I’m guessing is about 180) I thought- wow, this guy is gonna blow a vein in his head. Well, Jake Workman may have set the “Big Mon” world speed record with this video and, we all know how important that is (Guinness Book of World Records should have a category for this)…. I know a lot of you are gonna think and even […]

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  • Leo Kottke Performs With Mike Gordon of Phish

    Mike Gordon (Phish) and Leo Kottke LIVE – 091605 – Complete This is a whole set (over an hour and a half) of what is described as “Mike Gordon of Phish and Leo Kottke of Leo Kottke join forces for some pickin, grinnin’ and story tellin. 09/16/05 (Fri) Mississippi Nights – St. Louis, MO Set 1: Disco, Clone, Living in the Country, William Powell, Ray, From Pizza Towers to Defeat, Sweet Emotion, Standing in My Shoes, Invisible, Last Steam Engine […]

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  • Glen Campbell & Carl Jackson: Dueling Banjos

    Here’s Glen Campbell and banjoist Carl Jackson, in what is described as the “Earliest known video of Glen and Carl performing Dueling Banjos- April 1973″ Of course the song itself was the hit from the movie Deliverance which helped the banjo and bluegrass music gain popularity in the mainstream. Although it was a help, lots of bluegrass people and pickers looked down on the song, as it wasn’t exactly  real Bluegrass Music. Nonetheless, it’s movies like Deliverance, Bonnie and Clyde […]

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  • Glen Campbell and Jerry Reed: Dangerous Duo

    Rocky Top and Banjo Signal What happens when Glen Campbell and Jerry Reed get together? Well, sparks are gonna fly off them guitars. Then add some Larry McNeeley on the banjo, and your in for  a real treat. This video was from Glen Campbell’s “Goodtime Hour,” a show that I used to watch and marvel at when I was a kid. Now part of the reason I think a guy like Glen Campbell didn’t get as much credit on the […]

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  • Rob Ickes – Dobros Are Us

    Rob Ickes – Angeline The Baker If you’re into dobro than you’re gonna love Rob Ickes. He’s very similar in style in my opinion to Jerry Douglas with some slight variations in note choice. Even to a semi educated listener, it would be difficult to tell. The first thing you’ll notice is all the chops Rob has. The mandolin player here is Andy Leftwich from the Ricky Scaggs band. It’s a toss up which instrument Andy plays better, fiddle or […]

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  • Owen Campbell: Slide Guitarist Didn’t Kiss Ass

    Owen Campbell – Angry Busker – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 audition 3 [FULL] After watching this, I felt sorry for this guy, as I don’t really believe that he was arrogant by his comments… just nervous. What do you think? I’ll tell you one thing, Owen can really play slide! “Talented but Hostile Singer/Songwriter/Slide Guitarist Owen Campbell walks off after being rejected by the Judges for being rude, insulting Brian McFadden. Song is called “Sunshine Road”. AGT Australia’s Got Talent […]

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  • Street Guitar #15: Bass Player Couldn’t Make Gig

    I don’t know if you’ve ever played out but if you have- How many times have you been stood up by your bass player? Seems a common theme… “Hey, I’m sorry folks, our bass player couldn’t make it today.” If I had a dollar for every time I had to say that! Now here’s a guy that has the solution.. and he’s not going to be satisfied with and electric or keyboard bass, oh no. This guy wants it pure, […]

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  • Maneli Jamal – Acoustic Guitar Lesson 4 – Fingerstyle

    This video is a lesson video by Acoustic Guitarist extraordinaire Maneli Jamal. Here’s what he had to say about this video lesson: “Before we get more into some progressive fingerstyle, it is critical to know some fingerpicking patters as well to apply to our vocabulary of techniques. I spent a great amount of time focusing on getting good tone on the right hand and experimenting with nail lengths. Right now I get my right hand fingernails ‘done’ at a nail salon. I […]

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  • Giovanni Seneca – Approdo latino

    Giovanni Seneca – Approdo latino

    Here’s guitarist Giovanni Seneca -with Approdo latino.  I checked out a couple of his other videos and they’re wild… I mean the background… You can check them out too if you like, but I prefer not to get too many visual distractions while watching. They were shot in front of a green screen which allows you to add all these effects etc., or place you in different settings. Heck, Giovanni needs nothing, he’s just great… and a brown backdrop is fine […]

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  • Ralph Towner: I Sing The Body Acoustic

    This is a live video shot at Viersen (Germany)-  28th International Jazz Fest 2009 Musicians are as follows: Ralph Towner: guitar Paul Mc Candless: soprano sax Glen Moore: bass Mark Walker: drums I first became familiar with Ralph Towner when he appeared as a sideman with Weather Report on the “Sing The Body Electric” album, and then of course with the group Oregon. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. Biography- Ralph Towner “Born in 1940 […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel, Buster B. Jones, Duck Baker: Just Jammin’

    Tommy Emmanuel Duck Baker and Buster B. Jones 2000 Nine Pound Hammer Grab a beer, kick back, and let’s pick a few tunes. Here’s Tommy Emmanuel with the late Buster B. Jones and Duck Baker back in 2000 jammin’ back stage at CAAS (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society). This for me is what music is all about- having some fun and getting a chance to informally play with other musicians.  Some of the most memorable times of my life come from jam […]

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  • Al Di Meola – Goes Ballistic On Audience

    This is one of those videos that I was shocked at seeing. It’s a solo concert featuring Al Di Meola. At rock concerts you can expect people to be cheering… at bluegrass festivals the people will applaud for your breaks (solos) if they are good. But here we have some people that just can’t be quiet for Al… If it were me performing and the people were cheering, I would take that as a complement and just keep playing. But […]

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  • Acoustic Alchemy – Cool Acoustic Guitar Jazz

    Acoustic Alchemy Playing For Time (live)at St. Lucia There’s a radio station in New York City that I used to listen to a lot (CD 101.9) which featured cool jazz…  Acoustic Alchemy was one of the groups that I heard for the first time on that station… it’s jazz with some very cool changes (cool jazz). This song “Playing For Time” is just so enjoyable to listen to- everything about it from the percussion, the bass, keys, vocal doubling up […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel Plays Hendrix- Purple Haze

    It’s downright amazing to me how many people love Jimi Hendrix. Amazing in that his popularity still seem so huge despite the fact that he’s been gone for some 40 odd years. Well, here’s guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel with his version of the Jimi Hendrix song “Purple Haze.” If you are not familiar with Tommy Emmanuel, I might first ask where have you been, and then suggest looking at some more videos of Tommy that are even more amazing than […]

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