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  • Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: What A Duo!

    Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: What A Duo!

    By Miche Archetto These are two virtuoso players from former Yugoslavia, Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic with their rendition of the traditional Macedonian folk song “Jovano Jovanke”. The bio on Miroslav’s website reads: “Guitarist, composer and improviser Miroslav Tadic completed his formal music education in the United States after studying in Italy and his native Yugoslavia.    He has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and musical styles, ranging from music of the Baroque and Classical periods to Blues, […]

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  • Richie Kotzen: No Fear To Change

    Richie Kotzen: No Fear To Change

    By Miche Archetto: Here is rock singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen playing his song called “Fear” with an acoustic guitar. Richie is well known for his electric guitar shredding technique, but on youtube you can find many videos where he prefers to go acoustic. Actually it is interesting that, according to this interview, in 2008 he decided to abandon picks completely and to abruptly switch to fingerpicking. At the end of the interview he says that “losing the pick made […]

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  • Galina Vale: Great left hand work

    Galina Vale: Great left hand work

    By Miche Archetto: Ukrainian guitarist Galina Vale shows here her virtuosity interpreting live Štěpán Rak’s composition entitled “Gora”. The bio of Glaina Vale’s official website reads: “Guitarist Galina Vale was born in the Ukraine and comes from a family of musicians. She began studying the guitar and made her first public appearance on state television at the age of eight, from twelve she was performing major guitar concertos with the Kharkov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.    From the age of 15 she was employed […]

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  • Tommy Jones: Hee Haw Appearance

    Tommy Jones: Hee Haw Appearance

    Do you remember the Hee Haw TV Show? It was always something I looked forward to as a kid. Right from the opening theme song with Bobby Thompson playing his chromatic/melodic banjo, to all the great guests they had sit in- the show was just great if you were into country music and pickin’. Here’s a young Tommy Jones playing the “Black Mountain Rag” which is a song that was made popular by Doc Watson- only Tommy here is playing […]

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  • Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    By Miche Archetto: Lulo is the great-nephew of Django Reinhardt. In 2009 he founded the “Lulo Reinhardt’s International Latin-Swing project”. In this video, recorded live in Melbourne, they play the song “Mar y Sol”. They are Lulo Reinhardt – guitar Doug Martin – guitar Daniel Weltlinger – violin Sean Mackenzie – piano Harald Becher – bass Fabian Hevia – drums Peter Kennard – percussion The bio on Lulo’s official website reads: “Lulo Reinhardt is the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voice in Gypsy […]

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  • Ian Melrose: Having Fun

    Ian Melrose: Having Fun

    By Miche Archetto: Here is English guitar player Ian Melrose playing one of his most popular tunes called “Fingerpickers Have More Fun” According to his official website “Ian Melrose was born in Middlesbrough, England. As a youth he moved back to Ayr in Scotland with his Scottish parents and younger brother. Ian’s father was a member of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, so traditional music was always there somewhere. His early influences were the famous figures from the “British school” of […]

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