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  • Eric Henderson: From Segovia to The Rolling Stones

    Eric Henderson: From Segovia to The Rolling Stones

    Patrick Lane over at our facebook page spotted this video and wrote the following: “Bob, I don’t know if you ever highlighted Eric Henderson before. I had a chance to take a few lessons from him years ago and he is just a wonderful musician. I have not kept in touch with him, but seeing Edgar Cruz play Bohemian Rhapsody made me think of him. Here is one of my favorites he did, Rolling Stones – Paint it Black” Thanks […]

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  • Arthur Smith – Acoustic Guitar Boogie

    Arthur Smith – Acoustic Guitar Boogie

    We’ve had our share of Tommy Emmanuel vids here at Acoustic Guitar Videos.. And one of the great Tommy vids features his incredibly hot version of Arthur Smith’s “Guitar Boogie.” Well here’s the original (or at least the original artist) performing the song on the acoustic.. Arthur is of course older here and has lost some of his chops… But still great guitar pickin’ nonetheless. Below is another vid of Arthur when he was much younger… enjoy!   Social Bookmarking

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  • Chet Atkins Tries His Hands At Banjo

    Chet Atkins Tries His Hands At Banjo

    Dolly Parton & Chet Atkins (on banjo) – Black Smoke’s a-Risin’ If you are a Chet Atkins fan, I think you will enjoy this video of him and Dolly Parton playing some old time country with a song called Black Smake’s a Risin’. And I think you will also enjoy a little blast at what Chet sounds like playing a banjo. You just had to figure that a ole country boy like Chet had to have known how to play […]

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  • Steve Morse On Acoustic.. And A Lot More

    Steve Morse On Acoustic.. And A Lot More

    Rare Steve Morse stuff This video is rare, and I’m guessing that you haven’t seen these clips of Steve Morse, especially his acoustic playing. The first part of this is Steve being interviewed, and then Steve cutting into some acoustic guitar. What a treat! The host is rude,,, cuts him off right in the middle of it and that video is over. The next video is Steve performing with Van Romaine (drummer that I have recorded with) and Dave LeRue, […]

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  • Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    If there was ever a musician that insisted on performing acoustic, it’s David Grisman. Vassar Clements told me once  that David always wanted him to play acoustic when they were on stage together. With all the years of performing with Vassar, I can’t recall even one time he played without his pickup…. So now you have this unlikely combination of Steve Morse and David Grisman… two icons… one very electric and the other very acoustic. Does it mix? Well, I’ll […]

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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Plays Acoustic Blues

    Stevie Ray Vaughan Plays Acoustic Blues

    Stevie Ray Vaughan fans! Here’s an obscure video of him playing acoustic guitar… I say this is obscure because it only has 6000+ views Certainly not indicative of Stevie Ray Vaughan type of numbers that go into the millions.. So enjoy this one and… if you have some friends that you think would like this video, do share it with them. You’ll be loved… Social Bookmarking

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  • Jerry & Daughter with Kukuruza

    Jerry & Daughter with Kukuruza

    Im hoping by now most of you know who Jerry Douglas is… right? Well, if not, he’s considered the “Big Gun” in the dobro world with abilities and chops far beyond most.. And in the video is Jerry’s daughter Olivia. Wonder is she’s gonna take up an instrument (or maybe she already has!). But who is Kukuruza? “The group Kukuruza of “Crossing Borders” fame were an early Russian Bluegrass group from Moscow. They came to tour America in the early […]

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  • Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Pushed Too Far – Jerry Douglas Band   “Telluride in 2003: Larry Atamaniuk/drums, Gabe Witcher/fiddle, Bryan Sutton/guitar, Derek Jones/bass.” When traditional bluegrass folks hear Jerry Douglas performing with drums and such… playing eclectic style songs …well I’m guessing that not to many are going to enjoy this particular video. But you can’t expect a guy like Jerry Douglas (the man that has redefined the dobro) to just play 3 – 5 chord bluegrass songs…. can you? Interestingly, this band is […]

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  • Dan Crary: Unique Method Of Holding Flatpick

    Dan Crary: Unique Method Of Holding Flatpick

    By John Hill:   Eclectic California flat picker Dan Crary performs a medley comprised of “Fishing Creek Blues,” “The Blackbird,” “Turkey in the Straw,” “Bonaparte’s Retreat” and “Arkansas Traveller.” From the DVD “Legends of Flatpicking Guitar.” About the artist: “Dan Crary (aka Deacon Dan Crary) (born September 29, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American bluegrass guitarist. He is also a Speech communications Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He helped re-establish flat picked guitar as a prominent soloing […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel: Beyond the “Boogie”

    Tommy Emmanuel: Beyond the “Boogie”

    A three chord guitar boogie is usually boring after 2 rounds… But not when Tommy Emmanuel is playing… Simply, he perhaps is the most exciting acoustic guitarist to not only listen to, but watch! Check out all the little antics he’s pulling while he’s tearing it up.. His personality and showmanship make his concerts beyond fun… even  for people who don’t necessarily know anything about the acoustic guitar.   Social Bookmarking

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  • Brendan Power & Andrew White: Roots With A Twist

    Brendan Power & Andrew White: Roots With A Twist

    Brendan Power & Andrew White – Jig Jazz   The YouTube description says that the sound of this video is distorted and recommends that we go and buy the audio CD. Okay Now that I did that, this is a very cool “Jig” with some cool improvisations by guitarist Andrew White and harmonica player Brendan Power. They both stay close to the melody but also have some nice embellishments (as they call it Jig Jazz).  Sounds very much like Celtic […]

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  • Dylan Ryche: Second Place Canadian Fingerstyle Championship

    Dylan Ryche: Second Place Canadian Fingerstyle Championship

    “Competition Performance – Finalist 2, Song 2 – 2nd Place The Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship – (see also CGF 2012 – “Winner”) August 1, 2010 Loughborough Lake, Kingston, Ontario” It takes a certain type of person to be able to compete in a competition. The amount of nerves that can shake the best players…. a competition can be overwhelming to many guitarists. Well, Dylan Ryche seems to have nerves of steel in this original fingerstyle rendition of “Platypus In Sheep’s Clothing” […]

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  • Jose A. Carrasquillo: “Cuatro” from Puerto Rico

    Jose A. Carrasquillo: “Cuatro” from Puerto Rico

      Here is guitarist… NO, Cuatro (ist) Jose A. Carrasquillo form Puerto Rico, with some music that I think we all should really enjoy here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. I wrote to Jose and asked him if he could send me a biography but, I still have not heard from him. What we first should notice here is Jose’s melodic sense. He’s playing a lot but it’s musical. Jose also has a lot of chops! If you like Jose’s video, […]

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  • George Benson Plays Acoustic

    George Benson Plays Acoustic

    We all know George Benson for his great jazz guitar playing (electric archtop that is). Well here he is on the acoustic (nylon string)! Now the tone he’s getting here, well… It’s not as smooth as his electric playing…. It’s still some great stuff but I think this proves that the electric and acoustic guitar are two very different instruments… at least when it comes to how both guitars need to be attacked.. He’s certainly playing this guitar a lot […]

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  • Tim Van Roy: Simple And Well Played

    Tim Van Roy: Simple And Well Played

    Human Nature – Solo Acoustic Guitar Cover (Tim Van Roy) Sometimes I’m here at the site and my head starts spinning with all the notes and flash. Yea, so much to be impressed about… but there’s something to be said about someone just playing…. a song. Now, I think guitarist Tim Van Roy who hails from Belgian may not have the flashiest video on this site, but what I will tell you is he’s got a great recorded sound on […]

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  • Matteo Gobbato: Smoke On The Water

    Matteo Gobbato: Smoke On The Water

    Smoke on the water (fingerstyle) with the new GSmini – Arr. Matteo Gobbato There’s a good chance that if you are over 40 years or older and play the guitar, “Smoke On The Water” was one of the songs you tried to play when you first started out. So I don’t know if a lot of your friends or guitar players you knew told you that you had to learn how to play a bar chord in order to play […]

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  • Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Here’s Croatian guitarist Ivan Pešut with a really cool music video featuring a song entitled “Spring Break.” What first struck me about Ivan’s playing was, he sounds like he might have taken a few notes from Tony Rice…. Tony besides his very famous bluegrass playing came out with a whole series of his own “spacegrass” albums which to this day are still my favortes… Some of the changes and the playing here is reminiscent of Tony’s… just got to wonder […]

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  • Jonathan Lane: A Trip To Yūgen

    Jonathan Lane: A Trip To Yūgen

    Percussive acoustic guitarist Jonathan Lane (who also runs https://www.facebook.com/PercussiveAcousticGuitar) put out this new video that is in my opinion very cool and, very original. Well, when you listen to this, Jonathan doesn’t follow rules and really plays to the beat of a different guitarist so to speak. He told me that this is called a “Soundscape,” rather than a song.. So this Soundscape is entitled “Yugen.” Yūgen by the way means – “An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses […]

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  • Harry Leahey: World Class Guitarist Stayed Close To Home

    Harry Leahey: World Class Guitarist Stayed Close To Home

    Harry Leahey Nuages  By Flip Peters: If you took guitar lessons between the late 60s and 1990, the chances are very high that you studied with Harry of one of his students.  There are very few videos of Harry playing. This is one from the mid 1980s in Rochester, NY. Harry performs with his regular trio, with Roy Cumming, bass and Glenn Davis, drums. Thanks to Walt Bibinger, one of Harry’s former students and himself a great guitarist, for this […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan: Crazy!

    Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan: Crazy!

    Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan – Main Street Breakdown – WILD I don’t think I even have to say anything about this video. Both Tommy and Joscho are out of control Hot on this video. Two guitar virtuosos going at a Chet Atkins Tribute song for Django Reinhardt.. Mark this one down as Off the Charts! Here’s the YouTube description: “Fasten your seatbelts: Tommy Emmanuel and a young Joscho Stephan chasing each other through the “Main Street Breakdown”, one of Chet’s […]

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  • Brandon Farris: Great sounding CD to Be Released

    Brandon Farris: Great sounding CD to Be Released

    To Fly on the Sea ~ Brandon Farris (Original) Here’s a new composition by Alaskan guitarist Brandon Farris entitled “The Story Of Us” which will be released August 8th. Here were getting to listen to a little more of a production than I’m used to hearing with Brandon’s music… But you know what? It really works in my opinion- very tasteful and not overdone at all production wise. As far as his recording, it is extremely first rate. I probably […]

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  • Maneli Jamal: Settling Down

    Maneli Jamal: Settling Down

    Maneli Jamal – We Made It (2013) Maneli Jamal is one of those guitarist that can create a mood with his instrument. It’s not just notes anymore, the composition title actually means something… For example, this new piece entitled “We Made It,” really sounds so comforting. It’s as if there is a big sigh of relief that says “Hey, we’ve settled down, we’re good and “we made it.” Beautiful tone as always from Maneli, with a precision performance filled with […]

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  • Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva: Encore!

    Anna Likhacheva Performance on the Great Finale of the World Guitar “Great Finale of the World Guitar Competition 2012 was held in Novi Sad during 6.Vojvodina Guitar Fest (9 – 12. April 2012). This is performance of Anna Likhacheva from Russia.” Here’s Anna Likhacheva all grown up so to speak. If you’ve missed the first video of Anna when she was 9 years old, do check that out: http://acousticguitarvideos.com/3783/anna-likhacheva-9-year-old-virtuoso/ This video as you can see is from 2012, a year ago […]

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  • Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    Anna Likhacheva: 9 Year Old Virtuoso

    El Colibri – Anna Likhacheva (9 year) “Anna Likhacheva plays in the competition in Moscow (2003) “ You can see the date and yes… that’s some time ago. But playing like that at 9 years old? Absolutely amazing! Well, I’m guessing the discipline that Anna went through is similar to that of those Eastern Block country gymnasts who would train morning, noon and night. Practicing 8 hours a day. Maybe that’s undercutting it. Even I exceeded that when I was […]

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  • Herb Ohta Jr: Following Footsteps of his Famous Father

    Herb Ohta Jr: Following Footsteps of his Famous Father

    Herb Ohta Jr – “Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani” “Herb Ohta Jr performs “Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani” at The Slack Key Show Masters of Hawaiian Music on May 23, 2012 at The Napili Kai Beach Resort in Napili Bay.”   By Flip Peters: Herb Ohta Jr is following in the footsteps of his famous father, Herb Ohta Sr A/K/A Ohta-San, one of the early ‘ukulele-heros. http://www.ukulele.org/?Inductees:2004-2007:Herb_Ohta Like his dad Herb Ohta Jr plays the low G tuning, but unlike him he uses a […]

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  • Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Summer NAMM ’11 – Cole Clark Guitars Brent Mason & Randy Kohrs “2011 Summer NAMM Show where they visit the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a performance by guitarists Brent Mason and Randy Kohrs using Cole Clark Guitars Talisman acoustic and lap steel models.” When I first saw this video I had to wonder which of these two killer musicians to focus in on. I mean, you’re only gonna read so much […]

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  • Pat Coldrick: Full Command

    Pat Coldrick: Full Command

    Danza Paraguaya No 1 Performed by Pat Coldrick If you want to see a very strong, very confident performance… look no further. Dublin Ireland based guitarist Pat Coldrick is just about as good as it gets, with a flawless technique, expressive lines and a tone to die for. In this video, Pat performs  Danza Paraguaya No. 1, which is a composition by A Barrios Mangore. The setting is at St. Mary’s Church, Howth, North County Dublin.  A first rate video and […]

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  • Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba

    Laurindo Almeida with The Modern Jazz Quartet By Flip Peters: Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida came to the US in the late 1940s with the Stan Kenton band. In 1952, 10 years before Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd started the Bossa Nova craze with their album Jazz Samba, Almeida and Bud Shank recorded Brazilliance, fusing Brazilian music and “cool” or “West Coast” jazz. His varied recording, composing and performing career is summarized at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurindo_Almeida. His performance here with the MJQ […]

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  • John McLaughlin: Speeding On The Acoustic

    John McLaughlin: Speeding On The Acoustic

    John McLaughlin Solo Guitar Recorded August 30, 1981 St. Goarshausen, Germany. There’s a lot of people that don’t necessarily appreciate  ”Speed Guitar” but then again,,, there’s a lot of you that do. But to be a successful guitarist, you have to be able to do it all… you know, play slow, play melodies, play with feeling, and play fast. Well John McLaughlin for the longest time that I can recall, was (is) perhaps the sheer fastest on the acoustic- able to […]

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  • Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    “Richard Smith and Julie Adams at the Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, California on 8th April 2005″ We just featured Richard Smith on Acoustic Guitar Videos and you know what? It got a giant response! Here’s the link to some more of his fabulous videos http://acousticguitarvideos.com/?s=richard+smith In this vid, Richard plays a Jerry Reed Medley which includes at the end “Jerry’s Breakdown.” This was always one of my favorite songs and I actually first heard it on a record by […]

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