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  • Wayne Lovegrove: It’s Never Too Late

    Wayne Lovegrove: It’s Never Too Late

    Wayne Lovegrove — “Green” – on a Patrick Schachle guitar You play the guitar… You’ve been doing it all your life… The songs you’ve written follow you everywhere you go. But are you going to let it all be just the music in your head? But  then, one day, in one moment, you decide to do it…. You know, make a CD, video, and bring all the music to life. Well that’s exactly what happened for guitarist Wayne Lovegrove… and […]

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  • Manitas De Plata: Famous French Guitarist

    Manitas De Plata: Famous French Guitarist

    Eddie Delezen over at our facebook page recommended this video of guitarist Manitas De Plata. After checking out his bio, I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never heard of Manitas De Plata before since apparently he is very famous over in France. And in trying to decide what category his playing falls in… well, in my opinion it’s not really flamenco, not really classical… but he is playing a nylon string guitar and it’s definitely not bluegrass so… (ha ha). Technically […]

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  • 12 String Mechanical Guitar Plays Dust In the Wind

    12 String Mechanical Guitar Plays Dust In the Wind

    Dust In The Wind by Kansas on a 12 String We’ve featured some machines playing guitars here before at acoustic guitar videos, but nothing this elaborate and nothing that really seemed to play somewhat like a human. I say somewhat, because… well you know… there’s still no substitute (yet). Here’s the write up from YouTube: “from RagtimeWest.com it’s Our automated 12 String guitar playing Dust in the Wind by Kansas. Brand new product being tested for the first time!!! Fantastic […]

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  • Andrea Valeri Performs Live- Sultans of Swing

    Andrea Valeri Performs Live- Sultans of Swing

    By Nick Campling: There’s already a video of Andrea Valeri playing his “party piece” Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits on Acoustic Guitar Videos, but here’s an update.. interesting to hear how it has developed over a few years of being played all over the world! Andrea also produced an instructional video whilst visiting Maton in Australia who make his guitars which, if you’re a player might help or cause you to break the guitar and bury your head! Although […]

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  • Gareth Pearson: Run SB Run

    Gareth Pearson: Run SB Run

    By Nick Campling Here’s an own composition from Gareth Pearson called Run SB Run. Gareth is a fabulous young player from Wales who hit the scene at the age of about 15 in the UK. It’s great to hear these youngsters who owe so much to Tommy Emmanuel developing a style of their own and moving on from The Claw and Blue Smoke (not that I have anything at all against Jerry Reed or Merle Travis!) to write their own […]

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  • Clive Carroll Performs at Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch

    Clive Carroll Performs at Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch

    Clive Carroll – Oregon – Live at Fur Peace Ranch “Clive Carroll made a rare US appearance at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Southeast Ohio, as part of the Guitar Masters show in the 2012 Concert Series.” Nick Campling gave me this suggestion to post this video by Clive Carroll and said the following:  “one of our best kept secrets here in the UK”! This video is really different… The sounds that Clive Carroll is getting out of his […]

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  • Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain,Tod Parks: St Anne’s Reel

    Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Aly Bain,Tod Parks: St Anne’s Reel

    By Jim Weaver: This video, which appears to be from the early to mid-1990′s is a cross-over bluegrass/celtic song.  A young Jerry Douglas shines, but so does Aly Bain, Tod Parks and Russ Barenberg. “Russ Barenberg began playing guitar at age 13, taking lessons from Alan Miller, whose brother John Miller Barenberg would later play with. His style was heavily influenced by the flatpickingtechnique of Clarence White. He attended Cornell University and met Pete Wernick there in 1968. Together they joined to form Country Cooking, who released […]

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  • Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Peter Schaff wrote into our facebook page and said the following about this video: “Al Di Meola has never been this real for me!” This video which was filmed Live at Montreux Festival, 1994 features an All Star Line Up which includes Monty Alexandre on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, and of course Al Di Meola on guitar. Al is using the Roland synth which was the new thing back in the early 90′s but, had in my […]

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  • Johnnie Lin: Tapping The Streets of Brisbane

    Johnnie Lin: Tapping The Streets of Brisbane

    Whether or not we like the tapping style of guitar, we’re gonna have to admit one thing… It’s here and it’s getting major amounts of traffic on YouTube when something is posted. Now this tapping guitarist Johnnie Lin, has already received 500 thousand views. You got to ask the question… “Do you think this style is here to stay.” My inclination is a big yes. here’s the Youtube write up… just look at what happened by posting this vid- I’m […]

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  • Taylor & Jessie Baker: Soldier’s Joy

    Taylor & Jessie Baker: Soldier’s Joy

    A lot has happened since 2008 to these brothers, (the Baker Brothers) who are from Martinsville, Indiana. In this video, Taylor and Jessie Baker, age 15 and 17, playing Soldier’s Joy on mandolins. “Jessie ( known for banjo) and Taylor (mandolin) Baker. Jessie was born in 1991, Taylor in 1993. Began performing in 2002. Mom and dad, Anna and David, perform with the boys on bass and guitar. Have won several band competitions and perform regularly at festivals like Bean Blossom and Ralph […]

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  • Smokin’ Joe Robinson: Knockin’ Out A Little Somethin’

    Smokin’ Joe Robinson: Knockin’ Out A Little Somethin’

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here (well not really) and say that Smokin’ Joe Robinson is probably the heir to the Tommy Emmanuel acoustic guitar throne and perhaps one of the most talented guitarist you will ever hear. Well, it’s not such a bold statement really… just listen to this video. I like what the guy say’s to Joe while they’re setting up the stage for the next act: “Can you ‘knock out” a little something while everybody’s getting […]

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  • Clay Hess/Sierra Hull & Hwy 111: ‘Smashville’

    Clay Hess/Sierra Hull & Hwy 111: ‘Smashville’

    Here’s a live video from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2009 featuring Sierra Hull and her band Highway 111 with Clay Hess on guitar. Yes, there’s a lot of talking so if you just want to pass that up, go to about 2:50 in the dial for the music. “Smashville’” which was written by fiddle Jim VanCleve of Mountain Heart, falls under the category of a modern day bluegrass instrumental. So if you are expecting to hear a 3 or 4 […]

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  • 32 Metronomes Lock Into Groove After Starting At Different Times

    32 Metronomes Lock Into Groove After Starting At Different Times

    I’ve had a fascination for the metronome since an early teenager- You ask, what’s so fascinating about a metronome? Well, the strive for performing with one, and playing in time is one of the important basics of great musicianship. Ah, becoming one with the metronome… It’s a beautiful thing. just ask any session player in Nashville. You can tell right away (at least I can) a musician who has practiced with one vs. the musician that hasn’t. Yes, good music […]

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  • Vassar Clements, Tony Rice – Kissimmee Kid

    Vassar Clements, Tony Rice – Kissimmee Kid

    Here’s the all star lineup of musicians on this video: Vassar Clements – fiddle Tony Rice – guitar Mark O’Connor – mandolin Jerry Douglas – dobro John Hartford – banjo Glenn Worf – bass Kissimmee Kid…. the author of this piece is Vassar Clements and Kissimmee is where Vassar grew up in Florida. I think by now everybody knows the town cause of Walt Disney and all the theme parks. This video looks like it was filmed a little before […]

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  • Grisha Goryachev: Russian Guitar Virtuoso

    Grisha Goryachev: Russian Guitar Virtuoso

    Here’s yet another amazing guitarist- this time a guitarist from St. Petersburg Russia by the name of Grisha Goryachev, with the familiar guitar piece Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona, which is from a live performance at Trilogy Guitars, Los Angeles, December 18, 2010. The arrangement is by Paco de Lucía which would indicate that Grisha is not only a classical guitarist, but a flamenco guitarist as well. A Russian flamenco guitarist you say? Well, just listen to him. Grisha’s a guitar machine- able to […]

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  • Marc Teicholz: Beyond the Piece

    Marc Teicholz: Beyond the Piece

    Marc Teicholz- remember that name… Why? Well just listen to him play! Sometimes what he is playing sounds just impossible, and other times just so tender and sweet. Marc is one of those guitarists that has it all- brilliant technique, tone, and feeling. What else can I say except enjoy and read the bio material below. Marc’ has quite a background and well praised by his peers…. “Guitar: 1867 Antonio de Torres (http://bit.ly/13Upptc). Here’s Marc Teicholz performing in the Guitar […]

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  • Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Ryan Inglis: ‘Fear’

    Here’s a live performance that sounds so good, it’s hard to believe it’s live- until you hear the applause at the end. Ryan Inglis is one of those guys that can do it all- a great vocalist and a great guitarist. I hope you all know how rare that really is…. This song is part of a new album that Ryan has in the can and due for release. You can check it out at his website (link below). Ryan […]

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  • Anoushka & Ravi Shankar: “All Ears”

    Anoushka & Ravi Shankar: “All Ears”

    Ravi Shankar is perhaps the world’s most well known Sitarist… as his name and the instrument can almost go hand and hand. After all, who did the Beatles look to when they wanted that influence? In this video, Ravi’s daughter Anoushka does some ear training with her father who is not giving her the easiest of lines. The Sitar which is not only about pressing near the frets, also features string pressures and bends that can’t be achieved on a […]

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  • Robbie Basho: Rare Video

    Robbie Basho: Rare Video

    By Jim Weaver: This is a very rare video of the late guitarist Robbie Basho. I particularly liked one of the comments: “He looks like a high school science teacher” He does remind me of Trace Bundy. Wiki biography follows: Robbie Basho From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Basho was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was orphaned as an infant. Adopted by the Robinson family, Daniel Robinson, Jr. attended Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and went on to study at the University of Maryland […]

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  • Doyle Dykes: Classic Fingerpickin’

    Doyle Dykes: Classic Fingerpickin’

    NAMM 2013 #3 – Merle Travis & Chet Atkins “Doyle discusses playing with Grandpa Jones, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.” One of the best videos of guitar playing (at least one of my favorites) was a video by Doyle Dykes I featured here more than a year ago, showing off  about 5 short songs- all just fabulous playing. Here in this recent video which was filmed at NAMM 2013, Doyle in my opinion has slowed down a little….  yes……. really. […]

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  • Wulfin Lieske: a Gourmet Guitarist

    Wulfin Lieske: a Gourmet Guitarist

      Torres Guitar La Leona – Rumores De La Caleta (1) Albeniz, Wulfin Lieske GOURMET GUITARS The writing of classical music is considered the most important element of the music- in fact, listen to a classical performance on YouTube and you will be hard pressed to see the Artist name ahead of the composers.. In fact, sometimes you might not even see the artist (guitarists) name at all… as if this piece just plays itself!!! Well, just love the piece […]

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  • Adam Hager: Little Rock Getaway

    Adam Hager: Little Rock Getaway

    2010 Robin Kessinger Festival / West Virginia State Guitar Champion Competition: Hey … Want to hear something real good? Well, Adam Hager is just tearing it up here in this contest on the Little Rock Getaway, a song that is not so easy for most to play… But Adam eats it up without any problem! What I like about Adam’s playing is, he’s not the typical newograss kid that’s been heavily influenced by the Tony Rice school of flatpicking, It […]

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  • Clay Hess: Gold Rush

    Clay Hess: Gold Rush

    Adam Steffey & Clay Hess “Gold Rush” – Modern Music Workshop Here’s some great flatpickin’ by guitarist Clay Hess, who is joined by Adam Steffey on a song entitled Gold Rush. This vid was shot at “The Gathering” in St. Petersburg Fl back in January of 2009 and sponsored by the Modern Music Workshop.   Clay has all the elements of the modern day flatpicker with a deep knowledge of The Clarence/Rice style, and then some. His tone is about […]

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  • George Shuffler- Sweep Pickin’ Bluegrass

    George Shuffler- Sweep Pickin’ Bluegrass

    George Shuffler… if you are into bluegrass music, you should know this name. George was the lead guitar player with the Stanley Brothers and one of the first flatpicking guitarist to really use the crosspicking. But what I didn’t know is how George was picking it. I just assumed he was using down up down strokes… NO!!!!! George is actually doing a similar technique used by sweep guitarists like  Frank Gambale, or  jazz guitarists Chuck Wayne and Tal Farlow in the 1940s. The technique is only […]

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  • Kinloch Nelson: Old Song on an Historic Wood

    Kinloch Nelson: Old Song on an Historic Wood

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Kinloch Nelson, from Rochester, playing his rendition of “Tennessee Waltz” on a very special guitar, a Bruce Petros’ Tunnel 13 guitar, made from redwood salvaged from Tunnel #13 built in 1880 and the location of the “Last Great American Train Robbery”. According to his website “KINLOCH NELSON, a solo fingerstyle guitarist/singer, creates a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs range from J.S. Bach to the blues and may include references […]

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  • Mark Goldenberg: Creative Open Chords

    Mark Goldenberg: Creative Open Chords

    By Miche Archetto: Here is guitarist and composer mark Goldenberg playing his composition called “Unanswered”, an original combination of atmospheric open chords. The bio on his website reads: “Mark Goldenberg is a guitarist who has played on records for a myriad of artists including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia,Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton and yes, William Shatner.   He has been lead guitarist for Jackson Browne since 1994.   He is also a songwriter and […]

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  • Michael Lucarelli: James Bond Theme Song

    Michael Lucarelli: James Bond Theme Song

    Michael Lucarelli plays “The James Bond Theme” by John Barry/Monty Norman on classical guitar. Arranged by Steve Dell This is a song that has a little bit of a special meaning to me- Well, not so much the song but the original guitarist that played on the original recording. Do you remember that low sounding electric guitar riff in the original? Well, that was performed by an old friend of mine by the name of Billy Strange. Not too many […]

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  • Ana & Viktor Vidovic: Classical With A Turn Of Century Twist

    Ana & Viktor Vidovic: Classical With A Turn Of Century Twist

      There’s no doubt as to the talent level put together here in this video with brother and sister Ana and Viktor Vidovic, featuring a composition by Viktor entitled “Raft House.” This composition reminds me of something you’d hear from the late 1800- no not classical, but the pop music from back then. Curious- In the video description near Viktor’s writing credits say’s the following: Kuća na splavi / Raft house (I’m not sure if this is a translation?) In any […]

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  • Jimmy Page- Acoustic- Going To California

    Jimmy Page- Acoustic- Going To California

    Here’s Led Zeppelin, or should I say Robert Plant with Jimmy Page and a mandolinist with Going To California. I’ve always loved this song and this version is just as good as the original. Robert Plant of course has got an incredible voice- one that you can recognize in one line. Sorry to say that I can’t do that with a lot of the singers I’m hearing on the radio today. Perhaps there’s a few of them, but I just […]

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  • A Young Richard Smith and Chet Atkins

    A Young Richard Smith and Chet Atkins

    You gotta wonder sometimes how some of these great guitarists were at a young age and just getting started. Well in Richard Smith’s case, we are fortunate enough to have a video of him. Here’s Richard with legendary guitarist Chet Atkins (obviously Richard’s hero) when Richard was just 11 years old. Now of course, Richard didn’t rest upon his natural talents… no no. Cause he’s certainly a lot better now as it is to be expected. But you can definitely hear […]

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