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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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  • Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Richard Smith with Pat Bergeson and Stuart Duncan

    Tiger Rag featuring Stuart Duncan on fiddle. Richard Smith guitar, Pat Bergeson guitar, Charlie Chadwick Bass, Tom Giampietro drums. Here’s another blistering Richard Smith video with the above players featured in a group called the “Guitar Hot Club of Nashville.” If you are familiar with Richard, you know or at least suspect that he’s in the Tommy Emmanuel category on guitar, but what you may not know is the guitar playing of Pat Bergeson.. What a pleasant surprise as I’ve […]

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  • Sierra Hull and Ryan Holladay – Salt Creek

    Sierra Hull and Ryan Holladay – Salt Creek

    If you’ve been keeping up with Acoustic Guitar Videos you will notice that we just featured more Mark O’Connor recently and posted his Winfield Kansas National Flatpicking Championship performance (hey, mind blowing stuff… suggest you listen if you haven’t heard this yet). One of the things that the video did say was, Mark O’Connor was bluegrass music’s first child prodigy. Well, I don’t know if I agree with that. After all, fiddler Vassar Clements performed on the Grand Ole Opry […]

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  • Claes Ottelid: Folk Guitar from Sweden

    Claes Ottelid: Folk Guitar from Sweden

    Here’s guitarist Claes Ottelid whose been featured before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos. Claes is a first rate guitarist… his playing is both passionate and commanding at the same time. I felt like an idiot the first time with calling the style of music a “Swedish Polka” instead of a POLSKA which is totally different. (Hey, what do I know) Really, it reminds me more of classical rather than folk.. (well, at least American folk music… don’t hear any Woody Guthrie […]

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  • Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Guitar Cajon Ruddy Meicher La haut (2013) Introducing French guitarist Ruddy Meicher with a song here that also features percussion (instrument called a Cajon which is in essence a box (hey, a music box!) ) This song which I am not sure of the title.. but I’ll take a guess “La haut” is a wonderful combination of groove and melody. My only complaint is, I would love it to be longer and hear more (yea I know, just hit the back […]

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  • Larry Coryell, Badi Assad & John Abercrombie

    Larry Coryell, Badi Assad & John Abercrombie

    Larry Coryell, Badi Assad & John Abercrombie – Three Guitars – Live New Morning Paris (Official) The Duo of Ralph Towner and John Abercrombie was one of my favorites years ago. The musicality was intense. So I run across this trio featuring Larry Coryell, Badi Assad & John Abercrombie and I figure… this has got to be good… right? Well yes, even though Badi Assad is not so much the soloist as Larry and John in this video, I love that […]

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  • Mark O’Connor- Dixie Breakdown 1975

    Mark O’Connor- Dixie Breakdown 1975

    1975 Winfield National Flatpicking Championship. Mark O’Connor… a 14 year old kid gets on stage. Proceeds to flatpick the Dixie Breakdown…. no one has heard flatpicking like this before (unless you knew of Mark back then). Be prepared to get blown away. That’s the good news. The bad part of this video is…. it’s not a video. But then again .. lucky to at least have this recorded. This was a mind altering performance for anyone that played bluegrass at […]

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  • Mark O’Connor with the David Grisman Quintet: Dawg’s Rag

    Mark O’Connor with the David Grisman Quintet: Dawg’s Rag

    I can recall the first time I heard the David Grisman Quintet.. It was at a bluegrass party and a friend of mine just bought the new album. We put it on and  …. well WE’RE BLOWN AWAY! Talk about a life changing moment in music! Of course… had to have the album. It was played over and over again. The sound and tone of the acoustic instruments was just so beautiful, and the compositions just so exciting you know, […]

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  • Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Jim Hurst & Martino Coppo “F Joke” – vicenzA

    Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Jim Hurst & Martino Coppo “F Joke” – vicenzA

    Chiara Sbicego from our facebook site sent this in and wrote to me the following: “Hi Bob! There’s Jim Hurst here in Italy in these days. He’ teaching at the Roberto Dalla Vecchia’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop. They have a small tour together after that. This is a video in which they’re playing one of Roberto’s song called “F Joke”. There’s also the italian mandolin player Martino Coppo.” Well Chiara, got to say this is very nice playing, and I bet […]

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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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