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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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  • Chit San Maung: Burmese Guitar Hero

    Chit San Maung: Burmese Guitar Hero

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Chit San Maung (also spelled Mung) playing an acoustic guitar. Chit San Mung is a guitar virtuoso from Myanmar (or Burma) and lead guitarist of Iron Cross, the most popular Burmese rock band. Here he flatpicks an intro solo and then he switches to fingerpicking to play the famous Bourrée by J. S. Bach (from the Lute Suite no. 1, BWV 996), and than he concludes with another outro solo. If you like this video, […]

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  • Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Grateful Dead Acoustic

    Knocking On Heavens Door- The Grateful Dead I’m always amazed at the sheer amount of people that I run into that were/are “Dead Heads”… you know, fans of the Grateful Dead. I have personally never been to a “Dead” concert… I have however heard a lot of stories about things that went on during them though… Being mainly an acoustic lover, you can only imagine how happy I was to find this particular “acoustic dead vid.”  But 76,000 views… doesn’t […]

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  • Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Sean De Burca: New Guitarist Lands London Guitar Show

    Here’s guitarist Sean De Burca who hails from the UK with a song he wrote entitled “Farseer” off of his latest album. This video was shot at the TNAG HQ and is obviously live without any processing (not so easy to do!) Sean incorporates guitar tapping, percussive guitar and fingerstyle into his playing. With this percussive style, good groove is everything in my opinion…. Sean certainly has that going on. Here’s some bio information on Sean… as you will read, […]

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  • Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    By Miche Archetto: Javier Gonzalez is an american virtuoso guitar player. According to his facebook page, he was born in Santa Clara but he is now living in Mexico, where he owns a guitar shop. He has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvard University. In this video he reinterpret the famous song “Hotel California” by Eagles, with a lot of virtuosity, including high speed alternate picking and sweeping. This video had more than 1 million views in 3 years. […]

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  • Assad Brother: A Moment of Pure Music

    Assad Brother: A Moment of Pure Music

    Assad Brother A Moment of Pure Love Sergio and Odair Assad perform a piece by Baiao Malandro – Egberto Gismonti   BY MARIE GULLARD “It has been written about Brazilian guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad that no amount of expectation prepares an audience for their perfectly synchronized style of musical interplay and their innovative compositions, many of which have been written by Sergio’s daughter, pianist and composer Clarice Assad. The three, along with percussionist Jamey Haddad and vocalist Christiane Karam, will perform […]

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  • Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Stephan Grapelli & Julian Bream Play Django Reinhardt

    Nuage St Grapelli & J Bream This is just wonderful playing here by guitarist Julian Bream and the unmistakable Stephan Grapelli on violin, who should know a little about playing with the author of this song (that would be Django Reinhardt (Nuage). “Julien Bream is a British classical guitarist and lutenist and is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of the 20th century. He has also been successful in renewing popular interest in the lute. Bream was born in London and brought up in a […]

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  • Richard Smith: Extraordinary Fingerpicking

    Richard Smith: Extraordinary Fingerpicking

    Richard Smith plays “The Watkins Man” Here’s fingerpicking guitar specialist Richard Smith, “playing a Chet tune on his Stonebridge 23SR guitar at CAAS 2008″ As you can see, this vid is sort of an informal video but sometimes these are the best ones! Richard is a one man wrecking crew with his fingerpicking… and this song “The Watkins Man” really shows off what Richard is capable of in a big way.   Richard Smith Bio: Richard Smith was born in […]

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  • Tony Rice & Friends: White House Blues

    Tony Rice & Friends: White House Blues

    Here’s Tony Rice, along with Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck & Mark Schatz, performing “White House Blues.” In the YouTube description, they referred to Tony as “country guitar giant”… what? Way back when in the 40′s.. yes… bluegrass was considered country music, as they lumped it into all one category. But today, it’s bluegrass… period. This particular video shows off some great playing of course by all members of the band. I mean, who would be charged […]

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  • Alex De Grassi Turning, Turning Back

    Alex De Grassi Turning, Turning Back

    Back in the late 70′s, a new sound on the acoustic guitar was emerging…. And at the forefront of this new style and sound was guitarist Alex de Grassi. Since 78′, Alex has recorded many albums for the innovative label Windham Hill Records which are still among my favorites today. Interestingly, my mentor and friend Greg Gualtieri from Pendulum Audio had a close association with Alex. Builder of the SPS1, the rack mount design was the  world’s first rack- mounted […]

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  • Michael Winslow: Band In A VoiceBox

    Michael Winslow: Band In A VoiceBox

    Michael Winslow and Odd Nordstoga – Rocks Senkveld – Oslo, Norway This has little of nothing to do with an acoustic guitar… Well maybe a little cause there is an acoustic used in this vid. But the main focus here is on Michael Winslow… Remember that guy from “Police Academy”? You might have seen him doing standup comedy on one of those comedy shows? You can call him  ”Band In A VoiceBox” I thought this video was so entertaining and […]

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