Osiris – Jonathan Lane (fingerstyle tapping vocals)

We’ve featured Jonathan Lane before here at Acoustic Guitar Videos and for good reason…

This guy is awesome!

This song Osiris started out as an instrumental believe it or not. So I do have access to that (darm good). But then Jonathan brought it to my attention that he had written some words and added a vocal to this… I thought at first “oh no.”

But guess what?

Jonathan has a really cool voice that blends so well with what he’s doing.

This in my opinion gives this “Hot Rod” guitarist a distinctive advantage over just the guitar players. What I mean is, a whole night of guitar for the most part can get let’s say, just a bit on the dull side, even if it’s totally impressive.  So when I heard this I thought… wow, this really added another dimension to this song.

Here’s some bio info on JL…

Jonathan Lane started banging on his first instrument in Western Mass, U.S.,when he got his first drum kit and began desturbing the neighbors at the bright age of 13. While jamming with friends he played around on their guitars learning a few chords for fun. After teaching himself and playing both instruments more and more Jonathan got his first guitar(a $50 Oscar schmidt). Little by little, guitar began to overtake the majority his practice time as he began writing some singer/songwriter style songs...(and playing drums, in general, isn't as conventional as an acoustic steel string guitar.)Throughout this time up to the present Jonathan Lane has remained stubbornly untaught from any level of lessons, mostly in the hope of being as least commercialized as possible. Serious practice and a strong vision in the right direction began around 18. At this time he was introduced to Michael Hedges' "Arial boundaries," the CandyRat Youtube channel, Erik Mongrain, Kaki King and many many more "awe-some" artists; widening his horizon with brilliant harmonies, percussive tapping, soulful writing, and endless possibilities of sounds that can be arranged into art. These personal muses were the main catalyst to Jonathan's pure love for this style and the beginning of his dabbling into these unique sounds using tapping harmonies, finger style multitasking, and percussive techniques on the guitar to mimic drum rhythms. Some time past when he realized the percussive acoustic riffs were stringing together into his own partial songs...discovering this style of playing really got the writing juices flowing into an exponential curve.

Let’s give Johnathan Lane some likes and shares. I think he’s going in the right direction… what do you think?


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