A new one! But just beautiful … — xPraetorius Continue reading I Do Love This Song (Part V)
Another Song! Not the same song as last time! This one is called “Jovano Jovanke.” (Macedonian: Јовано, Јованке) If you’re … Continue reading I DO Love This Song! (Part II)
It’s probably only because three of the finest guitarists who ever lived(1) are playing in it. Plus, I love that … Continue reading I DO Love This Song!
So, I did a little tooling around on the web in search of more material by my new favorite guitarist, … Continue reading Holy Mackerel! GREAT Song! (Part II)
My new favorite video! I love the chord progression that starts at exactly 32 seconds into the composition. It’s a … Continue reading Holy Mackerel! GREAT Song!
Look, when I was much younger, I used to be able to “get girls” by playing in a rock ‘n … Continue reading Fine, I Admit It — There’s SEX In Rock ‘n Roll (Rated PG-13)
I really like this recording. Understand, I’ve played the song in question — the long version of Voodoo Chile — hundreds … Continue reading Okay, I Have to Admit — I Love/Hate Rock ‘n Roll
Trying to be non-political in this post. (Breathe, xPraetorius, breathe!) Of course I start here: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (by … Continue reading A Sweet Day’s Journey
As you know, I’m a great, great music lover. My current enthusiasm is for Irish folk music, and I love this … Continue reading Another Musical Selection – The Town I Loved So Well
This is another one by Alan Miner — the Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard Of. It’s calming, sweet-sounding, relaxing, … Continue reading Okay — One More…
Same guy! The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard Of. Below is a link to a recording of his called … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part V)
Here’s another one by the guy — Alan Miner — whom we’ve called “The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part IV)
And here’s another one by this Alan Miner guy, whom we’ve dubbed, “The Greatest Guitarist No One’s Ever Heard Of.” … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist (Part II)
Above is a link to a joyful romp into the delightful world of guitar jam tunes! It’s Alan Miner again — … Continue reading This Guy Again! GREAT Unknown Guitarist
Three minutes and 23 seconds of sheer delight. One thing that’s just beyond impressive: Richard Smith’s right-hand technique. He’s the … Continue reading Brent Mason, Richard Smith “Sugarfoot Rag” Chet Atkins Tribute 2014 – YouTube
Sometimes we forget what a complete guitarist Vinny Raniolo is. You should check this recording out, at about 2:35. Not only … Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel – “Hot Club”- style Medley – Live 2012 – YouTube (Part II)
Do yourself a favor — turn this up really loud… Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel – “Hot Club”- style Medley – Live 2012 – YouTube
This shouldn’t be legal. There’s no way this much talent should be on the same stage at the same time. … Continue reading Frank Vignola Quintet & Tommy Emmanuel – 2008-04-29 – Limehouse Blues – Flight of the Bumble Bee – YouTube
The following is, I guess, a “humble brag.” I apologize in advance. I’ve been told that I’m a virtuoso on … Continue reading I Just Love This Stuff!!!
IMHO: Some of the finest music making ever done. Here. — xPraetorius Continue reading Play This Video — Up Loud!
Glen Campbell does a very fine version of the William Tell Overture on what looks like a mic’ed Ovation nylon … Continue reading This Is Just Way Too Fun!
Here. One of the most astonishingly wonderful solo performances on a guitar that I’ve ever been privileged to witness… and … Continue reading A Master Musician’s Masterful Performance
Can’t get better than this! Enjoy the efforts of a musical master on his instrument. It’s 41 minutes of gorgeousness… and … Continue reading Aleksei Arkhipovsky — Balalaika Master Live!
I hope that the last several posts I’ve placed out there have given you at least a tiny appreciation of … Continue reading More Balalaika Fun!
The great Aleksei (Alex) Arkhipovsky shows (here) what a master can do with three strings, two of which are the same … Continue reading A Genuine Demonstration of Musical Virtuosity
Here are two of the finest musicians the earth has ever produced playing together. I dare you to tell me … Continue reading Yet MORE Minutes of Sheer Exhilaration
Here: Tommy Emmanuel & Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Swing 39 Swing 42 They even let Vinny Raniolo — one of … Continue reading So Much Talent in ONE Place!
If you’re a guitarist like me, then this will be an hour and sixteen minutes of pure Heaven for you. If … Continue reading a Little Bit of Heaven
I have trouble not listening to this — loud. It’s here. I’m an unabashed Christian, and I love this kind of … Continue reading Just a Load of Fun
Awesome!!! Treat yourself to this: Stochelo Rosenberg & Joscho Stephan – Nuits de la Guitare 2015 Joscho Stephan is simply not … Continue reading I Rarely Use This WAY Over-Used Word, But This… Is…
Here it is: Whispering If you give yourself the gift of viewing and listening to this video you’ll see and hear … Continue reading The Value of the Guitar
Okay, this is just wrong. There is no reasonable excuse under the sun that these guitarists should be this good… and on … Continue reading Ridiculously Good (Part IV)
Tommy Emmanuel and Michael Johnson. Any time you have Tommy Emmanuel playing with anyone, it’s going to be good. Really good. … Continue reading Ridiculously Good (Part III)
Tommy Emmanuel and Richard Smith. It’s tough to imagine a finer treat to hear than this. Two of the very … Continue reading Ridiculously Good (Part II)
This: Edited: Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like displaying Youtube videos embedded into the page anymore, or something. Here it is: Spectacular … Continue reading Ridiculously Good!
It’s here: [youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvZo4cx47Gk%5D It’s very short, and really cute. Again, of such sweet moments can life be made, if only … Continue reading What a Cute Little Video! (Part II)
He’s Igor Presnyakov, and this little number — Take Five — shows only some of his versatility. He’s just wonderful. … Continue reading This Guitarist Can Play ANYTHING!
I love a whole lot of music. I love Classical music, Russian folk music, Celtic, Scottish, French, Italian, Indian (from … Continue reading What a Sweet Recording!
via Ed Gerhard – A closer walk with thee – YouTube. Another great YouTube video featuring Ed Gerhard. A beautiful song, beautifully … Continue reading Ed Gerhard – A closer walk with thee – YouTube
Ed Gerhard – Water is wide – YouTube. I love discovering “new” guitarists and musicians! New to me, that is.(1) I … Continue reading Ed Gerhard – Water is wide – YouTube
Tommy Emmanuel – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (live 2006 Leverkusen) – YouTube. Here is true mastery of an instrument. Beautiful … Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (live 2006 Leverkusen) – YouTube
Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes – Avalon – YouTube. Works out that we have as much fun as they do. This is … Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes – Avalon – YouTube
Wild Mountain Thyme – The High Kings & Finbar Furey – YouTube. If you ever think the Irish don’t do … Continue reading Wild Mountain Thyme – The High Kings & Finbar Furey – YouTube
…two dudes can make two guitars sound. Click here to find out. If you are a guitarist, you know the … Continue reading Hard to Believe How Beautiful…
via Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor – Honeysuckle Rose – YouTube. More great guitar mojo from the spectacular Tommy Emmanuel … Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor – Honeysuckle Rose – YouTube
It’s “I then shall live,” based on the melody for Finlandia, by Jean Sibelius. Beautiful melody, and really sweet on a nice … Continue reading Learned a New Song Today
Really, a tad more than five and a half minutes, and featuring the great, great Tommy Emmanuel and Stochelo Rosenberg, so … Continue reading Now, a FIVE-Minute Orgy of Just Plain Jazz Guitar Goodness…
… and double-bass, violin and accordion. This will turn you into a gypsy, so watch and listen at your own … Continue reading An Eight-Minute Orgy of Gypsy Jazz Guitar Goodness…