This video is unusual in that it features Tommy Emmanuel on an electric guitar — a Fender Telecaster. It’s just a delightful, fun recording, and worth every moment of listening that you can give it. Continue reading Another GREAT Tommy Emmanuel Video…
Years from now, music historians will look back at these recorded moments with the same reverence they hold for tales of Mozart and Haydn “jamming” together in the 1700’s, and for the original “Schubertiads” of the early 1800’s. Continue reading “Yeah, man… you got a lot to say in there!”
The name of the song is kind of silly, even cringe-worthy, but that doesn’t change the fact that what this guy does with a guitar is really good. Continue reading Love This Song!
There are a million million chord sequences in life. Some of them need to be changed out for new ones. Some need to go away entirely. Some need to be improved, some reduced, some simply modified. Some need components replaced entirely. That’s always true. In everyone’s life there are chords that just don’t work. They don’t change the fact that your life can have beauty, excitement, fun, thrills… growth. Continue reading Play A Different Chord
Turn it up! And raise a flagon or two! Ah! James McAvoy! Continue reading Love This!
In the second version, the male singer, Alan Stivell has a slightly strained relationship with the notes, but it’s still beautiful, and Nolwenn Leroy is just wonderful. Continue reading I’ve Always Loved Celtic Music
A new one! But just beautiful … — xPraetorius Continue reading I Do Love This Song (Part V)
As I might have mentioned in a previous post, I love this song. It’s an old Macedonian folk song, and … Continue reading I DO Love This Song! (Part IV)
Same song as last time, but a very different spin on it: It’s Vlatko Stefanovski again, and this time it’s … Continue reading I DO Love This Song! (Part III)
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!
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
I’ve written a bunch about Fidel Castro… especially now, at the first time in decades he’s actually done something right … Continue reading Castro’s Dead (Part V)
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)
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
Or, more to the point: “Why Should You Play The Guitar — All Your Life?“ Simple: Click here. Turn it up. It’s … Continue reading Why Should YOU Play The Guitar?
Don’t speak Danish? No problem! If you don’t fall off your chair laughing, while watching and listening to this, check … Continue reading This Is A Very Particular, Special Kind of Genius (Part II)
This, right here. Who doesn’t miss Victor Borge? The Great (great, great, very great) Dane. Only he could turn this into … Continue reading This Is A Very Particular, Special Kind of Genius
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!
Right here. Sorry, this is just delightful. You’ll hear instrumental virtuosity, Beethoven, Christmas, Pink Panther, Frank Sinatra and more. There’s … Continue reading MORE Minutes of Sheer Exhilaration!
Right here. This is simply astonishing. All kudos to the phenomenon that is YouTube, that permits me to find the … Continue reading Four Minutes of Sheer Exhilaration!
A wonderful crooner — Helmut Lotti — sings with a whole bunch of kids. There’s a moment when one of … Continue reading This Is REALLY Sweet Too
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
Wayfaring Stranger. It’s a beautiful old song, and not all that difficult on the guitar, which makes the vocals all the … Continue reading I Learned This Song Yesterday
Bill & Gloria Gaither – Halleluyah [Live] ft. The Isaacs – YouTube. I just love this song! I wish I … Continue reading Bill & Gloria Gaither – Halleluyah [Live] ft. The Isaacs – YouTube
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
Yep. This is just wrong. There should not be people on the planet with this much talent, because it can cause … Continue reading Ridiculously Good (Part V)
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)
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!
In this post, I introduced some of you to a pretty, sad song that caused my daughter to make me … Continue reading Want to Cry? (Part II)
The Old Man No one does this better, that I’ve heard, than John McDermott. I played it once for my … Continue reading Want to Cry?
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