The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95631   Message #1883698
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
12-Nov-06 - 04:27 AM
Thread Name: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Subject: Guitar

  • Doc Watson playing "Deep River Blues". Superb fingerpicking from the master.
  • Tommy Emmanuel playing a medley of songs on stage during a concert celebrating Australia Day 2004. The ultimate guitar showman, yet his incredible technical virtuosity never gets in the way of the music. There are many many clips of TE on YouTube, I felt this one was probably the most representative for anybody seeing him for the first time.
  • Chris Proctor conducting a Taylor workshop. This is a "must watch" for all fingerstyle guitar players, his "Huckleberry Hornpipe" at 10.30 in Open G is particularly enthralling and will repay watching over and over again.
  • HAMADA Takasi (to give him the correct Japanese nomenclature), although he is called Takashi Hamada on the YouTube video. This man is truly amazing, his forte is classic ragtime, and in this clip he plays the finest rendition of "Maple Leaf Rag" you are ever likely to hear.
  • George Shuffler demonstrating his crosspicking technique. Shuffler is one of the great originals, ( he played with the Stanley Brothers in the fifties ), and this demonstration should be studied closely by all flatpickers.
  • John Renbourn singing and playing "Abide with Me" , and "Great Dream of Heaven". Effortlessly fluid fingerstyle. Renbourn is playing here at least as well as ever, if not better, on these two hymns, the second of which comes from the great Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence. He needs to lose the woolly cap, however, imo.

  • Unfortunately, this Renbourn has been removed due to copyright issues. Oh well ...