One of the comments is where did all the great pickers go? Well here.
There's a huge scene of fingerpickers around in the kind of music above.
IMO, it's been a golden period for solo acoustic players over the last 15 years in the John Fahey influenced way of playing (not including the percussive side of things as that seems to be a different thing all together), IMO Jack Rose is still the king. Of course there are other guitarists with techniques that could be described as being 'better' but IMO few were able to compose pieces that were emotionally moving and interesting at the same time.
I agree too, Jack Rose is still the king. Whether he's fingerpicking or playing his Weissenborn.
Jack Rose is missed for sure.
The other guy I rank up with JR, but to my ears I'd even rate him even higher is Rod Poole who had a even sadder demise (stabbed to death in a road rage incident, when he was the third party & attempted to break up a fight) and there's not much if any videos of him performing and some of his bit of his back catalogue is out of print/lost, a bit like the Robbie Basho for this generation and like RB. RP isn't an easy guitarist to appreciate, his music cannot be recreated unless you have a 17 tone guitar and can make sense of the following but for my ears that's part of the appeal, a genuine outsider who forged his own sound and identity.
Onechordtrick: Akquarius thanks, martinrowe hoping to find the the sweet spot between well enough to play and well enough to work
Aug 7, 2019 5:45:00 GMT
walkingdecay: When my wife's away I sometimes play mando in bed while watching box sets on the telly. Only downside is that the dogs take the opportunity to join me on the bed. Get well soon Onechordtrick.
Aug 7, 2019 7:47:49 GMT
Onechordtrick: I may just have taken my son out for his first date
Aug 14, 2019 12:42:20 GMT
ocarolan: Shouldn't he be dating someone nearer his own age...?
Aug 14, 2019 16:26:04 GMT