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.