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Peter Miller Acoustic Guitar Youtube

Here’s some very nice Steel String Acoustic Guitar by an Australian based Acoustic Guitarist called Peter Miller.  Peter will be performing on the same bill as the great French based guitar player Pierre Bensusan at the Soundlounge on the Gold Coast Queensland. 

The song is called Full Flight
 

Here is a link to Peter Miller’s Myspace

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Posted in Acoustic Guitar, guitar blog

Norman Savitt – Acoustic Guitar Player Part 2

Norman Savitt    

Norman Savitt

Here’s Part 2 of my posts about Acoustic Guitar Players.  
This one is about Norman Savitt 

To quote from the Balkan Records Site 

“Norman Savitt is a unique acoustic guitarist with a versatility, texture and expression that is distinct and timeless. His debut CD, “Norman Savitt and Friends”, brings Norman together with master musicians Howard Levy, Eugene Friesen, David Amram and Susan Mitchell, in a mix of duo and solo pieces, a “compelling musical mix of happy and meditative tunes, played with enjoyment, imagination and care… full of beautiful sounds and good feelings. ”

Normans guitar playing has a folkish, slight roots sort of feel to it, with a hint every now and then of  the great Celtic players, but it has a refreshing newness about it.  I’m a fan already only after one day. 

Here is Normans MySpace – Norman Savitt

To check out Normans CD  go to Balkan Samba Records 

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Dan Tharp – Acoustic Guitar Player Part 1

The beauty of the Blog / Web technology that we have at our finger tips now is it gives people like myself  who like people and music the ability to quickly put information out to a broad audience.  Readers of my guitar blog sites would recognise by now that I’m always trying to support players of the acoustic guitar of all standards and genres, to inspire, introduce new players and create much healthier relationships with musicians.

Curently I’m writing a series of about thirty guitar players, which are already quite famous and ell respected in their fields.  BUT I’ve also  decided to do a series of 10 articles on Guitar Players who are passionate about what they do but don’t necessarily aim for the BIG stage.  And as I’ve said many times... Music is About Emotions, and it’s not just about technique or getting a Grammy or recognition by musical peers.

The First Guitar Player who I’m profiling in this series is Dan Tharp from Green Valley Illinois

Dan Tharp Acoustic Guitar Player
Dan Tharp Acoustic Guitar Player

Dan plays nylon and steel string acoustic and uses the occassional digital effect to add texture to enhance his instrumental tunes. His playing is very clean and melodic,  it’s thoughful and what I have noticed is I could sit for ages with his music running and go about my business without my thoughts bcoming cluttered. This is actually very good for someone like myself, because I often find myself in a situation where I have to solve complex Web Development issues for myself and others. To have some music which is both musical from a guitarists point of view and accessible to allow the listener to move in and out, shows the quality of what he is doing.

Dan has also made his music available for Web Developers / Site Designers.

Here is the link to the Dan Tharp Site

And to hear Dan’s Music  Dan Tharp Music

Posted in Acoustic Guitar, guitar blog, youtube

Gordon Giltarp Youtube – Cakewalk Blues

You may or may not be familiar with the  guitarist Gordon Giltrap, but for those of you that have heard of the brilliant Scottish Jazz guitar player Martin Taylor, Gordon has recorded with Martin.  For me that was a surprise because of my memories of Gordon’s album Perilous Journey which came out some years ago.

It looks like Gordon is playing a Flyde Guitar, made popular in the 70’s. His playng at somemoments when he fingerpicks reminds me a little of Bert Jansch. It’s a very live sounding piece.

Posted in Acoustic Guitar, Concerts, World Music

Pierre Bensusan Australian Tour Schedule

A number of people have had trouble finding out info about the Pierre Bensusan Tour and Workshops

If you love acoustic guitar it would a tragedy to miss Bensusan Live

Pierre Bensusan
Pierre Bensusan

APRIL 2009

1-26 AUSTRALIA
GOLD COAST, QLD The Sound Lounge, Currumbin RSL, Currumbin Creek Rd (Gold Coast), 8:30pm, t. 07 55 347 999, Website
SYDNEY – LEICHHART, NSW The Bald Faced Stag, 345 Paramatta Road, Leichhardt, 8pm, t. (02) 9560 7188
DELORAINE (TAS) Masterclass – 3hrs) Little Theatre, Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, 2.30pm, bookings & inquiries: Tas Regional Arts office ph 03 6426 2344 and Artifakt Gallery, Deloraine (Artifakt tbc)
DELORAINE (TAS) Little Theatre, Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, 7.30pm, bookings & inquiries: Tas Regional Arts office, t. 03 6426 2344 and Artifakt Gallery, Deloraine (Artifakt tbc)
9-13 CANBERRA National Folk Festival
15 MELBOURNE (VIC) The Toff in Town, Second Floor, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 8pm, t. 03 9639 8770
16 CLARENCE PARK (SA) Trinity Sessions, Church of the Trinity 318 Goodwood Road Clarence Park, 7:30pm, t. 0401122256 or 08 82974037, Website
17 PINJARRA (WA) Fairbridge Festival, [Chapel venue 9.10pm]
18 PINJARRA (WA) Fairbridge Festival, [Guitar Heaven 2.10pm] 18 PINJARRA (WA) Fairbridge Festival, [Main Stage 8.50pm] 19 PINJARRA (WA) Fairbridge Festival,[Riverside Stage 1.00pm] 21 CLAREMONT (WA) Guitar workshop, Zenith Music Auditorium, 309 Stirling Highway, Claremont, WA, $30, 4-7pm, info & reservations: t. (08) 9335 1400 – david@milestogo.com.au
22 FREMANTLE (WA) Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle Arts Centre, Parry St, Fremantle, 8pm, t. 9430 5976, Website
24 ALBANY (WA) Harboursound Festival, Town Hall, 8pm

Bensusan Site

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Phil Keaggy Youtube Legacy

Here is a tune on Yotube Video by the great acoustic fingerstye guitar player Phil Keaggy.  It starts off as a reasonably simple tune but then develops with some rather interesting techniques,  it’s a very nice acoustic piece.  I was recently introduced to this piece by Peter Miller, an Australian Fingerstyle acoustic guitar player who is playing as a support act for Pierre Bensusan in Queensland Australia at the Soundlounge in Currumbin.  Peter’s Website is Peter Miller com

Thanks Peter Miller for introducing us to another great Phil Keaggy tune