Pierre Bensusan is one of my two favourite fingerstyle acoustic guitarists, the other being the late Michael Hedges. Bensusan is the master of DADGAD tuning. The song that he is doing, from my memory was an old O’Carolan tune about a battle between two groups of warring fairies. I like Bensusan because he takes a tune and makes it his own. This piece is a grreat one to add to the acoustic guitarists repertoire. One thing that I often do is use an instrumental to string a couple of tunes together which are in the same key or even play a whole tune as a guitar break. By playing solo arrangements it will make you a stronger player and also it’s handy for when the vocal mike falls off the stage and you need to recover without a fuss.
Michael Hedges admired Pierre Bensusan so much he recorded a tune called Bensusan on Aerial Boundaries and Bensusan recorded a tune in memory of Michael Hedges on the Intuite album. Bensusan’s music has a certain amount of sensitivity, don’t be fooled by the ease which he plays it, try it yourself. 🙂 Then you may have an idea why I admire this guy so much.