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Fingerstyle Album Review: Stewart Garry – Sojourner

Because instrumental guitar music often contains no singing, it can be a challenge to draw a listener in who is accustomed to the sound of voices in music.  Stewart Garry, one of the UK’s most promising fingerstyle acoustic guitar talents, has accepted the challenge of engaging all listeners, even those accustomed to the voice, by...

Album Review: Bob McAlpine – Energy Over Distance

2014 Canadian Guitar Festival Champion, Bob McAlpine, blew the judges away with his performance aesthetic and fingerstyle virtuosity.  This in-demand session guitarist just so happens to have released a full-length, all-acoustic album in this year called Energy Over Distance.  For the discerning modern fingerstyle guitarist, listening to this album is no arduous journey of a...

Friday Fingerstyle Feature: Stephen Wake

  So What's Your Story? Originally form Orkney, Scotland, I moved to Costa Rica at the age of 19 after spending a year out before University. Living so far away from my country and culture has made me rediscover the folk music I grew up listening to at my family's musical gatherings. I've been playing...

Fingerstyle Album Review: Stewart Garry – Sojourner

Because instrumental guitar music often contains no singing, it can be a challenge to draw a listener in who is accustomed to the sound of voices in music.  Stewart Garry, one of the UK’s most promising fingerstyle acoustic guitar talents, has accepted the challenge of engaging all listeners, even those accustomed to the voice, by […]

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Album Review: Bob McAlpine – Energy Over Distance

2014 Canadian Guitar Festival Champion, Bob McAlpine, blew the judges away with his performance aesthetic and fingerstyle virtuosity.  This in-demand session guitarist just so happens to have released a full-length, all-acoustic album in this year called Energy Over Distance.  For the discerning modern fingerstyle guitarist, listening to this album is no arduous journey of a […]

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Friday Fingerstyle Feature: Stephen Wake

  So What’s Your Story? Originally form Orkney, Scotland, I moved to Costa Rica at the age of 19 after spending a year out before University. Living so far away from my country and culture has made me rediscover the folk music I grew up listening to at my family’s musical gatherings. I’ve been playing […]

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Ep 19: Chris Woods Groove (Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast)

This week’s episode features one of the busiest fingerstyle guitarists in the game – Chris Woods Groove. Based in the U.K., Chris Woods Groove has an impressive list of accomplishments in the fingerstyle guitar realm, including the publishing of his book Percussive Acoustic Guitar, creating video lessons for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, organizing and hosting the […]

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Friday Fingerstyle Feature: Robert Castellani

So what’s your story? I was born in London but moved to the Suffolk in the East of England when I was 9. I first picked up the guitar when I was 13 after being inspired by Jimi Hendrix. In 2002, after playing guitar for a year, I was selected as a grand finalist in […]

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Ep 18: Gary Lutton (Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast)

Gary Lutton is the 23-year-old fingerstyle guitarist from Belfast, Ireland and the 2015 winner of the Sky Art’s Guitar Star competition in the U.K. In this podcast, Gary explains his experience competing in and winning the competition, meeting some amazing guitarist mentors, and eventually playing for thousands at the Latitude Festival. You can find Gary […]

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Video: Andy McKee – Art of Motion (Backstage)

I’ve had a bit of free time on my hands as of late, so I finally got around to editing and posting this recording of Andy McKee playing his song “Art of Motion” during his show in Seattle in December of 2014. Andy and I also did a full podcast interview, you listen to that […]

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Ep 17: Shane Hennessy (Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast)

  The Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast is back after a short hiatus, this time featuring self-taught 21-year-old guitar player from Dublin, Ireland named Shane Hennessy. Shane has been steeped in traditional Irish music his entire life, starting out by playing the Concertina. You can hear the distinct influences of Irish melodic ideas in songs like […]

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Fingerstyle Documentary: Quick Update

Hey everyone – First off, sorry for the hiatus from podcasts the past two months. I’ve broken out of my usual pattern of doing two per month but will hopefully get back on track in August when I return from the shooting for the Fingerstyle Guitar Documentary. Which brings me to the purpose of this […]

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Friday Fingerstyle Feature: Peter Gergely

Peter Gergely is a 20 year old Hungarian guitarist who specializes in acoustic arrangements of popular music, similar to artists Kelly Valleau and Igor Presnyakov. Peter was brought up with classical guitar training until the age of fifteen when he switched over to electric guitar for a few years, playing lead guitar in his band. After Peter got […]

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