Brockton
Brockton
Brockton is the creator of ModernFingerstyleGuitar.com and host of the MFG Podcast. Based in Seattle, Brockton has a deep passion for acoustic fingerstyle music. When he's not playing guitar himself, you can find him exploring the Pacific Northwest with his dog Bruce.
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EP 20: Jon Gomm (Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast)

The artist of this episode needs little introduction. Throughout his career, Jon Gomm has redefined what it means to be both a singer/songwriter and an acoustic guitar player. He’s honed a style and technique of playing that is distinct and refreshing, that leaves even some of the best players wondering, how did he do that? But my […]

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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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Ep 16: Dylan Ryche (Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast)

This week’s episode features Australian fingerstyle guitarist Dylan Ryche. Dylan has a deep knowledge of the guitar spanning theory, composing, teaching and much more. In this interview, I really enjoyed hearing about Dylan’s approach to composing and how you can use limitations and parameters to spawn creativity in songwriting. In addition to being a great guitar […]

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Friday Fingerstyle Feature: Trench

Dogs and guitars… does it get any better? I challenge you to watch any one of this week’s Fingerstyle Feature Artists videos and not break into a big ear-to-ear smile. With almost 1 million followers across Vine, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter, Trench and Maple’s videos are at the top of my list as my personal favorites […]

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