Fingerstyle-Acoustic

Cogings Glory by Adrian Legg

Cogings Glory by Adrian Legg (1948-) Adrian Legg is an English guitar player who has been called “impossible to categorize”. He plays custom guitars that are a hybrid of electric and acoustic, and his fingerstyle picking technique has been acknowledged by the readers of Guitar Player who voted Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle” player four …

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The Sailors Grave On The Prairie by Leo Kottke

The Sailors Grave On The Prairie by Leo Kottke (1945-) Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist. He is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke has overcome a partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon …

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Hole In The Day by Leo Kottke

Hole In The DaY by Leo Kottke (1945-) Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist. He is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke has overcome a partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in …

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Brenda’s Blues by John Fahey

Brenda’s Blues by John Fahey (1939-2001) John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the …

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The Robin by Tommy Emmanuel

Drivetime by Tommy Emmanuel (1955-) William Thomas “Tommy” Emmanuel AM is an Australian guitarist, best known for his complex fingerpicking style, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In the May 2008 and 2010 issues of Guitar Player Magazine, he was named as “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in their readers’ poll. In …

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Whiskey Before Breakfast by Norman Blake

Whiskey Before Breakfast by Norman Blake (1938-) Norman Blake is an instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 50 years Blake has played in a number of folk and country groups. He is considered one of the leading figures in the bluegrass revival of the 1970s and is still active today, playing …

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Wobegon by Chet Atkins

Wobegon by Chet Atkins (1924-2001) Chester Burton Atkins, known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country’s appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Among many honors, Atkins received 14 Grammy Awards as …

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Waltz for the Lonely by Chet Atkins

Waltz for the Lonely by Chet Atkins (1924-2001) Chester Burton Atkins, known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country’s appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Among many honors, Atkins received 14 …

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Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Chet Atkins

Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Chet Atkins (1924-2001) Chester Burton Atkins, known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country’s appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Among many honors, Atkins received 14 …

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Over the Waves by Chet Atkins

Over the Waves by Chet Atkins (1924-2001) Chester Burton Atkins, known as Chet Atkins, was an American guitarist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country’s appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Among many honors, Atkins received 14 Grammy …

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