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Andrew Winton is playing an Ellis 000 guitar and ellis floor pedal drum Andrew is an independent solo artist combining acoustic guitar, lap slide, dobro and seven-string lap guitar/bass (the Wintonbeast), with hollers and stomps to provide an engaging and authentic performance. Andrew’s sound has been likened to a cross between Ben Harper, Sting, Kelly-Joe Phelps and Harry Manx. His performances are driven by infectious rhythms, stunning slide, bluesy vocals, quirky lyrics and storytelling. 2006 saw Andrew tour Australia for three months, play at numerous festivals, events and radio broadcasts, and take out first place in the Folk/Acoustic category of the Australian Songwriter’s Association awards (as well as the award for best live performance at the awards night!). Andrew was a feature artist on ABC Radio National’s Music Deli program, and placed in the top 10 in the instrumental category of the MusicOz awards. In 2007 Andrew was nominated for a West Australian Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues/roots artist, and spent 6 weeks touring the US & Canada having been invited to perform at the prestigious SxSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas and also Canadian Music Week in Toronto. In 2007 Andrew made memorable appearances at most key Australian festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, West Coast Blues & Roots, Blues on Broadbeach (QLD) and many others, along with numerous other shows around Australia. 2008 has already proved successful with a recent WAMI nomination for Best Guitarist, and a finalist spot in the International Songwriting Competition. His third album ‘The Decompression Chamber’ (2006) continues to receive critical acclaim (including a recent glowing review in US publication Vintage Guitar Magazine), and he is currently writing material for his next album to be recorded in 2008.

Slash (né le 23 juillet 1965) de son vrai nom Saul Hudson fut le guitariste des Guns N’ Roses dans les années 90 et joue à présent dans Velvet Revolver. Il est un guitariste de Hard Rock des plus doués, ayant un son très particulier, il possède un jeu chromatique fluide et élaboré. L’Encyclopédie Américaine de la Guitare le classe parmi les 15 meilleurs guitaristes au monde.
Slash est considéré à ce jour comme l’un des plus grands guitars heroes, ayant marqué de fait deux décennies de l’histoire du hard rock.
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Slash a tourné dans une publicité pour la marque de voiture Volkswagen. Le guitariste y utilise une First Act Garage Master Guitar.
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Lors d’un concert aux MTV music awards, Slash accompagne Michael Jackson dans une mise en scène assez originale : le guitariste exécute un solo trop long et est prié par la sécurité de sortir de scène. Cependant celui-ci ne semble point décidé à partir et attendra un petit moment avant de s’éclipser.
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Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

Blues Guitar Lessons – Goggle ‘jim bruce guitar’. This is the first part of an on-line video lesson and gives an insight into the complex fingerpicking guitar style of the legendary Doc Watson.

Watson, who was blind from age 1, just recently had stomach surgical treatment that led to his hospitalization.

Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk artist whose lightning-fast design of flatpicking affected guitar players all over the world for more than a half-century, passed away Tuesday at a medical facility in Winston-Salem, inning accordance with a medical facility spokesperson and his supervisor. He was 89.

” Tennessee Stud” – 1979

” Do not Hesitate” – 1981

” Everyone that’s chosen with you states you daunt them, which consists of a few of the very best,” Richard Watson informed him.

Inning accordance with the Encyclopedia of C and w, Watson took his label at age 19 when somebody could not pronounce his name and a lady in the audience screamed “Call him Doc!”

” My genuine interest in music was the old 78 records and the noise of the music,” Doc Watson is priced estimate as stating on the site. “I liked it and started to recognize that a person of the primary noises on those old records I enjoyed was the guitar.”

Doc Watson was born March 3, 1923 in exactly what is now Deep Space, N.C., in heaven Ridge Mountains. He lost his vision by the age of 1 when he established an eye infection that was aggravated by a genetic vascular condition, inning accordance with a site for Merlefest, the yearly musical event called for his late child Merle.

Doc Watson’s daddy provided him a harmonica as a kid, and by 5 he was playing the banjo, inning accordance with the Merlefest site. He found out a couple of guitar chords while going to the North Carolina Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, and his dad assisted him purchase a Stella guitar for $12.

He originated from a musical household – his dad was active in the church choir and played banjo and his mom sang spiritual and nonreligious tunes, inning accordance with a declaration from Folklore Productions, his management business considering that 1964.

Richard Watson stated in a 2000 interview with The Associated Press that his grandpa’s playing had a humbling result on other artists. The ever-humble Doc Watson discovered it tough to think.

Arthel “Doc” Watson’s proficiency of flatpicking assisted make the case for the guitar as a lead instrument in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was frequently thought about a backup for the fiddle, mandolin or banjo. His quick playing might daunt other artists, even his own grand son, who carried out with him.

Doc Watson got his musical start in 1953, playing electrical lead guitar in a country-and-western swing band. His roadway to popularity started in 1960 when Ralph Rinzler, an artist who likewise handled Expense Monroe, found Watson in North Carolina.

7 of his albums won Grammy awards; his 8th Grammy was a life time accomplishment award in 2004. He likewise got the National Medal of the Arts from President Costs Clinton in 1997.

He likewise count on his partner, Rosa Lee, whom he wed in 1947.

” When Merle and I started we called our music ‘conventional plus,’ indicating the conventional music of the Appalachian area plus whatever other designs we remained in the state of mind to play,” Doc Watson is estimated as stating on the celebration’s site. “Because the start, individuals of the college and I have actually concurred that the music of MerleFest is ‘standard plus.’”.

In a PBS NewsHour interview prior to a January look in Arlington, Va., Watson remembered his dad teaching him the best ways to play harmonica to a tune his moms and dads had actually sung in church, in addition to his very first bus journey to New york city City. Informing the stories in a homey way, he burglarized a peaceful make fun of different points. He stated he still delighted in touring.

” She saw exactly what bit excellent there remained in me, and there was little bit,” Watson informed the AP in 2000. “I’m horrible delighted she appreciated me, and I’m terrible thankful she wed me.”.

Folklore explained Watson as “an effective vocalist and an enormously prominent picker who practically developed the art of playing mountain fiddle tunes on the flattop guitar.”

” There might not be a severe, dedicated infant boomer alive who didn’t at some time in his/her youth attempt to invest a couple of minutes a minimum of attempting to learn how to pick a guitar like Doc Watson,” Clinton stated at the time.

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