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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Tudwell wrote:
I have 6 and 12 String Guitar but can't find any other Leo Kottke albums online. Does anybody have any links to some other good stuff from him? I didn't know where else to ask...



Greenhouse
One Guitar, No Vocals
Instrumentals, The Best of The Capitol Years
Mudlark
My Feet Are Smiling
Ice Water
Best Of
all excellant.

all available at Amazon.com on CD
and over 250 mp3's also


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a new robbie basho concert recording is available for streaming play.... (very good sound quality, and basho is in good form!)

http://www.bluemomentarts.de/bma/rbasho ... ecial.html


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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One of my personal favorites though not on this list: Always a pleasurable listen. Enjoy.





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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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Any chance of Al Di being on the list? As far as I can tell, he's done more acoustic playing over the years than electric.


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Larry Coryell has done a ton also, as did Lenny Breau when he was alive.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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George wrote:
this has yet to be posted in the new forum... michael hedges' "all along the watchtower"




And here is another........



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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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John would be proud...............




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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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Could James Blackshaw find a place on this list?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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Tudwell wrote:
Could James Blackshaw find a place on this list?


I've been listening to James youtube choices. Like the atmospheric qualities of his music. I may need to expand the list which would allow him and other deserving acoustic players to be included, thanks for offering his name.


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Folk musician/guitarist Doc Watson dies in NC hospital at 89

May 29, 2012, 6:57 PM EST
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his management company. He was 89.

Watson, who was blind from age 1, recently had abdominal surgery that resulted in his hospitalization.

Arthel "Doc" Watson's mastery of flatpicking helped make the case for the guitar as a lead instrument in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was often considered a backup for the mandolin, fiddle or banjo. His fast playing could intimidate other musicians, even his own grandson, who performed with him.

Doc Watson was born March 3, 1923 in what is now Deep Gap, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He lost his eyesight by the age of 1 when he developed an eye infection that was worsened by a congenital vascular disorder, according to a website for Merlefest, the annual musical gathering named after his late son Merle.

Doc Watson's father, who was active in the family's church choir, gave him a harmonica as a young child, and by 5 he was playing the banjo. He learned a few guitar chords while attending the North Carolina Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, and then his father helped him buy a guitar for $12, the website says.

"My real interest in music was the old 78 records and the sound of the music," Doc Watson is quoted as saying on the website. "I loved it and began to realize that one of the main sounds on those old records I loved was the guitar."

Doc Watson got his musical start in 1953, playing electric lead guitar in a country-and-western swing band. His road to fame began in 1960 when Ralph Rinzler, a musician who also managed Bill Monroe, discovered Watson in North Carolina. That led Watson to the Newport Folk Festival in 1963 and his first recording contract a year later. He went on to record 60 albums.

According to the Encyclopedia of Country Music, Watson took his nickname at age 19 when someone couldn't pronounce his name and a girl in the audience shouted "Call him Doc!"

Seven of his albums won Grammy awards; his eighth Grammy was a lifetime achievement award in 2004. He also received the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton in 1997.

"There may not be a serious, committed baby boomer alive who didn't at some point in his or her youth try to spend a few minutes at least trying to learn to pick a guitar like Doc Watson," Clinton said at the time.

Doc Watson's son Merle began recording and touring with him in 1964. But Merle Watson died at age 36 in a 1985 tractor accident, sending his father into deep grief and making him consider retirement. Instead, he kept playing and started Merlefest, an annual musical event in Wilkesboro, N.C., that raises money for a community college there and celebrates "traditional plus" music.

R.I.P. Doc and thanks..............


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists
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For those interested in hearing the best of Acoustic guitar and are in the Los Angeles area:
Adrian Legg is appearing at Mc Cabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica........... Feb 21st 2014
Pierre Bensusan is appearing also at McCabes March 15th 2014. 2 of the very best you'll rarely see in such a small club setting. Enjoy !

Or a little further south at another great club, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra on Feb 14th


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thanks for the update! i've seen both of them at mccabes before... i'd definitely love to see bensusan again.... let me know if you plan to attend either of those concerts, rick, we could meet up. (-:


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George,
I can't make the Feb shows as I will be out of the state. Pierre is a possiblity but I 'll have to let you know later.
Have a good 2014.


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