Guitarist Guthrie Govan is known worldwide for his electric guitar prowess. But here’s a very cool video of the song “Taken Dreams” taken from his GPS release Two Seasons: Live in Japan. It not only features Govan really laying it down on acoustic guitar, but also John Payne joins in for some supportive guitar work and powerful vocals.
I dare you to sit still while you watch this killer video from award-winning Nova Scotian singer/songwriter David Myles for his song “Need A Break.” It’s a toe-tapping acoustic rockabilly-ish delight chock full of clever lyrics and some pretty sick riffin’.
Classical guitar has a PR problem. It seems to lack the "cool" factor steel-string guitars enjoy, and it doesn’t seem to be perceived as sexy as the electric guitar by a lot of people. You rarely see classical guitarists skyrocketing to mainstream fame, and you hardly hear of one being referred to as a guitar hero. But why? The truth is, classical guitar is sexy as hell—maybe even sexier than steel-string and electric guitars.
Here’s a wonderful live acoustic version of the song by Connor Zwetsch called “Candy Bars,” from her debut EP, What Comes After due out August 21. The song starts off with lovely arpeggiated acoustic guitar. By the time Zwetsch’s lovely voice joins in, I was already swaying with a smile on my face.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard fire pit or friend-hang just about anywhere!When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.