Richard Keelin Covers Tommy Emmanuel's "Borsalino" — Video

Here’s a cool video from guitarist Richard Keelin of Ashland, Kentucky.

Utilizing a thumb pick and fingerstyle combo, Keelin digs in to a wide variety of covers with material ranging from Chet Atkins to the Beatles, Nirvana and Pharrell Williams.

This past fall, Keelin took second place in the International Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Championship.

Check out this version of Tommy Emmanuel’s “Borsalino” performed on a Martin OM35.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.