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Samuel Orson Plays "Giraffe" and "Cookie Jar" — Video

Here are two new videos by a guitarist named Samuel Orson, whose new album/EP, Cascadia, was released earlier this month and is available now.

As you can see, Orson has a unique way of playing his Martin acoustic, and it definitely sounds a bit different. Orson places the guitar on his lap like a Dobro or lap steel, then frets and taps—adding a bass line and percussive elements along the way—from above.

Below, check out performance videos of "Giraffe," followed by "Cookie Jar," both of which can be found on Cascadia.

For more about Orson, visit and follow him on Facebook.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.