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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 samuelorson.com and follow him on Facebook.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.