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Fretless Guitarist Alek Darson Premieres "Fingers Painted Purple" Performance Video — Exclusive

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of "Fingers Painted Purple," a new performance video by guitarist Alek Darson.

The video, which includes a live rendition of a hidden track from Darson's debut EP, Panopticon, features a ROLI Seaboard, a Wood Guerilla fretless guitar and a seven-piece string section arranged by Eren Basbug. The clip was produced and directed by Ivana Darson.

The band in the video includes Darson on fretless guitar, Basbug on Seaboard, Diego Edsel on piezo guitar and Joey Calderone on fretless bass.

"We got a creative team of 18 musicians and filmmakers from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College together to make this live video version," Darson said. "This way, the public will get a chance experience the song in this format."

For more about Darson, visit is available for download here.

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.