Future of Guitar? Teenage Guitarist Ray Goren Blows Minds with Cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun" — Video

We love this live cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun," and we think you might get a kick out of it too.

It's by teenage guitarist Ray Goren, who has been featured on GuitarWorld.com several times since 2014 (Check out the stories under RELATED CONTENT, just below his photo).

Most recently, we premiered his new song, "Song for Me," which you can check out right here.

Goren has played with everyone from Buddy Guy to Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Krieger, Leon Russell, Deacon Jones, the late B.B. King and beyond. Goren, who was initially self-taught and grew up listening to jazz and blues, started playing piano at age 3. A few years later, he started playing guitar and writing his own music.

He's 15 now, and this clip—which was shot in Los Angeles—was posted in August 2014.

For more about Goren, visit sneakattackmedia.com and follow him on Facebook.

RAY GOREN ON TOUR:

  • 8/28: Arcadia, CA – Arcadia Blues Club
  • 10/3: Arcadia, CA - Arcadia Blues Club

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

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.