Learn Jason Isbell’s heartfelt acoustic fingerpicking style

Jason Isbell
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Americana superstar Jason Isbell is the quintessential guitarist’s guitarist. Equally at home on both electric and acoustic guitar he is a master fingerpicker, riff writer and lead player. He’s a vintage guitar connoisseur, too, and famously possesses ‘Redeye’, the legendary Les Paul once owned by Lynyrd Skynrd guitarist Ed King. 

A winner of four Grammy awards, Isbell first found success as a member of the Drive By Truckers before going on to work as a solo artist and alongside his band, The 400 Unit who also feature guitar ace Sadler Vader.

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Stuart Ryan

Stuart Ryan is best known for his acoustic guitar playing, from Celtic fingerpicking and traditional folk to modern percussive phrasing and fresh interpretations of popular pieces. He has released several solo albums, written pieces for UK examination boards and created nine tutorial books ranging from acoustic guitar arrangements to Americana styles.