Watch Mike Dawes transform All Along the Watchtower into a mesmerizing fingerstyle masterclass

Mike Dawes
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Mike Dawes, one of today’s most foremost fingerstyle players, is certainly no stranger to turning classic electric guitar-driven rock tracks into awe-inspiring acoustic guitar-based masterpieces by way of his pinpoint dual-handed playing approach and exquisite note clarity.

In the past, we’ve seen Dawes tackle Eddie Van Halen’s Jump – a cover he arranged as a touching tribute to the late guitar great – as well as John Mayer’s Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, which he performed with Nick Johnston.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.