Watch Mike Dawes' New "Encomium (Reverie)" Video

Acoustic guitar master (and frequent GW contributor!) Mike Dawes has premiered his lovely new music video for "Encomium (Reverie)."

"Encomium (Reverie)" is the opening cut from Dawes' terrific 2017 album, Era. Dawes' second solo effort, Era couples his dizzying acoustic playing with a number of timbral and percussive elements. You can read our full interview with Dawes about the album right here.

"I’ve always loved Michael Hedges’ strummed instrumentals, and 'Encomium' is certainly a response and tribute to his piece, 'Dirge,' and what it represents," Dawes told Guitar World about "Encomium (Reverie)." "I wanted to present another side of the guitar scene. The vibration of the instrument is represented visually by Merrick Winter’s super sleek videography."

You can check the video out above, and pick up a copy of Era (with tab) here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.