Watch Yasmin Williams put on a technical and melodic display for the ages in breathtaking NPR Tiny Desk performance

Yasmin Williams performs at the Avalon Theater in Easton, Maryland on August 13, 2021
(Image credit: Kyle Gustafson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

For our money, Virginia native Yasmin Williams is one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now.

Those wondering where to start with Williams would do well to check out her sophomore record, this year's mesmerizing Urban Driftwood, and/or watch her brand-new NPR Tiny Desk performance, which offers an incredible window into Williams' unique approaches to the acoustic guitar.

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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.