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archaeopteryx's avatar

Does anyone know of any famous acoustic guitar artists other than Armik and Gypsy Kings?

Asked by archaeopteryx (873points) May 17th, 2009

NOTE: I want artists who play guitar only, but no vocals. Any other background acoustic music is alright too, but with very little or no vocals.

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backinflow's avatar

the rosenberg trio

cookieman's avatar

Chet Atkins

whatthefluther's avatar

Leo Kotke immediately comes to mind (and Atkins, of course)

Jack79's avatar

I got a friend who does that sort of thing, he’s made 4 very successful CDs, music is beautiful (2 guitars together). Trying to find a link. Here’s one, but there’s no samples (it’s not Greek music like it says, it’s just that the site is Greek – their music sounds a bit like classical, but with jazzy influences).

http://www.studio52.gr/info_en.asp?infoID=00000yna

whatthefluther's avatar

Although not all acoustic, I recommend “String Theory” by Jason Truby (formerly of P.O.D.). I’m listening to it as I type. Very talented…good stuff…wtf

gailcalled's avatar

Two famous classical guitarists are Julian Bream and Andrés Segovia. They each sound as though they have four hands. Info on them and others (José Feliciano among them) here.

And for jazz, Django Reinhardt”: http://www.guitarsite.com/bands4.htm#segovia

TROLL's avatar

Joe Satriani,Burt Weedon,Brian May,

PapaLeo's avatar

@backinflow Is Jimmy Rosenberg out of rehab already? One of the advantages of living here in the Netherlands is that “home” for them, as much as home can be anywhere for Sinti, is just down the street.

PapaLeo's avatar

@cprevite I saw Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, and Kenny Burrel live at the North Sea Jazz Festival back a few years ago, a couple of years before Pass, umm . . . passed. Amazing!

cookieman's avatar

@PapaLeo: Oh, that must have been fantastic.

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Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@TROLL I am a guitar player. Have been for years so I know what is involved in his technique and the perfection it takes to play on the level he does. He is awesome. I’m sorry if you are so easily swayed by others words. I would hope that others would use their own judgment.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

Another pair that, IN MY OPINION,( had to add that for the anal one’s) are some of the most talented players I’ve seen. Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dPso79Z9I

AstroChuck's avatar

No one has mentioned Ottmar Liebert yet? Also, check out Jesse Cook. His stuff is nice as well.

PapaLeo's avatar

@AstroChuck Ummm . . . who?

TROLL's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet thanks for the clarification.

AstroChuck's avatar

@PapaLeo- Who is Ottmar Liebert? Seriously?

aprilsimnel's avatar

I like John Fahey. He’s a folk guitarist.

mammal's avatar

Rodrigo Y Gabriela are a superb guitar thumping, string slapping, mexican duo
i concur with Russell D Spacepoet

PapaLeo's avatar

@mammal Mexican!!! I always assumed they were Spanish. I guess not: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_y_Gabriela

hearkat's avatar

I was about to add Rodrigo y Gabriela! But I see they’ve been mentioned. They are amazing!

TROLL's avatar

@mammal in your opinion.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@mammal I love them. They have such an energy. Besides the fact that Gabriela is cute. They have talent by the truckloads.

PapaLeo's avatar

yes, @AstroChuck, really. Educate me.

mammal's avatar

@Russell_D_SpacePoet Gabriela – muy caliente

wildflower's avatar

You might like Rodrigo Y Gabriela

[edit] just spotted the reference above – just take this as an added link to explore!

mammal's avatar

@Troll uh huh, it’s ok to have opinions, trust me, i’m an Adult

mammal's avatar

Check out John Williams famous composer of film scores, also a classical guitarist

PapaLeo's avatar

@mammal “fuego”. ‘Hot’ is “fuego”

btko's avatar

@ Original Question: Jesse Cook

whatthefluther's avatar

@TROLL…Brian May? One of the finest guitarists, ever (has even built his own guitar). Has he released an acoustic album? I’d love to check it out. Kindly advise. Thanks…wtf

mammal's avatar

@papaLeo, fire – fuego, caliente – hot, or not?

whatthefluther's avatar

A local public radio station put together a benefit concert featuring about a half a dozen groups. I went to see The Shins. I was absolutely floored by a duo I had never heard of before, the previously and several times mentioned Rodrigo Y Gabriela, without a doubt the hit of the evening. What a stunning display of talent…I had never seen such emotion pour out of two acoustic guitars.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

Andy Mckee is very talented, you can find him and Rodrigo y Gabriella on youtube.

Buttonstc's avatar

Andre Segovia—considered by most as the father of the modern classical guitar movement.

The aforementioned John Williams was one of his many students at one time.

Although he is no longer with us his music still is and once one hears his incredible skill and technique it’s not easily forgotten——extraordinary

gailcalled's avatar

@Buttonstc (psst-it is Andrés)^^

Blondesjon's avatar

@gailcalledi love those little mints

AstroChuck's avatar

@Buttonstc- Since we’re now talking classical guitar then what about Segovia’s star pupil, Christopher Parkening or the Romeros.

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