If you like acoustic guitar...

Posted by: Ajax

If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 11:33 AM

...then check this out.

Martin Tallstrom - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

So far, I have LOVED everything I've played by him. Reminds me of Leo Kotke, back in the day.

Check out his version of A Whiter Shade of Pale or Shuffle Rag.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 11:59 AM

Holy heck! That's unbelievable.

It seems to me that discovering new music is a lot like making new friends, which is one of the best parts of life.

Jack, I was just thinking of you this morning as I pondered how much I continue to enjoy Lake Street Dive thanks to your introduction. Now, here you are, again.

Thanks, Jack. You brightened my day.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 04:55 PM

Thanks Jack, that's awesome!

I agree with you Tom, I've "discovered" some incredible musicians thanks to some of the members here. Jonn Gomm is another amazing act someone posted here a while back, amazing.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 05:43 PM

WOW! Very cool, Adrian. As a former guitar player, I find myself wondering how often he breaks a string doing all the detuning and retuning. That can really be tough on strings. It's also not easy to do and he really does it well, hitting the right pitches very quickly.
Posted by: fredk

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 06:59 PM

Very cool indeed Adrian!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 08:51 PM

You guys should check out Adrian Legg. He's awesome. Sorry no link right now.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/05/13 09:50 PM

Thanks guys! I just spent an our or so enjoying everyone you mentioned on YouTube. Now iI have the football game on mute so I can revisit Pete's suggestion - The Wailin' Jennies.
Posted by: Murph

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 07:57 AM

Thanks Jack, Adrian. Great stuff.

Those two guys make it looks so easy, I'm pretty sure I hate them.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 08:33 AM

Yeah, I loved givingitashot1's comment just below the "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" vid.

"I just took all my guitars outside and burned them after watching this! lol Fine job sir :)"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 11:29 AM

Such an economy of movement. Incredible.
Posted by: mapatton

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 03:23 PM

As a guitarist I can say, he has impeccable right hand technique.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 05:24 PM

Here a decent clip of Adrian Legg

Be sure to watch the part at about 1:30-1:45 where he bends a whole bunch of notes by turning the keys on open strings. It's a wild technique that he uses to great effect; I don't know that I've seen anyone else play like that.

This is another good one, but I'm not keen on the Brad Jones performance pasted on the end of it.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 07:15 PM

I'll be damned! He's got Scrugg's tuners, or something similar, on his guitar which is why he can be so precise with his pitches when de-tuning and retuning.

EDIT: AH! Keith tuners.

The headstock is non-unique, except for the Scruggs style banjo. Bill Keith at the Beacon Banjo Company in Woodstock, NY, USA makes these. They allow Legg to change tunings quickly between or during songs.

On the rear side of each tuner are two tiny thumb wheels that allow the tuner to be tuned and de-tuned to a fixed position. On the headstocks front side are six levers that pull the strings to a tighter or looser position.





Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 09:35 PM

Ah! As a non-musician, I am completely fascinated. Thanks again, Jack.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 10:47 PM

I can't wait to play these clips on something other than my tablet! smile
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/06/13 10:59 PM

Wow that's impressive!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/07/13 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Ah! As a non-musician, I am completely fascinated. Thanks again, Jack.


Agreed! Thank you, Jack!!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: If you like acoustic guitar... - 09/07/13 11:03 AM

You're welcome guys.