Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New guitar album of the week: Andy McKee - Joyland - March 30th

If you play guitar and have a computer, chances are you've seen Andy McKee. Virtually anyone who has made a search for guitar stuff in YouTube has stumbled upon Andy McKee's song Drifting and his amazing guitar technique.

Well, if you liked what you saw back then I have good news for you: this week is the release of his latest album, Joyland.

Here is an video featuring the title track:

And a video featuring the classic hit Everyone Wants To Rule The World (originally by Tears for Fears), also included in Joyland, which is very cool:

I have to confess I'm not the biggest fan of that particular style of finger picking and tapping. However, I recognize there is a growing community of guitar players with an interest in pushing the boundaries of the acoustic instrument. That is always welcome and admired.

So, for all of us who love guitar, it's always a pleasure to see and hear someone with such a command of the guitar. I think there is a strong creative talent behind his music too.

As a plus, this release also contains a DVD!


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