"A meek endeavor to the triumph" by Sampath Jayarathna

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Andy McKee - Legendary acoustic guitarist

Oh my God. You guys wanna see this? I bet ya’ll thank later. Yep, for sure. I was just surfing around to see some videos especially acoustic guitar pieces. I brought a guitar almost 3-4 months ago (it’s a gift for my 28th birthday from Nim). I’m sick of playing same old major codes with some songs from Clarence wijewardana (no offense). I tried some Kasuns kalhara’s songs. Ha too immature to play those (not kasun, but me on acoustics). Need some practice and patient to play I guess (time, ha that’s what I don’t have). Acoustic fingering, that’s what we called plying ha? Yep, that’s for sure.

I accidently found some video clips, a guy called Andy Mckee. Some acoustic pieces “Rylynn”, “Africa”, “Drifting”, What an amazing guitarist he is. Truly a master in his art. This is what wikipedia says about him,

Andy McKee (born April 4, 1979 in Topeka, Kansas) is an American finger style guitarist currently signed to the US-American record label Candyrat Records. His style of playing and his compositions have earned him a considerable fanbase; in late 2006, a live performance of his flagship song "Drifting" became a Featured Video on YouTube and MySpace, achieving over 14,000,000 views on the former to date and remaining one of its highest rated music clips. A handful of McKee's other songs have experienced lesser success on YouTube, such as "Rylynn" and "Africa" both eclipsing 6,000,000 views apiece.

Watch some video clips from Andy McKee


Jack Point said...

Have you come across Jerry C.? He plays an electric guitar but there is some wonderful playing.

try this

Or seach for "Jerry C Canon Rock" on Youtube.

sampath said...

No offense but Jerry C. sucks. Personaly, I dont like electric guitars. Its tooo noisy. I said thats my personal opinion.

I found another genious.. acoustic guitarist. A small kid but worth to watch him tooo. Too bad i cant play like him.