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Old 11-27-2017, 02:35 PM
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Default Artists playing classical guitar with singing for folk, country, blues, soul?

Not looking primarily for jazz and latin type stuff - for which there are far more examples.
Primarily folk, country, blues, soul, fusion, etc.
I'll start it off with these:
Jose Gonzalez.
Willie Nelson.
Leonard Cohen

So let's see what comes of this.
Can also be an artist who only uses a classical for one recording, or one live song, or whatever.
I just love the classical/vocals combo for these kinds of genres.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-27-2017, 05:45 PM
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Late Chet Atkins was playing classical guitars for some folk songs in his guitar lesson video, and it was good.

Also saw a youtuber playing classical guitar for jazz music, and it was cool too. Cannot recall his ID or name though.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:32 PM
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Take a look into the work of Michael Johnson, who played nylon almost exclusively. He trained classically in Spain but made his mark in the pop/folk/country world. He was a phenomenal guitarist and entertainer, and sadly, died too soon just this past July at age 72. I was lucky enough to see him in concert three times in the past ten years and watching him play got me back into nylon and moved my playing ahead after a period of stagnation.

His longtime friend who runs his web page just set up a Youtube Channel for him.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:54 PM
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I'll add in Jose Feliciano.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:26 PM
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Noel Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul, & Mary.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:44 PM
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The Corries
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Chet Atkins played a Del Vecchio nylon string reso, in addition to classical. I like this:



I think that Mark must be playing Chet's Del Vecchio. It sounds more like gypsy jazz than blues to me.
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Loving the suggestions. Keep them coming : ) I'm sure others will appreciate the ideas.
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Zac Brown plays nylon a lot I believe.
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The classic guitar is essentially standard for Latin jazz and a great deal of Latin folk and pop music as well.

Earl Klugh (jazz/pop) plays nylon exclusively.

My wife performed folk and pop tunes for years with her classical.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:17 AM
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Every once in a while, the Beatles used classical guitar. I think that they used on in the song "And I Love Her" in the solo. There are other songs as well, but they aren't coming to mind
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Quite a few prominent artists (and even more of us non-prominent rookies) play Kirk Sand nylon instruments. Here are some of the artists:link.
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Joe pass recorded a wonderful solo, nylon string album, "Songs for Ellen". I think this was his final recording and it was dedicated to his wife.
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Jerry Reed was no stranger to nylon string guitars. Roger Miller played on classical guitars too, now and again
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John Knowles, Gene Bertoncini, Charlie Byrd, Ralph Towner and a host of other people
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Loving the suggestions. I had no idea there were so many!
Keep them coming : )
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