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Old 01-03-2021, 07:40 PM
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Default Modern fingerstyle players to listen to?

So I am looking for some modern fingerstyle players to add to my listening.

I really am a fan of the general style of guys like Andy Mckee, but I really am not a fan of the acoustic tapping, neck playing, percussion, etc...

Anyone in a similar vein of songwriters who make beautiful compositions but without too much of that flashy stuff? Im not much of a strummer myself so I am looking for some cool fingerstyle to listen to and learn.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:49 PM
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Dustin Furlowe. You can find him right here in Show and Tell.

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Old 01-03-2021, 10:18 PM
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Yes! Exactly what I am talking about. Is there a specific name for this genre? Is it just modern fingerstyle?

More where this came from please!
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:56 PM
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So I am looking for some modern fingerstyle players to add to my listening.

I really am a fan of the general style of guys like Andy Mckee, but I really am not a fan of the acoustic tapping, neck playing, percussion, etc...
Please add me to the interested parties. I really like this style but find the tapping and percussion a little grating at times, and most go over the top with it for my taste. Dustin sounded really good on that video.
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Excellent listening.

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Is there a specific name for this genre? Is it just modern fingerstyle?
As good a name as any, I guess. I call it "contemporary acoustic music" so "contemporary acoustic guitar" suits me...

Many (many) players...check out Dylan Ryche as one little known example. Others to consider include Adrian Bellue, Matt Thomas (also harp guitar) and harp guitarists Alex Anderson and Jamie Dupuis. Good stuff!

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We have two great players in the little state of Connecticut, Stephen Bennett and Glenn Roth. Maybe not as “modern” as Andy McKee. And don’t forget Ed Gerhardt up in New Hampshire, and for a modern take on the blues Scott Ainsle in Vermont. And Preston Reed spent time here, his late father lived in my town. New Englanders all
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Adam Rafferty kept popping up on my XM channels over the holidays and I enjoy his playing - clean, jazz-inspired and lots of counterpoint. He also has an interesting website where he promotes his guitar lessons; I'll add that he has a really interesting outlook on how to learn music and how to develop your style.

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All of this stuff is right on the mark for me

As a big fan of classical guitar and lute music, I really love guitarists that use the total voice range of the instrument.. if that makes sense. I love when compositions are very piano like.. with chords/bass and melodies intertwining.
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I've just recently discovered Doug Smith, who I think might fit your bill.
And thanks for starting this thread; It's already given me several new names to check out
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Raymond Gonzalez...see his website
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Awesome suggestions so far! Im liking so many of these. Music discovery for non pop genres can be so tough unfortunately... Its never been easier to release music... but try finding it!

More suggestions the merrier!
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I've just recently discovered Doug Smith, who I think might fit your bill.
And thanks for starting this thread; It's already given me several new names to check out
Doug is great! 'Order of Magnitude' is a must listen.

Off the top of my head, modern and not so young players who don't tap lots include Simon Fox and Stephen Wake (both of whom supply very cheap tab!), Clive Carroll, Stuart Ryan, Adam Palma and older, but still recording and performing, Martin Simpson, Tommy Emmanuel, Pierre Bensusan and Gordon Giltrap.
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You have to add Mark Hanson not only for his musical chops but what he gives back to the community in terms of instructional materials.
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