alex
alex Dork
2/12/10 7:28 p.m.

I know we have some pickers here that will appreciate this song, not just for the playing, but the imagery of the story.

'The Guitar' by Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Lkg7GsKQQ&feature=player_embedded#

I can't stop listening to this, and I get chills in the three same places every time.

Of course, the more I listen the more I appreciate that Verlon's doing some really subtle but complex picking. He has great style, and he's a very tasteful player.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo SuperDork
2/12/10 9:17 p.m.

THAT was freakin' awesome! I love it. And I didn't see the ending coming either. Very cool, thanks for sharing

Volksroddin
Volksroddin Dork
2/12/10 9:52 p.m.

enjoy'd thanks

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/12/10 10:31 p.m.

Ok, Haven't heard this song, and I'm slightly a little bit drunk. But I might have heard it. Guy clark is one of my favorite artists. Period. Over and out. Exactly. FYI, you need to see him live. I will listen to this in about an hour. Awesome song.

Also, look at Zac Brown Band. Good stuff, one of the better albums of the year.

Adios, back to my busch lite.

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/12/10 10:32 p.m.

Also, if you want, go get his album Workbench Songs. A lot fo stuff with Verlon, very good. And two fo the best songs ever are "Homegrown Tomatos" and LA frewway.

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
2/12/10 11:16 p.m.

If you enjoy guitarists, no vocals and Pink Floyd, check this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsEAGn9xelc

or, a long-time standard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W45HL7Dj0BI

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/12/10 11:27 p.m.

Ok, now I'm slightly less inebriated. I've heard that song before--Very good, very spooky, very cool.
I'd actually recommend finding Guy's version. If anything, its even spookier. I'm obviously going to be pretty biased in favor of Guy Clark, he is one of my favorites. I think Verlon is a slightly better picker, but Clark is as good as almost anyone (and Verlon plays on his album) and Clark is a Luthier. Almost every guitar you see him play these days is made by himself. Just makes it cooler to me.
To add onto what I said earlier, if you get the chance, try to see a show with Guy Clark playing with John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, and Joe Ely. Easily the best concert I've ever seen, and if I ever see another better, I know I will be truly blessed.

Thanks alex, now I see a long night ahead of me listening to and playing some Guy Clark songs. Its gonna be a looongg night.

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/12/10 11:29 p.m.
oldsaw wrote: or, a long-time standard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W45HL7Dj0BI

This one is just awesome.

My personal California Trio favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g01fVqSBww

alex
alex Dork
2/12/10 11:35 p.m.

I actually have heard Guy's recording of this song several times on the local radio station, but the coolness only recently sunk in, and now I'm obsessed. And I happened to find Verlon's web page today, with this video on the homepage, and it really grabbed me.

And it turns out I just missed him doing a solo show at a tiny venue here in town, just last night. Dammit.

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/12/10 11:50 p.m.
alex wrote: I actually have heard Guy's recording of this song several times on the local radio station, but the coolness only recently sunk in, and now I'm obsessed. And I happened to find Verlon's web page today, with this video on the homepage, and it really grabbed me.

That sounds like what happened with me. I was 15, and we got the tickets to what I thought was the John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett show, with these other two guys (Guy Clark and Joe Ely) tagging along. I looked up their songs, and was kinda just like... okay, whatever.

Then I saw the show. Needless to say, I've been obsessed with Guy Clark ever since. Some of the purest music I've ever heard.

townsend7
townsend7 New Reader
2/13/10 12:04 a.m.
oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
2/13/10 12:10 a.m.

Not trying to hi-jack the thread (Verlon is awesome), but here's some more acoustic virtuousity - guitar and violin goodness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxR4CE5-hsY

gamby
gamby SuperDork
2/13/10 12:19 a.m.

Impressive, but it didn't do much for me--not my speed style-wise and guitar virtuosity doesn't often impress me these days--I'm far too jaded.

mtn wrote: My personal California Trio favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g01fVqSBww

The only reason I know about these guys is because of their version of Yes' "Heart of the Sunrise" that I stumbled upon a couple of years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig6WOlsAYuk

Admittedly, that was a pretty fearsome rendering of that prog classic.

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/13/10 12:25 a.m.

While we're throwing this stuff out there, I'm going to put in a shameless plug for my little brother:

Him playing Little Martha

Him playing Doc Watson on an $8.00 guitar

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
2/13/10 2:04 a.m.

I'm digging this guy: M. Ward

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToEPFDIzhNA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIMVxQy0mCU

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo SuperDork
2/13/10 7:55 a.m.

If we're going to start throwing other stuff out there, I really dig this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-B4sjUve3E&feature=related

mtn
mtn SuperDork
2/13/10 9:58 a.m.

This song (the first one, before I derailed this topic like none other) has been playing through my head all night... Its definitely haunting, it stays with you.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
2/13/10 4:18 p.m.
EastCoastMojo wrote: If we're going to start throwing other stuff out there, I really dig this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-B4sjUve3E&feature=related

Wow--someone is obsessed w/ Stanley Jordan...

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