Reminds me of the late Michael Hedges - great stuff, thanks for the link.
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Antoine Dufour is a tour-du-force as well. He must have some classical training, because he hits the notes dead-on... very crisp, clean and efficient. He's also quite good with musical composition as well. I like his funky grooves.
Running through some of the old Michael Hedges videos renewed my awe in him. Man what a guitar player... one of the best to ever live.
Glad my post prompted some discussion.
I'm always interested in learning about new (to me) artists/styles. While I had heard of Michael Hedges' name, I had never heard his material; but in addition to Mckee and Manning, will check his offerings. Any recommendations on which album to begin with? My preference is vinyl, but CDs are obviously ok too.
After a cursory check, there doesn't appear to be any DVD offerings for Hedges, Manring, Mckee, etc. Might I have missed something?
1) For a great introduction 'Beyond Boundaries, Guitar Solos'. Your best bet as it contains most of the choice cuts available on my next two recommendations. Not sure about vinyl. (CD: WH-01934-11612-2)
2) Although out of print, try and find a copy of 'Strings of Steel' from your favorite used sources. Worth it solely for his cover of "Gimme Shelter". (LP: WH-17532)
3) My favorite, 'Live on the Double Planet' as I attended the University of Maine shows that were recorded. (LP: WH-1066)