Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fancy Fingers

Knock Knock.

Oh hey, wuzz up ya'll?

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing two of our generations premiere guitar players; Don Ross and Andy McKee. Both musicians are able to play with just two acoustic guitars while the audience hears 10 different arrangements. The way they use harmonic and the fingerstyle picking are both sharp and mesmerizing.

Am I drooling?

Saw the show at Hugh's Room out on Bloor and Dundas (for all you Torontonians and likely visitors) and the the place was very intimate which played well with Mr. Ross's unlikely banter and charm. You know, I always thought of Don as one of those guys who was more introverted but he chatted between every song, joked with the crowd and with Andy. Oh yeah, did I mention Andy McKee played with the great Mr. Ross? Likely you're one of his 40+ million visitors on Youtube; just Youtube. This video is all over the fucking internet.

Bottom line: Two of my favorite guitarists playing maybe 20 feet away with maybe 200 more people in the restaurant. Fucking ace.

You gotta see it to believe it:
Don Ross - Thin Air

Andy McKee - Drifting

MF Blaz :)

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