Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wow.

Tolewyn showed me this, and I was absolutely enthralled.

Mr. McKee's CD's are available here, as are some clips of other works he's done. If the rest of his music is as good as "Drifting", I'll probably part with some of my hard-earned dosh.

LawDog

21 comments:

Diane said...

Wow. In a similar vein, try to find Tuck Andress' CD Reckless Precision from about 10 years ago - give it a listen, then listen again...all tracks are done in one take, by one guy on one guitar. Slightly different techique - saw him in concert once.

I'm off to see what, if anything, Amazon has for this guy...

oops, overlapped with your edit - thanks!

Old NFO said...

WOW is right... I'm gonna spend the $$. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Dang you Dog! You've already cost me some of my hard earned green for Masters of Chant... Now I might have to kick down for this too.

Nice taste in music!

Loving Annie said...

That's late night, rainy weather, sitting in a coffee shop over some hot soup and easy conversation, music.

Hope your Thursday is going well, LawDog.

Rabbit said...

Sounds a lot like an acquaintance of mine, Rhett Butler, who plays with the tapping style.

http://www.rhettbutler.org/

You can catch Rhett around Dallas every now and again.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Rabbit said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phquvs7Toh8

Rhett, at the Granada, when he opened for Al Di Meola.

Regards,
Rabbit.

phlegmfatale said...

wow, I like that.

Kiki B. said...

This guy is awesome. Had hubby listen to it, too. He made a good point, it almost sounds like there is more than one guitar playing. I like this guys style, and I bet it would be amazing and awesome to see him perform. He has such a unique style.

Anonymous said...

Wow...haven't heard fingerstyle guitar in ages! He's good. Reminds me a lot of a guitarist Michael Hedges I saw at a Windham Hill concert tour in KCK many moons ago...

Alas, Michael Hedges is no more...
http://www.harpguitars.net/players/month-player,2-06.htm
--Vic303

Buffboy said...

sweet playing. Just spent about 30min on utube soaking him up.

I wanted to show you a link to a video of fingerdance by Billy McLaughlin but didn't find it. If you liked this you'd like Billy's work too. I didn't know Billy had a disease that took his ability to play right handed. Took him a while to relearn to do it left handed.

Anonymous said...

If you like this, you should check out Stanley Jordan on youTube as well- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmlbFLt_kko

Mike said...

Okay, as an (amateur, but at one time regular) musician, let me point something out.

This is not a criticism.

Close your eyes and listen to what he's playing, not distracted by the technique.

Yes, it's really good. That's the important part.

The technique really isn't that hard, and quite a few people do it to some degree or another. Hammer ons and pull offs are quite common, and tapping with both hands has become quite popular.

There's nothing wrong with appreciating the technique. But there are much lesser musicians who look as flashy. Focus first on the sound (Very bright, clear, ringing and inspiring), and then on to other matters.

Jamie said...

That was wonderful. Thanks!

phlegmfatale said...

Yeah, Vic303 - I thought of Michael Hedges too. He was amazing.

LauraB said...

Pretty darn nice way to start the morning, thanks! And as Mike notes, just listen. Not sure if it was the recording studio/mixing but the tones are spot-on crisp and perfect.

I've pegged him for the next payroll...

RHT447 said...

Very nice stuff. BTW, any other fans of Leo Kottke out there?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that- it was terrific.

Mike

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen anyone play like that since Michael Hedges as well, back at the old Caravan of Dreams in Cowtown. Looks like your boy just sold another CD, dadgummit! :) Thanks, Dog!

Sarah said...

I enjoy Mike Rayburn's music. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform live. He has some comedy that he does using his guitar as part of the act, but he also has some beautiful accoustic guitar albums that are wonderful. http://www.mikerayburn.com

scalpel said...

Great find, Lawdog.

Both Andy Mckee albums are available for download on iTunes for $9.99 each. I already downloaded the first one, and it's great stuff.

Thanks for the tip!

Ogre said...

Interesting style he has there, but he is no Joe Satriani.