Posts Tagged ‘acoustic guitar’

Faldie playing in Guildford High Street

December 6, 2013


It was a good day for music. I found Red Jackson, a rhythm and blues trio, playing at the bottom of Guildford High Street, and Spanish guitar player Faldie playing near Tunsgate.

Faldie is from Malaga.

He had with him a couple of CDs, La Guitarra de mi Papa and Recuerdos.

The Impossible 2​.​0

November 18, 2013
The Impossible 2.0

The Impossible 2.0

Following the huge success of Somebody That I Used To Know on youtube (which was far, far better than the original), three months later, Mike Dawes released on bandcamp, to date his only release on bandcamp, a single track The Impossible 2​.​0.

The Impossible 2.0 is a multi-instrumental version of The Impossible, featuring Petteri Sariola and Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery).

The Impossible 2.0 is on offer at pay-what-you-think-it-worth. !0% of which (less bandcamp/paypal deductions) will go to FAB (Food, Aid and Building) project in Kenya.

For future, I would suggest Playing for Change, as then it is music supporting a music charity.

More than a decade ago, Playing For Change was inspired when one man, Roger Ridley, sang familiar words to a popular song: “No matter who you are. No matter where you go in life. At some point, you’re gonna need somebody to stand by you.” For Co-Founder Mark Johnson, that moment ignited a passion to use music to connect people and to create a better world.

Or Music Basti, a music charity based in Delhi helping poor kids.

One of their projects, a joint project with New Music Strategies, was Monkey on the Roof. Street kids in India were pulled in off the street and taught music. They could not believe it when folks came from England and wanted to record them.

How do you measure success? Degrading yourself on X-factor, or having the privilege of helping street kids through Music Basti?

We can now but hope, Mike Dawes releases an album, or at least an EP, of the excellent sound of The Impossible 2​.​0.

The Acoustic EP

February 9, 2012
The Acoustic EP - Grace Mitchell

The Acoustic EP - Grace Mitchell

Recorded live. Thank you to the Cottage Grove community who have supported me through this process. You know who you are. — Grace Mitchell

Singer-songwriter Grace Mitchell has been compared with Adele. Wrong comparison. It is on the tip of my tongue who she reminds me off, frustrating, I would have to go through my music collection.

Aha, Edie Brickell!

Simple guitar, powerful voice, recorded live with the help of the Cottage Grove community.

All songs written by Grace and Christine Mitchell. Recorded by Richard Swift.

Mike Dawes – Boogie Shred

January 6, 2011

Mike Dawes on acoustic guitar, one half of Mike Dawes and Amy Turk.

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