featuring Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, Bob Brozman, Larry Coryell, Steve Howe, Martin Carthy, Peppino D'Agostino, Tim Sparks and Gordon Giltrap
"This three DVD set features new and archival footage of performances by the preeminent names in steel-string fingerstyle guitar. Beginning with Peter Finger's breathtaking 'A Trip Through The Pyrenees', the collection boasts some real gems: a rare late 1960s clip of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady - a.k.a. Hot Tuna doing 'Hesitation Blues', Bert Jansch delivering a soulful version of 'One For Jo', John Fahey crooning while plucking a Gibson L-00 on a plaintive 'Poor Boy' and Adrian Legg at his peg-twisting best on 'Midwest Sunday'... It's a wonder seeing these greats do what they do up close without those often clumsy instructional asides, and without getting a lot of smoke in your face. A real treat." - Guitar Player
The "folk boom" which exploded in the wake of the Kingston Trio's 1958 hit, Tom Dooley, produced some surprising fallout. Acoustic guitar sales suddenly skyrocketed and a new generation of players quickly sized up the instrument's potential. It proved to be astonishing, once the secrets of fingerstyle guitar unfolded before the instrument's future masters. The performances in this DVD series present two generations of artists who have advanced the acoustic guitar's cause with formidable boldness. We clearly hear their folk, blues, and country roots even as they develop other distinctly personal harmonic and melodic pathways. Bonus material is included on each volume.
Titles Includes: MARTIN TAYLOR Medley: Dixie/Old Man River MARTIN SIMPSON Medley: The Banks Of The Bann/Bantry Girl's Lament/Jock O'Hazeldean, Charlie's Boogie BOB BROZMAN Man Of Steel Blues, Subtropical Stomp LARRY CORYELL Julia La Belle STEVE HOWE Clap, Second Initial MARTIN CARTHY The Siege Of Delhi, Byker Hill PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO Acoustic Spirit, Acoustic Funk MARTIN SIMPSON & BOB BROZMAN A Southern Grove TIM SPARKS Samiotisa, Oniro MARTIN TAYLOR & GORDON GILTRAP Colin's Meadow
Bonus Instructional Tracks: MARTIN TAYLOR Just Squeeze Me MARTIN CARTHY Old Tom of Oxford
Running Time: 84 minutes