Andy McKee

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  1. punisher911

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    Anyone besides me think this guy is amazing? Besides this, some of his remakes/covers are amazing too.

     
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    Have to add this...

     
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    He is definitely a phenominal guitarist, however I have trouble believing this is not a repost. I listen to his stuff every now and then, need to get some of his albums to get access to it away from the computer though.(meaning my only access is youtube)
     
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    amazing is an understatement.
     
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    Don't know if it's a repost. I have just recently found out about him from an acoustic forum. Another musician brought to light by youtube. I believe the story is his friends posted his videos and didn't even know what youtube was. Enough views and people took notice. He's a traveling musician now.
     
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    Andy Mckee is pure genius. Best part is he grew up listening to metal, and loves metal. I feel that's why all his shit is so technically sound. "Into the Ocean" is by FAR by favorite song by him. The low notes on that harp guitar send chills down my spine. And the "hook" in the chorus is one of the coolest things my ears have ever heard.
     
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    He has also won a lot of finger picking competitions and whatnot. I can't verify your story however, never heard that.

    Check out some Phil Keaggy he has some music in that style also.
     
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    he is really amazing. fanned frets. Looks like he has lost a bit of weight for the last video I saw of him on YouTube.
     
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    I've seen Andy a couple of times live whenever he comes in my area (once in a blue moon) and hes is even more phenomenal live than on youtube. He's a really nice guy, fantastic guitarist.
     
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    I can clear this up. Andy already had notoriety in the "woodchoppers" guitar circles. even had played a show or two in Japan when he was still promoting his first album. its when candyrat records under the youtube handle "rpoland" started posting videos of andy playing got noticed. i think his breakthrough song was "drifting"
     
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    ok. I'll buy that. lol
     
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    Must say I prefer Andrew York anyday
     
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    just saw this for the first time and wow, im hooked :hbang:
     
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    Another one of his I thoroughly enjoy (not that I don't enjoy them all.
     
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    Not to be a fact-nazi but..
    His label (candyrat) decided to shoot some video of him playing some songs from his new album.

    And I just love his harp guitar
     
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    Its worth mentioning that most of the dudes on CandyRat are great players. While I don't like some of their compositions the playing is generally top notch.

    I highly recommend checking out Ewan Dobson as well. I dig him as about much as I like McKee.

     
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    Can't really get into his stuff (I find it boring for some odd reason), he's nothing short of amazing technically.
     
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    My Martin acoustic guitar is signed by him. (the first time he went to Portugal!)
    Love his approach and his melodies are great.
     
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    One of my favourite acoustic players. I saw him live when he played in the UK a couple of years ago; one word - flawless.
     
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    He's alright, but there are others who play in that style that dwarf him. :ahem: Michael Hedges... Phil Keaggy too.
     

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