Andy McKee

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by punisher911, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Not being, in your opinion, the best of the style still does not diminish the merit of his playing or his abilities. His music will continue to be exquisite, regardless of how useless your post is at attempting to gauge him against others. Music is not a competition, it is a journey we may share on the way.
     
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    McKee regards Hedges as the friend he never met, and if you met the guy you'd understand he would never try to outplay another guitarist. He just wants to jam out.
     
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    I'm hopefully going to get to see him next month. I'm pretty excited. I haven't been to a show in like 2 years now.
     
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    Awesome, I am hoping he comes back to Canada one day. I didn't seem him back in 08.
     
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    I love Andy's music...it's great when I need something chill and relaxing.
     
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    Andy McKee is great. Heres a video the bass player in my band made of himself playing along to one of his songs.

     
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    ^ is amazing, you should send it to Andy, he would love it!
     
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    I agree, I'm very impressed with his technique, but just can't get into the stuff.
     
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    really dig this guy

    listened to a couple hours just the other day while on an extended xmas drive
     
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    i'm a HUGE andy fan. his music is super inspiring and very influential to my own style of writing on acoustic guitars. i saw him in pittsburgh over the summer at the rex theater, he put on an incredible show with a standard guitar, harp guitar, and baritone guitar in his arsenal. i got to meet him afterwards and gave him a CD of the songs I had made and he very politely accepted it and said he would listen to it on the way to the next show. he's an incredibly nice guy!
    if anyone gets the chance to pick up the Joyland CD/DVD combo, DO IT! the music is great (lots of awesome originals and a couple covers of michael hedges and tears for fears) and it has a really cool documentary about how he started and how he recorded the album, along with a few tutorials and demonstrations.
     
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    Rylynn is one of my favourite songs by Andy and I must say that it sounds great with the fretless. His music is very relaxing and I seem to listen to it more and more I find these days.
     
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    If you ever get the chance to see him, I'd recommend you take it. He's brilliant live, and he wasn't at all expensive when I saw him.
     
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    Rylynn is amazing
     
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    Idk, I cant get into this guy. I mean I think the first like 30 seconds of every song are cool but then..it just gets old.

    I actually met some randomass kid in an Indianapolis who could play this song just as well as Andy himself and could play it with it sitting in his lap like a steel guitar.
     
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    I like the technique and ideas but the compositions I've heard haven't really moved me. His label mate Antoine Dufour writes music that is a lot more interesting to me. Still, I'll get the chance to see more of McKee when he opens for EJ... maybe I haven't heard enough.
     
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    I grew up in Topeka and Andy McKee was my guitar instructor for a while. When I was new he taught me Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton. Sometimes I would just bring in a CD and he would listen to it and tab it out while he was listening, when he was playing the electric guitar he played a headless Steinberger. I remember my first lesson he introduced himself and played Drifting if I recall correctly. I had never seen anything like it. I remember being confused that he could play so well and was not famous. I am so glad he made it.
     

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