My name is Jimi Brady, and I'm a musician. I'll be using this blog to promote acoustic music and acoustic artists - signed or unsigned - as well as my own acoustic music. Feel free to submit your own original work, too. I will occasionally post music that isn't technically acoustic, but is in the spirit of acoustic music. Thank you for listening, traveler.
I’m flying out to New Orleans to stay with my girlfriend for a few weeks. I’ve been busy packing, so I’ve set the queue from four posts to three posts per day until I’m settled in NOLA with my muse. While I’m there I’ll be playing in the French Quarter on the weekends (and possibly some weekdays), so expect live footage of me busking.
This was the second acoustic cover I ever learned (second of four - I wasn’t very prolific in my repertoire of covers). This song is quite extraordinary because the finger-picking is very complicated while remaining entirely catchy. It’s the most quintessential display of great acoustic songwriting that you could ask for. But, Mr. McCartney doesn’t need any introduction or kind words from me; this songs speaks for itself.
As you’ll see, this piece is not played on an acoustic guitar. I’ve decided to post it, however, due to the fact that it’s entirely “acoustic” in nature, and I imagine that it’s difficult to find an 8-string acoustic guitar. In any case, this song is absolutely phenomenal. It’s soft, introspective, and tasteful. This guy is the other half of Animals As Leaders, too, so his reputation precedes him.
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J’attendrai Swing by Django Reinhardt (Quintette du Hot Club de France).
Possibly one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time, and he only played with two fingers (the other two were burned in a fire). His violinist, Stephane Grappelli, is such an integral part of Django’s music, too, and that’s no less the case in this video.
This is the second track off of my upcoming album, Windemere. This recording could have been better and there’s one small error, but I find it to be a nerve-wracking song to play, so I posted it as-is. This song has a bit of everything: plectrum-picking, finger-picking, chicken-picking, slapping, fast arpeggios, etc. I’ll try to record a version with vocals while I’m in New Orleans for three weeks (during which time I’ll be playing on the streets on the weekends).