This beautiful composition by Andy McKee has a bittersweet quality that evokes emotion and distinctive technique that has fostered innovation in contemporary finger-style guitar. “Rylynn” was one of the compositions that propelled Andy McKee’s YouTube celebrity when it was first uploaded in 2006; today the video has over 28 million views. It was this video that caught the attention of Prince who asked Andy to join him for a series of shows in Australia in 2012.
“Rylynn” was first released in 2005 on the CD Andy McKee/Art of Motion (CandyRat Records). Then, in 2007, a video recording was released on the DVD Andy McKee/Antoine Dufour (CandyRat Records). This printed music is a note-for-note transcription of the performance from the DVD which is now available at candyrat.com
Here’s a fantastic acoustic guitar video featuring Andy McKee that’s a bit different from our usual fare, because while it’s a great live performance of Andy’s tune “Myth Maker,” it’s also a mini-interview about all sorts of music-related issues. I think it’ll be interesting even if you don’t play an instrument, but even more if you do.
A true virtuoso, Andy McKee stopped by the Ernie Ball showroom in Los Angeles to give us a little lesson on his style of playing, test out the new Aluminum Bronze acoustic strings, and to perform his track “Myth Maker.”
Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation catches up with acoustic guitarist Andy McKee backstage at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. Here’s a one-take performance of Andy’s “The Reason.”
More at acousticnation.com
On his July 19, 2012 visit to Montréal, to play a private concert for the Greenfield Guitars Shop Concert Series, Andy McKee stopped by the workshop to record a few videos! Here he is playing his G2B Baritone. As usual, this is the artist, the guitar and a mic in the bench room of my shop. Live, off the floor. There are no pickups being used. The sound is pure. Enjoy!
Today’s insanity break is another great track from Andy McKee’s most recent recording, Joyland.Youtube Video
Our musical interlude for the evening: acoustic guitarist Andy McKee with “Hunter’s Moon” from his most recent recording, Joyland.
(The audio track for this video is a little low; adjust your volume accordingly.)Youtube Video
And here’s an Amazon MP3 widget with more samples from this excellent album:
Time for some acoustic guitar gymnastics from Andy McKee, in a tune called “Hunter’s Moon” from his latest album Joyland.
Here’s Andy McKee playing a mutant harp/guitar. The tune is “Into the Ocean,” from the album Art of Motion.
Andy McKee blazes through a Don Ross composition, titled Tight Trite Night.