Have you heard of Andy McKee? Phenom.
He’s getting real close to de-throning Keaggy in my book. Yes, I just said that. And for those of you who know me and my love for Keaggy music, that’s saying something. I’ve spent a ton of time today watching his videos on YouTube in utter amazement. And he plays a harp guitar.
From the Wikipedia entry on him:
Andy McKee (1979, in Topeka, Kansas is an American acoustic guitarist currently signed to CANdYRAT Records. His rarely-seen style of playing and compositional talent has earned him a large fanbase; in late 2006, a live performance of his flagship song, “Drifting” became a Featured Video on YouTube, achieving over 5,000,000 views and peaking as the highest rated music clip on the site. In April of ’07, another of McKee’s songs, “Rylynn”, overtook “Drifting” as the #1 rated English video of all time on the service, and in May, “Africa” overtook Rylynn; thus, McKee occupied the top three Music Video slots of YouTube simultaneously.
And quite frankly, the guys on Candyrat are all pretty good. Check out their channel on YouTube.