Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have an awesome new music artist to check out: Newton Faulkner.
This guy is super-talented. If you really like acoustic guitar and a really unique sound, he's your guy. I saw Newton play at Bonnaroo--he was the first act I saw--and he blew me away. He was one of the best performances I saw that day.
He is so unique because he is his own band. What I mean is this: when he is up there, he plays guitar, sings, and uses his hands to also keep the beat as an artificial drum on his guitar. He slaps the side of the guitar to make this funky beat that acts as an awesome self-created percussion system. I've never seen anything like it before! I can't believe he can pull it off so well too. He's doing so many things at once and it sounds incredible. He also has incredible skills on guitar. He plays very intricate notes and chords. Very talented. This guy is genius.
Look at how he's playing the guitar here!
So, if you want to get into this guy (which I highly recommend), check out these songs:
"People Should Smile More"
"Gone in the Morning"
"Dream Catch Me"
"I Need Something"
"To the Light Again"
"Feels like Home"
This guy played the BEST cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and he played it all by himself! It was astonishing. The crowd was so into it, probably because he did such a fabulous job. I could just see this guy as being incredible talent that is overlooked, and he has such a funny personality! So, do check him out. You won't be disappointed.
So what do you think of Newton Faulkner?