Friday, October 30, 2009

Luke Doucet has posted a series of guitar lessons and stunning performance videos to YouTube

Acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and producer Luke Doucet has posted a series of guitar lessons and stunning performance videos to YouTube, shot at his Canadian home. He kicks off his East Coast tour today with Willy Porter in Atlanta. He will be performing solo.

Luke joined Sarah McLachlan's band at age 19, and the Toronto Star called him "the best young guitarist in the country." He has since gone on to release solo work including the highly praised 'Blood's Too Rich' (Six Shooter, 2008) as well as albums with rock band Veal, and also works as a producer.
The video series guest stars Luke's arsenal of guitars, featuring his vintage, well-loved Gretsch White Falcon.
Luke breaks down a complicated part on his tune "Buttercloud," including detailed fingering suggestions and other pointers, with close-ups, played on a Johnson steel guitar.
Watch Luke perform a stunning rendition of "Long Haul Driver" on the White Falcon:

Tour dates:
10/29 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
10/31 - Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse
11/01 - Raleigh, NC - Slim's Downtown
11/05 - Vienna, VA - The Barns at Wolftrap*
11/06 - Montclair, NJ - Outpost in the Burbs*
11/07 - Cambridge, MA - Club Passim*
11/08 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall*
11/09 - Pittsfield, MA - Mission Bar w/Mia Dyson
11/10 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub*
11/11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live*
11/12 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall*
11/13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café*
11/14 - Owning Mills, MD - Gordon Centre for Performing Arts*
11/18 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall*
11/19 - Woodstock, IL - Odd Fellows*
11/20 - Evanston, IL - S.P.A.C.E.*
11/21 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark*
2/21-2/26 - Miami, FL - Cayamo Cruise w/ Melissa McClelland, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle * w/Willy Porter

More Doucet guitar lessons:

Photo Credit: Victor Tavares

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