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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Michael Chapdelaine & a nice Sauvignon Blanc

Michael Chapdelaine is unique. He plays both fingerpicking steel string and classical guitar. In fact, he’s the only person to win both the Winfield National Finger Style championship and the Guitar foundation of America’s International Classical Guitar Competition. I’ve included one of his videos of a Bach prelude as well as his contemporary fingerstyle arrangements. I absolutely love his version of California Dreamin. And when I first started playing the guitar and bass back in the late ‘60’s, I had every Ventures album ever recorded. Walk Don’t Run was always a favorite. But the crowning contemporary song, for me at least, is More Than Words. Beautiful! (Links aren't working tonight so copy & paste them into your browser or check out my myspace site

California Dreamin:

Come Together:

Rain dance:

Heard it through the grapevine:

Walk Don’t run:

More than Words:

Bach Prelude:

I find Michael’s music soothing to listen to, so how about a Starborough Sauvignon Blanc to accompany it. Summertime is gonna hit hard this week here in Nebraska. We’re expecting temperature-humidity indices over 100 degrees. When the weather gets hot, I like a Sauvignon Blanc to refresh my parched mouth. Starborough is from New Zealand, so it’s got that citris grapefruit bouquet with a light, crisp taste of lime, grapefruit, and a hint of pear. A very tropical wine and great for beating the heat, especially since it’s about $13.00 a bottle. Try some when the heat hits.



Rick Daley said...

This is my new favorite blog! Only had time for Come Together and Bach this morning, I'll be back to listen to more.

Rick Daley said...

This is a very young Asian kid doing an admirable job on this version of "Come Together"