My featured guitarist tonight is Ewan Dobson, another of Canada’s up and coming brilliant young guitarists. His style is unique, and seems to be a fusion several genres. He’s won just about every Canadian Guitar competition and was recently crowned the Canadian Finger style Champion at the fifth annual competition in Kingston, Ontario. I think you’re gonna like him!
I know your pain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-JBgD8brIU
I know your pain v.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTIs93ZBf9g
Level 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZDOV2i61tM
Paganini Caprice #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_8Lh2fTnUU&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=447B977301B3AB7D
Motion Potion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTO5XdvXd1I&feature=related
Paganini’s Hip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOIMiqhlN0&feature=related
Blood and Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mSe5hKY-L4&feature=related
And to go with Ewan, how about a smooth, rich Malbec? Argentina is the source of some of the finest Malbecs ever made. Their versions are often velvety textured with intense flavors of blackberry and peppery spice. Layer Cake is producing some of the best bargains in the world of wine these days. I recently reviewed their Shiraz, which was excellent, and tonight it’s their Malbec on the table. Typical of the variety, it has a complex nose of dark berry, pepper, chocolate, and coffee. Great fruit with a full-bodied texture on the palate with layers of blackberry, cherry, dark chocolate, and exotic spices, mild tannins, and a long finish. At $15.00 it made Robert Parker’s list of great wine bargains for good reason. It tastes more like a $50.00 bottle. Wine Advocate gave it a 91. I think it’s even better.