I’m on a youth kick right now and tonight I want to introduce 18 year-old Joe Robinson, the winner of the 2008 “Australia’s Got Talent” show. He also won the 2009 World Championship of Performing Arts competition in Hollywood, CA in a field of over 75,000 participants. More recently he was voted “Best New Talent” by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine. When you hear him, you’ll know why. Note the similarities between his arrangement of Classical Gas and that of Calum Graham. Both guitarists got the arrangement from Tommy Emmanuel, whom both idolize. The same is true for Joe's medley of Daytripper and Lady Madonna. Ah, to be young again.
Struttin it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkx8NFljEBc&feature=related
The Chatterbox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0PVxtWCb9Y&feature=related
Daddy Longlicks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxabxU6cx-w&feature=related
Midnight in Nashville: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNXLc_9fLkE&feature=related
Daytripper/Lady Madonna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-0cCRbNCQ&feature=related
Classical Gas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiLDGDcyRiU&feature=related
Mr. Sandman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD_8HjibQ-4&feature=related
Jiffy Jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lv5YZEt588&feature=related
Since I’m having a little fun featuring the youth of guitardom, I thought I’d do a “fun” wine, namely Rosa regale Brachetto d'Aqui 2008 ($18.00). this is a semi-dry, red sparkling wine that was once cherished by the courts of Europe two hundred years ago. Rosa Regale is created in one of Italy’s smallest production zones, the Brachetto d’Acqui Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, and is made from 100% Brachetto grapes grown exclusively at the La Rosa Vineyard in the town of Acqui Terme located in the Piedmont region of Italy. It’s aroma is like a spritzy cranberry cocktail with lots of red fruit on the palate. It’s a fun, not too serious wine that’s great for summer. Drink it chilled. Oh yeah, it also comes in a cool bottle and has an alcohol content of only 5.5%, similar to a beer. So put some fun in your week and enjoy a glass as you listen to rockin Joe Robinson and try not to feel too old. Have a great weekend!