Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Guitar Artistry of Ernie Hawkins Blues and Ragtime Guitar|
Actor: Ernie Hawkins
Director: Ernie Hawkins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, festivals, colleges and museums in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. He has played with blues greats such as Son House, Mance Lipscomb, Fred McDowel... more »
Iain | Sweden | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A superb performance DVD, with Ernie's jawdropping picking showcased to full effect. Camerawork of interest to all players and the range of material is fabulous. Loads of interesting bio-info, much about Hawkins first meeting with Rev Gary Davis, and his friendship with that late guitar master. A highly recommended audio-visual treat."
Peter Hyatt | Orrington, Maine | 12/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I don't enjoy the "artistry" DVDs as much as I do the "instructional" DVDs, this may be an exception. As part of the atristry series, we have a warm, intimate performance, along with detailed explanations of the songs; as well as lively and inspiriting performances.
Yet, perhaps it is the teacher in Hawkins, he cannot "turn off" the instruction! It is an instructional DVD, even though it may not have been intended to be so.
He speaks of his teacher, Rev. Gary Davis, in glowing yet realistic terms. He admires his teacher without that silly worship that sometimes artists can fall into.
This is a terrific DVD. Hawkins is a first rate player, has a fine singing voice, and it is almost as if we are invited into HIS living room for a private performance, great story telling, and great tips and insights into playing.
***** Star DVD for both enjoyment and education!"