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Nov. 25, 2019: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" by Daryl Shawn!
November 25, 2019 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn! Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds!
First up is "The Oak Tree" by the great Agustin Amigo! This one is beautiful (as is everything Agustin writes) and full of peace, strength & presence. The title is perfectly apropos!
"Eye of the Tiger" was the greatest motivation song on the radio when it was released while I was in college. Now almost 40 years later, it still gets me on my feet and Glenn Roth has again delivered!
"Strain" by Elson Complex is a "minimalism" piece that could easily have been written by Daryl Shawn himself. This one really works with its repetitive, enchanting rhythym!
"Flight of the Snow Geese" is a brand new…

Nov. 18, 2019: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" by Daryl Shawn!
November 18, 2019 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn! Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds!
First up is "Förgätmigej" by the incredible Cim Frode! Every once in a while an artist stands out above the rest and Cim Frode does that. His slow pieces have finesse and a silky sweetness that brings both tears & a smile. I could listen to Cim all day long! "Förgätmigej" is beyond beautiful and you must give it a listen today!

"Tendinitis" is by Zar who started out busking on famous Grafton Street in Dublin. Tremendous playing with an energy that could undoubtedly inflict tendinitis on anyone attempting to imitate this powerful player! This one may be a substitute for that morning caffeine! Well done!

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Nov. 11, 2019: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" by Daryl Shawn!
November 11, 2019 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn! Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds!
First up is "Dwa Serduszka" by the inimitable Ulli Boegershausen! A beautiful piece reminiscent of somewhere between baroque and classical. Very unique and different! Love this!

"Black Hole Sun" is a new Glenn Roth cover of Soundgarden's hit. You know how I feel about Glenn's covers, wow! He always brings out something unique and wonderful! 

"Blend" by Elson Complex is nylon string wonder with just a touch of dissonance that keeps you riveted all the way through!

"Froghollow at Night" by Joel Saunders has everything a modern fingerstyle piece should have, melody, technique, intrigue and perfect ex…

November 4, 2019: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" by Daryl Shawn!
November 4, 2019 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn! Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds!
First up is "Sambassador" by the multi-genre master Jürg Kindle! A wonderful samba-inspired piece by Jürg Kindle! This piece will get you up and dancing on a Monday morning! Jürg has so many wonderful new pieces lately in many different genres that it is almost impossible to keep up with this prolific artist! Enjoy this new "Sambassador" and be sure to check out his Spotify link and soak it all in!
"Slow Spun" by the incredible Maneli Jamal is a wonderful slow piece that Maneli composed attempting to reflect on the "less is more" philosophy  both to life, and the arts, and life inthe arts! I'd say he…