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March 30, 2020: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" on Spotify by Daryl Shawn!
March 30, 2020 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
In the midst of the current COVID-19 "worldwide madness" out there, it seems even more important to find some normalcy in our routines: Daryl Shawn has come through for us with "This Week in Fingerstyle" on time and beautiful as always!
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn is where you'll find the absolute best that true "Indie" has to offer in the world of fingerstyle! Daryl does all the selecting of the tunes, I just make a few comments. Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds as we check out what gems Daryl found for us this week!
When you spend hours each Monday morning listening to and "reviewing" the new adds to a playlist you get pretty attached to that playl…

March 23, 2020: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" on Spotify by Daryl Shawn!
March 23, 2020 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
In the midst of the current COVID-19 "worldwide madness" out there, it seems even more important to find some normalcy in our routines: Daryl Shawn has come through for us with "This Week in Fingerstyle" on time and beautiful as always!
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn is where you'll find the absolute best that true "Indie" has to offer in the world of fingerstyle! Daryl does all the selecting of the tunes, I just make a few comments. Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds as we check out what gems Daryl found for us this week!
First up is "The Walls Are Moving" by Ulli Boegershausen & Agustin Amigo. Every once in a while music is truly amazing and Ulli &a…

March 21, 2020: "Anatomy of a Collaboration"

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"Anatomy of a Collaboration"
Featuring the song "Morning Mist"
by Randal L Meek (Guitar) & Ken Smith (Piano)
Released March 27, 2020
by Randal L Meek"www.randalsview.blog" If you've ever wondered how two music artists thousands of miles apart manage to write a song together, here's the story of two artists' journey down "Collaboration Road".  The picture above shows Ken in his studio composing the piano to my guitar work that he is listening to and watching on the monitor in the background.

In early 2019 the talented Ken Smith approached me about doing a collaboration incorporating my guitar and Ken’s fabulous piano. Having never done a collaboration before, indeed never having played music along with another musician in any capacity, ever, I was basically terrified of the idea.

Ken explained the process, what he envisioned, what his technical sound engineer skills would allow him to do and even took some of my existing recordings and…

March 16, 2020: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" on Spotify by Daryl Shawn!
March 16, 2020 by Randal L Meek "www.randalsview.blog"
In the midst of the current COVID-19 "worldwide madness" out there, it seems even more important to find some normalcy in our routines: Daryl Shawn has come through for us with "This Week in Fingerstyle" on time and beautiful as always!
"The most exciting playlist on Spotify" reloaded again for a great Monday morning! "This Week in Fingerstyle" curated by Daryl Shawn is where you'll find the absolute best that true "Indie" has to offer in the world of fingerstyle! Daryl does all the selecting of the tunes, I just make a few comments. Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds as we check out what gems Daryl found for us this week!
First up is "Aneto" by the brilliant Tommy Berre! The perfect song to listen to on Monday morning when everything seems upside down &a…

March 9, 2020: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" on Spotify by Daryl Shawn!
March 9, 2020 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 is where you'll find the absolute best that true "Indie" has to offer in the world of fingerstyle! Daryl does all the selecting of the tunes, I just make a few comments. Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds as we check out what gems Daryl found for us this week!
First up is "Fuel" by one of the undisputed world masters of fingerstyle Tommy Emmanuel! This is easily a substitute for several of those usual monday morning cups of coffee! Wow!

"Old Towne" by Ken Veerheecke is quintessential Ken with it's sweet melody and lilting phrases that are always uplifting and refreshing like a beautiful soft rain shower! Always inspirational with h…

March 2, 2020: "This Week in Fingerstyle!"

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"This Week in Fingerstyle" on Spotify by Daryl Shawn!
March 2, 2020 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 is where you'll find the absolute best that true "Indie" has to offer in the world of fingerstyle! Daryl does all the selecting of the tunes, I just make a few comments. Put your headphones on or AirPods in and disappear into these wonderful sounds as we check out what gems Daryl found for us this week!
First up is "Soft Landing" by Tommy Berre & Denis Turbide! Some of the sweetest sounds you'll ever hear are by these two artists and when they team up: Wow! If you need a fix of beautiful sweet sounds, this one will do it on a cold Monday morning! Another fantastic work by Tommy & Denis!

"Echoes of Arisaig" by the talented multi-instrumentalist Ken Smith is a wonderfu…