Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quite a player!

I'm obliged to C. W. Swanson for putting up this video of a remarkably talented Polish street musician, Mariusz Goli.

I was so impressed with his talent that I looked for more information about him. Digital Guitar Player had this to say.

Every so often as we look or inspiration we find talented guitar players that we feel are “Up and coming”.  For our February 2014 “Up and coming” guitarist of the month we choose Mariusz Goli.  He is a street artist born in Poznan, Poland and according to his website has been playing guitar since he was 15.

We believe that with greater online exposure Mariusz has the makings of a guitar hero.  There are many brilliant classical guitar players out there.  In fact it is one of the most difficult guitars to play.  It is impressive to see Mariusz Goli do things on a classical guitar that most rock guitar players do on electric guitars.

There's more at the link.

Mr. Goli has a Web site and his own YouTube channel, and there are many clips of his performances on YouTube.  His style reminds me of a solo version of Rodrigo y Gabriela, whom we've met in these pages before (they also have many clips on YouTube if you don't know their music).

Mr. Goli performed at a Famestage concert in London's Hippodrome during March this year.  Here's one of his numbers.

I have to say, that's a remarkable talent. I look forward to hearing more of his music as he grows in popularity.



Old NFO said...


Rolf said...

Dude's good.... No, dude's great.
He should be in a recording studio.

Anonymous said...

Great, yes I agree. However, I don't think he is Polish because there are not enough consonants in his last name. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Get that boy a guitar with a pick guard so he doesn't do like Willy Nelson and wear a hole in the top of his guitar.

He is an amazing artist and i say that as a fallen-away guitarist.

Russ III