Wednesday, April 15, 2020

More Solo Performance Videos From Local Guitarists!!

We're back with even more videos on the SMS today, and we're picking things up with Tym Morrison's fourth live-streamed concert, though this one is not on Twitch. Rather, this 2 hour set was streamed directly on his YouTube channel last night, so if you were hoping to see his acoustic home concerts on a more familiar and accessible platform, this should be preferable. Also, there's no 13+ minute wait at the start of the video for things to actually begin, and I can link individual songs by title, so this is easier all around! In order, Tym begins by covering Amanda Marshall's "Trust Me (This Is Love)", Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)", Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", and Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love", before briefly pausing to adjust a side door due to the heat. When he returns, Tym tackles Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise", Supertramp's "Breakfast In America", Jim Croce's "Time In A Bottle", Yes' "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", Cheap Trick's "The Flame", ...

...his own Spanish guitar instrumental, Phil Collins' "One More Night", Radiohead's "Karma Police", 10cc's "I'm Not In Love", Tom Petty's "Yer So Bad", A-ha's "Take On Me", Journey's "Lights", Oasis' "Wonderwall", The Romantics' "Talking In Your Sleep", Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud", Supertramp's "The Logical Song", Tears For Fears' "Mad World", The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" & "Blackbird", Amanda Marshall's "Dark Horse", and another solo instrumental, before closing with the first half of Metallica's "Fade To Black". As usual, Tym's guitar and singing abilities are on point and as consistent as ever, especially given the warmth in the room last night! That said, I can't blame you if you got deja vu watching this, as he was using the lyric book from his first two Twitch live-streams. Only four covers were making their series debut last night, and he did every cover from the second live-stream again except "Lady In Red" and "(I Just) Died in Your Arms".

The repetition may not be to some viewers' liking, but this video is way easier to watch and share, so that may counteract things if you don't like Twitch. Give Tym's fourth live-stream concert a watch below, head straight to individual songs above, and look for the likely next installment on Thursday!

We'll close today with some solo performance videos from guitarists we haven't seen on a local stage in quite some time, starting with former Brain Tuel guitarist Zach Reid, who has posted three solo covers onto his YouTube channel in the past year and a half! Since Brain Tuel fell inactive in 2009, Zach has moved out of town, and fans of his old alt-punk band may be surprised to see the trajectory of these solo cover videos. One's a vocal/guitar cover of Bright Eyes' "First Day Of My Life", which will be the relative closest in tone for Brain Tuel fans, but the other two are classical guitar renditions, including Claude Gagnon's "Les Blues Des Grenouilles" and as embedded below, Agustin Barrios' "Julia Florida". These cover videos are largely spare and intricate, but Zach's growth and maturity as a musician is on full display with these three performances, though fans of his old local band work may be surprised upon listening. Give Zach's solo performance videos a watch above & below!

Finally, here's the first new solo performance video on former Ashes To Dust guitarist Alex Hemy's YouTube channel in over a year! Sadly, Alex has deleted all of his prior videos from his channel, leaving just this new rendition of "Driving Rain" by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. That said, it's nice to see him tackle a heavier song than we were tending to see from him in the mid-late 2010s! Alex is playing guitar only alongside the original song, and his skill level s still solid, so old local fans of his will be at home here! That said, why is the alternate camera angle only used in the last 30 seconds? Give this a watch (while you can) below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more videos and updates on the site soon! Thanks everyone!

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