Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heard It Through The Italian Grapevine

You don't hear many instrumental covers of songs that drastically alter from the original in such a way that completely takes over your headphones very often. Although it's not Wednesday, I thought I would go ahead and share this cover with you, and then post another one tomorrow. It's my first week back in school, and I'm already in the library and starting to crave more music that you can successfully study to. Well, I'd say I'm off to a great start with Antonio Forcione's incredibly crafty cover of Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through The Grapevine." Forcione's Italian style on the acoustic guitar is completely charming and has consequently granted him the title of being the "Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar." Although the Italian stallion doesn't utter a word, I'm willing to say this is one of the best covers of Gaye's classic that I have laid ears on. This man's skill level on the guitar is jaw dropping (the 5 minute mark and on especially).  

Heard It Through the Grapevine - Antonio Forcione

If you want to hear more from Forcione, check out his website here.

1 comment:

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