A good German
September 7, 2009 9:52 AM   Subscribe

I've failed to find a long-ago post (or - dread thought - it COULD have been a comment!) featuring an astounding young German guitar player performing an extraordinary solo of a classical nature - with dazzling finger technique.

It starts low key - and builds to an amazing crescendo. My memory insists either his first name - or surname - was Thomas - but spelled slightly oddly. The player was, I think, under 20 & had already recorded an album. He was performing on his own - but in a club or concert setting. (My eyes are blurring after searching pages & pages of posts tagged "guitar"). Obviously - for some demented reason - I forgot to favorite it at the time. Thanks so much if this chimes with anyone!
posted by Jody Tresidder to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Joscho Stephan?
posted by wannalol at 10:05 AM on September 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

"Just 20 years old when he released his first CD on the highly regarded label Acoustic Music Records, his name was already known to insiders as a force to be reckoned with on the acoustic guitar."

Taken from his bio on his website. Previously referenced on Metafilter here and here.
posted by wannalol at 10:11 AM on September 7, 2009

Richard Thompson is well respected as a guitarist, but he is less the flashy type.
posted by idiopath at 10:14 AM on September 7, 2009

How did you DO that!

It was indeed Joscho -and somehow I substituted "Thomas" spelled oddly for "Josh" with the extra "c" (and o)!

I am amazed. Thank you very, very much (or danke!! ).
posted by Jody Tresidder at 10:18 AM on September 7, 2009

What's the name of that song? That's not Mr. Sandman he's playing.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:40 AM on September 7, 2009

What's the name of that song? That's not Mr. Sandman he's playing.

The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

He is playing Mr Sandman in this clip however.
posted by wannalol at 12:19 PM on September 7, 2009

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