As some of you may know, I have several loves in my life. The love for my sons, for my partner and family. For writing. The love for nature, books and animals. And for music. Music is an inextricably part of who I am.
Today I found a little something I want to share with you. ‘A little something’, I say, but that’s the understatement of the month. Today I discovered Justin King, an acoustic guitar virtuoso who makes my heart beat faster. And slower. Justin sends it into several rhythms actually.
This American musician and artist is recognized as a pioneering guitarist for his percussive “tapping” playing style which consists of a variety of influences ranging from Flamenco to Celtic music.
Watch him perform in Knock On Wood
Close your eyes and listen to sweet Crown, played on his custom made double-neck steel-string guitar with two identical DADGAD-tuned necks to expand on his unique two-handed tapping style.
While still recording music as well as doing part-time war photojournalism in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, King is currently finishing a degree in oil painting and photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.