Guitar Player’s Superstar 2008

Acoustic Guitarist Vicki Genfan is new “Guitar Superstar”

Posted by gawain on Mon, 09/15/2008 – 17:22

Guitar player magazine crowned a new “Guitar Superstar” at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. In the type of contest that attracts million-notes-per-second guitar shredmeisters, Vicki’s playing stood out for its originality. The 49 year old New Jersey native coaxes, cajoles, slaps and hammers an amazing variety of sounds from her acoustic guitar. Master of ceremonies Andy Summers was joined by a distinguished panel of judges including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Elliot Easton, Brendon Small and George Lynch. Vicki’s style is physical, energetic and totally engaging Check out the video of Vicki playing “Atomic Reshuffle,” the piece that got her the win.

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