Acoustic Guitarist Spotlight: Luca Stricagnoli

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I only discovered the unique talent that is Luca Stricagnoli a short time ago. But since then,I have been in awe of what I have seen. This Luca Stricagnoli bio aims to shed more light on and share some of the details of the man and the music.

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How I Found Luca Stricagnoli

What led me to initially discover Luca was a video of his cover of the “The Last of the Mohicans” theme. The ability in combination with the production of the sound and the video made for a compelling and entertaining watch.

Luca Stricagnoli’s Story

Stricagnoli is an Italian musician who was born in 1991 – so at the time of writing this he is still only 25!

That means his body of work isn’t yet huge – but it is no less impressive.

He started to learn classical guitar at 10. That surprised me – for someone of this talent at such a young age, I had suspected that he must have started playing in the womb!

To make that even more impressive, he stopped playing at 16 for 3 years, picking up the instrument again at 19.

His style certainly moved away from traditional classical music. Though you can still see the influence of classical techniques in his playing – he has developed a unique playing style that is very rhythmic in nature – a big part of the reason why he can sound like an entire band with one guitar.

He was signed to Candyrat Records when he was 22 and has being playing sold out shows around the world ever since.

Learn more about Luca and his music on his website.

The Music

Luca mostly does covers (though he does have some originals too but is most famous for his unique versions of covers) – that might sound unimpressive at first but when you listen to them/see them, you’ll understand that the way he plays them is at once unique and spell-bounding.

Mixing up classical techniques with a more percussive style, Stricagnoli has created a style that can only be described as his. He is also known for incorporating multiple guitars (and other instruments) – all played by him at the same time.

In his repertoire to date, of note, he has released the following videos:

  • Braveheart (James Horner – Braveheart theme)
  • Last of the Mohicans (Trevor Jones – Last of the Mohicans theme)
  • Future (original)
  • Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns n Roses)
  • Misirlou (Dick Dale – Pulp Fiction)

Of course there’s plenty more – and plenty more to come I’m sure.

It is worth watching the videos. Whilst it’s impressive enough to just hear this prodigy play, it is even more entertaining to see him do it.

Here’s the one for Sweet Child O’ Mine but I definitely encourage you to watch the rest too. They are all on you tube or you can find them on his Candyrat Records page.

If you are interested in learning how to play them you can also download tabs (for a very reasonable price) from that same link above.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks for reading and I hope this has made you aware of this young talent. Definitely check out more of his stuff. it’s all pretty impressive.

And if you get a chance to see him live I’d take that up to. I haven’t yet but plan to the next time he’s playing close by. Some of the videos of his live shows look really cool.

By Nate Pallesen

Nate is just your average (above average) guitar player. He's no Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page - wait this site is about acoustic guitars (sorry) He's no Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, or Michael Hedges, wait? who!? He's no Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton or Ben Harper - more familiar? Anyway you get the point :-)

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