Jeff Pearce live at AMBIcon 2013

Recently I had my eyes opened wide by a video Jeff Pearce put up covering Tangerine Dream.  I knew Jeff was a great artist, but had no idea he was a guitarist nor his utter command of the instrument.  So, intrigued by what I heard, I’ve been looking around and I came across this video of Jeff’s gorgeous performance a few years back at AMBIcon.  Another eye opener for me.

Check it out:

It never ceases to amaze me how creative and diverse ambient artists are, both in approach, technique, and instrumentation.  I’m so glad to have found this music space so many years ago, and to have been a small part of such a wonderful community.

Jeff Pearce covers Tangerine Dream

Oh my goodness gracious.  I don’t need to tell you folks what Love on a Real Train is, the gorgeous Tangerine Dream piece from the Risky Business soundtrack.  When I saw Jeff Pearce post that he had done a cover, I was expecting something with a lot of synths and, given his talent, an awful lot of goodness.

But I was positively gobsmacked when I saw the video.  Check it out:

I was certainly not expecting him to cover the entire piece with nothing more than guitar and looper.  Nor did I have any idea of what a virtuoso guitar player Jeff is.  He makes the instrument absolutely sing.  Astonishing.  What an artist.