Archive for October, 2010

Canadian Guitarists You Should Know About: Antoine DuFour

Posted by Brian on 30th October 2010 in Canadian Guitarists, Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitarists

Antoine Dufour is a Canadian guitarist from Quebec who didn’t start playing guitar until he was 15. He continued to study guitar at CEGEP in Joliette, PQ. and  has won the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and placed third at the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Since 2003 he has released 5 CDs of mostly solo acoustic guitar music and has become something of a YouTube sensation along with the likes of Andy McKee and fellow Canadian Don Ross.

In this video of “To Run in a Dream” you can see that he plays his guitar on a stand and he ties a bandana under the strings on the headstock to eliminate resonances on his very responsive guitar:

And watch what he does with a simple Em chord in this instructional video:

Antoine Dufour’s website

Antoine Dufour’s YouTube channel

Antoine Dufour on MySpace

You can also watch videos of Antoine on CandyRat Records’ YouTube channel

And you can purchase recordings and sheet music from Antoine Dufour on CandyRat Records.