Video of the Month: Kevin Horrigan

Posted by Brian on 1st October 2011 in Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitarists, Video of the Month

Another product of the guitar program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Kevin Horrigan also took first place in the 2011 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.

Update (October 10th, 2011): Kevin was kind enough to write and provide further biographical information:

Kevin won the 2011 International Finger Style Guitar Championship in Winfield, KS, as well as the 2011 Canadian National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Kingston, ON. Kevin is the only person to have won first prize at both competitions. He graduated with High Honors from UW-Milwaukee in 2008 with a BFA in Finger-style Guitar Performance, studying Finger-style with John Stropes, and Classical with Rene Izquierdo. While it may not be immediatly apparent in his music, his favorite genres of music are Roots Reggae and Afrobeat, and his favorite band is The Fleet Foxes. Kevin is currently working on his debut record “Self Oscillation,” which will consist of 12 original compositions, including Lion’s Lament. At this point, it is an independent project. DOB: 7/21/83

Here is Kevin playing “Lion’s Lament”:

 

Kevin Horrigan’s website: www.KevinHorrigan.com

Kevin Horrigan’s YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/user/heddykevy

2 Responses to “Video of the Month: Kevin Horrigan”

  1. Hello Brian,

    Thank you very much for featuring this video! I noticed from your other featured videos that you aim to list as much accurate biographical info as possible, which is greatly appreciated :) I wanted to lend some more details, in case you wanted to list them. If you did, I would greatly appreciate it :)

    Kevin won the 2011 International Finger Style Guitar Championship in Winfield, KS, as well as the 2011 Canadian National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Kingston, ON. Kevin is the only person to have won first prize at both competitions. He graduated with High Honors from UW-Milwaukee in 2008 with a BFA in Finger-style Guitar Performance, studying Finger-style with John Stropes, and Classical with Rene Izquierdo. While it may not be immediatly apparent in his music, his favorite genres of music are Roots Reggae and Afrobeat, and his favorite band is The Fleet Foxes. Kevin is currently working on his debut record “Self Oscillation,” which will consist of 12 original compositions, including Lion’s Lament. At this point, it is an independent project. DOB: 7/21/83

    Thanks for any consideration to the matter, Brian. I am very grateful for my time spent at UW-M, but I am trying to forge a unique identity for myself outside of being the first person to graduate from the 2nd incarnation of the finger-style guitar program at UW-Milwaukee.

    Have a great day,

    Kevin Horrigan

  2. Brian Brian says:

    Thanks for the added info, Kevin! And congratulations on winning both championships – quite a feat!

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