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The San Francisco Hobbyhorse
Welcome to Radio Guitar! We hope you enjoy listening to our ongoing selection of great Fingerstyle, Folk, Jazz, Celtic, Blues, New Age, Hawaiian and World acoustic guitar instrumentals.
Your Radio Guitar hosts are Annie Aronson and Phil Campbell otherwise known as The San Francisco Hobbyhorse. Annie created Radio Guitar back in June of 2009 [read more...]
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals

I put a lot of thought into the arrangement of this traditional song before it was ready to record. The first verse pays tribute to the outstanding versions of Davy Graham and Bert Jansch. Verse two changes to a major key countermelody. After a connecting bridge, the third verse moves to a high, sparse variation that represents a ghostly visitation from the deceased young lover.

I play She Moved Through The Fair in dropped D tuning, though it is in the key of G. This recording is a single complete take with no edits, exactly as I perform it in concert. – Phil Campbell (The San Francisco Hobbyhorse)

Below is a  video of Phil Campbell playing his arrangement of “She Moved Through the Fair”. You can hear the studio version on Radio Guitar and buy it on iTunes and Amazon.


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Yuta Tanakaadded  May 19, 2014.

Tony CoxSouth African guitarist Tony Cox plays this delightful acoustic instrumental version of a popular song from his country.

 This tune, Jabulani, which in Zulu means ‘rejoice’, became a pop hit in the 70’s on South African radio and now, decades later is a beloved old classic. This is the first time to my knowledge the song has ever been played as a fingerstyle guitar piece…enjoy! – Tony Cox

You can hear Jabulani  from his album Padkos on the Radio Guitar station.

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from the album Padkos added April 22, 2014Padkos by Tony Cox

Annie and I both love Greensleeves  and worked out an arrangement with vocals for our duo, The San Francisco Hobbyhorse.  But I liked a lot of the ideas we came up with – chord voicing, time signature changes and a middle section that departs from the traditional melody.  So I incorporated these ideas into a solo guitar arrangement.  I play it in standard EADGBE tuning. - Phil Campbell (Radio Guitar co-host and guitarist)
You can hear the finished track on the New Tracks Hour on the Radio Guitar station.