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Ewan Dobson [web site | Amazon.com] has established himself as one of Canada's most brilliant and exhilarating young guitarists, having won first prize in nearly every single Classical Guitar competition across the country. His impressive list of credentials include winning the Grand Prizes from both the Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival and the Pickering Rotary Music Festival. In the summer of 2009, Dobson was crowned the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at the prestigious 5th annual Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held in Kingston, Ontario. Shortly after this victory, he captured another first prize in the acoustic category at the 4th Montreal Guitar Grand Prix.
The development of Ewan Dobson into the artist that he is today has been an eclectic journey, to say the least. After humble beginnings with his first electric guitar playing heavy metal and hard rock music to the structured discipline of his classical training, Dobson has expanded his repertoire to include Bluegrass, Metal, Canadian folk, Techno, Trance, Video Game and Contemporary Fingerstyle music. The culmination of all of these diverse influences has fueled his creativity to compose his own unique brand of music and resulted in creating the captivating artist that he is today. Ewan Dobson is a young artist of exceptional technical virtuosity and refined artistry that will enthrall audiences wherever he performs.
"Let's face it, acoustic guitar is a difficult instrument to master. The majority of the time with aspiring guitarists (especially in the rock and metal world), electric amps and distortion pedals are key from the get go. Of course it sounds cool, but it also helps to mask mistakes and allows messy playing to sound purposeful. However, when an acoustic guitar comes to play, even the smallest mistakes are noticeable. Watching Dobson play is like watching a god of the copper/bronze strings. His flawless picking and fingering on the acoustic is breathtaking."
—The Metal Review
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