Erik Mongrain – PercusienFa
And I thought John Butler’s performance of Ocean was spectacular. Though John Butler’s performance brings a bit more emotion in my opinion, Erik Mongrain makes a six-string acoustic guitar sound like anything but. I’m assuming he uses some kind of pickup, but other than that, it’s just a standard six string, same as any musically-ambitious 15 year old has in his or her bedroom.
Erik’s style is referred to as lap-tapping. He’s influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Jean Sebastian Bach. No, not Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, but Jean Sebastian Bach, the Baroque classical composer. Now that I think about it, Erik’s sound isn’t that far off from a cross between Baroque melodies and heavy rock and alternative rock rhythms.