So amidst the old commercials and lame cellphone vids of college students doing shit they’ll regret in 10 years, YouTube holds the unrecognized talent of multitudes. Much like I use MySpace now, YouTube exists primarily as a vehicle for me to stumble on random musicians that can rock my face off without me giving the RIAA any money. I previously shared the faceless Fretkillr, flat-picker extrordinaire. And thanks to CNN/SI’s penchant for weird pop culture tidbits, I can now bring you the awesome that is Sungha Jung, a 10-year-old Korean boy with some serious acoustic guitar chops. He’s got over 120 vids on his channel, but I’ve pulled a couple of my faves out here. Let’s start off with a little Pink Floyd, shall we?
Goodbye Blue Sky
U2 and more after the break.
With or Without You
For those that prefer their guitars plugged in and turned up to 11, I give you Quinn Sullivan (age 7) making George Harrison proud.