This Acoustic Cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" Will Loosen Your Jaw
Marcin Patrzalek's unbelievable fingerstyle version of the Zep classic has received plaudits from Paul Stanley, Tom Morello, and Vernon Reid.
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Marcin Patrzalek – a Polish acoustic guitar virtuoso who made the semi-finals of America's Got Talent in 2019 – has long wowed with his amazingly innovative acoustic guitar covers, often shared on his Instagram page.
His latest cover though, a positively jaw-dropping take on Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," might be his best to date.
Ibanez AE900-NT in hand, Patrzalek, who simply goes by Marcin onstage, lights up the classic rock staple with taps, slaps, strums, and huge percussive lines – and he does it in a parking garage to boot.
It's impressive stuff, to say the least, and not just to us at GP.
Kiss's Paul Stanley, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitar-slinger Tom Morello, and Living Colour's Vernon Reid all tweeted their (opens in new tab) own (opens in new tab) praise (opens in new tab) of the video, with Reid saying "Jimmy Page ain't seen THAT coming! Got DAYUM."
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.