Banjo Virtuoso Covers Paul Gilbert Guitar Instrumental
Posted by Michael Mueller on November 25, 2011 at 9:27 AM
Woke up this morning, fresh off my turkey tryptophan hangover, and came across this gem of a video on YouTube. In the video, titled "Banjo Difficulties," banjo virtuoso Ben Massey of the Ohio-based Christian band the Shiloh Mountain Trio covers Paul Gilbert's terrifying instrumental "Technical Difficulties" on 5-string banjo. As you might expect, a note-for-note recital is not practical (maybe not even possible), but Massey, who is also a guitar player, serves up a stunning interpretation with a very cool surprise ending. Paul Gilbert's original is included below. Enjoy!