Shaun Hopper's fingerstyle acoustic guitar is infused with a percussive element that creates not only a unique sound but, an unmatched visual performance. Influenced by the sounds of Chet Atkins along with New Age, Classical, Jazz, Folk, and Irish music undertones, Shaun is well-known for his talent and stage presence.

Shaun Hopper - Fingerstyle guitarist videos in standard & HD quality Live performances in high definition video & sound. Shaun Hopper acoustic guitar musician... Alternative, Pop, New Age, Classical, Jazz, Folk music influences.

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Acoustic fingerstyle guitar wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. An unparalleled master of the fret-board. Merging complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind mix of percussive elements, Shaun always captivates.

A listing of the very special guitars and equipment used by Shaun Hopper Including Maton guitars, Martin guitars, Scroggins Custom OM, Larrivee L-05, Stonebridge 23-CR, Elixir, Nanowebs, Gotoh, Bose and more...

"The kids got fingers of doom, no two ways about it. A true world class talent on fingerstyle flat-top acoustic guitar. Hopper effortlessly channels Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Andre Segovia, blowing minds and dropping jaws everywhere."

- Creative Loafing Magazine, Best of the Bay – 2009, "Most Unassuming Monster"

 

Paper Orchid performed at the beautiful Palladium Theater. High Definition 5:08

A song I wrote that was inspired by Steve Vai and influenced by
Michael Hedges.

 

Acoustic "fingerstyle" guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in sharp contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. His original compositions and pop covers are infused with a cutting edge resonance found only in the new breed of You Tube virtuosos, including players like Adam Rafferty, Don Ross and Andy McKee, and yet he remains loyal to his roots. His overall approach to guitar remains inspired by the legends; Andre Segovia, Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Hedges, George Benson, Martin Taylor, Leo Kottke and Chet Atkins. The final result is a "signature style" which crosses over the full range of musical genres, including; Alternative, Folk, Classical, Celtic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues and Percussive-New Age.

 

Shaun's stagecraft is equally impressive. Weaving in humorous tales from his small town Georgia roots along with an occasional glimpse into his "backwoods" upbringing, he stirs his audience with both humor and introspection. Moving thematically through his repertoire, Shaun takes his audience on a global tour from Celtic Imagery and Classical Medley to Soulful Ballads and Jazzy Improvs, all of which he counters with a cliff hanging Nashville "hot licks session", neck-popping original or 70's pop song.

 

Shaun Hopper Videos

 

  • Singing through the Storm - Shaun Hopper Original

    Singing Through Storm

  • Irish Jig - Shaun Hopper Original

    Irish Jig

  • Paper Orchid (The Palladium, St. Petersburg)

    Paper Orchid - Palladium

  • Superstition - Medley - Truefire Studios

    Superstition

  • Come Together V2

    Come Together V2 High Definition

  • Train - Truefire Studios

    Train - Truefire Studios

  • Over the Line - Shaun Hopper Original HD

    Over the Line High Definition

  • Overjoyed - Shaun Hopper HD

    Overjoyed High Definition

  • Paper Orchid - Shaun Hopper Original

    Paper Orchid High Definition

  • John Mayer's "No Such Thing" by Shaun Hopper

    No Such Thing

  • Shaun Hopper Live on stage with Tim Reynolds from The Dave Matthews band

    Live w/Tim Reynolds

  • Irish Jig Live (at Palladium Side Door)

    Irish Jig - Palladium

  • Fields of Gold (Sting Cover – w/Jeff Patishall at Skipper's Smokehouse)

    Fields of Gold

 

Shaun Hopper live in concert at the Capitol Theater

Fingerstyle Guitar wizard Shaun Hopper live in concert at the Capitol Theater Friday, September 14th 2012 at 8 pm in Clearwater, FL

 

Known for his “percussive-fingerstyle” guitar playing, Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in stark contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage.  An unparalleled master of the fret-board, Hopper merges complex melodies, harmonies and bass lines along with a one of a kind mix of percussive elements which captivate everyone within earshot.  Whether his listeners are guitar enthusiasts or not matters little... within a few seconds they soon realize that they are listening to a true virtuoso.

Shaun Hopper Website

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Accolades

 

Shared Stages/Touring Experience

  • Jimmy HerringShaun Hopper with B.B. King
  • The John Jorgenson Quintet (Elton John)
  • Bobby Yang
  • Switchfoot
  • Pierre Bensusan
  • The California Guitar Trio
    B.B. King
  • G. Love
    Gypsy Kings
    Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)
  • That 1 Guy
  • Kaki King

 

Awards

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution - Best Musician on the Rise
  • Walnut Valley Festival - 1st Place Best Instrumental
  • Eddie's Attic Singer/Songwriter Shootout - 2nd Place
  • 2009 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay - Most Unassuming Monster
  • 2013 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay - Best Instrumentalist