Admittedly, I’m not the first to mention this. There have already been more than 9 million views on YouTube, and the New York Times has run a story on the mystery guitarist. It turns out that he is Lim Jeong-hyun, a 23-year-old student and self-taught guitarist from Korea. He is covering this arrangement of Canon Rock from Taiwanese guitarist JerryC.
My thanks to Ken for sending me the link to Jeong-hyun’s video today. The quality of the playing is amazing, and it is reminiscent of Steve Vai’s work in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. For those unfamiliar with Bill and Ted, it is certainly Keanu Reeves finest performance.