30 Under 30, Part 4: Trevor Gordon Hall, Courtney Hartman, Maneli Jamal, and Sarah Jarosz
Trevor Gordon Hall, 28
Merging the acoustic guitar and the kalimba, which he has affixed directly on the body of his Martin OMC-16E, Hall manages to add new flavor to the ever-popular Michael Hedges guitar style.
VIDEO: Trevor Gordon Hall - "Pine Trees and Power Lines"
Courtney Hartman, 24
The staggeringly good flatpicking guitarist for the Grammy-nominated all-female bluegrass outfit Della Mae has also toured with the Del McCoury Band, the group that took home this year’s Grammy bluegrass award.
VIDEO: Della Mae - "Empire"
Maneli Jamal, 29
Having released his first albums on CandyRat Records, Jamal struck out on his own in 2012 with The Lamaj Movement, a collection that showcases his Iranian heritage as well as the astonishing tone and dexterity that sets him apart from other fingerstylists.
VIDEO: Maneli Jamal - Southern Magnolia
Sarah Jarosz, 22
Jarosz’s first instrument was the mandolin, but her fingerpicking guitar work has flourished in recent years. On three chart-topping bluegrass solo albums, Jarosz has shown herself to be a songwriter and player to be reckoned with (her tune “Mansinneedof,” from her 2009 debut Song Up in Her Head, earned a Grammy nomination).
VIDEO: Sarah Jarosz - "Ring Them Bells"
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