I know its fingerstyle acoustic and all. but isn't that kind of a broad genre title?? I found this video on another kids youtube link but figured I'd get questions answered a little better in this section of the forum. I really like his style!
I don't think anyone has ever really agreed on a name for that style. I just call it acoustic percussive fingerstyle.
There's finger style in there. There's also a lot of string slapping. I noticed some tapping too. Tapping is more difficult to do on an acoustic than on an electric, but the other two are fairly standard techniques. He's using a carbon guitar, which does give him more volume than a wooden guitar that size ordinarily would.
do you know of any similar artist that you would suggest??
Probably the most well-known guitarists of that style on the scene today are artists on the Candy Rat music label, namely Andy McKee, Don Ross and Antoine Dufour. A guy who innovated the style early on (and is one of the greatest guitarists of all time as far as I'm concerned) is Michael Hedges.
Ambient fingerstyle lounge is as close as I can pinpoint it. This is why I hate genres. Steve Vai's weird stuff is considered instrumental rock just because it has guitar, drums and bass.
its kind of annoying that you have have to listen to a metronome while your trying to listen to a song.
perussive guitar is what i would call it if you like this you schould listen to andy mckee