I have a select few guitarists that are my absolute all-time list of ‘favorites’ and Nuno is one of them. You may remember Nuno from the band “Extreme” in the 80’s, and if you’ve played guitar since that time you know as a player, that his songs are something you just don’t try to play. You just don’t. You only listen. Nuno is a player with his own style, a syncopated rhthym that’s harder to player than most guitarist’s lead. A style so unique, so fast, so clean – so incredibly “guitar god-like”. In my book it takes a very unique and talented guitarist to make my all-time best list, and that very, very short list includes greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, and yes – Nuno Bettencourt. Enjoy these videos!
This is classic Nuno acoustic prob from the early nineties, Nuno’s solo piece “Midnight Express”:
Here’s Nuno’s almost 8 minute long electric solo from The Beacon in 1993 – stunning performance: