I'd like to introduce you to my all-time favorite solo guitar player, Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is Australian and has performed all over the world, starting when he was a kid with his family. He was a member of several rock bands in his youth, and playing electric guitar, he was as good as it gets. Somewhere along the line, he decided to go solo and started performing on the acoustical guitar. He was deemed "Certified Guitar Player" by Chet Atkins. To check out his website, you can go here: http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/. Here, you can order any of his cds or listen to samples of his music. You can also find his concert schedule and see if and when he will be in your area.
In this video, Tommy performs Guitar Boogie in his memorable style of showmanship and humor. He demonstrates aptly why he is a guitar picking virtuoso. His performances are so amazing not only because of his versatility but because he is capable of providing his own accompaniment while playing the lead melody.