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Brad Paisley, Keith Urban give upclose guitar lesson at All For The Hall

Jessica Phillips  |  October 14, 2009

By now, most Keith Urban fans know that he tries everything he can to make sure everyone who comes to an arena show has a good time. He performs an acoustic set on a stage in the back for those in the nosebleed section, walks around the arena playing his guitar for those on the floor, and even walks into the stands to sing a song or two and show off his axe.

At last night's "All For The Hall" event in Nashville, fans on both sides of the arena got a simultaneous, upclose and personal guitar "lesson" from Brad Paisley and Urban during their "Start A Band" duet.

Keith Urban performing Start A Band,
via my cell phone

"This is a song about a couple of guitar geeks," Urban said before ripping into the song's intro. Mid-song, Urban walked into the arena stands to the left of the stage, while Paisley joined fans on the right side of the arena. Flanked by fans (and camera flashes) on either side, the two began duking it out with long and intricate guitar solos, volleying riffs back and forth and pointing at each other as if to say, "Is that all you've got?"

Urban and Paisley weren't the only ace axemen there last night. Vince Gill and Dann Huff also hacked some excellent solos later in the show. For any guitar player wannabes, last night was filled with excellent teachers. Take good notes, kids.

The show was also streamed online. Did you go to the show or watch it online? What did you think? E-mail me at

:: Posted at 9:42 AM by Jessica Phillips ::
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