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Adam Rafferty – “Rock With You” – Michael Jackson – Solo Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar


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Greetings! I had been working on this one now for a few weeks prior to MJ’s untimely death yesterday. What a drag!

Thanks to Youtube I have fallen in love with his music all over again these past couple of years…since the original “Billie Jean” video I made. Tune after tune, I find MJ to be an amazing genius of music. Really!

It was only fitting to video and upload this song today, as it was the next on my list anyway! This is my musical prayer for MJ’s soul, and for the comfort of his family who must be grieving terribly.

I hope you enjoy this music.

MJ You had a tough life, abusive parents, no childhood to speak of and lived with unbelievable stress and emotional damage. May your soul find peace and rest. (Farrah and Ed – may you find rest too…what a week this has been!)

Thank you for the grooves, the melody, the dancing and the soundtrack of my childhood. So many smiles, happy times and parties – even tears, made life feel like “technicolor” thanks to you, MJ.

I played this song on a Cole Clark Fat Lady Guitar (FL 2AC), and recorded audio on a Studio Projects C3 Mic into Digital Performer.

Enjoy, and contact me anytime!!!!

– Adam

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Author: Adam Rafferty

Adam Rafferty. Fingerstyle Guitarist. Recording and Concert Artist. Meditator. Philosopher. Lover of Groove.

5 thoughts on “Adam Rafferty – “Rock With You” – Michael Jackson – Solo Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar

  1. My absolute favorite Michael Jackson song man. That’s really great.

  2. I was enjoying a MJ/Fela Kuti mashup from the interwebs, pleasantly surprised to find they included your playing in the mix too. 😀

  3. Adam,

    Obviously you are a genius, but I wanted to just say what a nice thing you said about Michael Jackson. The way you put it was so succinct. He didn’t have a childhood, but even more damaging was the stress that was put on him during his childhood through his death.

    I don’t agree with some of the things that he may or may not have done, but stress is a horrible thing. Who knows how each of us would act under his circumstances?

    Anyway, just thought I would say to you, I appreciate that there are people like you out there.


    P.S. and you’re music is okay I guess … lol kidding, you’re the best man!

  4. You make some seriously funny faces, and you look like that comedian that was in “There’s something about Mary”.

    However, you are a completely incredible fingerstyle guitarist. Very clean, and very entertaining.

    Keep rocking!

  5. you completely amaze me Adam…your Lovely Day arrangement is superb….

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