Hoosier Guitar Idol 2011

Congratulations to AUSTIN JOHNSON, winner of Hoosier Guitar Idol 2011...



I love to sing, write, and play guitar.
Listen to "Your Brown Eyes":



and AARON HERNANDEZ, runner-up!



My name is Aaron Hernandez. I've been playing guitar for a few years now
and love to play with other musicians. I love playing rock music.
Some of my influences include Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.


My video is over 6 minutes long but I "spliced" it to 4:57 to meet the criteria for the competition.
Click here to view the video.



Thank you to all of our contestants!





Harlan Kelly



Patrick Vollmer

My name is Harlan. I would say I'm math rock.
I am from Madison, Indiana.
They made a movie about it but you haven't seen it.
Well you might have but I would bet against it.
I'm in a band called Fly Painted Feathers.
Let's hang out.

My style is a mixture of classic rock and blues with a few elements of other styles mixed in. I'm a senior at IU majoring in Neuroscience.



Pavan Rajam

Tim Mattingly

I'm a 19 year old Sophomore at IU, in the Kelley School of Business. I've been playing guitar for the last 4 years, though music has been in my life in various capacities for as long as I can remember. I love the guitar, and I build electric guitars, and tinker with them too. I play hard classic rock, and some chill laid-back progressive stuff too, it really all depends on my mood, and what (working) gear I have available.

I live in Bloomington and have played guitar for eight years and taught
lessons for five. I consider myself a songwriter, not any sort of shredder. I'm in a local IU band called The Adultery Bros. We have recently gotten on the annual Live From Bloomington CD. Thanks for considering me.

Check out my first round performance from Hoosier Guitar Idol 2010!


This website I just set up has two songs of mine, played acoustic with
my friend playing a snare drum for rhythm. It's kind of folky, I guess.


Click here to check out the website.



Forrest Scott


My name is Forrest Scott, I am a freshman here and I am 19. I got my first guitar when I was 10 and instantly started playing. It is one of my biggest passions, along with music in general. I play progressive metal and other forms of tech metal. Take a listen, keep an open mind, and enjoy!