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Trace Bundy and his guitar will be at the Boulder Theater on Friday.
Trace Bundy and his guitar will be at the Boulder Theater on Friday.

Trace Bundy has been dubbed the “Acoustic Ninja.”

The local guitarist earned the title with his special looping style, his use of multiple capos and his harmonic techniques. The buzz on Bundy has spread, and he’s taken his instrumental music around the world.

Along the way, he’s logged in more than 12 million YouTube hits.

If you go

Who: Trace Bundy Holiday Show, with Sungha Jung

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St.

Cost: $21.50-$28

Bundy’s always coming up with new ways to promote his music, so the performer has special surprises planned for Friday’s Boulder Theater concert. The annual holiday show will feature new material and introduce Colorado to guitarist Sungha Jung.

“It’s been an exciting year,” Bundy said. “I was able to tour all over the U.S., Europe and Canada. I’ve been traveling a lot, but I have a whole bunch of new songs I’m working on.”

Bundy’s last recording projects were dubbed Missile Bell. The 2008 releases consisted of a studio CD and a DVD recorded at the Boulder Theater.

“Right now I’m working on a some cover songs,” Bundy said. “I’m thinking about doing a covers album and it could be fun. I have some random songs in mind like ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Killing Me Softly.'”

Bundy’s also come up with a new performance technique that he plans to perfect in time for the Boulder show.

“I’m always coming up with new ideas for my guitar playing,” Bundy said. “I’ve been working a lot with delays and echoes, and experimenting with different rhythm patterns.

“I have a new song that involves two guitars, and me switching back and forth during the song. I create a loop on a pedal, and that fills in while I switch back and forth. It’s like a conversation between two people — and maybe I can pull it off for the Boulder show.”

Bundy has been preparing special music for his holiday show. The annual event always sells out, so the guitarist wanted to find new ways to entertain his audience.

“We always hold this event around the holidays and it’s always a lot of fun,” Bundy said. “I plan to do some songs to keep with the holiday tradition. I have a few good tricks up my sleeve and I’m working on a fun, new holiday medley.

“This year, we have Sungha Jung as a special guest. I’ve had him tour with me in the United States and it was super fun. His career is really taking off around the world.”

Jung is a 14-year-old musical protégé from South Korea, and he’s amassed more than 175 million YouTube views with his guitar artistry. This kid can take any contemporary hit and put his own intricate spin on the song.

Bundy’s looking forward to the Boulder Theater show, but he’s already mapping out 2011.

“It will be a fun and challenging tour year,” Bundy said. “I have plans to tour Europe next summer — and there’s lots more touring ahead. I also plan to have a new album out in 2011.”

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