Joe Penna (born May 29, 1987 in São Paulo), known online as MysteryGuitarMan, is a Brazilian guitarist, animator, and filmmaker. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Penna maintains a popular channel on YouTube by the name of MysteryGuitarMan. He usually uploads videos every Thursday. In January 2011, he was the most subscribed in Brazil. As of August 2011 he is the ninth most subscribed on YouTube, with over 2.0 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed over 272 million times. On February 18, 2010, Penna started a second YouTube channel, jp, where he uploads his making-of videos and vlogs. Within 6 hours, it became the third most subscribed channel in Brazil.
In 2007, Penna received media coverage, including attention from DC Fox News, after his "The Puzzle" video was featured on the front page of YouTube.
In 2009, Penna was again seen on the front page of YouTube with his "Guitar: Impossible" video, which has been covered by De Wereld Draait Door, the highest-rated primetime show in the Netherlands. On December 6, 2009, Penna was featured on FM4, an Austrian national radio station. Shortly after uploaded, his "Guitar:Impossible" video was featured on the MSN.com front page.
Best Buy announced Penna as the $15,000 winner of their Tech-U-Out Video Challenge. He was also a finalist in the "Oreo Global Moments" video competition. Ford selected Penna as a Fiesta Agent for the 2009 Ford Fiesta Movement. Penna's "Guitar: Impossible" video was also featured by YouTube as one of the best videos of 2009.
In 2010, Penna's "Root Beer Mozart" was featured on CNN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade and on Germany's nationally broadcasted Taff show. Penna's collaboration with YouTubers Rhett and Link and Billy Reid for "T-Shirt War" garnered national attention. Following the success of the original, Penna and the original cast were hired to produce a national television and cinema spot for Coca-Cola and McDonalds.
Penna was recently highlighted by CNN Money on their Best Jobs series. On June 24, Penna was selected as one of the top 10 new directors of 2010 at the 20th Cannes LionsSaatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase with "T-Shirt War". "Guitar: Impossible" was selected for the YouTube Play Shortlist, which is a collaboration between YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum.
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WHOW's Verdict: NOT HOT
MysteryGuitarMan is a genius as far as his compositions are concerned. He have done some things you cannot believe can be done until and unless you see them. For example check out his Guitar: Impossible video
Not only his compositions are unique but they are also very ‘full of life’