If you're going to be in the Nashville area during the NAMM show, here's a treat for you. Not only are tickets to get into the show super cheap, you'll be able to not only browse some amazing gear and meet company representatives, you'll be able to listen to some fantastic music as well. On Saturday, July 11, from 10am to 4pm, the NAMM show is open to the public and we'll be hosting the Acoustic Nation stage front and center in the Music City Center lobby.
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has just released a collaborative album with musicians Ian Date and Ian Cooper.Just Passing Through was released June 23, and features nine tracks of gypsy jazz, folk, and blues styles that highlight each player’s musicianship. Here’s a taste of the album in video form – an amazing clip of the group performing the standard “Honeysuckle Rose.”
Here’s a really gorgeous performance by New Jersey trio, JUTAUN titled “Who Am I.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming EP Back To Life releasing July 8. This video finds the band performing a touching acoustic version.
Wow, check out this beautiful guitar from Washburn that we’re giving away for the month of June 2015. It’s a beaut. From their Heritage 20 Series, the WD20SCE is a high quality dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar aimed at professional performers with features like premium Fishman electronics and a cutaway for better upper fret access.
Are you writing songs with the hope of having them selected by an artist for that coveted cut? There are a number of ways to increase your chances of getting a song recorded. Here are some of my favorites...
What happens when you mix bluesy, Robert Johnson–style fingerpicking and tropical “Calypso” grooves, with repertoire consisting of spiritual hymns and sea shanties sung by a gruff-voiced, scat-singing, foot-stomping stonemason? You get the inimitable Joseph Spence (1910–1984)
Here's something to start your week off right. It's the incredibly talented duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell performing "Jailbreak" live. With chops that have put them on stage and on tour with the likes of Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst and more, Larkin Poe share their substantial original talents on their latest album KIN.
JJB Electronics sells acoustic-guitar pickups kits from basic to complex. The Prestige 330 made a good fit for my first attempt. It is a passive three-piezo transducer set wired straight to an output jack. This means no soldering or hacking out battery or preamp cavities.