Every once in a while you see a group of musicians that somehow just gets it. Sure they’re tight. They’re in tune. They’re excellent musicians. What I’m talking about here is the special sauce. That something extra that you just can’t put your finger on. And that’s what made the Command Sisters show at the Bowery Electric so killer.
Acoustic guitarist Alan Gogoll appeared on our radar last year with an innovative way to incorporate harmonics. Now the Australia-native is back with another video, displaying more of his original “bell harmonics” technique.
Here’s a rockin’ tune from City Lights from their upcoming Acoustic Ep 2, due out February 17, 2015 on InVogue Records. Here the pop-punk band takes a selection of tunes and delivers acoustic versions of their faves.
In this week’s example, I demonstrate a pattern aimed at creating space. Sometimes less is more, and by creating a gap between chord changes, a more dramatic effect can be achieved. Feel free to experiment with this simple idea to really change up what may otherwise be too straight ahead.
As we’re sure you’re aware, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way of getting in the spirit then hearing your favorite hard rock crooners bare their affection? That’s why we’ve gathered five excellent clips of metal artists going acoustic in the name of love. Whether you love or hate V-Day, you’re sure to enjoy these videos!
I know! It’s so hard to find just the perfect gift for that someone special. That’s why we’re here to help. This year, if your honey is into acoustic guitar, we’ve got some great ideas for a Valentine’s surprise.
When someone says "you have to see this guy" and that someone is Ken Coomer, former Wilco drummer and current hot producer in Nashville, you listen. Expecting a lot and hearing/seeing twice as much, though, is a whole different story. Meet Cody Brooks. In a sea of fish, he is a shark (albeit a friendly one).
In celebration of Joni Mitchell’s new 4CD boxed set, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, we have a very special giveaway this month!! Here’s a rare limited edition signed, numbered and framed print by Mitchell herself.
Here’s a swinging’ Van Morrison-tinged, laid back feel good little ditty by Nashville’s country-soul slinger Sam Lewis. It’s “3/4 Time,” the first cut from the the follow-up album to his critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The album, Waiting On You will be released on April 21.