If you’ve got a hankering to witness the perfect classical guitar trifecta, then your best bet is to check out Stanley Jordan, Sharon Isbin and Romero Lubambo perform during Guitar Passions, a tour inspired by Isbin’s 2011 release Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions.
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke recently opened her new musical play, "My Mother Has Four Noses" at the Duke Theater in New York city. The play, which explores her experience caring for her aging mother as she sinks deep into the effects of dementia, is at times both witty and poignant. Her album of the same name, featuring songs from the show, was recently released as well.
Here's a video of singer songwriter Justin Townes Earle performing at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in late 2013. Earle, son of the famed alt country artist Steve Earle and a Bloodshot Records recording artist, plays a Recording King RAJ-126 acoustic guitar here.
I learned early in life from watching my mother that the key to life is not how much money you have, how much talent you have or what kind of situation you find yourself in. The key is having the HEART to drag yourself out of the mud and make something of whatever you have. I'm not talking about making lemonade when life hands you lemons. I'm talking about making lemonade when you don't have ANY of the ingredients.
Here’s Tosin Abasi from Animals As Leaders doing his thing on an eight-string acoustic guitar built and designed by Julien Bergeron. Tosin says, “I am blown away by the tone, volume and playability of this thing!”
Fahey’s stunning 1959 debut album, Blind Joe Death is an instrumental album of steel-string acoustic blues that may not seem all that unusual in today’s musical framework. But in 1959 it was simply unheard of. Without funding from any major label, Fahey created Tacoma Records to press one hundred copies of Blind Joe Death.
Here's a really cool lesson from acoustic master Mike Dawes. In it he teaches a technique for fretting and plucking a harmonic note all with the right hand. As he says, this leaves your left hand free to do other things. What those are is up to you!
We’re teaming up with the folks at Cort to bring you the MR600F acoustic/electric guitar giveaway. This contest ends February 28th, 2014. For over 50 years, Cort has built some of the finest guitars and basses in the industry, and the MR600F acoustic guitar is no different. We’re thrilled to put this fine instrument in the hands of one lucky winner.
Mike Dawes first came across our stream of consciousness when we find his amazing video of "The Impossible" on YouTube. The song, from his album What Just Happened?, showcases his innate melodic instinct and incredible guitar prowess. We caught up with Dawes when he was in sunny Cali to get the scoop on his amazing technique and more. Check it out!
With the release of his new, four-song EP, In The Inbetween, on February 25, singer/songwriter Seiichi Daimo invites us into an intimate world of off-kilter but compelling songs. The somewhat stark mix makes you sit up and pay attention, in a pleasant and satisfying way. The title track, “In The Inbetween,” kicks it off with a rollicking lilt and a singalong chorus. With a solid beat and some badass banjo, it’s my favorite of the bunch. The entire collection is well written and just different enough to get its grip on you and hold on tight.