There is a standard joke in Nashville that goes "What do you call a songwriter without a wife or girlfriend?" The punchline is "homeless." There is almost always some truth in a joke. The truth in this one is that most of us - me included - need some support, both emotional and financial, early in our careers if we hope to succeed.
Fender is proud to announce the release of the Piha’ea Soprano Ukulele. Piha’ea is Hawaiian for playful, and that’s exactly what this soprano-style uke is, and it’ll have players smiling as soon as they strum their first chord on it.
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders new album Live (Mailboat Records) is now available everywhere in stores and online today. The band has announced several new concert dates kicking off with a record release show at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on November 1.
One simple technique that is often used to spice up many chords – and in the process make a lot of garden-variety chord progressions sound more interesting – is the manner-on. To play a hammer-on, pick a string and then, while the note is still ringing, sound a higher note on that same string by firmly tapping, or “hammering,” it onto the fretboard with one of your fretting fingers without picking it again.
This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear, recording techniques and historical information, to the right- and left-hand techniques and other playing tips — it's all here!
Singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist Michael Franti will strip down for his first ever acoustic tour of the West coast in November. Pre-sale tickets are on-sale now, and tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 26.
Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James And Marcus Mumford Collaborate As 'The New Basement Tapes' Band For Album Produced By T Bone Burnett. Lyric Video Features Original Handwritten Lyrics By Bob Dylan.
Jason Isbell was the big winner at the 2014 Americana Music Awards last week. The artist picked up trophies for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year for his highly acclaimed 2013 release Southeastern. On the heels of the awards, dates have been announced for a Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit February 2015 tour (see tour dates below).