Dave Van Ronk, hailed as “The Mayor of MacDougal Street,” was a prominent figure in the thriving ’60s folk scene in the Greenwich Village. He influenced many young hopefuls in the scene, including the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, and continues to rouse inspiration, most recently as the muse behind the central character in the Coen Brothers’ new film, Inside Llewyn Davis.
In this article I’d like to acquaint you with some great slide licks I like to play in open A tuning. These riffs and runs are super versatile – you can use them to hop up your own blues pieces, employ them as solos in a classic blues song or even just entertain yourself with them on a back porch in the middle of a scorching heat wave.
The Lumineers' cover of Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)" at VH-1's You Oughta Know In Concert is currently available for viewing . The song is available on a recently released deluxe version of the band's platinum-certified self-titled debut album.
von Grey is made up of four real life sisters. The band recently premiered it's new video for the song, "Come On." The clip was directed by Mary Caroline Mann and Bobby Russell. "Come On" is the first single from von Grey’s forthcoming EP, Awakening, which will be released on January 21, 2014. The song, which just went to radio, is available now at all digital retailers, including iTunes.
Starting off as a small gathering of friends paying tribute to their favorite artists at a tiny bar in New York City’s Lower East Side, ten years later, The Best Fests––which encompass Dylan Fest, Petty Fest and Stones Fest––have grown to become a coast-to-coast rock and roll tradition.
Here at Acoustic Nation, we’re all about shining a spotlight on great, up-and-coming songwriters worthy of attention. That’s why we’re proud to partner with our friends at SongTownUSA, West Coast Songwriters, and Los Angeles Women in Music to bring you the Acoustic Nation Songwriter Spotlight Contest.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers made their late night television debut last night with an appearance on TBS’ Conan. The band performed “Little Too Late,” the first single from their recently released self-titled album.