Thirty-five rare guitars that illustrate the early history of the instrument in America are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drawn from the Museum’s own holdings as well as from the Martin Guitar Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and several private collections, Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin will trace the birth of the American guitar by shedding light on the contributions of Christian Frederick Martin.
The Howlin’ Brothers had a very good year in 2013, following the release of HOWL, their first nationally and internationally released album. HOWL, featuring Warren Haynes (on one track, “Big Time”), brought instant success to the band. The trio toured their brand of “old-time string country blues with an indie-rock edge” throughout the U.S. and into Canada. The majority of the 13 original songs that comprise Trouble, due out April 29, 2014, were influenced by the people they met and struggles they encountered on the road over the past year.
It's getting to be that time of year. You know what we're talking about...Festival Season! Here's one with a nice mix of really great acoustic, hip-hop, rock acts, and more. Something for everyone you might say! The Forecastle Festival returns this summer led by hip hop royalty, Outkast; 21st-century rocker Jack White and alt-rock renaissance man, Beck.
Acony Records is proud to announce Willie Watson's debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 to be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by the legendary David Rawlings, longtime friend and producer of Watson's previous band, Old Crow Medicine Show.
This free app available on both iOS and Adroid platforms from C.F. Martin & Co. offers interactive tools for guitar players of every skill. A fully chromatic tuner and ear trainer help you dial in your guitar whether you’re a beginner or a pro.
On January 29, 2014 Martin Guitar officially announced professional snowboarder Danny Davis as an Ambassador. Danny became an ambassador after Burton Snowboards, Martin Guitar and Danny came together this past year to collaborate on Burton's new Winter 15 Easy Livin Snowboard, which features Martin Guitar-inspired graphics. Danny won the 2014 X Games Snowboard Superpipe and went on to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Chelsea Wolfe is excited to announce an upcoming tour this Spring with Eels, which will take her across North America for a special acoustic set with strings. She’ll be joined on stage each night with a violin and keyboard playing new renderings of songs off her acclaimed 2013 record, Pain is Beauty, as well as favorites from the rest of her work.