Gibson has introduced its new limited-edition 1965 Donovan model J-45 acoustic guitar. The guitar is based on the Gibson J-45 Donovan bought on Sunset Boulevard in the mid-Sixties. "I wrote every song on it from late 1965 into ’70, when it was stolen during a college-town gig," Donovan said.
C. F. Martin & Co. will unveil four new models at Musikmesse 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, March 12-15. Two new retro-inspired models, the 000-18 and OM-28, both highlight distinct vintage design and include features that can be found on coveted Martin pre-war era guitars. Additionally, two new cutaway models are being introduced, the DC-Aura GT and GPC-Aura GT, both of which will come equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics.
Dean Markley’s new XM Series acoustic pickup is specifically designed to deliver true acoustic sound while eliminating the common problems of other amplifying techniques. In addition to working with acoustic guitars, the XM series features a model that will work with other acoustic instruments such as fiddles, mandolins, banjos, bajo sextos, ukuleles, cello and viola. All three models are available now and are made in the USA.
Sevendust is heading back out on the road for a headlining acoustic tour to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated acoustic album, Time Travelers & Bonfires, a collection of brand new songs, along with re-recorded Sevendust classics.
Available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill Records, moe.'s new album No Guts, No Glory finds moe. at their most inventive and resilient. The album's eleven songs (fourteen on the deluxe CD, digital, and double vinyl editions, and features artwork by Emek) took a winding path into existence. "These songs were written with an acoustic album in mind," says guitarist and vocalist Chuck Garvey. When that original intention fell victim to logistical hurdles, Garvey says, "we ended up making a whole different thing."
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will be featured on the Lifetime TV series ;Celebrity Bucket List this Saturday, March 8th at 8:30am ET/PT (check local listings for additional times across the U.S.). In this episode—taped in his hometown of San Francisco—Nathanson fulfills one of his lifelong dreams, meeting iconic singer Chris Isaak.
Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One will be released on March 25. The brainchild of producers Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O'Brien (Dawes, PAPA), the mission of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One is to shed new light on a large cache of Bob Dylan songs that have long gone ignored, covering the period starting with 1980s Saved and ending with 1990s Under The Red Sky (including unreleased material -- the "80s Basement Tapes" -- and The Traveling Wilburys).
Emerson Hart, lead singer for the multi-platinum selling group Tonic, debuts the video for “The Best That I Can Give.” The first single from his sophomore solo album Beauty In Disrepair, out 4/15 on BMG, “The Best That I Can Give,” premiered on USAToday.com in January and is currently climbing the Hot AC charts, jumping more than 50 spots in three weeks.
Joyful Noise Recordings is pleased to announce the release of violinist, singer and composer Kishi Bashi's sophomore album titled Lighght, which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, May 13. Taking its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan, Lighght (pronounced "Light") continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a, which earned Kishi Bashi the title of "Best New Artist" for 2012 by NPR.
Martin Guitar presents a special event presented by Martin artists. Join us for an evening of music, information, and an opportunity to test drive various Martin guitars. During the Martin Experience, buy one set of Martin SP Lifespan strings and the Martin String Patrol will put a free set on your guitar for you!