William Fitzsimmons has just released his single, "Fortune," from his upcoming release Lions, his follow-up LP to 2011's Gold In The Shadow. In November, Fitzsimmons released an acoustic video for "Centralia" off the album and gave listeners a sneak peek of what to expect. The album is slated to release February 18, 2014 on Nettwerk Records.
Below, check out a recently posted demo video of a new product called the Hammer Jammer. Six-string players can install the device on electric or acoustic guitars (We've even included an "installation and tweaking" video below) to produce a different-sounding attack — something in the ballpark of a hammer dulcimer. Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you think.
On the verge of releasing his latest album, Flesh and Blood, John Butler took a few minutes to sit down with us in the Acoustic Nation studio. We laughed, we played, we talked about new music and songwriting and a whole lot more.
Gretsch has just announced the release of an all new and improved lineup of banjos, mandolins, resonators and guitars in the 2014 Roots Collection. This eclectic family of instruments transports players to a bygone era.
Celebrated singer/songwriter/performer and ukulele player LP has just announced that she will hit the road with Irish rock band Kodaline for a winter tour, which kicks off on February 8th in Toronto and wraps up at Chicago's Bottom Lounge on March 7th.
The Cold of The Morning, the great lost classic by Memphis music catalyst Sid Selvidge, is coming on CD/LP/Digital from Omnivore Recordings. Produced by Jim Dickinson, featuring Mudboy & the Neutrons (on two tracks), and with photos by William Eggleston, the album portended greatness. Perhaps now it will find its audience.
Amos Lee will extend his U.S. headline tour into April. The new dates will take him and his band up the Eastern seaboard, beginning with four shows in Florida and concluding with performances at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ (April 17), the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ (April 18) and the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (April 19).