Ryley Walker is excited to announce his new album, Primrose Green, out March 31 on Dead Oceans. The title sounds pastoral and quaint, but the titular green has dark hallucinogenic qualities, as does much of the LP. Hear the title track now!
C. F. Martin & Co. is celebrating 50 years of its D-35 Dreadnought with a very special model to debut at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show—the D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. The D-35 was first created by C.F. Martin & Co. in 1965 and has gone on to be one of the most popular and replicated models of our time.
I grew up listening to James Taylor, and I admit I know pretty much every word of every song he’s ever performed. But when it comes to the guitar parts, that’s something I’ve still gotta work on. Luckily the legendary Mr. Taylor has taken steps to remedy that. He’s posted a series of free lessons on his site that not only run through some of his most beloved songs, they also incorporate new portable camera technology so that you can see his right hand technique from the inside.
Gonna be in the Anaheim vicinity this January? Here's a really cool event. Led by legendary producer Ken Caillat, ArtistMax seeks to share the keys to musical success through a series of workshops and panels.A special afternoon of artist development takes place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Hilton Anaheim in California Room D from 2pm-6pm. The entry fee is a mere $25.
NYC-based musician Trixie Whitley released a one-off track earlier today as a gift to her fans. The track, "Someone to Color With" is now available on Trixie's website as a free download via Soundcloud for a limited time.
Starting Feb. 12, Goodnight, Texas are packing up their banjos for the West Coast, bringing what The Boston Globe has coined as a “garage roots Appalachian collaboration” on the road supporting Wild Child.
The Women’s International Music Network announced that the house band for the 2015 She Rocks Awards will be led by acclaimed guitarist Gretchen Menn, and include Zepparella members Angeline Saris on bass, Clementine on drums, and guest keyboardist Jenna Paone. The House band will back some of the guest performers and provide interstitial music for the award ceremony, held on Jan. 23, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show. Get tickets here>>
Another Friday, and another viral video is making the rounds in stringed-instrument land. This time, it's a fan-filmed clip of Taimane Gardner, a Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso, performing at the 2014 San Diego Ukulele Festival.
Alternative Pop band Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew and his fellow band mates, has announced today, plans for a 2015 Late Winter North American headline tour, called the "Mid Winter's Night's Dream Acoustik Tour." The tour will begin on February 20th in Los Angeles, CA., and will wrap up on March 7th in Boston, MA.