LP's new album Forever For Now is one of my favorites of 2014. That's why I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with this amazing songwriter, guitarists, ukulele player and vocalist to try a lesson on how to play her new single "Night Like This" on ukulele.
We had the privilege of hanging with the supremely talented LP backstage at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco recently. And of course, we jumped at the chance to catch a live performance of her new, fabulous song, “Night Like This” live. The first single from her new album Forever For Now, this song exemplifies the core of LP’s creative genius – equally superb as a solo ukulele performance or with full production.
For any working band, getting the offer to tour overseas is huge. But when money stands in the way of you actually getting there.. well, that sucks. This is the current situation Diamond Youth are faced with. But rather than just give up or flat out ask for money from their fans, the Baltimore-based band have chosen a different route.
Check out the latest Playing For Change music video of “What’s Going On” featuring Sara Bareilles and musicians from around the world. The video is one of many included in the upcoming Playing For Change 3 Songs Around The World CD /DVD set available June 17, 2014. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes, will be able to immediately download the videos of “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” and “What’s Going On.”
There is no double kick or even distortion, but this is still about as metal as it gets. With his new single “Condemnation,” could guitarist Ewan Dobson be helping to usher in a new genre of acoustic metal? Recorded in complete isolation in the backwoods of Canada just after completing his tour of Europe, CandyRat Records artist Ewan Dobson’s upcoming album Acoustic Metal II features multi-tracked acoustic guitar played with a flat-pick.
Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene released his critically acclaimed sophomore solo album entitled Darlings earlier this year, and today he debuts a brand new music video for “You In Your Were.” The video features comedian (or, in this case, music video expert and choreographer extraordinaire) Zach Galifianakis.
Yesway, the debut full length album from San Francisco artists Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing, sees its release this week on vinyl, cd, and digital. While their brand of electrified, pastoral folk has seen comparisons to the likes of Paw Tracks records and Coco Rosie, their juxtaposition of subtle electronics with focused acoustic guitars have painted a unique picture that is entirely their own.
Below, watch a performance of “Hurricane Heart,” the new single from Marc Broussard’s upcoming album A Life Worth Living. A Life Worth Living, Broussard’s sixth studio album will be released on July 29, but beginning today, fans can pre-order the album at iTunes and VanguardRecords.com. The album is Marc Broussard’s most personal release to date, celebrating what home means to him from his family, community and relationships.
Below, Paul Riario checks out the Cort MR600F dreadnaught cutaway acoustic guitar. The MR Series combines the advanced Fishman Presys EQ and Sonicore electronics with Cort’s tradition of quality craftsmanship. The instrument’s unique single cutaway body design gives the player full access to the higher frets, while the Fishman electronics only enhance the MR600F’s big, warm sound.
On our recent trip to El Cajon, CA, we had the great opportunity to tour the Taylor Guitars factory and chat with co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers. Taylor HQ is an impressive facility, and a reflection of why Taylor is a leader and innovator in today’s acoustic guitar market. See for yourself in our exclusive photo tour here.