Woo hoo! If there's one thing I like it's a good solid song. And Greg Holden sure knows how to deliver those! I had the pleasure of chatting with Holden at the Acoustic Nation Studio about his new album Chase The Sun, his experience penning the massive hit "Home" for Phillip Phillips and a whole lot more.
Here we have the latest clever offering from YouTube sensation Rob Scallon, a banjo-riffic cover of Metallica’s “Battery.” It’s part of what Scallon is calling Maytallica, a month long celebration that we’re happy to endorse. Below, enjoy a country-fried version of this ‘Master of Puppets’ thrasher.
Here’s a fun video. It’s Jamestown Revival kickin’ it up live in a decked out van at this year’s SXSW. The new song “Company Man" is a down and dirty slide-fest with a great background and some killer vocal harmonies. Catchy as hell, this straight ahead bluesy rocker is stuck in my brain!
Alvarez, which has had a long-standing friendship with band members Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, has commemorated the group's 50th anniversary by releasing its new Grateful Dead series of guitars—a stunning, limited-edition line.
We can always count on Candyrat Records to deliver the goods on a variety of acoustic-based music, and this new video (uploaded May 8) is a winner. Here we have Olivier Babaz performing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” using an upright bass and kalimba (otherwise known as a thumb piano). The most impressive part of the clip comes around the 2:30 mark, where Babaz pulls his best Page impression, nailing the solo on his upright bass. Never seen that before.
650 shows, 43 states, one baby and two hearts between'em. Meet Carolina Story. Like the friends you grew up with, Ben and Emily's songs are not trying to impress you but rather bring you closer to what who you've always been
I had the pleasure of catching up with Greg Holden a couple of weeks ago. Wowza. This talented artist really knows how to write and deliver a tune. Check out his live performance in the Acoustic Nation studio of "Hold On Tight" from his new album, Chase the Sun
Vance Joy has released a cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Know Places” from her album 1989. Joy will join Swift as main support on The 1989 World Tour, which kicks off May 20 (dates below). Taylor Swift previously covered Vance Joy’s 2x Platinum “Riptide” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Room in October, and you can watch that clip below.