Tonewoods used in all Bedell Guitars are legally acquired, in accordance with all domestic and international regulations, including Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and Lacey Act, and have verified supporting documentation. Bedell Guitars will never knowingly use any tonewood from clear-cut trees.
Bedell Guitars is a newer guitar manufacturer. Being a new brand in the instrument business can be tough, but Bedell is making a name for themselves quickly in a big way. How? Sustainability and sound. Bedell Guitars is the only instrument manufacturer that is completely sustainable and offers help to protect the very environment we depend on while perfecting a beautiful sound. Find out more here!
Up next in our Summer NAMM 2015 gear wrap-up videos is the latest from Recording King. Here RK’s Ashley Atz explains two new torrefied models, the RO-T16 (a 000 model), and the dreadnought RD-T16. Both models feature Adirondack spruce tops, that have underwent the torrefaction process.
Here’s a bit of a rollickin’ and fun song from the husband/wife duo of Suzy Brown and Scot Sax. This track, “Jury’s Still Out,” appears on their upcoming release Our Album Doesn’t Like You Either, due out in September. This hand clappin’, twangified tune has Brown testifying to the fact that she’s not so good at taking advice. With some great little guitar riffs sprinkled throughout and tongue-in-cheek backing vocals, the song is 100% infectious.
The Bluegrass Situation has announced a special festival edition of their web video series Sitch Sessions on TheBluegrassSituation.com. Every Tuesday for the next five weeks, one artist performing at this year's 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation festival at the Greek Theater on October 3 will be featured. The first of the sessions released today features Grammy-nominated bluegrass outfit Punch Brothers, performing on the roof of the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood before their sold out show in April.
Sisters Folk Fest is a fun festival that has become an annual tradition since 1995. SSF is a non-profit organization that has a clear vision to bring the finest acoustic music to the warmhearted town of Sisters, OR. Sisters Folk Fest has developed into a year round cultural arts organization that supports local schools with extensive community engagement.
One of the big questions we get over and over is whether writing commercial music requires you to sell your soul, abandon creativity, and forsake all that is good in this world. The answer is an emphatic “NO.” Any time this debate arises, there are those that say “Well, Jackson Browne did it his own way. He was poetic AND commercial” or “Bob Dylan didn’t sell out, he wrote whatever he wanted.”
In honor of Lana Del Rey’s new single “Honeymoon” dropping last week, I’ve rounded up 5 quality covers of Del Rey’s past work from Born to Die and Ultraviolence. Her next album, titled Honeymoon as well, is set to be released September of this year. These five covers stood out in a sea of contrived covers, so here’s to these talented musicians for making their own spin on the forever-mysterious chanteuse’s work.
While exploring the NAMM show, we dropped by the Bedell Guitars booth and were lucky enough to get some one-on-one time with the man himself, Tom Bedell. Here Mr. Bedell shares a Wildfire parlor model, although the guitar is available in an orchestra or dreadnought body as well. Towards the end of the clip, Bedell calls upon guitarist Zach Runquist who gives us a thorough demo of the beautiful looking (and sounding!) instrument.
I had somewhat of an unexpected cathartic experience during the 2015 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. As I was walking past the Acoustic Nation performance stage, I was stopped dead in my tracks by the most powerful music I heard all week (mind you — I was surrounded by music for six straight days). My eyes instantly turned into faucets as I experienced a non-stop stream of cleansing tears. What was happening to me?
Back in 2000, in Los Angeles’ Conga Room, as a guest of a Virgin Records publicist, I had my mind blown by my friend’s new client, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. When actress Rosanna Arquette came onstage for a duet on Arthur’s “Invisible Hands,” I was hooked.