Drew Holcomb has had a busy year since the release of his latest album Medicine, but we were lucky enough catch up with the Nashville native between tour dates for this live session. Finding a shady spot under a tree to escape the simmering late June sun, here Holcomb performs one of the album's standout tracks, “Tightrope.” Recorded after a decade of touring with this band, The Neighbors, Holcomb calls Medicine “by far the best music we have ever made.”
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to make music with rare stringed instruments from around the world, you’re in for a treat. A new app coming from EarthMoments promises to dish out sound samples meticulously collected from an impressive variety of unique instruments that most of us will never lay a hand on.
Singing while playing guitar can be a daunting challenge for a beginner. A good sense of timing and rhythm and the ability to synthesize two different actions is necessary to pull it off. But like everything else you've learned to do on the guitar, it can be mastered.
Jerry Reed (1937–2008), known by many as Burt Reynolds’ truck-driving partner in crime in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, was also a highly accomplished and influential guitar picker. Let’s look at some of the technical and stylistic elements that made Reed a great player.
If you're going to be in the Nashville area during the NAMM show, here's a treat for you. Not only are tickets to get into the show super cheap, you'll be able to not only browse some amazing gear and meet company representatives, you'll be able to listen to some fantastic music as well. On Saturday, July 11, from 10am to 4pm, the NAMM show is open to the public and we'll be hosting the Acoustic Nation stage front and center in the Music City Center lobby.
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has just released a collaborative album with musicians Ian Date and Ian Cooper.Just Passing Through was released June 23, and features nine tracks of gypsy jazz, folk, and blues styles that highlight each player’s musicianship. Here’s a taste of the album in video form – an amazing clip of the group performing the standard “Honeysuckle Rose.”
We’ve said it once before—classical guitar isn’t limited to classical music. To back that up, we carefully curated a list of five videos featuring awesome rock song arrangements made especially classical guitar.
Neil Young has announced that he will open his upcoming Rebel Content Summer Tour with a solo acoustic set. He will then be joined by the band Promise of the Real for a full electric show. Both sets will feature new songs and old favorites. The tour kicks off on July 5th at Milwaukee's Summer Fest. Please see below for all upcoming dates.
Here’s a really gorgeous performance by New Jersey trio, JUTAUN titled “Who Am I.” The song appears on the band’s upcoming EP Back To Life releasing July 8. This video finds the band performing a touching acoustic version.
Wow, check out this beautiful guitar from Washburn that we’re giving away for the month of June 2015. It’s a beaut. From their Heritage 20 Series, the WD20SCE is a high quality dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar aimed at professional performers with features like premium Fishman electronics and a cutaway for better upper fret access.