Acoustic guitarist Justin King—who is recognized as a pioneer for his percussive "tapping" playing style—dropped by the increasingly popular Guitar World studio in Manhattan to perform "Phunkdified." The song originally appeared on his 2009 album, Le Bleu.
From its introduction in 1942 through the Seventies, the J-45 was known as a “workhorse” guitar due to its affordable price and reliable performance, but as time progressed both vintage and new models, which are still produced today, became too expensive for the everyday working guitarist.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new interpretation of the song is one of the highlights of Jaco: Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack album for Metalica bassist Robert Trujillo's new film, Jaco. The album will be released November 27 via Legacy; it boasts 11 crucial songs by Pastorius, along with three brand-new recordings.
The latest Backbeat Books release, The Taylor Guitar Book, tells the complete story of one of the most important guitar manufacturers in the history of the instrument. From its beginnings as one of the first modern small-shop steel-string guitar brands in North America to its position as an undisputed market leader, the Taylor company provides a unique tale of innovation and entrepreneurship.
I dare you to sit still while you watch this killer video from award-winning Nova Scotian singer/songwriter David Myles for his song “Need A Break.” It’s a toe-tapping acoustic rockabilly-ish delight chock full of clever lyrics and some pretty sick riffin’.
Legendary singer Art Garfunkel is excited to announce a Carnegie Hall performance in his New York City hometown. The Saturday, October 3 show dubbed "At Last" is part of his in-progress array of domestic and international "In Close-Up" concerts. Tickets for the Carnegie Hall show go on sale Friday, August 14. Garfunkel has also announced more U.S. shows including Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre on Sunday, November 8.
Classical guitar has a PR problem. It seems to lack the "cool" factor steel-string guitars enjoy, and it doesn’t seem to be perceived as sexy as the electric guitar by a lot of people. You rarely see classical guitarists skyrocketing to mainstream fame, and you hardly hear of one being referred to as a guitar hero. But why? The truth is, classical guitar is sexy as hell—maybe even sexier than steel-string and electric guitars.
Here’s a wonderful live acoustic version of the song by Connor Zwetsch called “Candy Bars,” from her debut EP, What Comes After due out August 21. The song starts off with lovely arpeggiated acoustic guitar. By the time Zwetsch’s lovely voice joins in, I was already swaying with a smile on my face.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard fire pit or friend-hang just about anywhere!When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
British alternative musician, Reuben Hollebon, is thrilled to announce the release of his debut album, Terminal Nostalgia, which will be released in early 2016 on Bright Antenna Records. Today, Reuben has unveiled the music video to his haunting, cinematic debut album single “Faces.” The largely self-produced 12-track LP is colored by Reuben’s discovery of music as a therapeutic outlet for him.