OK — a bit of a diversion from our normal acoustic coverage — but we stumbled upon some seriously cool lesson videos with B.B. King that we had to share. It’s not often that a blues master like King sits down to discuss his technique and playing, so grab your guitar and pull up a chair!
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.
The value of Yamaha acoustics doesn’t stop at their entry-level instruments, as the company offers many models that deliver surprising bang for the buck throughout their entire acoustic range. Yamaha’s new AC6R is certainly one such example.
When I think of Warren Haynes, singer/songwriter is not what comes to mind. Until now that is. Because surprisingly, Haynes is not just a killer guitarist, he can write and deliver a mean story-telling song as well. Known for his wicked guitar prowess in bands like the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule, Haynes takes a new turn this time.
It’s summer! Yahoo!!! Time for sitting on the porch and strumming a tune or two, or three, or ten! This is not a “best of” list, just a collection of great, easy to play songs that’ll put a smile on your face…and everyone’s around you, too! So grab an iced tea, sit back and get your strum on!
Here’s a feel good, get your butt moving song by Rhode Island artist Christina Holmes called “Give A Little Bit More.” The song appears on her new mixtape song EP collection called Take a Chance. It’s got some sweet guitar strumming and the lovely and full vocal stylings of this talent artist.
Brent Cole Sr. and his crew (including two of Brent’s sons) scour the forests of Prince of Wales Island and the surrounding islands and waters for Sitka spruce trees that have fallen, are floating in the water, or are being retired from service in a booming ground, bridge structure or floating house.
Check out this bonus acoustic track of Owl’s “Alive.” A bit groovy. A bit mysterious. And more than a bit awesome. This stripped down version of what is obviously a heavy song incorporates strings, guitars and boomy bass.
Louisa Wendorff has been singing since she was seven years old. In June of 2014 she released Arrow, which climbed to #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and #1 on Billboard’s HeatSeekers chart. Check out this exclusive interview