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.
A song containing a few as one or two chords can be just as well-crafted as a far more intricate composition. Of course, the world is full of guitarists who play a D-to-G strum pattern ad infinitum, rhyme “fire” with “desire” and declare that they’ve written a song. You goal as a songwriter is to not be that person.
With a rumble and a twang, “She’ll Take Tonight” rolls off of Jamie Lin Wilson’s tongue like bittersweet honey. The song is from Wilson’s new release Holidays & Wedding Rings, due out May 19, 2015. It’s about that heartbreaking, never-ending search for love. And Wilson knows how to deliver that sentiment to a T.
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.
The Loar is excited to welcome singer/songwriter William Fitzsimmons as an endorsing artist. Fitzsimmons has achieved critical and widespread acclaim over the past few years with songs featured in TV's "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and "Burn Notice," and more.
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.
Today we’re pleased to premiere the stream of Sleeping Giant, the new release by The Cerny Brothers, available May 12, 2015 on Krian Music Group. The album is a thoughtful blend of acoustic-y goodness supported by some driving beats and heavier guitars. It’s the perfect union of Americana and rock.
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