This month we’re sharing something really fun. It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration. We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!
Here AN editor Laura B. Whitmore sits down with New York City-based songwriter, Emilyn Brodsky. A ukulele player who writes “simple songs about complicated feelings,” Brodsky’s latest LP, Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings, is out now. Below she describes the meaning behind the album, its recording process, her experience of performing on HBO’s Girls and much more.
Lily Maase recently dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to help us brush up on our picking and strumming skills. And of course, we couldn’t let the Brooklyn-based guitarist leave without performing a song of her own. Below, Maase plays us her original tune, “Reduction Sketch.”
Lucky us! Indie folk songstress Lucette has done the honor of recording a sweet acoustic version of her song “Bobby Reid” just for us. The song seems somehow familiar from the get go, an old-style lament sung with a sweet sadness.
Here’s a bouncy, get-your-butt-outta-of-bed testimonial to the power of optimism. The song is from Aussie-based Darren Hanlon's upcoming release Where Did You Come From?, due out March 24 on Yep Roc Records. With a fun beat, subtle, driving music and some Aussie-tinged vocals, “When You Go” is a fun listen and a super cool video!
I grew up listening to James Taylor, and I admit I know pretty much every word of every song he’s ever performed. But when it comes to the guitar parts, that’s something I’ve still gotta work on. Luckily the legendary Mr. Taylor has taken steps to remedy that. He’s posted a series of free lessons on his site that not only run through some of his most beloved songs, they also incorporate new portable camera technology so that you can see his right hand technique from the inside.
Gonna be in the Anaheim vicinity this January? Here's a really cool event. Led by legendary producer Ken Caillat, ArtistMax seeks to share the keys to musical success through a series of workshops and panels.A special afternoon of artist development takes place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Hilton Anaheim in California Room D from 2pm-6pm. The entry fee is a mere $25.
Here’s a cool video from guitarist Richard Keelin from Ashland, KY. Utilizing a thumb pick and finger style combo, Keelin digs in to a wide variety of covers with material ranging from Chet Atkins to The Beatles, Nirvana and Pharrell Williams.
They’re incredible. These kids have found a true talent, some of them at a very young age. Here we take a look at ten talented youngsters who have followed their passions to become top performers while they are still merely children. Inspiring, to say the least.
With 2015 around the corner, here’s a great way to revisit some of the biggest songs of 2014. Dutch guitarist Eddie van der Meer guides us through with this stellar fingerstyle medley. The performance features snippets of of Magic!’s “Rude,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Avicii’s “Hey Brother,” Passenger’s “Let her Go” and much more.
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If you are a country music fan, more specifically the greats such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith or Vince Gill, chances are one of your favorite songs was written, or co-written, by a man named Dean Dillon. Unless you're a serious music buff - this may be an unfamiliar name - until now.
NYC-based musician Trixie Whitley released a one-off track earlier today as a gift to her fans. The track, "Someone to Color With" is now available on Trixie's website as a free download via Soundcloud for a limited time.
I was driving down Broadway in Nashville when I saw 3 guys with drumsticks bashing out a beat while the 4th guy was stringing his electric guitar. Confused and curious, I pulled over and found the secret to touring for a struggling artist in 2014! Meet The Vonnugets from Detroit!