Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically. As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP Dark Side of the Moon (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition is a great way to watch Gilmour’s chord progression and hear the lyrics clearly.
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!!
Ah, the 12-string acoustic guitar. There’s nothing like sitting down with a 12-stringed beauty and letting some big, open chords ring out. A staple for guitarists like Jimmy Page, John Denver, and Lead Belly (SRV and Hendrix were known to strum a 12-er too), these grandiose instruments help to fill out the sound for solo performers and rhythm players alike. Here we’ve compiled a handful of some of the best 12-string acoustics on the market.
Today we’re thrilled to give you the premiere of Sukh’s beautiful “For the Road” music video. Doctor by day, musician by night, UK-based songwriter Sukhdeep Krishan strums softly as he laments love and loss, accompanied by gorgeous orchestral arrangements. The writing is clear and direct, and the video adds a beautiful visual element to Sukh’s story.
Sam Westphalen is a percussive acoustic guitar player from Australia with some seriously ferocious chops. And judging by his choice of covers, he also appears to be a huge metal fan (which we’re OK with too).
Bill Lloyd doesn't play music, he IS music. And good music at that! From founding The Long Players, the uber popular band in Nashville who play classic albums from beginning to end with famous guest singers to in Nashville to writing his own classic albums under his name and previously Foster & Lloyd (RCA). Bill understands songs inside and out both technically and emotionally.
As songwriters, we think of tempo as the most basic of basics. Tempo, or the speed at which we perform a song, is sort of the quiet engine, the driving force behind all our tunes; yet, because we consider it so "Songwriting 101," tempo can sometimes become songcraft’s sadly neglected middle child.
Here’s a fun song from folk legend Tom Paxton. “The Battle of the Sexes” is from this artist’s Redemption Road album, out March 10. Chock full of clever lyrics and a rollicking fiddle-laden arrangement, “I’m A Sinner” celebrates with a tongue-in-cheek ride through historic male/female conflict. Fun, fun, fun!
Featuring performances by multi-platinum artist Colbie Caillat, rock icons The Bangles, Grammy nominated saxophonist Mindi Abair, guitarists Orianthi and Richie Sambora, the event celebrated women in music.
Today, José González premiered the video for his new single, "Leaf Off/The Cave." The clip was directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson (Junip) shot in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was inspired by the "Godless Church" of the Sunday Assembly movement, where people come to gather to sing, talk and build community based on "wonder and good."
New York-based singer and songwriter Greg Holden will release his debut album for Warner Bros. Records, titled Chase The Sun, on April 14, 2015. Produced by Greg Wells (Adele, OneRepublic), Chase The Sun is filled with Holden's passionate, purpose-driven rock songs, which brim with tough, vibrant energy and showcase his lean, literate songwriting.
Here’s “I’m A Sinner” from Austin-based foursome Starlings, TN’s Preachin’ to the Choir out today on Chicken Ranch Records. The record is comprised of covers of gospel songs that Stubblefield grew up with, along with a handful of like-minded originals written from his unique perspective.
Loud & Proud Records is proud to announce the release of Stripped Down, a new CD/DVD set from Grammy® Award winning artist Rick Springfield on February 24, 2015 (track listing below). For the last two years, Springfield has been treating fans to a special ongoing series of intimate solo performances of his vast repertoire, telling stories, explaining lyrics and generally connecting with his always-loyal fan base.
The plaintive and solitary introduction for this song from John Statz's upcoming album, Tulsa gives way to a laid back beat with an unsettled feel. Here Statz uses the spaces in between the lyrics to cast his haunting spell of longing and lost ways. Tulsa will release March 10.