Cordoba is pleased to introduce two new 55FCE models, a refreshed “blanca” and a limited edition “negra” featuring exotic woods. Cordoba’s 55FCE Thinbody model has been a mainstay in its catalog for years, a stage-ready flamenco guitar popularized by the Gipsy Kings.
In this new video posted by Candyrat Records, guitarist Luca Stricagnoli—who has been featured on GuitarWorld.com several times in the past—plays his own arrangement of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine."
I ran into Craig Marshall a few years back on a visit to Austin, and I never forgot about it. How fitting that today we’re premiering his song “Something On Your Mind” from his upcoming release After All, due out August 7 on Big Ticket Records.
Let’s face it: there are a lot of bad covers out there on the interwebs. It takes some time to sort through the rough stuff and find the good, but these 5 covers make a strong case for all the talent on this crazy planet. These 5 acoustic gems cover a few of The Rolling Stones classics.
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.”
￼￼Broken Into Better Shape is the fourth full-length release for Good Old War, due out on June 30. It’s the follow up to the band’s successful 2012 album Come Back As Rain which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The new album includes some of the band’s first co-writes, including one with renowned NYC producer Emile Haynie (fun., Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum) which resulted in the album’s soaring “Fly Away.”
LA’s Mercies were gracious enough to film an acoustic version of their song “Zalea” for us, which you can check out below! The track is featured on the band’s sophomore LP, Blue Against Green, which they released March 31. Originally from Connecticut, Mercies moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2013, and signed to Randm Records soon after.
Love Mumford and Sons? Joni Mitchell? Led Zeppelin? Patti Griffin? Have you tried to play their songs but just couldn’t make them sound quite right? Welcome to the world of alternate tunings. Not all songs are written for, or played in, the standard E-A-D-G-B-E tuning. Alternate tunings open up a whole new world for guitarists willing to look beyond the standard tuning, offering the possibility of creating combinations of notes not previously available, or only available to those with enormous hands.
Here Alex Lifeson tells the story of the inception of the acoustic introduction to this classic hit. “All of our early albums were written on acoustic guitar. When Geddy [Lee, bass and vocals] and I would write the music, we’d sit down with a cassette recorder and two acoustic guitars, in spite of the fact that we were a hard rock band...
While Kristian Matsson’s fourth album, Dark Bird Is Home, is his most expansive work to date, teeming with horns, strings, and even backing vocals, there is no doubt in the notion that this is The Tallest Man On Earth in his truest form. Matsson’s heavy and honest lyrics intermingle with his melodic expansions, simultaneously demonstrating that growth comes with time. Dark Bird Is Home is proof that there is much more for both the listener and Matsson himself to gain from The Tallest Man On Earth’s canon.
A trip out of town always holds a bit of excitement for me. But any trip is even more intriguing with a stop at a local music store. This week I spent a couple of days in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now, I’ve never been to Minnesota so when an opportunity for al little sight-seeing and a stop at Willie’s American Guitars was proposed, I jumped on it.
If being surrounded by talented songwriters of all genres sounds good to you, you might want to check out the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo. Aimed at arming songwriters with tools for success, the Expo takes place in Hollywood from April 30 to May 2. A highlight of the event is the She Rocks Showcase, a free performance event taking place on Friday, May 1, from 9pm to 12am. It's open to the public with no Expo badge required.