You've got the bug—you’ve decided to buy an acoustic guitar—and nothing will stop you, not even the haunted, hungry look in your children’s eyes. So you empty your bank account, raid your kids’ college fund and head down to a local house of ill repute: a music store. You’re gonna get that acoustic, practicality and your wife’s entreaties be damned.
Scott Stevens seems to have everything it takes to make a sizable splash in the wide world of music. Command of the stage, strong vocals, authoritative guitar playing and a drive to make it all happen. But as much as that is, is it enough?
From the depths of YouTube, here’s another Video Find for you! Today we have five fingerstyle acoustic guitarists delivering an impromptu cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” The guitarists — Gareth Evans, Andrew Foy, Eddie van der Meer, Andre van Berlo and Peter Gergely — you may know from their many fingerstyle performance videos posted on YouTube.
I know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard this song a million times. But I can guarantee you’ve not heard this dark and intense version from French metal band, Klone. Easing in with guitar and horns, the song is slightly bent and a bit disturbing. This is not your mother’s “Summertime,” that’s for sure!
The D’Addario Foundation is very pleased to announce that it will be offering a full scholarship covering all expenses for one guitar student to attend the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival at the end of this summer — a week of guitar heaven!
Here’s some old-timey goodness from Bird Dog called “Fare Thee Well,” from their forthcoming EP Bon Bon Voyage out this spring. Vocal harmonies and a swayin’ in the breeze strummy accompaniment outline this sentimental tune.
Earlier this year, New York City-based D’Angelico Guitars announced they would introduce their first-ever acoustic line at the 2015 NAMM Show. While in Anaheim, we dropped by their booth to get the low down on these new offerings. In the clip below, D’Angelico’s David Seal introduces the beautiful new line, which cover a wide range of shapes and sizes – all featuring the iconic D’Angelico’s headstock.
While in Anaheim, CA for the NAMM show, we had the opportunity to stop by a few booths for some one-on-one video action. First up is Yamaha. Here is Armando Vega to let you know what’s new from the manufacturer’s acoustic line. From limited-run instruments to updates in Yamaha’s handcrafted L series, there’s plenty to check out.
Iconic singer ART GARFUNKEL has confirmed a wide array of tour dates for 2015 including treks through South Korea, Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. The four various legs begin February 14 in S. Korea and run through September 24 in Scotland.
The NAMM Show is always an overwhelming week of music, parties, old friends, new friends, performances …oh, and GEAR! So much gear. With that said, there are always highlights. The diamonds in the rough. The groundbreaking, beautifully designed and amazing-sounding products that you’re unable to forget.
Australian singer/songwriter Cody Simpson debuted his new song “Flower” today along with single artwork created by Miley Cyrus. Cody is set to perform the track this Friday, February 6th on ABC’s Good Morning America.
The show, put together by guitarist and master performer Brian Gore, was delightful and surprising and fun. The performance is built around four acoustic guitarists — Gore, classical innovator Andrew York, Brazilian jazz icon Diego Figuierido, and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string wizard Maneli Jamal. It was love at first note.