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.”
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.
Louisa Wendorff has been singing since she was seven years old. In June of 2014 she released Arrow, which climbed to #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and #1 on Billboard’s HeatSeekers chart. However, you probably most recognize her for her YouTube mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space/Style.” Here the folks at Bedell caught up with Louisa and share their conversation.
Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam take great pride in announcing the completion of their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth. Scheduled for a joint release this summer (exact date TBD) on Beam's Black Cricket and Bridwell’s Brown Records via Caroline, Sing Into My Mouth is a loving homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of its creators.
For a minute, forget about the “Blurred Lines” verdict, the lyrics and whether or not you love Marvin Gaye. The New York Times just ran a profile on Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who won the $7.4 million case for the Gaye estate. In explaining how he did it, Busch says something I hope all artists caught: “By being on the outside,” he said, “everyone who hires me knows that they get 100 percent of my loyalty.”
The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) announces acclaimed singer/songwriter Dia Frampton as the headlining act for the official 2015 She Rocks Showcase during the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO on Fri., May 1, 2015, at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Hollywood, Calif.
Christina Perri will hit the road this fall as the special guest on the second leg of Ed Sheeran’s North American headline tour. The singer/songwriter will join her label mate Sheeran, kicking off September 3 at Houston, Texas’ BBVA Compass Stadium.
Wanna make a few dollars by sharing a banner or a link? NYC Guitar School has announced the launch of its affiliate program — an online referral-based platform that allows individuals with a website to earn unlimited income based on the amount of students who enroll to NYC Guitar School’s successful online beginner courses using referral codes.
Ed Sheeran has announced a second leg to his North American tour, kicking off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, on September 3. The month-long trek includes some of the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter’s biggest headlining shows in North America to date. Pre-sale tickets will be available for select dates starting on April 6, followed by general public on-sale tickets starting on April 10. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visit www.edsheeran.com.
Sarah Command of The Command Sisters stopped by the Acoustic Nation studio. Lucky for us she consented to share some tips on percussive acoustic guitar. She’ll run you through some of the slapping and tapping techniques used in Andy McKee’s “Drifting.”
Josh Rouse’s The Embers Of Time comes out on April 7 on Yep Roc Records. But we’re delighted to share the entire album playlist with you now! The album opens with an upbeat, get-a-move-on tune, “Some Day’s I’m Golden All Night.” With it’s railroad train beat and strummy underpinnings, it sets the mood for a happily varied collection of wonderfully recorded and arranged songs.