Here’s a cool stripped down live acoustic performance by New York City rockers, The Cringe of their song “Anything You Say,” featuring frontman John Cusimano and guitarist James Rotondi. Chock full of tight vocal harmonies and driving guitars, the anguish behind the lyrics comes across with in-your-face force. Some sweet guitar stylings round out this gem of a rocker.
Here's a relatively recent video by guitarist Fabio Lima. In the clip, which you can check out below, Lima creates a medley of Super Mario Bros. theme music as a unique fingerstyle/classical-guitar piece.
For the last decade, Brooklyn-based songwriter Jeremy Bass has been the Musical Director of The Secret City, the OBIE Award-winning performance gathering. Bass started with the group when its membership numbered in the single digits, and has seen The Secret City’s membership grow to the thousands during his tenure.
We recently spent some quality time with the super-talented Tony Lucca. Good music. Cool guy. Excellent tattoos. It was all good. Here Lucca shares his single “Delilah” acoustically live. Driving and soulful the song spills out in a supremely satisfying way in this stripped down version.
Woo hoo! If there's one thing I like it's a good solid song. And Greg Holden sure knows how to deliver those! I had the pleasure of chatting with Holden at the Acoustic Nation Studio about his new album Chase The Sun, his experience penning the massive hit "Home" for Phillip Phillips and a whole lot more.
It's telling that Tucson five piece Run Boy Run count Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, and The Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock, among their growing legion of admirers.
Here we have the latest clever offering from YouTube sensation Rob Scallon, a banjo-riffic cover of Metallica’s “Battery.” It’s part of what Scallon is calling Maytallica, a month long celebration that we’re happy to endorse. Below, enjoy a country-fried version of this ‘Master of Puppets’ thrasher.
A song containing a few as one or two chords can be just as well-crafted as a far more intricate composition. Of course, the world is full of guitarists who play a D-to-G strum pattern ad infinitum, rhyme “fire” with “desire” and declare that they’ve written a song. You goal as a songwriter is to not be that person.
With a rumble and a twang, “She’ll Take Tonight” rolls off of Jamie Lin Wilson’s tongue like bittersweet honey. The song is from Wilson’s new release Holidays & Wedding Rings, due out May 19, 2015. It’s about that heartbreaking, never-ending search for love. And Wilson knows how to deliver that sentiment to a T.