Today we’re happy to bring you the exclusive premiere of LA-based folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson’s “Days of Rage.” The song is partially inspired by his involvement in the Occupy Oakland protests of 2011. Melding Americana, folk, alternative, and punk into one incendiary, incisive sound, “Days of Rage” is a perfect example of McPherson’s songwriting style.
On the heels of releasing his new self-titled LP, Tony Lucca dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to chat with editor Laura B. Whitmore. You may know him as a contestant on The Voice, but Lucca’s been honing his craft long before he appeared on the show. In fact, this is his eighth full-length album. Tony Lucca is his first self-titled release, and his first entirely self-produced effort.
The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) hosted the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase at the Tinhorn Flats Salon and Grill during the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in Hollywood, Calif., and it was nothing short of awesome. Check out live videos of four amazing performers here!
Here’s one of my favorite and certainly the most powerful live video we’ve ever recorded in the Acoustic Nation studio. It’s Greg Holden along with Alex Foote performing the amazing song “Boys in the Street.” The song appears on Holden’s new album Chase The Sun.
Jennifer Batten (guitarist for Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson and more) is launching a new touring 3 1/2 hour course this summer titled, "Jennifer Batten's Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience." Here she explores a great practicing tool that she finds indispensable.
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.
Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 14th in the United States.The follow-up to Conor O'Brien's debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for Britain's Mercury Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.