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Dustin Lynch is one hot ticket. A Tennessee native, Lynch never turned away from the country music in his blood, and now he has the success to show for it. His latest album, Where It’s At has been burning up the country charts, and its title single is just a joyful piece of pure goodness. Lynch has a knack for meshing traditional musical influences with new territories that just equals a whole lotta fun.
Jerry Reed (1937–2008), known by many as Burt Reynolds’ truck-driving partner in crime in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, was also a highly accomplished and influential guitar picker. Let’s look at some of the technical and stylistic elements that made Reed a great player.
If you're going to be in the Nashville area during the NAMM show, here's a treat for you. Not only are tickets to get into the show super cheap, you'll be able to not only browse some amazing gear and meet company representatives, you'll be able to listen to some fantastic music as well. On Saturday, July 11, from 10am to 4pm, the NAMM show is open to the public and we'll be hosting the Acoustic Nation stage front and center in the Music City Center lobby.
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces the official 2015 She Rocks ASCAP EXPO Showcase scheduled during the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles, Calif. Now in its second year, the She Rocks Showcase will take place on Fri., May 1, 2015, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the heart of Hollywood at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, across the street from the EXPO headquarters at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The ASCAP Expo runs April 30 - May 2, 2015.
Today we’re thrilled to share the premiere of Tim Snider and Caio Andreatta’s “With You.” The track takes the best of Brazilian influences and meticulous songcraft to create an irresistable acoustic-based gem. When Portland-based musician, Tim Snider headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 he had no idea that he was about to meet his musical twin, Caio Andreatta.
The first time I rolled out of the Great Big Sea van and set foot in Portland, Oregon we were in a warehouse district at an Irish festival I think, and never got to see the river or downtown. It was a few more trips before I got to walk the river path and really understand the beauty of the bridges.
John Butler Trio reminds you to "spring forward" this weekend as Daylight Saving Time begins. Their single “Spring to Come” is the perfect song to help usher in Spring, commencing March 20 (and much needed relief for most of our country).
People often ask me to define the biggest mistake I see songwriters making as they chase that first cut. If I had to pick one BIG one, I would say that it is using out-dated language. Anyone who is over 30 years old has to continually be aware of the "slang" that they are using in their song. Using the wrong words can INSTANTLY get your song thrown out and get you labeled as an out-dated and out of touch writer.
American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will be playing the Acoustic Basement stage on the entire run of Vans Warped Tour 2015. Dates kick off June 19 and run through August 8th. Tickets for all shows are now available here.
Femme Fatale Mizgin has officially released her new Get You Off Remix EP! The original Kama produced single "Get You Off," mixed by Phil Tan (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce), presents Mizgin's sexy and fierce persona, complete with intoxicating vocals.
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.