Wow, check out this beautiful guitar from Washburn that we’re giving away for the month of June 2015. It’s a beaut. From their Heritage 20 Series, the WD20SCE is a high quality dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar aimed at professional performers with features like premium Fishman electronics and a cutaway for better upper fret access.
We recently met up with Brooklyn band Fireships while on tour in Nashville, TN. The new project from Honey Brothers founder and indie veteran Andrew Vladeck, Fireships released their self-titled debut on April 21. Here, they play a stripped-down version of album standout “Come Back to Me,” featuring Vladeck on guitar/lead vocals and Zosha Warpeha on fiddle/backing vocal.
The Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are studied craftsmen of the folk tradition. Over the course of their five years together as a band, they have mastered the delicate vocal harmonies, sophisticated songwriting and subtle musical interplay set forth by seminal folk duos such as Simon and Garfunkel or Welch and Rawlins.
What do you get when you attach drum machine pads to your acoustic guitar? German guitarist Pensen Paletti answers this question in the video below! Uploaded to YouTube May 19, the short clip has been viewed almost half a million times and counting.
We all get ‘em. Those moments when inspiration doesn’t seem to come around. What do you do? Pound your head agains the wall? Maybe. How about a better strategy? Here hit songwriter Clay Mills shares his tips for bumping yourself out of that rut. Check ‘em out!
We recently posted a live video of fingerstyle master Andy McKee performing his track “Mythmaker.” Today we’re excited to share another video; McKee’s “Art of Motion,” a composition from his 2009 release, Dreamcatcher. The clip was filmed backstage in Nashville, TN, before his show at the Belcourt Theatre. “Art of Motion” kicks off with some intense rhythmic playing, before descending into dynamic and brilliant melodic passages.
Indie pop trio AJR have premiered the new video for their single "Infinity." Lauded by Idolator as "a stripped-back, folk-tinged pop song with a powerful sing-a-long chorus," "Infinity" will feature on the band's upcoming debut album Living Room, due out March 3 via AJR Productions/Warner Bros. Records.
“There’s something about starting the record with a voice other than mine that I really liked,” says NYC-based songwriter David Bronson of “Songbird,” the lead-off track and first single from his new album Questions (Big Arc Records), out today. “You would only do that if it’s something special, and you’re not going to get more special than Robin Clark.”
Strickland’s new album, Balanced on Barbed Wire, available February 17th, is a gripping, cinematic dispatch from small-town America – a series of stories in song where desperation is met with relentless determination.