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.
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.
Here’s a fun video. It’s Jamestown Revival kickin’ it up live in a decked out van at this year’s SXSW. The new song “Company Man" is a down and dirty slide-fest with a great background and some killer vocal harmonies. Catchy as hell, this straight ahead bluesy rocker is stuck in my brain!
Alvarez, which has had a long-standing friendship with band members Bob Weir and the late Jerry Garcia, has commemorated the group's 50th anniversary by releasing its new Grateful Dead series of guitars—a stunning, limited-edition line.
The Loar is excited to welcome singer/songwriter William Fitzsimmons as an endorsing artist. Fitzsimmons has achieved critical and widespread acclaim over the past few years with songs featured in TV's "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and "Burn Notice," and more.