Drew Holcomb has had a busy year since the release of his latest album Medicine, but we were lucky enough catch up with the Nashville native between tour dates for this live session. Finding a shady spot under a tree to escape the simmering late June sun, here Holcomb performs one of the album's standout tracks, “Tightrope.” Recorded after a decade of touring with this band, The Neighbors, Holcomb calls Medicine “by far the best music we have ever made.”
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to make music with rare stringed instruments from around the world, you’re in for a treat. A new app coming from EarthMoments promises to dish out sound samples meticulously collected from an impressive variety of unique instruments that most of us will never lay a hand on.
Singing while playing guitar can be a daunting challenge for a beginner. A good sense of timing and rhythm and the ability to synthesize two different actions is necessary to pull it off. But like everything else you've learned to do on the guitar, it can be mastered.
Michelle Malone knows how to exceed expectations and her latest effort, Stronger Than You Think, is no exception. Kicking butt right off the bat with the bluesy “Stomping Ground,” this talented artist lays it down from beat one, with excellent and varied guitar work.
Here’s an intimate acoustic video of Jonny Polonsky’s “Lay Down Your Arms,” from his recent album The Other Side of Midnight. Gravel-voiced Polonsky pleads for detente and his nakedly acoustic performance is a fitting accompaniment. Written and performed entirely by Polonsky and mixed by longtime Lynch collaborator/engineer, Dean Hurley at David Lynch’s Asymmetrical Studios, Jonny Polonsky’s The Other Side of Midnight is 35 minutes of strange and beautiful, melodic, sci-fi bliss.
Trevor Hall has announced the release of his upcoming album Kala on August 21, 2015. Written in Hawaii and recorded in L.A., Kala marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor’s spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. Kala, which means ‘time’ in Sanskrit, embodies the very essence of time, permeating in each of the album’s tracks.
Warren Haynes has premiered a new song “Company Man” from Ashes & Dust, his upcoming solo Americana album featuring Railroad Earth, out July 24 on Concord Records. The album is a musical departure for Haynes, and one of his most personal LPs to date, encompassing beautiful acoustic arrangements, a rootsy/Americana soundscape, folk-based songwriting and soulful, honeyed vocals.
Have you ever listened to an album and felt an instant connection? For me, Jonathan Edwards’Tomorrow’s Child is an instant old friend. Edwards' sweetly gentle voice and magnificently crafted lyrics and melodies wrap around like a favorite sweater.
American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, has posted the latest installment in his ongoing series of cover songs, “Warped Wednesday with American Opera.” This week is a cover of The Wonder Years' "There, There." American Opera will be out on Vans Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement Stage all summer.
Here’s “Easy On Me” by Runner Of The Woods, from the upcoming release Thirsty Valley, due out July 10. A trippy and laid back testament to a simpler time and place, the song contains hints of the Eagles and Willie Nelson woven into a steady ramble. “Easy On Me” draws you into the vision and there’s no reason not to give in.