Josh Rouse’s The Embers Of Time comes out on April 7 on Yep Roc Records. But we’re delighted to share the entire album playlist with you now! The album opens with an upbeat, get-a-move-on tune, “Some Day’s I’m Golden All Night.” With it’s railroad train beat and strummy underpinnings, it sets the mood for a happily varied collection of wonderfully recorded and arranged songs.
Now THIS is a modern woman! Alex Kline's relaxed and affable manor gives no indication of the sheer force of hard work she's done and talent she embodies. Realizing there's more to a career in music than dreaming and scheming, Kline decided to become a one-stop shop for anyone in need of high quality playing, writing or production.
Get ready for some flying fingers! Here's Ben Woods playing his composition Tarantula on a 2014 Ethan Deutsch flamenco negra with pegs recorded for Guitar Salon International.. A lovely guitar and some mad virtuosic Flamenco-metal chops, what more could you ask for?
This video, presented by Guitar Salon International, boasts not only some beautiful classical guitar playing, it’s also a lesson on using partial barres in your left hand fingering technique. Here Scott Morris runs down some tips for strategic use of partial and full barring. Plus some barring technique tips that’ll tune up your barres.
We know you guys like hearing about new pieces of gear—including gear-related oddities that appear on Kickstarter from time to time. Ergo, we present the Hand Chord, a new product that's the subject of a new Kickstarter campaign.
Percussive-acoustic master Jon Gomm posted a new music video over weekend, and you can check it out below. The song, "Dance of the Last Rhino," is available for download — for one one cent (also known as a penny), right here. Ten of proceeds from the sale of the track go to Save The Rhino, which we think is pretty cool.
Angel Olsen is wrapping up a very strong 2014 with a tour throughout the Southeast, plus a run of band and solo shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. On November 18th, between those two tours, Angel will release the deluxe edition of her excellent album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, released in its original form this past February via Jagjaguwar.
Over time, O'Connell's songwriting has grown in confidence and intensity, while maintaining its signature restraint. Where in Our Woods, the 12th Elephant Micah album and the first for Western Vinyl, is the fruit of this long-term creative progress. It will see release on January 20th, 2015.
We recently caught up with Atlanta singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson in Nashville, TN. Scheduled to perform later that evening at The Basement, Bronson had some time to spare and was gracious enough to venture into a park across the street from the venue for this special performance. Here, Bronson plays us “Just Came Back To Tell You I’m Leaving,” a fiery track from his recently unveiled self titled album.
Buskers. Street performers. Ever come across one that just blew your mind? We have. In fact, there seem to be loads of supremely talented folk all over the globe with a penchant for sitting on the street corner and playing to apathetic passerby’s.
Today we’re premiering “Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight,” by Jessie Kilguss. This track from her upcoming album Desvastate Me is a sweet spoken reminiscence of a more simple childhood. Kilguss artfully pulls us into her wistful nostalgia with a bit of twang and a strummy, well arranged instrumental accompaniment.
Clay and I do a lot of mentoring sessions through Songtown.com. One of the big discoveries we have made in those sessions is that people have all kinds of different goals for their music. And we have discovered that almost every answer to every question people ask us depends on THEIR answer to the question, "What are you shooting for?"
Here’s a video that’s recently caused an uproar around the internet, especially among musicians. Watch as NYC musician Andrew Kalleen is arrested for busking in the NYC Subway. According to section 1050.6(c) of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s rules of conduct, “artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations” are permitted. Although the officer reads this section aloud, he informs Kalleen that he needs to leave “by force, or you’re gonna go out on your own.”