Perhaps their most explosive and thrilling release to date, Rodrigo y Gabriela's 9 Dead Alive captures the duo bursting with melodic and rhythmic invention. Opening track “The Soundmaker” is evidence of this raw energy. Watch an exclusive performance of the song right here!
I started writing songs before I could play the guitar. I've been trying to catch up to what I hear ever since. The process, since day one, has been like waiting for the arrival of friend. Never a literal attempt at creating. It has been going on at a steady clip for a long time now. I find writing the song the easy part. The hard part is making sure I should write the song.
We were lucky enough to get a visit from world class acoustic duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela. Fresh on the heels of the release of their latest album, 9 Dead Alive, Rod y Gab discuss their inspiration for the record, as well as their songwriting process, guitars and much more. As the band's first record of new material in five years, 9 Dead Alive was recorded and produced by the duo at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico.
Today we’re proud to give you the premiere of Jay Brown’s new track, “Get Your Fill of Feelin' Hungry.” The song is featured on his new album, Beginner Mind. An ode to the happiness found in solitude, Brown establishes the song's contemplative melody with a lazily picked guitar line, and his weathered, restrained vocals.
Need a ukulele pick-me-up? This video’s for you. Watch as Hawaiian ukulele goddess Taimane Gardner takes the instrument to a new level with this impressive medley. Performing the Latin classic “Tico Tico” along with pieces of the Mission Impossible and James Bond themes, Gardner leaps and dances around the room gazing at the audience – almost without ever looking down.
So Brown saunters by on the sidewalk dressed unassumingly in an old suede bomber jacket, dark dungarees, and a fading gray army cap. Guitar in hand, you might mistake her for a rebellious teenage boy. But when Brown begins to play, sensually engrossed in ethereal song, you quickly realize: This is not child’s play—this is a highly developed, fully realized artist.
Singer/songwriter/performer LP will release a new track, entitled "Night Like This," digitally on April 1st. This track is the first single from her upcoming Warner Bros. Records debut album. "Night Like This" was co-written by LP and Nate Campany, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and WBR chairman Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthews Band) and co-produced with Mike Del Rio.
This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear, recording techniques and historical information, to the right- and left-hand techniques and other playing tips — it's all here!
Legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke today announced "Leo Kottke's Dunk Tank," his first-ever seminar and musician summer camp. It will take place August 4 to 8. David Hildago, Cesar Rojas and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, plus instructor and musicologist John Stropes will join Kottke.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has no problem going acoustic. In fact, he’s played loads of acoustic covers, and we must say, he sounds downright bitchin’. Here Taylor tackles the classic Black Sabbath track “Paranoid.”
Lee DeWyze premiered his new music video for the song “Fight” today. “Fight” is a heart-warming story that was conceived and directed by DeWyze. He explains, "When making this video, I wanted something people haven't seen before. I wanted it to be whimsical, heart-warming, funny, and visually exciting. The song in itself is an anthem for fighting for whatever it is you believe in, and a song everyone can relate to. I hope everyone gets lost in the music, the lyrics, and the magic of the video. Enjoy!!"
Today we're excited to present you the world premiere of moe.'s music video for "Blond Hair and Blue Eyes." The song is featured on the band's upcoming album No Guts, No Glory, available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill / Vanguard Records. For nearly 25 years, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence.
Argentine songstress, Juana Molina has just announced a U.S. Tour. She will head out in April in support of her highly acclaimed album Wed 21, released last October via Crammed Discs. Molina’s live performances combine live loops, effects created on-the-fly and her deft acoustic guitar playing, creating a lush sounding as well as visually compelling experience.