Taylor Guitars pickup developer David Hosler explains the inherent challenges of amplifying an acoustic guitar, the design ideas that shaped the creation of Taylor's Expression System® 2 pickup, and how the pickup produces a more natural amplified acoustic sound.
Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Edward David Anderson’s new track, “Lost & Found.” The song is featured on his upcoming debut solo LP, Lies & Wishes, slated for release on April 29. Anderson, who previously fronted Midwest rock band Backyard Tire Fire, collaborated with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos for the recording.
Check out this rare video of Page and Plant performing “Stairway to Heaven” during a visit to Japan in 1994. Following the demise of Led Zeppelin, the duo reunited in the early ‘90s for an MTV Unplugged taping and subsequent live album, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. After releasing Unledded to wide praise, the duo then teamed up with engineer Steve Albini for 1998’s Walking into Clarksdale, an album composed of entirely new material.
I’ve been a fan of Jonatha Brooke’s for quite some time. This singer songwriter seems to have a unique perspective and musical sensibility that I find so appealing. So when she announced she would be doing her one-woman show, “My Mother Has Four Noses,” at NYC’s Duke Theatre, I was stoked. Check out our on camera interview. And you’ve still got a few more days to catch “My Mother Has Four Noses” in NYC. Go here for tickets.
With no member older than 16 years old, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys might be the world's youngest bluegrass virtuosos. Below, watch the Mizzone brothers – fiddle player Robbie, guitarist Tommy and banjo player Jonny – perform a blazing three song set during a TED Talk from February 2013. Sleepy Man Banjo Boys hail from Lebanon Township, New Jersey – a part of the country Tommy jokingly calls “the bluegrass capital of the world.”
von Grey is made up of four real life sisters. The band recently premiered it's new video for the song, "Come On." The clip was directed by Mary Caroline Mann and Bobby Russell. "Come On" is the first single from von Grey’s forthcoming EP, Awakening, which will be released on January 21, 2014. The song, which just went to radio, is available now at all digital retailers, including iTunes.
Starting off as a small gathering of friends paying tribute to their favorite artists at a tiny bar in New York City’s Lower East Side, ten years later, The Best Fests––which encompass Dylan Fest, Petty Fest and Stones Fest––have grown to become a coast-to-coast rock and roll tradition.
Here at Acoustic Nation, we’re all about shining a spotlight on great, up-and-coming songwriters worthy of attention. That’s why we’re proud to partner with our friends at SongTownUSA, West Coast Songwriters, and Los Angeles Women in Music to bring you the Acoustic Nation Songwriter Spotlight Contest.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers made their late night television debut last night with an appearance on TBS’ Conan. The band performed “Little Too Late,” the first single from their recently released self-titled album.
Jamestown Revival have announced a string of tour dates around the west coast this December. The band will be touring beginning on December 8 in San Diego at Lestats, before playing in Los Angeles on December 10 at the Troubadour. The tour continues with dates in San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, before ending on December 21 in Denver at the Bluebird Theater. For the details of the full itinerary, see below.
KT Tunstall released an awesome song in 2005 called “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.” It was inspired by a Bo Diddley beat. Here is the very cool video that I came across.This performance pretty much set her on the path to stardom.