Acoustic guitarist Justin King—who is recognized as a pioneer for his percussive "tapping" playing style—dropped by the increasingly popular Guitar World studio in Manhattan to perform "Phunkdified." The song originally appeared on his 2009 album, Le Bleu.
From its introduction in 1942 through the Seventies, the J-45 was known as a “workhorse” guitar due to its affordable price and reliable performance, but as time progressed both vintage and new models, which are still produced today, became too expensive for the everyday working guitarist.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's new interpretation of the song is one of the highlights of Jaco: Original Soundtrack, the soundtrack album for Metalica bassist Robert Trujillo's new film, Jaco. The album will be released November 27 via Legacy; it boasts 11 crucial songs by Pastorius, along with three brand-new recordings.
The latest Backbeat Books release, The Taylor Guitar Book, tells the complete story of one of the most important guitar manufacturers in the history of the instrument. From its beginnings as one of the first modern small-shop steel-string guitar brands in North America to its position as an undisputed market leader, the Taylor company provides a unique tale of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Here's a rhythm guitar lesson to mix things up a bit. This week I expand upon rhythmic displacement. In this lesson and video I use a pattern that lasts 3 beats and then is repeated on different parts of the measure.
Sleeping With Sirens, fronted by Kellin Quinn, released their new record Madness last month via Epitaph Records and dominated the Billboard Top 200, as well as the iTunes Charts with the #1 Top Rock Album, 5 different songs in the Top 10 Rock Songs chart, and a Top 10 Album slot in all genres. Now, during the sold-out European leg of their massive World Tour with Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens have announced the “We Like It Quiet” Tour, an acoustic run of shows this Summer with support from The Summer Set and Nick Santino.
Today we have our own Paul Riario checking out the new Lâg Tramontane Snake Wood Acoustic Guitar. Unlike any other acoustic guitar in its class, the Lâg Tramontane features exotic, highly figured Mexican Snake Wood back and sides and a solid AA Sitka Spruce top which produces an ideal, bright sound and a wide dynamic range. Even the rosette is exquisite.
Nashville trio Judah & the Lion is thrilled to announce that they will be joining Mat Kearney as direct support on a second leg of Kearney’s “Just Kids” Tour. The trio spent last month playing sold out venues across the country including San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, New York’s Best Buy Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Ryman Theatre, and many more.
Haunting and immediately memorable, Goffin’s luxurious vocal delivery is set in an equally luxurious location for “I’m Not Rich But I’m Not Poor.” The song, co-written with her dad, Gerry Goffin, appears on her recent EP release Appleonfire, a collection of songs inspired by his passing.
I was trying to think of a single word to describe Will Dailey. Turns out it can’t be done. His music is soulful, sweet, funny, inventive, rockin’, insightful, and supremely entertaining. I had the pleasure of seeing it all in person at his show at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.