Recording King has introduced four new wood-body resonators perfect for traditional blues, bluegrass and roots players. The RR-51, 55, 61 and 65 deliver historic resonator tone and style with designs based on history's venerable resophonic instruments.
Warren Haynes—the eclectic electric-guitar ace behind Gov’t Mule and longtime Allman Brothers Band member and touring guitarist for the Dead—is no stranger to Guitar World readers. His virtuosic, polished blues-rock playing owes just as much to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Johnny Winter (Haynes’ earliest influences) as it does their influences—the three Kings (B.B., Freddie and Albert) and Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
Using any combination of aftermarket undersaddle and soundhole pickups, or just onboard electronics, will play an important role in amplifying your acoustic guitar. But once your acoustic instrument is plugged into a PA or acoustic amplifier, what gets lost in translation are the overall low-end, upper-end harmonics and warmth from your acoustic.
The acoustic guitar amplifier is an unusual beast. The most ideal designs generally combine the powerful, clean performance of a professional sound system with the tone shaping capabilities, effects, and portability that guitarists demand.
In the decades since his passing, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon’s legend has continued to grow, both for his contributions to the Beatles and his accomplishments as a solo artist. Even so, he is rarely singled out for his acoustic guitar playing. This is perhaps due to the spotlight-grabbing abundance of “stand- alone” acoustic Beatles cuts written by Paul McCartney, such as “Blackbird,” “Yesterday,” “Michelle” and “Mother Nature’s Son.”
Today we’re thrilled to give you the premiere of Sukh’s beautiful “For the Road” music video. Doctor by day, musician by night, UK-based songwriter Sukhdeep Krishan strums softly as he laments love and loss, accompanied by gorgeous orchestral arrangements. The writing is clear and direct, and the video adds a beautiful visual element to Sukh’s story.
It has been four years since the Indigo Girls released a new studio album. On June 2nd, their much-anticipated release ONE LOST DAY, will be available on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records. With the help of visionary new producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin (Lucy Wainwright Roche) and mixer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, PHOX, Kathleen Edwards), Amy Ray and Emily Sailers have created a landscape of truly original sounds and stories ranging from stark intimacy to bombastic pop and grind.
Sam Westphalen is a percussive acoustic guitar player from Australia with some seriously ferocious chops. And judging by his choice of covers, he also appears to be a huge metal fan (which we’re OK with too).
And now we bring you the impressive "four hands on one guitar neck" sounds of the Siqueira Lima Guitar Duo. In the video, guitarists Fernando (from Brazil) and Cecilia (from Uruguay) somehow perform a new arrangement of Zequinha de Abreu's "Tico Tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu)" on one guitar—using their original "hand exchange" method.
Here’s an album premiere that I’m really excited about. It’s Sunlight by Imaginary Future (aka singer/songwriter Jesse Epstein). This 11-track album is constructed to be a love letter to Epstein’s wife, the fabulous and also super-talented Kina Grannis.
Indie rock artist Survival Guide has debuted new single, "January Shock.”It’s the first track to be released off Survival Guide's upcoming debut album, Way To Go, which is set for a Spring 2015 release. The band also just played South By Southwest 2015 in Austin, TX.
Legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist Joan Armatrading will soon bring her last major world tour to the United States. For the first time in her four-decade plus career, Armatrading's "Me Myself I" world tour features her performing her entire set solo. The British singer/songwriter/guitarist/instrumentalist, best known for such worldwide hits as "Love And Affection," "Me Myself I," "Drop The Pilot" and many more, performs for nearly two hours per show sharing the highlights of her extensive career, singing, playing guitar and piano.
Here’s a cool lesson brought to you by our friends at D’Angelico Guitars and presented by artist Will Dailey. It features D’Angelico’s new acoustic Gramercy Grand Auditorium model. Here Dailey gives us a run down on using your left hand thumb in a satisfying chord progression that he’s used in his song “Boom Boom.
We recently sat down with NYC-based songwriter Emilyn Brodsky, where she discussed her new album Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings and much more. You can watch the full interview right here. While in the studio, Brodsky performed a couple of her tunes as well, and below you can watch “Origami Cranes” and “Born Again” – the latter of which is featured on her latest LP.