I interviewed Maia Davies of Ladies Of The Canyon, an all- female band that are no strangers to hard livin', long drives and a life in music. Maia and I bonded on lessons learned on the road to success and more importantly perhaps, happiness.
This month we’re sharing something really fun. It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration. We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!
Here AN editor Laura B. Whitmore sits down with New York City-based songwriter, Emilyn Brodsky. A ukulele player who writes “simple songs about complicated feelings,” Brodsky’s latest LP, Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings, is out now. Below she describes the meaning behind the album, its recording process, her experience of performing on HBO’s Girls and much more.
Lily Maase recently dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to help us brush up on our picking and strumming skills. And of course, we couldn’t let the Brooklyn-based guitarist leave without performing a song of her own. Below, Maase plays us her original tune, “Reduction Sketch.”
Lucky us! Indie folk songstress Lucette has done the honor of recording a sweet acoustic version of her song “Bobby Reid” just for us. The song seems somehow familiar from the get go, an old-style lament sung with a sweet sadness.
When someone says "you have to see this guy" and that someone is Ken Coomer, former Wilco drummer and current hot producer in Nashville, you listen. Expecting a lot and hearing/seeing twice as much, though, is a whole different story. Meet Cody Brooks. In a sea of fish, he is a shark (albeit a friendly one).
In celebration of Joni Mitchell’s new 4CD boxed set, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, we have a very special giveaway this month!! Here’s a rare limited edition signed, numbered and framed print by Mitchell herself.
Here’s a swinging’ Van Morrison-tinged, laid back feel good little ditty by Nashville’s country-soul slinger Sam Lewis. It’s “3/4 Time,” the first cut from the the follow-up album to his critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The album, Waiting On You will be released on April 21.
Yes, it’s true. We all need some help making technique adjustments. Here I sit down with master instructor Lily Maase as we talk about pick technique and then dig into a little picking and strumming pattern.
In this video, we drop by the Martin Guitar booth at the 2015 NAMM Show to get the scoop on what’s new from the iconic acoustic guitar manufacturer. In it, Martin’s Chris Thomas explains three new guitars and some developments in the company’s line of acoustic guitar strings.
The D’Addario Foundation is very pleased to announce that it will be offering a full scholarship covering all expenses for one guitar student to attend the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival at the end of this summer — a week of guitar heaven!
Here’s some old-timey goodness from Bird Dog called “Fare Thee Well,” from their forthcoming EP Bon Bon Voyage out this spring. Vocal harmonies and a swayin’ in the breeze strummy accompaniment outline this sentimental tune.
Earlier this year, New York City-based D’Angelico Guitars announced they would introduce their first-ever acoustic line at the 2015 NAMM Show. While in Anaheim, we dropped by their booth to get the low down on these new offerings. In the clip below, D’Angelico’s David Seal introduces the beautiful new line, which cover a wide range of shapes and sizes – all featuring the iconic D’Angelico’s headstock.