Vermont-based news channel WPTZ (where my late-Nineties girlfriend used to work!) recently published a feature on the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar, a "special guitar made to withstand the elements."
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Kaki King’s 'The Neck is a Bridge to the Body,' a multimedia, guitar-based show that was truly unique. Here I had the chance to sit down with this energetic and wonderful artist to talk about “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” and more. The soundtrack to this show just went on sale March 3 as well! Check out all three parts of our exclusive interview to get the full scoop.
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!!
I’m back with Lily Maase for part two of our Picking and Strumming Tuneup. And this time, we’re going to step things up a notch! This is a followup to our previous lesson, where we learned some simple right hand and left hand techniques in the country style. Today we advance on that lesson, as Maase demonstrates the possibilities with this technique.
Dirty Heads just released a new studio album, Sound of Change. The album made its debut at #1 on the Independent Albums chart, #1 on the Alternative Albums chart, and #2 on the Rock Albums chart. Led by the sunny single “My Sweet Summer,” now a Top 10 hit at alternative radio, the band recently released the official video online
Today I’m excited to share a new track from music veteran Peter Rowan. Opening with a gospel-infused power chorus leading into an infectious groove, “River of Time” gets its boogie on. It’s a toe-tapping, guitar riffin,’ singalong good time.
I bought my guitar on a whim in a small shop on the outskirts of Buffalo about seven years ago. It was on sale for 350 dollars. The guy threw in a gigbag, too. My previous guitar was a beautiful Taylor that cost me more than I pay in rent even today.
Here’s a treat. Field Report has just shared the song “Wings” from their forthcoming album Marigolden, due out October 7. The song delivers its melancholy message with the support of a locomotive rhythm poised for takeoff. The tension build is palpable and the song, showcasing Chris Porterfield’s fabulous vocal, urgently pushes forward.
On almost every Springsteen compilation, “Atlantic City” is the black sheep, standing alone in a catalog filled with horn-filled rave-ups of rebellion and romance, and simple, stout rockers detailing the darker sides of the American dreeam. Nebraska as a whole is an extreme outlier in his discography. Recorded by Springsteen alone with a four-track recorder, the album is made up entirely of Springsteen’s vocals and acoustic playing.
Here’s something super cool from Dead Fingers. It's a free download of their song "Twisted" from their brand new album Big Black Dog. This upbeat little romp truly is twisted. Ironically enticing. But luckily it's also fun and clever and a very good harbinger of other good things from this husband and wife duo from Birmingham.
We were lucky enough to have singer, songwriter, guitarist and social activist Jason Mraz drop by the Acoustic Nation studio for this exclusive interview. Below, AN’s Jimmy Brown sits down with Mraz to discuss his brand new album YES! which just released July 15, plus gear, his charitable work through the Jason Mraz Foundation, and much more.
Based on extensive research and experimentation, Recording King introduces the Torrefied Series of torrefied top guitars. Using designs born from our collaboration with renowned historian/luthier Eric Schoenberg, Recording King makes the benefits of a torrefied top available to every player. Torrefaction is a specialized heating process used on our Adirondack spruce tops in which the wood is heated at a low temperature in an oxygen-free environment.