Drew Holcomb has had a busy year since the release of his latest album Medicine, but we were lucky enough catch up with the Nashville native between tour dates for this live session. Finding a shady spot under a tree to escape the simmering late June sun, here Holcomb performs one of the album's standout tracks, “Tightrope.” Recorded after a decade of touring with this band, The Neighbors, Holcomb calls Medicine “by far the best music we have ever made.”
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to make music with rare stringed instruments from around the world, you’re in for a treat. A new app coming from EarthMoments promises to dish out sound samples meticulously collected from an impressive variety of unique instruments that most of us will never lay a hand on.
Singing while playing guitar can be a daunting challenge for a beginner. A good sense of timing and rhythm and the ability to synthesize two different actions is necessary to pull it off. But like everything else you've learned to do on the guitar, it can be mastered.
Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation is excited to announce the lineup for the 2015 Make Music NY Mass Appeal: Guitars event, taking place in Union Square Park on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to players of all levels.
Guitarist Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson) announces a series of U.S. dates for seminars this summer, which will teach musicians how to stay mentally centered and how to maintain creativity in a technology-driven world.
While visiting an empty Walmart at 3AM one morning, musician Clay Shelburn and his buddy Zac Stokes did this impromptu version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on a toy guitar. We’re sure neither of them ever thought the video would reach 1.6 million views, but it’s no surprise that it did, as Shelburn’s licks (and singing!) are pretty on point.
Perhaps you’ve been toying around with the idea of playing classical guitar, but don’t quite know where to start. Maybe you think getting started is daunting, or that playing guitar is simply “something other people do.” That other person could be you. This beginner’s guide to classical guitar will provide you with the knowledge you need to jump-start your classical guitar journey. By the end of this article, you’ll realize getting started really isn’t that difficult!
A lot of teachers will try to keep your business by giving you quick fixes or showing you songs and riffs before they show you how to hold the instrument so you can actually play. Many students come to me after they “hit a wall” – they feel like they aren't getting better, their hands or wrists hurt, their technique has stopped improving, or they don't know how to find their way around the fingerboard.
The new album from LA rock quartet Dawes is out now. Produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, All Your Favorite Bands is Dawes' fourth album and second on their own label. The album includes nine bracing new original recordings written by Taylor Goldsmith, except for the title track, which was co-written with Jonny Fritz.
Compass Records is pleased to announce the release of Bobby Long’s new record, Ode To Thinking. Long has built a dedicated fan base around his hauntingly poetic lyrics and catchy melodies. On his new record, Long returns to the basics: a guitar, sturdy songs, and his singularly plaintive voice.
American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will be out on Vans Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement Stage all Summer. Bee has also launched a new weekly series titled, 'Warped Wednesday with American Opera,’ which kicks off this week with an acoustic cover of PVRIS' "My House." Every Wednesday, American Opera will post a new cover of a song from a fellow 2015 Vans Warped Tour act.
Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. Michael Simone left an EDM career as a producer to become the songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist behind the band and Ocean Carolina will release Maudlin Days on June 30 via Old Hand Record Company.
It's a video of Brazilian bank worker Anthony Kulkamp Dias playing guitar during brain surgery. Doctors were able to keep Dias, 33, awake during the surgery, the goal of which was to remove a brain tumor.