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Iron & Wine’s upcoming release, Archive Series Volume No. 1 opens with an eerie ambiance with the whispery, immediately grabbing “Slow Black River.” What follows is an anthology of thoughtful sketches, each a peek into the psyche of the talented Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine.
Julian Lage is much more than just a jazz musician. While his musical foundation is rooted firmly in the world of bebop and swing, his playing encapsulates the full breadth of 20th-century American music. The ghosts of Eddie Lang, Skip James, Doc Watson and Elizabeth Cotton haunt his vintage Martin 000-18, with which he creates a sound that is distinctly modern yet deeply indebted to the American folk music tradition.
Clay and I continually running into people throughout SongTown territories that have "write-up-itis." We can spot the affliction immediately, because we have both battled this dreadful and potentially fatal disease in the past.
Bill Lloyd doesn't play music, he IS music. And good music at that! From founding The Long Players, the uber popular band in Nashville who play classic albums from beginning to end with famous guest singers to in Nashville to writing his own classic albums under his name and previously Foster & Lloyd (RCA). Bill understands songs inside and out both technically and emotionally.
Above & Beyond, one of the UK's biggest dance acts, has gone unplugged with their wonderfully creative Above & Beyond Acoustic album. A somewhat unique entry in the world of acts going acoustic, this masterfully performed and recorded collection of the trio’s best-loved songs is really worth a listen. This collection is not something I’d necessarily classify as “dance music,” I’d just say it’s incredibly good music.
Here's something we stumbled upon this morning on Kickstarter. It's a video about Acoustic Stream, a new wireless tuner/recorder that monitors humidity and temperature to hopefully help you protect your guitar.
Here's a very cool blast from the past that has Kurt Cobain and the rest of Nirvana digging in to "Come As You Are" live on MTV Unplugged back in 1993. The song was released as the second single from the band's second studio album Nevermind in 1992.
Every artist, at some point in their career, has that defining, milestone performance- a moment that inspires the envy and white lies of those who failed to attend. For Railroad Earth, that moment was July 12th, 2013, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, outside of Denver.
Acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela have shared the first song, "The Soundmaker," from their new album 9 Dead Alive. Guitarist Rodrigo Sanchez reveals, "'The Soundmaker' is a tribute to Antonio de Torres Jurado. He was a luthier from the 18th century, and his contribution to the world was to give the classical guitar the shape we know it now. If it wasn't for him, this album wouldn't even exist."
One of the most talented and creative songwriters of ours, or any generation, Beck has been a fascinating enigma for twenty years now. Morning Phase, coming out on February 25, 2014, is a sonic sequel to his 2002 album Sea Change; the definitive acoustic break-up album of the 21st century.
THE ROYS, award-winning brother/sister duo, were named Top Bluegrass Artist at the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) on Wednesday. The IAMA promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry, acoustic artists in various genres.
With the release of her latest studio album on February 18,Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, Suzanne Vega opens the door to an eclectic mix of carefully crafted works that give us a peek into her mastery. This, her eighth studio album, comes after a hiatus of seven years. A stretch of time in which she was not idle, but perhaps re-focused.
There’s no doubt that Robert Ellis’ latest release, The Lights From the Chemical Plant has been creating quite a buzz since its release on February 11. Here he is performing the cleverly written, “TV Song,” live from The Loar studio.