If being surrounded by talented songwriters of all genres sounds good to you, you might want to check out the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo. Aimed at arming songwriters with tools for success, the Expo takes place in Hollywood from April 30 to May 2. A highlight of the event is the She Rocks Showcase, a free performance event taking place on Friday, May 1, from 9pm to 12am. It's open to the public with no Expo badge required.
Stephen Stills’ status as a rock legend stems just as much from his singing and songwriting contributions in Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) and his own solo work as it does from his innovative acoustic and electric guitar offerings.
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.
A couple weeks ago we debuted a live clip from Nashville-based songwriter, Ryan Culwell. The song, “Won’t Come Home,” has all the right ingredients for a proper Americana tune, with a hint of Bruce Springsteen influence to boot. Today, we share something different. Culwell’s “I Think I’ll Be Their God” is fiery from the get go, with each strum is more intense than the last.
Fresh, pop-folk duo Lola Marsh has unveiled their newest single “Sirens.” The tune, a perfect fit for the next Quentin Tarantino movie soundtrack, embraces a spaghetti-Western backbeat. The song’s production focal point is guitarist Gil Landau’s vintage riffs against a soaring orchestra string section that seamlessly mixes with the lead singer Yael Shoshana Cohen’s powerful and nostalgic voice, that comes from the same qualities as Lana Del Ray and Edith Piaf.
If you’re a fan of Rush like I am, you probably know them for their hard-hitting, prog masterpieces like “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit of Radio,” and “Limelight.” Decidedly electric and undeniable energetic, Rush’s intricate arrangements and complex rhythms characterize their catalog. But the band also spins out some masterfully created and performed acoustic parts and songs.
Taylor Guitars is known for advancing the design of the acoustic guitar, setting a modern course for playability, tone and style. In 2014, the company unveiled a comprehensive redesign of its flagship rosewood/spruce 800 Series to industry and media accolades, adding to its legacy as one of Taylor’s most popular acoustic guitar offerings.
Those who were unable to score a golden ticket to Ryan Adams’ one-man two-night stand at Carnegie Hall will now be able to experience this legendary show. Every one of the 42 career-spanning (and a pair of previously unreleased) songs Adams played over the course of November 15 and 17, 2014 will be included on the upcoming release, Ryan Adams: Live at Carnegie Hall.