Taylor Guitars pickup developer David Hosler explains the inherent challenges of amplifying an acoustic guitar, the design ideas that shaped the creation of Taylor's Expression System® 2 pickup, and how the pickup produces a more natural amplified acoustic sound.
Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Edward David Anderson’s new track, “Lost & Found.” The song is featured on his upcoming debut solo LP, Lies & Wishes, slated for release on April 29. Anderson, who previously fronted Midwest rock band Backyard Tire Fire, collaborated with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos for the recording.
Check out this rare video of Page and Plant performing “Stairway to Heaven” during a visit to Japan in 1994. Following the demise of Led Zeppelin, the duo reunited in the early ‘90s for an MTV Unplugged taping and subsequent live album, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded. After releasing Unledded to wide praise, the duo then teamed up with engineer Steve Albini for 1998’s Walking into Clarksdale, an album composed of entirely new material.
I’ve been a fan of Jonatha Brooke’s for quite some time. This singer songwriter seems to have a unique perspective and musical sensibility that I find so appealing. So when she announced she would be doing her one-woman show, “My Mother Has Four Noses,” at NYC’s Duke Theatre, I was stoked. Check out our on camera interview. And you’ve still got a few more days to catch “My Mother Has Four Noses” in NYC. Go here for tickets.
With no member older than 16 years old, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys might be the world's youngest bluegrass virtuosos. Below, watch the Mizzone brothers – fiddle player Robbie, guitarist Tommy and banjo player Jonny – perform a blazing three song set during a TED Talk from February 2013. Sleepy Man Banjo Boys hail from Lebanon Township, New Jersey – a part of the country Tommy jokingly calls “the bluegrass capital of the world.”
Singer/songwriter/performer LP will release a new track, entitled "Night Like This," digitally on April 1st. This track is the first single from her upcoming Warner Bros. Records debut album. "Night Like This" was co-written by LP and Nate Campany, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and WBR chairman Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthews Band) and co-produced with Mike Del Rio.
This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear, recording techniques and historical information, to the right- and left-hand techniques and other playing tips — it's all here!
Legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke today announced "Leo Kottke's Dunk Tank," his first-ever seminar and musician summer camp. It will take place August 4 to 8. David Hildago, Cesar Rojas and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, plus instructor and musicologist John Stropes will join Kottke.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has no problem going acoustic. In fact, he’s played loads of acoustic covers, and we must say, he sounds downright bitchin’. Here Taylor tackles the classic Black Sabbath track “Paranoid.”
Lee DeWyze premiered his new music video for the song “Fight” today. “Fight” is a heart-warming story that was conceived and directed by DeWyze. He explains, "When making this video, I wanted something people haven't seen before. I wanted it to be whimsical, heart-warming, funny, and visually exciting. The song in itself is an anthem for fighting for whatever it is you believe in, and a song everyone can relate to. I hope everyone gets lost in the music, the lyrics, and the magic of the video. Enjoy!!"
Today we're excited to present you the world premiere of moe.'s music video for "Blond Hair and Blue Eyes." The song is featured on the band's upcoming album No Guts, No Glory, available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill / Vanguard Records. For nearly 25 years, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence.
Argentine songstress, Juana Molina has just announced a U.S. Tour. She will head out in April in support of her highly acclaimed album Wed 21, released last October via Crammed Discs. Molina’s live performances combine live loops, effects created on-the-fly and her deft acoustic guitar playing, creating a lush sounding as well as visually compelling experience.
If you’re a steel string acoustic player looking to crossover into the world of nylon string guitars, then the Cordoba 12 Natural is for you. The 12 Natural belongs to Cordoba’s Fusion series, a line of high quality crossover or hybrid style nylon string guitars that are designed to play and feel like steel string acoustics.