Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Halo (Beautiful Day)," the new music video by Ballyhoo! The song is from the band's new EP, Halo, which will be released Tuesday, June 17. It was produced by John Feldmann (Neon Treees, the Used, Goldfinger).
Over the weekend, someone asked me about "Tennessee brand" guitars and basses — something I'd never heard of. Apparently, the company creates — or created — an 18-string instrument that combines a 12-string guitar with a six-string bass — all on one neck.
If you want to see or hear Stevie Ray Vaughan playing acoustic guitar, you have limited options. There's his 1990 MTV Unplugged appearance, his posthumously released recording of "Life by the Drop," "Oreo Cookie Blues" (a 1985 Lonnie Mack recording) — and, well, maybe a few other dribs and draps.
Hello, and welcome to my new GW instructional column. It’s good to be back! I hope the ideas and concepts I present here in the coming months will give you inspiration and insight into your own path to musical creativity. The most important thing I can say is that you should always strive to make your own distinct musical statement with what you play on the guitar.
This past week, Jack White has been on a publicity blitz for his new solo album, Lazaretto. Earlier this week, he stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for the second time in a month to perform two cuts off the new album.