Grey Reverend, otherwise known as Brooklyn-based artist L.D. Brown, came to playing the guitar almost by accident. Check out his story and view the new video of his first single, "Everlasting," from the new full length release A Hero’s Lie.
Multi-platinum selling recording artist Gavin DeGraw has released his highly-anticipated fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, today via RCA Records. Recorded mainly in Los Angeles, MAKE A MOVE reunites DeGraw with multi-platinum producer Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, P!nk) and multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote with Gavin the smash double-platinum single “Not Over You,” from Gavin’s acclaimed 2011 studio release “Sweeter.”
Today, Los Angeles-based band Jamestown Revival are excited to release their new EP, The California EP. The EP features three new songs and one cover, all self-produced by the band. The EP provides a taste of what's to come on the band's upcoming debut album. One such song is "California (Cast Iron Soul)," which lends its name to the EP, and is a fitting ode to The Golden State.
Following the release of his acclaimed new album Joy Of Nothing, Foy Vance's song "Closed Hand, Full Of Friends" now has a music video, directed by Gregg Houston of Babysweet Productions. The accompanying video was recently shot on the River Tay in Perthshire, accidentally causing a mystery case for the local Police that was picked up by BBC Scotland. View it here!
Back in the early '90s I was a HUGE Jellyfish fan, digging their only two albums, Spilt Milk and Bellybutton with a passion. So when the news that several unreleased songs recorded acoustically from radio appearances were finally going to see the light of day, I had to jump on it. Here's the scoop!
One of the most common cries for help I’ve received recently concerns the restringing of acoustic guitars. While this should be a straightforward job, it seems that your pesky bridge pins are causing trouble. I don’t want to start a fight here, but it’s probably your fault. If these little plastic, metal, bone or wood pins aren’t fitted correctly, they can shoot out of the bridge like a rocket when you tune the string.
Each guitar I own speaks to me in different ways. I owe part of my success as a writer to the instruments that led me down different roads. They truly did teach me how to sing a love song. They taught me how to laugh and how to cry. I know of no better friend to have on a cold and lonely night than a great guitar. Never underestimate the power of a great instrument to take you places you never would have gone on your own.
Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Andy McKee is kicking off a slate of US dates that will carry him into 2014. The master fingerstyle player plans a big return to the public eye with a worldwide tour and the release of his first new music since 2010’s acclaimed album Joyland. The tour begins November 6 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Nashville singer-songwriter Ben Rector has just released an acoustic rendition of his song "I Like You," from his newly released album The Walking In Between. The video was filmed by LR Baggs. Rector 's recently released independent album, The Walking In Between, made an impressive debut at #16 on the Billboard 200 album chart, #6 on Digital Albums chart, and #5 on the Independent Albums chart. Check out the video and see tour dates here.
As the band prepares to embark on its fall tour, The Lone Bellow will be working its new single-- the crowd pleaser, "Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold." The fan favorite off the band's self-titled debut is hitting radio airwaves now, and The Lone Bellow has launched an interactive Instagram campaign to coincide with the new single announcement. Fans that utilize the hashtag #Greeneyesandaheartofgold will have their Instagram images featured on The Lone Bellow website. Check out the new single here!