When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
With summer in full swing, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard fire pit or friend-hang just about anywhere!When it comes time to lead the sing-along, you need some easy acoustic guitar songs that are known and loved by all.
Who said only guitar players can strut around and upstage all of his/her bandmates with their chops? Whoever it was, they must have said it to this flashy bass player, who takes on Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" with aplomb, showing off his chops—and virtually every guitar-playing trick in the book.
Although all of these classic songs may not have been originally recorded on acoustic, they all are perfect for an acoustic jam. These aren’t ranked in any order, just ten great songs that are super easy to play. Even if you can’t master the iconic riffs that are part of most of these, they’re all great to add to your fun strumming repertoire.
Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players, a new ensemble that sometimes includes John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame, hosted an all-star jam session on Hollywood Boulevard last night for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
John Fogerty's upcoming studio album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, will be released May 28 on Vanguard Records. As of today (February 4), the album is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. You can check out the complete track listing below.