Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/3663/all en John Statz "Home At Last" Live Video — Exclusive Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-john-statz-home-last-live-video-exclusive-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s the premiere of a video for the song “Home At Last” by John Statz featuring the lovely Kelsey Sprague.</p> <p>The song appears on his brand new album <em>Tulsa</em></p> <p>This strummer situated by the side of a chilly lake made me want to wrap up with a blanket and a glass of sippin’ whiskey. </p> <p>The setting enhances the feeling of longing from this easy-on-the-ears tune. Sprague’s harmonies are right on.</p> <p>Statz shares his take on the video, “I was on tour just a few weeks ago in my home state of Wisconsin, and it was the day of the last date in Madison, my hometown. The idea for the video was literally hatched the night before, as things had just been clicking really well on the tour and I wanted to capture it. I reached out to my friends Audre and Luke for help, who happened to be free and chose the location. Apparently Audre really likes to read in that tree. The frozen body of water in the background is Lake Mendota, one of Madison's four lakes. I spent a serious amount of time on and around that lake growing up, my Mom and her siblings used to race sailboats on it, some of them still do.</p> <p>“Kelsey is an old friend from when she used to live in Colorado. She lives in Washington state now, and when I was out there in January she joined me for a couple of shows opening and on harmonies. She learned my songs inside and out, and so I extended the invite for her to join on the Midwestern release dates, doing some opening sets again as well. Kelsey is an up and coming Seattle songwriter with loads of promise, and I really love what she does.”</p> <p>Watch the video now:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TZzpxqKqjMg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>John Statz recorded his new album <em>Tulsa</em> with an all-star band in the middle of a Vermont ice storm. </p> <p>Tulsa is a beautiful blend of soft Americana and smooth folk and even includes a cover of Radiohead’s “Motion Picture Soundtrack.” </p> <p>After years of DIY touring everywhere from Eastern Europe to Mexico, the Wisconsinite who now resides in Colorado fell in with fellow Midwesterner Jeffrey Foucault, a critically acclaimed songwriter and veteran of the Americana circuit, who ended up producing the record. </p> <p>find out more at <a href=" http://johnstatz.com"> http://johnstatz.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-john-statz-home-last-live-video-exclusive-premiere#comments Acoustic Nation John Statz Blogs Videos Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:48:40 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23817 Tomás Pagán Motta Shares Video for "Up And Away" http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tom-s-pag-n-motta-shares-video-and-away <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta is rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. </p> <p>Previously recording under the moniker The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta recently released his eponymous debut record, out earlier this month on 8 Gang Switch. </p> <p>Motta is now sharing the video for one of the album's standout tracks, "Up and Away," premiering today. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XyV1XpgH0Vg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Directed by Zambia, the video captures the song's wistful essence. “We then improvised the shoot in a national park outside of Baltimore at the ruins of an old religious private school which burned down many years ago, affectionately called 'Hell House' by locals," said Motta. "The shoot echoed the song's turn of phrase, which is about internal dialogue and the power of imagination in changing your circumstance.” </p> <p>Tomás Pagán Motta is out now on 8 Gang Switch. </p> <p>More at <a href="http://www.tomaspaganmotta.com">http://www.tomaspaganmotta.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-tom-s-pag-n-motta-shares-video-and-away#comments Acoustic Nation News Videos Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:51:36 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23809 Exclusive Interview with The Command Sisters — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-interview-with-the-command-sisters-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Edmonton, Canada’s The Command Sisters were gracious enough to swing by our studio for this exclusive interview. </p> <p>Here AN editor Laura B. Whitmore discusses a variety topics with Sarah and Charlotte, including their songwriting style, guitar playing and much more. </p> <p>Their stellar harmonies have landed them some pretty special gigs, including a trip all the way across the Pacific to China – an unforgettable experience they discuss here as well. </p> <p>In 2014 Charlotte and Sarah were winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and asked to perform at NAMM in Los Angeles and at the She Rocks Awards (honoring women in music such as Sheila E and Janie Hendrix). </p> <p>They were also seen at the Sundance Film Fest 2014 and were honored to be chosen to perform for Jowi Taylor's 6String Nation. Summer festivals included Boots &amp; Hearts, Cavendish and Blueberry, and performed at the Shanghai International Arts Festival in October.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more exclusive Command Sisters content from Acoustic Nation!</p> <p>For the latest on The Command Sisters, visit <a href="http://www.thecommandsisters.com/">www.thecommandsisters.com</a>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U0adNRClbgg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-interview-with-the-command-sisters-video#comments Acoustic Nation The Command Sisters Blogs Videos Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:05:00 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23807 David Gilmour Performs Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” Acoustically — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-david-gilmour-performs-pink-floyds-breathe-acoustically-video-finds <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically.</p> <p>As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP <em>Dark Side of the Moon</em> (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition is a great way to watch Gilmour’s chord progression and hear the lyrics clearly. </p> <p><em>Dark Side of the Moon</em> was Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album, released this month in 1973. It is the band’s best-selling album and one of the best-selling albums in music history.</p> <p>Gilmour recently announced a new solo album and tour dates, his first in nine years. For full details, visit <a href="http://www.davidgilmour.com">davidgilmour.com.</a></p> <p>Last year, Pink Floyd released their final album <em>The Endless River</em>, which hit Number 1 in 21 countries around the world and was one of the U.K.'s Top 10 best-selling albums of 2014. More information on the band can be found at <a href="http://www.pinkfloyd.com">pinkfloyd.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nrKSYqNbniM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/david-gilmour">David Gilmour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pink-floyd">Pink Floyd</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-david-gilmour-performs-pink-floyds-breathe-acoustically-video-finds#comments Acoustic Nation David Gilmour Pink Floyd Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:32:18 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23806 Exclusive Video Premiere: Sukh’s “For the Road” http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-video-premiere-sukhs-for-the-road <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we’re thrilled to give you the premiere of Sukh’s beautiful “For the Road” music video. </p> <p>Doctor by day, musician by night, UK-based songwriter Sukhdeep Krishan strums softly as he laments love and loss, accompanied by gorgeous orchestral arrangements. </p> <p>The writing is clear and direct, and the video adds a beautiful visual element to Sukh’s story. </p> <p>“For the Road is a bittersweet song,” Sukh shares. “It’s about saying goodbye to someone you really love. It’s about treasuring all the times you spent with that person and holding no grudges. It’s about simultaneously being broken and then healed by the very same force.” </p> <p>“I think the video tries to show that.”</p> <p>Yeah, we agree! Watch the premiere below, and find out more at <a href="http://www.iamsukh.com">www.iamsukh.com</a>. “For The Road” is taken from Sukh’s forthcoming album, <em>Heading East</em>. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PjK9KeuQzCw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-video-premiere-sukhs-for-the-road#comments Acoustic Nation Sukh Blogs Videos Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:29:34 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23788 Megadeth’s “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” Percussive Acoustic Cover –– Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-megadeths-killing-is-my-business-and-business-is-good-percussive-acoustic-cover-video-finds%20 <!--paging_filter--><p>Sam Westphalen is a percussive acoustic guitar player from Australia with some seriously ferocious chops. </p> <p>And judging by his choice of covers, he also appears to be a huge metal fan (which we’re OK with too). </p> <p>We previously shared Westphalen’s wicked covers of Pantera’s <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-panteras-mouth-war-performed-acoustic-guitar">“Mouth for War”</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-pantera-s-art-shredding-percussive-acoustic-cover-video-finds">“The Art of Shredding,”</a> and today we’ve got something else. </p> <p>Here’s his take on Megadeth’s “Killing is my Business… and Business is Good!” It’s the second track on the band’s debut album, which goes by the same name.</p> <p><em>Killing is my Business… and Business is Good!</em> was released in June of 1985. </p> <p>Find out more about Sam Westphalen at <a href="http://samborayjr.com/">http://samborayjr.com/</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j3bxMnXLQBk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-megadeths-killing-is-my-business-and-business-is-good-percussive-acoustic-cover-video-finds%20#comments Acoustic Nation Megadeth Sam Westphalen Blogs Videos Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:52:12 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23785 The Young Wild's "Not A One" Acoustic Video Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-young-wilds-not-one-acoustic-video-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s a great live raw video of the song “Not A One” by The Young Wild.</p> <p>The band digs in bare bones for some great harmonic accents and a lovely intensity.</p> <p>Singer and songwriter Bryan B. William shares, "As a band we put so much time and effort into building up the production of our songs. But the original form is always one instrument and one voice. We love all the production tricks and treatments but it can be fun to return to the original form and see how much sound we can't get out of only a few moving parts.”</p> <p>We couldn’t agree more. This interpretation draws the listener in and its raw energy is inspiring.</p> <p>Check it out here:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-A1uuw9ezi4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The Young Wild is the creation of singer and songwriter Bryan B. William. From writing songs on the piano William created the modern rock sound that he had always envisioned for the band that he wanted to create. </p> <p>After forming in late 2014, The band released their debut EP <em>For Now Not Forever</em> and had success with their single "Moment Goes." The band then hit the road with Barcelona and Switchfoot and wrapped up 2014 in the studio writing new material. The Young Wild plan to release a new EP in 2015 and will go on tour across the US.</p> <p>Official Website: <a href="http://www.theyoungwild.com">www.theyoungwild.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-young-wilds-not-one-acoustic-video-premiere#comments Acoustic Nation News Blogs Videos Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:44:01 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23781 Raising the Barre: Classical Barring Tips from Guitar Salon International http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-raising-barre-classical-barring-tips-guitar-salon <!--paging_filter--><p>This video, presented by Guitar Salon, boasts not only some beautiful classical guitar playing, it’s also a lesson on using partial barres in your left hand fingering technique.</p> <p>Here Scott Morris runs down some tips for strategic use of partial and full barring. Plus some barring technique tips that’ll tune up your barres.</p> <p>Morris wrote the book on classic guitar with his <em><a href="http://www.guitarsalon.com/products.php?viewmode=browse&amp;sortby=-3&amp;status=0&amp;field_18=&amp;field_21=&amp;keywords=morris&amp;categoryid=9">Classical Guitar Complete</a></em> method. </p> <p>This lesson is merely a taste of his genius.</p> <p>Check it out:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/utguuFcvClw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Guitar Salon International is the world’s largest dealer of fine classical and flamenco guitars since 1983, and the premier online community and resource for guitar related discussion, entertainment and education. </p> <p>The GSI website offers hundreds of performance videos, thousands of guitar listings in both an active webstore and our museum archive, a news blog and countless reference resources. </p> <p>Find out more at <a href="http://www.guitarsalon.com/">www.guitarsalon.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-raising-barre-classical-barring-tips-guitar-salon#comments Acoustic Nation Guitar Salon International Lessons Blogs Videos Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:47:49 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23766 Four Hands on One Guitar: Siqueira Lima Guitar Duo Play "Tico Tico" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-four-hands-one-guitar-siqueira-lima-duo-play-tico-video <!--paging_filter--><p>And now we bring you the impressive "four hands on one guitar neck" sounds of the Siqueira Lima Guitar Duo.</p> <p>In the video, guitarists Fernando (from Brazil) and Cecilia (from Uruguay) somehow perform their arrangement of Zequinha de Abreu's "Tico Tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu)" on one guitar—using their original "hand exchange" method.</p> <p>Mind you, the guitar has only one neck. And they don't seem to get into each other's way at all.</p> <p>Since I know you're all wondering, the clip was shot at the Brazlian Music Institute.</p> <p><strong>For more about the Siqueira Lima Guitar Duo, visit <a href="http://www.siqueiralima.com/">siqueiralima.com.</a></strong></p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152488390570143" data-width="620"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152488390570143">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MusicOffCommunity">MusicOff - La grande comunità online per musicisti</a>.</div> </div> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-four-hands-one-guitar-siqueira-lima-duo-play-tico-video#comments Acoustic Nation News Siqueira Lima Guitar Duo Videos Blogs Videos News Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:27:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23775 Live In-Studio Session with Emilyn Brodsky –– Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-live-in-studio-session-with-emilyn-brodsky-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>We recently sat down with NYC-based songwriter Emilyn Brodsky, where she discussed her new album <em>Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings</em> and much more. </p> <p>You can watch the full interview <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-emilyn-brodsky-talks-new-album-and-more-interview">right here</a>.</p> <p>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. </p> <p>With her minimal ukulele playing, Brodsky’s quirky lyrics and hooky writing style shines brightly. Check it out below!</p> <p>For tour dates, album details and much more, visit <a href="http://emilynbrodsky.net">emilynbrodsky.net</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PKU_2F1uYZk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U1bIJa2GDjg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-live-in-studio-session-with-emilyn-brodsky-exclusive-video#comments Acoustic Nation Emilyn Brodsky Blogs Videos Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:59:47 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23736 Ryan Culwell Performs “I Think I’ll Be Their God” — Exclusive Live Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ryan-culwell-performs-i-think-ill-be-their-god-exclusive-live-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple of weeks ago, we debuted a live clip from Nashville-based songwriter Ryan Culwell. </p> <p>The song, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ryan-culwell-performs-wont-come-home-exclusive-live-video">“Won’t Come Home,”</a> has all the right ingredients for a proper Americana tune, with a hint of Bruce Springsteen influence to boot. </p> <p>Today, we share something different. Culwell’s “I Think I’ll Be Their God” is fiery from the get go, and each strum is more intense than the last.</p> <p>With its boot-stomping chants and Culwell’s road-worn vocal delivery, the song conjures images of the barren West and Culwell’s hometown of Amarillo, Texas. </p> <p>The track is featured on his just-released album, <em>Flatlands</em>. You can find out more at <a href="http://www.ryanculwell.com">ryanculwell.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/B5vKf67-oMQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-ryan-culwell-performs-i-think-ill-be-their-god-exclusive-live-video#comments Acoustic Nation Ryan Culwell Blogs Videos Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:29:34 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23737 Acoustic Rush: The Top 10 Acoustic Rush Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-top-acoustic-rush-songs-all-time <!--paging_filter--><p>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.”</p> <p>Decidedly electric and undeniably energetic, Rush’s intricate arrangements and complex rhythms characterize their catalog.</p> <p>But the band also spins out some masterfully created and performed acoustic parts and songs.</p> <p>Alex Lifeson, Rush’s guitarist, is no stranger to the acoustic and has been known to lend his talents to the mandolin, mandola and even the bouzouki when the mood strikes him.</p> <p>Here are some of our top acoustic moments from the Rush catalog.</p> <p>Check ‘em out. Did we miss any of your favorites?<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Closer to the Heart” — <em>A Farewell to Kings</em></strong></p> <p>Perhaps one of the best-known acoustic moments from the band, this lovely picked acoustic intro on “Closer to the Heart” is perhaps one of the most chart-topping of their acoustic contributions.</p> <p>Released in 1977 on <em>A Farewell to Kings</em>, it was the first Rush song to have an external co-writer, namely Peter Talbot, a friend of drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kyhW2v0NDM0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“A Farewell to Kings” — <em>A Farewell to Kings</em></strong></p> <p>This song exemplifies Rush’s preference for medieval, Renaissance-style music. With a distinctly lute-like feel, “A Farewell to Kings” opens with a sweet, fingerpicked instrumental soliloquy before rolling into their classic rhythmic electric downbeat.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eV-5iNu6Sd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“The Trees” — <em>Hemispheres</em></strong></p> <p>Another great acoustic intro, and one of my faves. It’s all about a battle between trees that opens with another lovely fingerpicked performance.</p> <p>Check out the entire song for some awesome synth action too!</p> <p>Lyricist/drummer Neil Peart was asked in the April/May 1980 issue of <em>Modern Drummer</em> if there was a message in the lyrics. He said, "No. It was just a flash. I was working on an entirely different thing when I saw a cartoon picture of these trees carrying on like fools. I thought, 'What if trees acted like people?' So I saw it as a cartoon really, and wrote it that way. I think that's the image that it conjures up to a listener or a reader. A very simple statement."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JnC88xBPkkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Rivendell” — <em>Fly By Night</em></strong></p> <p>Here’s a really cool entry. It’s “Rivendell” updated with a <em>Lord of the Rings</em> video. This is a rare all-acoustic song for them, with finger-picked acoustic guitar throughout the entire performance.</p> <p>Poignant and gentle lyrics make this Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson duet calming and delicate.</p> <p>This song originally appeared on their 1975 album, <em>Fly by Night</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M_2y3_PZdGI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Lessons” — <em>2112</em></strong></p> <p>This song incorporates some strummy steel string fun. Upbeat and seemingly straight ahead, it kicks into high gear as many Rush songs do, dropping the acoustic for an electric interlude.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YbgbLfDIVUQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Fountain of Lamneth” — <em>Caress of Steel</em></strong></p> <p>I’ll admit it, I didn’t know this one. In classic Rush style, it opens with a gentle and heartfelt acoustic intro before rolling into an electric, intense prog section.</p> <p>“The Fountain of Lamneth” is the fifth and final track from Rush's third album, <em>Caress of Steel</em>. The music was written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and the lyrics were written by Neil Peart. It chronicles a man's journey to find the Fountain of Lamneth.</p> <p>It’s a six-part epic stretching almost 20 minutes. Lots of good stuff in there!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4mC7j-fxqfs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Resist” — <em>Test For Echo</em></strong></p> <p>In 1996 Rush released this song on their <em>Test for Echo</em> album. In the early 2000’s the band introduced an acoustic version of the song as part of their Rush in Rio performance during the Vapor Trails tour.</p> <p>This performance sees Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson on acoustic guitars for a truly inspired performance.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mb1UaRu0JVA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Tears” — <em>2112</em></strong></p> <p>Here’s a lovely ballad from <em>2112</em>. This album was recorded and released around the time Geddy married his current wife Nancy, so perhaps she was the inspiration.</p> <p>"What would touch me deeper? Tears that fall from eyes that only cry. Would it touch you deeper than tears that fall from eyes that know why?" Beautifully said.</p> <p>This kinder, gentler Rush is a nice variation from the rest of the album, which is characterized by the epic seven-part title suite written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2MrtBAf215g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Broon’s Bane” — <em>Exit...Stage Left</em></strong></p> <p>Here’s Alex Lifeson treating us to his wonderful acoustic chops. This instrumental is featured on Rush's live album, <em>Exit...Stage Left</em>. </p> <p>It was performed as an extended intro for "The Trees." The song is named after Terry Brown, who produced <em>Exit...Stage Left</em> and 10 other Rush albums. Interestingly, “Broon's Bane” is not heard on any other live or studio recording by Rush.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7f4EzGBC7Cg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>“Making Memories” — <em>Fly By Night</em></strong></p> <p>This spunky strummed song is from their 1975 album <em>Fly By Night.</em> The striking, rhythmic acoustic strum carries throughout this one.</p> <p>The song talks of good times on the road and spins into a kickin’ electric solo.</p> <p>Yep, “Maybe road life’s not so bad.” You go, Geddy.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vygLzeNMiDI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/rush">Rush</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/geddy-lee">Geddy Lee</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-top-acoustic-rush-songs-all-time#comments Acoustic Nation Alex Lifeson Geddy lee Neil Peart News Rush Blogs Videos News Features Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:30:51 +0000 Laura B. Whitmore http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23735 PRS Guitars Introduces New SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-prs-guitars-introduces-new-se-alex-lifeson-thinline-video <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars is pleased to continue its relationship with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson with the announcement of its all-new SE thinline acoustic signature model. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a road-worthy guitar for players in need of a stage- and studio-ready instrument.</p> <p>Carrying over its unique appointments from the Private Stock Alex Lifeson acoustic, this model features a thinner body depth than PRS’s standard Angelus model and the “Birds in Flight” inlay design.</p> <p> "I was very pleased when PRS presented me with my SE Angelus acoustic, a beautiful guitar of stunning quality," Lifeson says. "It was in response to the challenge of building a guitar that shared the integrity and attention to detail that the Alex Lifeson Private Stock Angelus possesses in a package more broadly accessible. </p> <p>"The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline is that model. Carefully selected materials, expert craftsmanship and a smart approach to concept resulted in a guitar that is beautiful to look at and rewarding to play."</p> <p>As with all SE Series guitars, the Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a quality instrument and a great value. The guitar’s thinner body provides an added level of comfort for players and boasts PRS’s Hybrid X/Classical bracing pattern, which gives this guitar a resonance and warmth not found in some thinline models. </p> <p>The addition of an undersaddle pickup with both volume and tone controls gives this guitar a warm acoustic tone when amplified. To hear the SE Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic in action and for complete specifications, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/sealexlifeson/">prsguitars.com/sealexlifeson.</a></p> <p>This announcement is timed with Rush’s R40 LIVE 40th Anniversary Tour, which will be visiting 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, Oklahome, and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles. For a complete list of dates, visit <a href="http://www.rush.com/tour/rush40-tour/">rush.com</a>. Be sure to use #R40 to follow the tour.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xFcVYrYNwLE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/rush">Rush</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-prs-guitars-introduces-new-se-alex-lifeson-thinline-video#comments Alex Lifeson News PRS Guitars Rush Gear Acoustic Guitars Videos Blogs Videos News Gear Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:54:52 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23748 Dropkick Murphys “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” Acoustic — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dropkick-murphys-im-shipping-up-to-boston-acoustic-video-finds <!--paging_filter--><p>Alright folks, it's time to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! </p> <p>We've dug up a killer live-in-studio acoustic performance from everyone’s favorite Celtic-punk band, Dropkick Murphys. Here they perform one of their fan-favorites, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” </p> <p>There's something about this fist-pumping tune that makes you want to raise your pint high in the air! Or it could be the accordion. </p> <p>If you’re a movie fan, you might remember this song from 2006’s Academy Award Best Picture-winning film, <em>The Departed</em>. </p> <p>Check out the performance below and find out more about Boston's Dropkick Murphys at <a href="http://www.dropkickmurphys.com">dropkickmurphys.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yBtboCf4Szg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dropkick-murphys-im-shipping-up-to-boston-acoustic-video-finds#comments Acoustic Nation Dropkick Murphys News Blogs Videos News Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:53:18 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23743 Tedeschi and Trucks Perform an Acoustic "Rollin' and Tumblin'" Live — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-susan-tedeschi-and-derek-trucks-perform-acoustic-rollin-and-tumblin-live-video-finds <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s a down and dirty blues by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi performed live at the White House on two acoustic guitars.</p> <p>It’s the song “Rollin and Tumblin,” a blues tune first recorded by singer/guitarist Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929. </p> <p>Called a "great Delta blues classic,” it has been interpreted by hundreds of Delta and Chicago blues artists, including well-known recordings by Muddy Waters. </p> <p>Tedeschi and Trucks covered this song on their 2012 album <em>Everybody’s Talkin’”</em> </p> <p>Check out this fun dual acoustic performance here:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrNmro2xLG0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-susan-tedeschi-and-derek-trucks-perform-acoustic-rollin-and-tumblin-live-video-finds#comments Acoustic Nation Derek Trucks Muddy Waters Susan Tedeschi Blogs Videos Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:56:44 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23740