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Highlights from the Nashville NAMM Show

The NAMM Show. Gotta love it. Where else can you check out loads of beautiful instruments, see fabulous musicians play and then hang with all your favorite industry peeps. Nowhere!

Exclusive Video Premiere: Trevor Hall’s “Wish Man” Live Acoustic

Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12-track album Chapter of the Forest on June 17. And now the wonderfully good surprises continue! This one is a live acoustic video filmed at DeathStar Studios in Los Angeles. In it, Hall shares the story behind the song and then performs a live solo acoustic version.

Exclusive Stream: Peter Rowan's "River of Time"

Today I’m excited to share a new track from music veteran Peter Rowan. Opening with a gospel-infused power chorus leading into an infectious groove, “River of Time” gets its boogie on. It’s a toe-tapping, guitar riffin,’ singalong good time.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Lily and the Parlor Tricks "Requiem"

I'm thrilled to premiere this exclusive video from Lily and the Parlor Tricks created for Acoustic Nation! It's their song "Requiem" performed acoustically and fabulously with just a guitar, an Omnichord and RZA's iPhone drum app called iDrum. The result is truly something special.

Exclusive Video Premiere: David Rosales Live “Slice of Heaven”

I had the pleasure of chatting with David Rosales with his musical partner, Olivia, at SXSW earlier this year. That’s why I jumped on the chance to premiere his new live video for his solo song, “Slice of Heaven.” Here Rosales lays out this laid back version of his sweetly optimistic, fun-loving song.

Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs for Summer

It’s summer! Yahoo!!! Time for sitting on the porch and strumming a tune or two, or three, or ten! This is not a “best of” list, just a collection of great, easy to play songs that’ll put a smile on your face…and everyone’s around you, too! So grab an iced tea, sit back and get your strum on!

Interview: For Jonathan Jackson Everything is Possible

You’ve seen Jonathan Jackson. He’s that guy that seemed like kind of a jerk in season one but turned out to be a good guy in season two. What am I talking about? He appears as Avery Barkley on the hit TV series Nashville. But the cool thing about Jackson, and pretty much all of the talent on that show, is that they are all really and truly amazing musicians as well as great actors.

Interview: Greg Bates Fills in the Blanks

Read our exclusive interview with one of country's rising stars, Greg Bates.

Acoustic Nation Hosts Mass Appeal Guitars in Union Square NY

It was a glorious day in Union Square Park on June 21. Just the right kind of weather for hundreds of guitarists to gather and jam for Mass Appeal: Guitars, an annual event that’s part of the Make Music Festival. This year, Acoustic Nation co-hosted the event with the New York City Guitar School and I have to say, it was truly epic.

Show Review: Tommy Emmanuel at B.B. King Blues Club NYC

Originally from Australia and now situated in Nashville, this man knows how to coax the most expressive melodies and counterpoints out of his guitar. And this show ranged from down and dirty blues to classic Americana.