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Performers for Songwriter Sessions: Live at Nashville NAMM Announced!

I’m very excited to share our Songwriter Sessions: Live submission winners! Each one of these performers will share their submitted song at an event taking place at the NAMM show in Nashville, TN on the Acoustic Nation Stage.

Lesson: LP Shows Us How to Play "Night Like This"

LP's new album Forever For Now is one of my favorites of 2014. That's why I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with this amazing songwriter, guitarists, ukulele player and vocalist to try a lesson on how to play her new single "Night Like This" on ukulele.

Exclusive Premiere: Goodnight, Texas’ “A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme”

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I dig the first song from Goodnight, Texas’ new album, titled “A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme.” An Americana romp that’s brimming with clever lyrics and a catchy banjo-based twang, “A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme” appears on their sophomore release, Uncle John Farquhar, due out August 5, 2014.

Sneak Peek: Wise Girl's "Sing Me To Sleep"

Here’s a wonderful new song from NYC based group Wise Girl. It’s a sneak peek from their upcoming Sing Me To Sleep EP titled, appropriately, “Sing Me To Sleep.” It’s a lovely acoustic ballad that features the velvety voice of Abby Weitz and some solid strumming and a few added embellishments.

Exclusive Premiere: Pilot For A Day's "A Little More (Acoustic)"

There's something about breaking a produced track down into its acoustic elements that brings out the true heart of a song. Take this acoustic version of Pilot For A Day's "A Little More."

Exclusive Interview: LP Talks New Album 'Forever For Now,' Ukulele and More

If there’s one new album you should listen to this year, LP’s Forever For Now is it. I’m not just saying that because several of its amazingly well-written, hooky songs are forever stuck in head. It’s so much more. The gorgeous production with just enough quirky bits left into the polished perfection. The fabulous musicianship, including most especially the dazzlingly talented LP herself. We’re talking powerful vocals, super solid ukulele riffs, plus whistling, yodelly do-dos, big drums, hand claps and about a million other things.

Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Campfire Sing-Along Songs

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to pull out the guitar and pull up around the campfire, backyard firepit 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.

Video Interview: Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro

I’ve always fantasized about playing the ukulele. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because it’s such a small and delightful instrument. Perhaps because when I watch someone like Jake Shimabukuro play one, it’s just so stunningly musical and inspiring. See what he has to say about ukulele and more!

Exclusive Preview: Stream Julian Fleisher’s New Album, ‘Finally’

We’re delighted to preview Julian Fleisher’s new album, Finally, releasing May 13 on Modern Records. Fleisher will be celebrating with an album release show at Joe's Pub on May 14, 2014. This sweet collection of whimsical songs has a theatrical bent, perhaps if only because the story telling is so well-crafted. Hear it now!

Video Exclusive: Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro Performs Live

You might think that ukulele is just a simple instrument perfect for strumming little ditties. I did. But Jake Shimabukuro proved me wrong! Perhaps best known for his renditions of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukulele, Shimabukuro can be described as no less than a master musician.