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Greg Holden Performs "Hold On Tight" Live — Exclusive Video

I had the pleasure of catching up with Greg Holden a couple of weeks ago. Wowza. This talented artist really knows how to write and deliver a tune. Check out his live performance in the Acoustic Nation studio of "Hold On Tight" from his new album, Chase the Sun

Rorie Kelly Inspires with 'Rising Rising Rising'

I had the pleasure of connecting with the talented Rorie Kelly last year when she submitted to perform at the She Rocks Showcase at the NAMM Show in Nashville. Since then I’ve been an avid believer in this NYC-based singer/songwriter. Kelly has faced her demons and is striking out to fulfill her dream with the creation of her new album Rising Rising Rising. She’s got a crowd-funding campaign underway on RocketHub to fund the project. Check out her uplifting message and gorgeous vocals here>>

Capo Tricks & Treats

Beyond the obvious capo advantages of changing a song key to match vocal range, the capo can be handy tool for other purposes as well. There’s no reason not to keep one (or two) in your guitar case or clipped to your headstock for the moment that a need arises. Here are some uses of this handy device.

Alanna Clarke Shares Her Acoustic "Heartstrings" — Exclusive Video Premiere

Chunky guitars paired with a breathy, sensuous vocal open Alanna Clarke’s acoustic video for “Heartstrings.” Spilling into the immediately catchy chorus, Clarke serves up some sweet melodic turns accented by her spot on vocal delivery. Like, like, like!

Vintage Acoustic Heaven at Willie's American Guitars

A trip out of town always holds a bit of excitement for me. But any trip is even more intriguing with a stop at a local music store. This week I spent a couple of days in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now, I’ve never been to Minnesota so when an opportunity for al little sight-seeing and a stop at Willie’s American Guitars was proposed, I jumped on it.

Women Shine at the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase

If being surrounded by talented songwriters of all genres sounds good to you, you might want to check out the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo. Aimed at arming songwriters with tools for success, the Expo takes place in Hollywood from April 30 to May 2. A highlight of the event is the She Rocks Showcase, a free performance event taking place on Friday, May 1, from 9pm to 12am. It's open to the public with no Expo badge required.

Klone Release a Distinctly Different Acoustic “Summertime” — Exclusive Song Premiere

I know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard this song a million times. But I can guarantee you’ve not heard this dark and intense version from French metal band, Klone. Easing in with guitar and horns, the song is slightly bent and a bit disturbing. This is not your mother’s “Summertime,” that’s for sure!

The Disco Fries and Nick Hexum of 311 Go Acoustic for “Head in the Clouds” — Exclusive Premiere

Today we have something really special to share! It’s an acoustic session of their new song “Head In The Clouds” caught on camera with the fabulous Disco Fries and Nick Hexum of 311.

Louise Goffin "I'm Not Rich But I'm Not Poor" — Exclusive Video Release

Haunting and immediately memorable, Goffin’s luxurious vocal delivery is set in an equally luxurious location for “I’m Not Rich But I’m Not Poor.” The song, co-written with her dad, Gerry Goffin, appears on her recent EP release Appleonfire, a collection of songs inspired by his passing.

Will Dailey Live at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA — Show Review

I was trying to think of a single word to describe Will Dailey. Turns out it can’t be done. His music is soulful, sweet, funny, inventive, rockin’, insightful, and supremely entertaining. I had the pleasure of seeing it all in person at his show at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.