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Jacky Bastek Performs "No Exit" — Video

I love when folks turn me on to amazing talent. Especially when they are super talented themselves. That’s why when the amazing Jon Gomm shared this link from young guitarist Jacky Bastek, I sat up and took notice.

Five Fabulous Acoustic Duets — Video

Are two really better than one? They are when it comes to these duets! Here amazing performers pair up for some fabulous acoustic playing that is double the fun.

Ten Guitar Resolutions for the New Year

Now is the time when you look back at all the fabulous and horrific moments of the previous year. But it can also be a time to look forward at new possibilities. This year, I propose a set of guitar resolutions that are sure to energize my guitar interactions for the year to come and beyond.

Lesson: James Taylor Teaches Us How to Play "Fire and Rain"

I grew up listening to James Taylor, and I admit I know pretty much every word of every song he’s ever performed. But when it comes to the guitar parts, that’s something I’ve still gotta work on. Luckily the legendary Mr. Taylor has taken steps to remedy that. He’s posted a series of free lessons on his site that not only run through some of his most beloved songs, they also incorporate new portable camera technology so that you can see his right hand technique from the inside.

Video Lesson: Play It Now! John Butler Teaches Us to Play “Spring To Come”

I had the privilege of sitting down with John Butler recently as he went through the fingering and technique for his new song “Spring to Come” off the upcoming album Flesh and Blood. Check it out and Play It Now!

Guitar Republic's "Funky Sexy Republic" — Video Finds

Here’s a kick ass performance by the acoustic guitar masters of Guitar Republic, “Funky Sexy Republic.” I can’t stop watching! Employing every technique you can think of—tapping, plucking, bowing, strumming, and more — this trio of Sergio Altamura, Stefano Barone and Pino Forastiere give it their all!

Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Holiday Songs

It’s that time of year. Trimming the tree, sipping on egg nog, and of course, strumming a few tunes with family and friends. Many of the songs we love to sing and play this time of year of simply arranged. And you can dig right in and play ‘em to your heart’s content. Here are some of our faves that are easy to play at the drop of a hat (a Santa hat that is!).

The Vespers' “Another’s Arms” — Exclusive Acoustic Video

Today we’re sharing an exclusive acoustic video from The Vespers. It’s a cover of Coldplay’s “Another’s Arms” done up just fine. Their interpretation of this sad but lovely song features some lacy mandolin and acoustic guitar strums and gentle harmonies.

Requiem's Acoustic "Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones" — Video Premiere

Here’s a super cool acoustic version of Requiem performing their new song “Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones.” I love it! Strip away the ten ton blast and this cool vibe still remains. As a matter of fact, it almost has an Elvis Costello-esque vibe.

Joshua Radin's "Beautiful Day" — Exclusive Interview and Song Spotlight

I’ve been lucky enough to check out this gorgeous track from Joshua Radin’s new album, Onward and Sideways. Here Radin pairs with Sheryl Crow for a lovely version of his song “Beautiful Day.”