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Play It Now: Matt Nathanson Teaches us How to Play "Mission Bells"

In this segment of our exclusive Acoustic Nation Play It Now video series, hit singer songwriter Matt Nathanson teaches me, and YOU, how to play his latest single, “Mission Bells.” The track appears on his new album, The Last of the Great Pretenders. Nathanson, and his guitar player Aaron Tap, run through the riff, verse and chorus arrangements for what is basically a fun to play three-chord song.

Katie Buchanan’s ‘Go’ - Review

I recently had the pleasure of previewing singer/songwriter Katie Buchanan’s new EP, Go!. This electic mix of emotionally energetic songs showcases her lovely, Kate Bush-esque voice to a T.

Acoustic Autumn: Ten Tours You Should See in 2014

Noooo! It can't be! Summer is just about over. But here's something to help ease you into autumn. Here we present ten great live acoustic tours that will be sure to warm your musical heart as the leaves change color. Are you looking for a raucous good time, or a meaningful musical moment? There's something here for everyone, I assure you!

Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Classic Rock Songs

Although all of these classic songs may not have been originally recorded on acoustic, they all are perfect for an acoustic jam. These aren’t ranked in any order, just ten great songs that are super easy to play. Even if you can’t master the iconic riffs that are part of most of these, they’re all great to add to your fun strumming repertoire.

Review: Wise Girl’s Acoustic EP ‘Sing Me To Sleep’

Behind their sassy, wisecracking exterior, NYC’s Wise Girl hide a enchanting acoustic-y heart. And it’s this side of the coin that we see with their latest EP, Sing Me to Sleep. Consisting of a trio of smartly written songs with sad but hopeful lyrics and velvety vocals, Abby Weitz leads the band to delicately delightful places.

Contest: Enter to Win a Ticket to SongTown's Webinar with Hit Producer Jody Stevens

This month we’re excited to give away two tickets to the SongTown 9 Spot Coffee Shop webcast. I’ve personally attended these webcasts and they are chock full of useful, practical information for songwriters of every level. Plus you can ask your questions live. This month’s webcast brings in hit producer Jody Stevens and takes place on August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm Central Time. With your ticket you’ll get easy login information about how to join the event online.

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.