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Band of Merrymakers Releases "It Must Be Christmas" to Benefit Musicares — Video

Here's something to get you in the spirit! The Band of Merrymakers, a rotating-cast Yuletide super group featuring today’s biggest artists, premiered their official music video for their single “Must Be Christmas” (The End Records). The video follows a group of Santas as they visit iconic spots throughout Los Angeles and Nashville.

Brian Gore's "Stone Haulers" Acoustic Guitar Video

Here’s a cool acoustic piece by Brian Gore called “Stone Haulers.” The song and performance are fabulously nuanced, just like a fine wine! In fact, it’s the final piece featured in the Wine Country Tales CD, DVD & Booklet blending guitar songs by Brian Gore and animated video stories by Bill Russell.

Rhiannon Giddens Announces Solo Debut Album 'Tomorrow Is My Turn,' Due February 10 — Listen Now!

Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, due out February 10 on Nonesuch Records (vinyl to come March 3).

Lesson: Using Pull-offs With Open Chords

Use hammer-ons and pull-offs to add interest and create cool riffs. Here's how!

Alex Highton “You Don’t Own This Life” — Exclusive Video Premiere

Here’s a darkly charming video premiere to get your day going. It’s UK songwriter Alex Highton’s “You Don’t Own This Life.” The video depicts a day off in the life of a regular Joe, but in this case our Joe happens to be the Grim Reaper. Whether he’s purchasing a new scythe, munching on fish and chips or practicing ping pong — the Reaper’s life doesn’t appear much different from our own.

Breedlove Announces Updates to the Studio Series for 2015

Breedlove Stringed Instruments is proud to present the 2015 Stage Series – designed and quality checked in Bend, Oregon. Designed for recorded acoustic guitar performances, the Studio series captures all the sparkling detail and nuance of your performance. The figured maple back and sides offer a clear, precise tone that rises above the mix.

JJ Grey and Mofro Announce the Release of 'Ol' Glory' on March 3

Celebrated soulful ensemble JJ Grey & Mofro will release their newest recording Ol’ Glory on March 3rd. This album marks their debut on Provogue Records, which is part of the Mascot Label Group.

SHEL's "The Latest & Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band" — Exclusive Live Video

Here’s an exclusive live video from the folk/pop band SHEL. It’s for their song “The Latest & Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band.” This fast paced tune has these sisters harmonizing with some crazy vocal gymnastics and a rhythmic mandolin groove.

Dave Doll’s Latest Pro Tip - How Strings Are Made

Here at Martin, we believe that the strings are the vocal cords of the guitar and should not be looked at as merely an accessory. We pour the same care and compassion into our strings as we do our fine acoustic instruments. Martin’s resident pro and manager of customer repair, Dave Doll, gives viewers insight on how Martin strings are made.

Colbie Caillat to be Honored at 2015 She Rocks Awards

Today the Women’s International Music Network (The WiMN) announced that it will honor Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum artist Colbie Caillat with a Video of the Year award for her song “Try” at the 2015 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.