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Songwriters: SongTown.Com Offers Learning, Support and Connections

Run by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson, SongTown.com provides webinars, classes, retreats, video tutorials, advice and more for aspiring and professional songwriters of all genres.

Watching Matt Nathanson Music Video Will Donate to Help the Hearing Impaired

Nathanson has partnered with Starkey Hearing Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the hearing impaired. 100% of proceeds from a video of Nathanson and his experience with the Foundation are being donated to the Foundation by Matt and his label, Vanguard Records. The more the VEVO/YouTube link is posted and shared, the more funds they will receive.

Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo's Classical Guitar Chops — Video Finds

Ok, so you may be asking yourself, “Why is a metal bass player being featured on Acoustic Nation?” Wait for it. By now we’re all convinced that Robert Trujillo is a monster bass player. The job of providing the low end in Metallica – a band known for their lineage of fantastic bassists – is no easy task. But Trujillo delivers. What you’ll discover today, however, is that Trujillo’s musicality stretches beyond the bass. That’s right, we’re talking classical guitar maestro over here.

Sierra Hull Performs and Demos the Weber Octave Mandolin

Here’s a very cool video featuring 23-year-old artist Sierra Hull. She performs on a lovely Weber Octave mandolin and then talks about what makes the Octave special.

Andy McKee “Mythmaker” Live — Exclusive Video

We recently caught up with Andy McKee during his tour stop in Nashville, TN. Mr. McKee was gracious enough to take us backstage at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre for some one-on-one acoustic awesomeness. We’ve got two live videos to share, and first up is the title track from McKee’s Mythmaker EP, which he released earlier this year. “Mythmaker” is a brainy, incredibly melodic composition that McKee performs here with amazing fluidity. His tone is as magic as his touch on the instrument, and it’s always fun to see that baritone Greenfield guitar up close and in action.

Portland's Greylag Share A Playlist of Songs that Inspire

Here’s a treat. It’s a hand-selected playlist from the band Greylag. Each song has a special meaning for them, and they wanted to share that with you! Greylag's self-titled debut album was released on October 14th on Dead Oceans.

Andrew St. James "Stageline" from his New Release 'The Shakes'

Here’s a song from 19-year-old songwriter Andrew St. James. It’s “Stageline” from his new album The Shakes.

Paul Gilbert Performs His Acoustic, Flamenco-Style "Flamingo" — Video Finds

Here's a fabulous find — Paul Gilbert playing flamenco guitar. He self-deprecatingly declares he's not an expert at flamenco at the start, but come on now. He delivers a killer performance, of course.

Seven Handle Circus Release Debut Album 'Shadows On The Wall' Today

Seven Handle Circus, a six-piece folk rock band from Atlanta, are thrilled to release their debut album Shadows on the Wall available now on iTunes,

Multi-instrumentalist and Pop-Folk Songstress Anna Vogelzang Releases 'Driftless' EP Nov 11

Anna Vogelzang — the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songstress — is set to release Driftless on her own Paper Anchor Music.