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Ali Handal Funks It Up on ‘That’s What She Said’

If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing Ali Handal perform live, you know that this singer/songwriter not only possesses excellent vocal and guitar chops, but she is also one witty lady. Her new album, That’s What She Said, is a clear case in point.Chock full of cleverly crafted lyrics and catchy hooks, Handal also doesn’t skimp in the killer guitar performance department. This decidedly... …

Gina Sicilia Premieres New Song, “I’ll Stand Up”

You like the blues? I like the blues. And I like it even more when it’s delivered by the supremely capable and talented Gina Sicilia.Her new album, Tug of War, showcases her soulful and powerful voice as it intertwines with meaty guitar lines, classic organs and so much more.Set for release on June 2 via Blue Elan Records, Tug of War was mainly produced by multiple Grammy winner Glenn Barratt,... …

Introducing Acoustic Nation, a New Site Focusing on Acoustic Music

Over the last few years I’ve been noticing a trend. Traditional acoustic instruments have been popping up, well, all over the place. When I saw them earlier this year in San Francisco, alternative rockers Thao and the Get Down Stay Down grabbed a mandolin, a banjo, and if I it remember right, one or two other “traditional” instruments, to add to their punky edge. It blew me away. ... …