Keith Harkin Premieres Acoustic "Whiskey in the Jar" Cover

"I remember playing a record when I was 12 years old. It was a compilation called The Best of the Irish, and it had loads of amazing Irish artists like Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher & The Pouges to name but a few," Keith Harkin recalls.

"I remember this ripping lead guitar solo intro on a song and being totally stopped in my tracks."

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.