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Enter The Lonely Forest's "Go Outside" Guitar Lesson Contest

Calling all musicians: The Lonely Forest have launched their “Go Outside" Guitar Lesson Contest.

All you need do is check out John Van Deusen’s guitar lesson video, below, for the band's new single, “Go Outside.” Learn the song the best you can, video yourself performing it, upload your video to your own YouTube page (naming it “The Lonely Forest Go Outside Contest”) and then email the URL of your video to

The video with the most views will win something mighty righteous, so make sure to share it with your friends online!

Head here for more details.

The Lonely Forest are hitting the road this week with Portugal. The Man. Their five-week outing will take them to both coasts, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and more. The band just released their new album, Arrows, in March. Check out their tour dates below the video.


  • 4/03/12 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
  • 4/04/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Club Veil
  • 4/06/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
  • 4/09/12 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 4/10/12 - Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theater of Gainesville
  • 4/11/12 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
  • 4/12/12 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
  • 4/14/12 - Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre
  • 4/15/12 - Lexington, KY @ Busters
  • 4/16/12 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
  • 4/17/12 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
  • 4/19/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
  • 4/20/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 4/21/12 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
  • 4/22/12 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
  • 4/24/12 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
  • 4/25/12 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
  • 4/26/12 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
  • 4/29/12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • 4/30/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
  • 5/02/12 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • 5/03/12 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum Theater
  • 5/04/12 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
  • 5/05/12 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B
  • 5/06/12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Photo: James Bailey

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.