If you want people who are better than you to take the time to help you, then you need to take the time to help others. The answer to every situation in life is not, “How much can I GET out of this?” Sometimes, the reverse is true. Maybe what you GIVE is the important question to ask. And, sometimes you get more from giving than you get from trying to get all the time!
Here’s Megan Burtt’s “Spin” from her upcoming album The Bargain, due out August 25. Pulsing and powerful and lovely, Burtt gracefully manipulates words and melody into a sultry delight. Her velvety voice seeps right into your being as she pulls you into the gorgeous foray.
Here we catch up with Colin of the Breedlove Guitar Company as he introduces their latest line of acoustics, the Limited Edition Oregon Series. Introduced at Summer NAMM 2015, the series is available in a Concert, Concert Cutaway or Parlor body style. These beautiful instruments draw their sonic power and clarity from a Pacific Northwest-grown myrtlewood top, back and sides.
We're so excited to give you an opportunity to enter to win this beautiful guitar from Bedell. The Bedell Earthsong Orchestra proves it is possible to create a guitar with incredible tone while honoring a complete commitment to forest stewardship. Enter here>>
Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage makes his solo debut with World’s Fair on February 3, 2015. Co-produced by Matt Munisteri and engineered by Armand Hirsh, World’s Fair was inspired by the orchestral approach to the guitar of the great Andres Segovia and by the music of the early 20th Century, of “jazz before be-bop." “I always had a fantasy about doing a solo guitar project,“ says Lage, known for his musical collaborations most recently on Avalon (10/2014) with Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge and Room (11/2014) with Nels Cline.
Here’s an unreleased acoustic version of the song “Hope” by We Came As Romans. This angst-filled plea adapts very nicely to this simplified arrangement. Strings and strums underlay the growly vocal delivery. There are some nice, subtle turns here.
Lucinda Williams' songs are like horses that fly over the usual songwriting hurdles because they don't try to be anything more than what they are: simple truths, easy to sing (and remember) melodies, both set to smoldering grooves.
Here’s a super cool acoustic version of Requiem performing their new song “Sticks and Stones and Her Lovely Bones.” I love it! Strip away the ten ton blast and this cool vibe still remains. As a matter of fact, it almost has an Elvis Costello-esque vibe.
It’s December! Which means the holidays are a few short weeks away. If you are one of those last minute shoppers, you most likely still have plenty of friends on your gifting list to cross off. So we at Martin Guitar thought we’d give you a hand.
Caitlin Canty will release Reckless Skyline on January 20, 2015 and the lead track "Get Up" is currently available for gratis stream and download at her website HERE. Today, we're sharing a second Reckless Skyline track in "True."
We're giving you a chance to win this spectacular guitar from Ovation this December. The Ovation Elite TX Premier’s solid cedar top gives this guitar extraordinary warmth and expands its rich overtones. Open to residents of North America only. All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2014.