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>>
If you are a college student, or you have a family member who is, here are some musical ideas of compact but fabulous instruments and accessories that’ll help keep the music going in a tight dorm room.
Fender is proud to announce the release of the FA-300CE Acoustic/Electric Pack with Fender SLIDE interface. The FA-300CE Acoustic-Electric Pack gives players everything they need to start playing right now. With the included Fender SLIDE instrument interface, players have everything they need to connect the guitar to their mobile device or computer for digital recording, playback and editing. The dreadnought guitar delivers great tone, with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, convenient cutaway and Fishman® Isys III pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner.
Today we’re happy to give you an exclusive song premiere from Bay Area folk band, Great Spirit. “Pretend With Me” contains all the ingredients for folk-rock greatness with an old-timey appeal. The band calls their sound “Cosmic Mountain Folk Grass,” and after a listen to this track you can hear why. Banjos, acoustic guitars and light percussion swirl beneath lyrics that touch on what guitarist/vocalist Tom Conneely describes as “leaving what you have always known and moving on toward the unknown.”
In the video below, Mark Knopfler shares some insight into his flatpicking and fingerstyle techniques. Knopfler takes the time to go through his motions step by step and make suggestions for players who might want to follow in his footsteps (or finger-plucks?).
Here's a fabulous song and live video from singer/songwriter Jenna Paone. It's the title track from her new album Hammers & Strings. Hailing from Boston, Paone has pulled through with some very strong songwriting on this release, as well as stellar vocal and piano chops.
Here's a surprise in the best possible way! Jinx's new single "Alive" expertly combines hip hop, pop, and acoustic guitar for this ebulliently triumphant song. Clappin', slappin', rappin' and acoustic guitar. And some excellently positive lyrics. I simply love everything about it.
Is that Blackmore's Night? Well, no. It's actually a Belarusian band called Stary Olsa performing a live medieval folk-style cover of Metallica's "One." Check out the video below and tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!
Here we have two musical titans teaming up for a moving rendition of a Pink Floyd standard. It’s Roger Waters with Eric Clapton performing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The clip was originally broadcasted during an NBC fundraising program to benefit those effected by the December 26, 2004 tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean region.
On Saturday, January 10, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together for Washington, DC's concert event of the year, THE LIFE & SONGS OF EMMYLOU HARRIS: AN ALL- STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION to honor one of the most influential musicians of our time.