We're excited to hear about the upcoming realease of the Dave Rawlings Machine album, A Friend of a Friend
. Acoustic Guitar
senior editor Scott Nygaard spent a few hours with Rawlings when he and Gillian Welch were playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco two weeks ago, and got a lot of great insight into Rawlings singular guitar style. Look for a feature story in an upcoming issue of Acoustic… Continue
Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on October 14, 2009 at 2:50pm —
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Added by Lance Allen on October 13, 2009 at 4:55pm —
Head over to Work & Worry
for a new review of Dave Evans' recently reissued masterpiece "Sad Pig Dance", as well as the comprehensive Raymond Morin / Pairdown September tour journal!
Next week, we'll have a review of the new album by Glenn Jones!
Added by Raymond Morin on October 9, 2009 at 1:55pm —
I now teach with the use of skype video conferencing and i"m building my schedule. shoot me an email to get more info on lessons, or call me on skype. My name on skype is… Continue
Added by Lance Allen on October 9, 2009 at 10:30am —
That's that. I have press kit, cd's guitar, and all that stuff. Nashville is tough, but possible to beat. Tell me what you think.
Added by Lance Allen on October 3, 2009 at 7:11pm —
Michael Millard of Froggy Bottom Guitars
sent the following note about a special guitar he recently completed in commemoration of his friend, Thomas Humphrey. Often a great guitar gets built with best of intentions.
The story is best told in Michael's words:
For three years in the early ‘70’s, the two young guys actually building the guitars in the renowned New York workshop of Michael Gurian were Thomas… Continue
Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on October 2, 2009 at 5:07pm —
I've just begun teaching online guitar lessons. With the use of free skype software and a webcam we can do lessons in the comfort of our own homes.
1. Get a free skype account at www.skype.com
2. email email@example.com to schedule an appointment
3. Have high speed internet an web cam
4. Be able to pay with paypal.
5. guitar ready!
All I ask is that you have a little experience already with the guitar.Be able play some chords and maybe a song, perhaps… Continue
Added by Lance Allen on October 2, 2009 at 2:04pm —
The International Songwriting Competition
is accepting entries until October 7, 2009.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 30, 2009 at 10:33am —
Learn to play the blues like early swing and jazz guitar soloists Lonnie Johnson and Charlie Christian.
Considering the number of rock guitar heroes who’ve made their names playing blues and blues-influenced music, it should come as no surprise that lead guitarists have been playing the blues ever since they starting taking solos in a band. Lonnie Johnson’s solo on Louis Armstrong’s 1927 recording of “Savoy Blues” is one of the earliest instances of a blues guitar solo in an… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I play both a 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar with a pickup. I also just upgraded to a new HP Quad-core PC with 8 gig of RAM, 1 TB of hard drive space and a decent quality sound card (not part of the mother board). I have finally decided to look at options to record some stuff on the PC. Right now I'm really just interested in my guitar and vocals. I don't play any other instruments. It is possible that I might decided to pickup a used electric guitar down the road just to putz around… Continue
Added by Michael D. Williams on September 20, 2009 at 4:45pm —
"Uncorked" has arrived!
Over the next week, we'll be turning around pre-orders (at www.davenach.com
, concerts, and mail order) for 'Uncorked', which should be available at other retailers in a few weeks. A few have already received their copy.
Haven't ordered yet? Go to www.davenach.com
UNCORKED - AL STEWART LIVE WITH DAVE… Continue
Added by Dave Nachmanoff on September 20, 2009 at 9:30am —
I just want to tell you about my "fretboard-printer",
made for teachers and students
You can find it here:
Added by Peter Heinzl on September 18, 2009 at 1:48pm —
hey guys check my site and post a comments thanks
Added by wapak on September 18, 2009 at 12:00am —
Hey All Just finished my first day at Winfield!
It was my first time competing in the fingerstyle guitar competition and I placed 4th! The competition consisted of 40 players who were all good players. There was a 1st round, where we each played 2 songs. Then there was a 2nd round for the runners up. I made it to the 2nd round but didn't do well enough to get my expected first place. But you can't always win. The guy who won has been in the contest for nearly ten years, and it was just my… Continue
Added by Lance Allen on September 17, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Milwaukee-based, internationally-touring singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey is in the middle of his third annual bike/concert tour. The Long Haul Tour began September 9 with a ferry ride from Milwaukee to Muskegon, MI, where Peter took to his recumbent bike rigged with guitar and travel necessities and pedaled to Grand Rapids for the tour’s kick-off show. From there it was on to three more Michigan shows, and due east for three shows in New York state, and another three in Massachusetts—with daily… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 17, 2009 at 5:36pm —
Hi. I have just added some songs to my profile and would invite members to comment/review. Thanks,look forward to hearing from you
Added by Steve Morgan on September 17, 2009 at 8:11am —
Neil Young goes solo
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 1969
When Canadian musician Neil Young drove his second-hand hearse down to Los Angeles in 1966, he was bent on success as a solo artist. Almost three years later, after taking a career detour with the band Buffalo Springfield, Young is back on the road to fame in his own name. In this illuminating 1969 interview with CBC Radio's Robert Fulford, Young discusses the bitter end of Buffalo Springfield, the "dirty" music industry in… Continue
Added by Gil on September 16, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Want to purchase a nylon string guitar but because of small hands, finding it difficult locating a playable model. Tried Taylor NS-74-CE with 1 7/8" neck. Any other suggestions for about 2-2.5 K? Please advise.
I am desperate for some advice.
Added by Mike Bryant on September 16, 2009 at 3:06am —
As a generally frugal guy, the last two weeks were eventful for me. First, I sold my Acoustasonic Jr DSP through Craigslist. I'd heard some horror stories about going that route but this experience was very pleasant. maybe it's because guitarists are just nice folks. The next day, Labor Day, I caught a sale and bought a Fishman Soloamp. I'd played through several vloor models before but you never know how they'll sound when you get them home. But there's been no buyer's remorse for this thing -… Continue
Added by Paul Ashley on September 15, 2009 at 7:43pm —
Dear Friend of Acoustic Guitar
On October 19, I and my colleagues at Acoustic Guitar
are launching a new community music school in San Anselmo, California, where Acoustic Guitar
was founded in 1990.
I want to make sure you know all about this exciting new Acoustic Guitar
venture, and to invite you to attend one of two upcoming Open Houses,
so you can tour the… Continue
Added by David A. Lusterman on September 15, 2009 at 7:07pm —