Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar and author of Rock Troubadours (a collection of conversations with Paul Simon, Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, and more) and The Complete Singer-Songwriter: A Troubadour’s Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording, and Business. Rodgers won a grand prize and an annual Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song "Fly" from his solo CD Humming My Way Back Home. He lives outside Syracuse, New York, where he writes and edits for Acoustic Guitar, reports on the music scene for NPR’s All Things Considered, and hosts the monthly Words and Music Songwriter Showcase.
- Emmylou Harris: Still the 'Traveling Kind'
- Paul Simon Speaks Candidly about the Art and Craft of Songwriting
- Mining Tradition: A Songwriting Tip from Pete Seeger (via Woody Guthrie)
- A Sense of Purpose: Trampled by Turtles guitarist Dave Simonett reflects on his migration from rock ‘n’ roll to string-band music
- O Sister: Alynda Lee Segarra reimagines roots music in Hurray for the Riff Raff
- LIVE REVIEW: Suzanne Vega performs an expansive but intimate set in Ithaca, New York
- Newport Folk Festival Concludes with All Star Pete Seeger Tribute
- Newport Folk Festival: Nickel Creek, Willie Watson, Milk Carton Kids, and Jack White All Shine
- Newport Folk Festival Takes Big Tent Approach in 2014
- Play like the Allman Brothers and Neil Young with Flatted III, VI, and VII Chords
- Songwriting Tip: Write First, Think Later
- Live Online Concerts at Folk Alliance International
- Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep from Singing?
- Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs
- Kaki King's Stage Guitars
- Using Familiar Songs as Songwriting Templates
- Blues/Rock Chord Changes
- Experiment with Sound
- Jeff Tweedy’s Word Games
- Rework an Existing Song
- Try Using Loops in Your Songwriting Process
- Seek Out Feedback When Writing Songs