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Newport: Willie Watson

Newport Folk Festival: Nickel Creek, Willie Watson, Milk Carton Kids, and Jack White All Shine


Day two at this year's Newport Folk Festival was jam packed with talent. From the Milk Carton Kids to Nickel Creek, the stage saw no shortage of acoustic stars.


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Newport: Devil Makes Three

Newport Folk Festival Takes Big Tent Approach in 2014


Forty-nine years after Bob Dylan rankled folkies by plugging in a Fender Stratocaster, crunchy electric guitars are standard equipment at the Newport Folk Festival, alongside the flattop guitars, banjos, and fiddles.


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Day Two of Summer NAMM 2014 Featured More Gear, More Excitement



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Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Album to Hit Shelves September 16


It’s blue skies ahead for the Foggy Mountain Boys—as a new tribute album honoring the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs is due out September 16 from Rounder Records.


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Guitars Descend on Nashville for Summer NAMM Show


NASHVILLE, TENN.—Walk down Lower Broadway in this storied southern city on pretty much any afternoon and you’ll hear acoustic guitars and pedal-steel spilling out of Tootsies and other famous clubs along the city’s legendary strip. But if you’re in town for the Summer NAMM Show, the cacophony of new guitars and gear blasting from the massive new Music City Center nearby almost drowns out the twang.


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EXCLUSIVE: Haas Kowert Tice Premiere 'Down the Hatch'


Bluegrass supergroup Haas Kowert Tice premiere the single "Down the Hatch" from their forthcoming album, You Got This


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childhood home

Ben and Ellen Harper Keep it in the Family with 'Childhood Home'


Not many things are as magical as the voices of blood relatives singing together in close, lockstep harmony. You’ve heard it countless times over the decades: the Carters, the Louvins, the Everlys, the Staples. When the singers are a mother and her son, the bond is deeper still.


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Bonnaroo Kicks Out the Jams


The Avett Brothers will be playing it to the Bonn this weekend—and by that we mean the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the annual four-day genre-come-all jam session at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.


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Los Lobos, Joan Baez to Headline Kate Wolf Fest


“How will the wolf survive?” the members of Los Lobos famously asked in their hit album of the same name. Well, if it’s the Kate Wolf Music Festival they’re talking about, it’s not only surviving—it’s thriving thanks to a lineup that includes Los Lobos, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, and more.


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Peter Rowan Gets the 'Dharma Blues' This Summer


Peter Rowan says he’s embarking on a “spiritual journey”—and fans of the bluegrass legend can join him en route July 8, with the release of his latest album, Dharma Blues.


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Nickel Creek Still

Nickel Creek Rocks Oakland's Fox Theater


After a six-year hiatus, Nickel Creek is back on the road supporting their new album, A Dotted Line, and on Monday night at Oakland's Fox Theater, the band showed it it hasn't lost a beat. 


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Cash, Isbell and Ellis Lead Americana Nominations


Here’s a twist for the Americana Music Association—a former married couple going toe-to-toe for the organization’s coveted Artist of the Year honor.


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Strawberry Music Festival Permit Denied Over Safety Concerns


Last year’s devastating Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park was doused in October—but officials still have their dampers out for the area’s Strawberry Music Festival, which had its permit denied last week due to post-blaze safety concerns.


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Shovels & Rope Album Set for Release August 26


Shovels & Rope are tying up the loose ends on their latest album—a 13-song effort titled Swimmin’ Time, set for release August 26.


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VIDEO: Ricky Skaggs Awe-Struck at Merlefest


“Holy Ghost moment.” Those words came from the mouth of venerable mandolin player Ricky Skaggs as he walked off the Doc & Merle Watson Theatre stage at Merlefest Friday night, eyes closed and in a near trance, having just played a smoking set with the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley.


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Old Crow Medicine Show Sets Tour, Release Date for 'Remedy'


Old Crow Medicine Show has a cure for what’s ailing fans—its new album Remedy.


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Ovation Guitars to Cease Domestic Production


The curtain is closing on Ovation’s made-in-the-USA line of acoustic guitars, as parent company Fender Musical Instruments today announced the closing of the brand’s longtime domestic manufacturing facility in New Hartford, Connecticut.


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Shook Twins Still

REVIEW: Shook Twins Show New Side of Folk Music at Freight & Salvage


Fronted by songwriters Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Shook Twins wowed Berkeley's Freight & Salvage with original compositions that took folk music in a new and unexpected direction.


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EXCLUSIVE: Bradford Lee Folk Debuts 'Never Looking Back'


Bluegrass guitarist and singer Bradford Lee Folk is debuting "Never Looking Back," a single from his forthcoming album, at Acoustic Guitar. 


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Dolly Parton Offers Vinyl 7-inch for Record Store Day


Dolly Parton wants to leave record lovers blue this week—with a blue-vinyl edition of her new song “Blue Smoke,” that is.


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Josh Davis Band sentenced in counterfeit-acoustic-guitar scam


In a better world, indie rock bands would never sell out. And in a perfect world, they would never sell phony brand-name guitars.


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Guernsey Guitar Auction Hits a Bum Note


What if they held a million-dollar acoustic-guitar auction and nobody came?


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Bluegrass Guitarist George Shuffler, 1925 - 2014


George Shuffler, the pioneering bluegrass guitarist whose cross-picking style helped define the genre, died April 7, according to the website Bluegrass Today. He was 88.


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Million-Dollar Martin, and more, on Auction in NYC


File under: guitars that had better stay in tune. And that’s the least the winning bidder of the 1930 Martin OM-45 Deluxe being auctioned in New York April 3 should expect—especially since that rare Depression-era model is expected to go for as much as $2 million.


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EXCLUSIVE: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West Premiere Video for 'Voices of Evening'


The Americana roots duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are premiering their video of the Alice Gerrard song "Voices of Evening" at AcousticGuitar.com. 


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