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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.

News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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. 

Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Folk.

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.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle.

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.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock.

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 

Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Flatpicking.

EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Bell Premieres Powerful New Video for "Names"

Nathan Bell premieres his new video for "Names" today, exclusively at Acoustic Guitar. The song is from the singer-songwriter’s latest album Blood Like A River, reviewed in AG's March issue.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

Avett Brothers 'Thank God' for John Denver on 'Tonight Show'

The Avett Brothers threw some down-home “street” cred John Denver’s way by covering the late-country singer’s 1975 hit “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” during their March 5 spot on The Tonight Show.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Folk.

Dave Rawlings Machine Announces Summer Dates

The Dave Rawlings Machine's 2013 lineup is turning on the gears again this summer--but fans of the Americana virtuoso will only have six chances to catch the band in all its acoustic glory.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk.

Cactus Blossoms Still

SXSW Saturday: Willie Nelson is Still King, While The Defibulators Host Cactus Blossoms, Robbie Fulks and The Deslondes

While Willie Nelson still rules Austin, Texas, a host of newcomers is waiting in the wings for their chance in the spotlight.

News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Folk.

Dawn Landes Still

SXSW Thursday: Twang 'Till Dawn

From the afternoon "Twangfest" to Dawn Landes' gorgeous 1 a.m. set, Thursday at South by Southwest delivered more acoustic gems.

News. Bluegrass. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Della Mae Still

SXSW: Della Mae, Jamestown Revival, Wille Watson, and Haden Triplets All Shine

On Wednesday night at the South By Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas, stand-out performances seemed to be the norm.

News. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock.

Rounder Records

Rounder Records Moves to Nashville

Rounder Records completes its move from Boston to Nashville, acquires children's music imprint Music For Little People.

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The Howlin' Brothers to Release New Album April 29

The Howlin' Brothers gear up to release Trouble, the follow-up to 2013's Howl.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock.

Santa Cruz guitar festival

Art of Guitar in Santa Cruz Includes Dali-like Playfulness

Fred Carlson’s “humanitar”--a highlight of the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival--is a Dali-style amalgamation of harp, guitar, and dancer.

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Folk Alliance 2014 Spotlights Diversity

The Folk Alliance conference featured a variety of artists ranging from traditional bluegrass to singer-songwriters to acts blending cultures and genres—like Gangstagrass, a band that mixes acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, fiddle and straight-up rap.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Elephant Revival Releases Tour Dates in Support of 'These Changing Skies'

The Colorado-based Americana band will tour the US from February through May.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk.

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Announce Co-Headlining Tour Dates for 2014

Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas to embark on tour of eastern and southern US this Spring.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock.

Band of Horses live

Band of Horses Premiere 'Acoustic at the Ryman'

The South Carolina band streams their new acoustic live album on Rolling Stone.

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Watch ArtistWorks Instructor Bryan Sutton’s Rousing Rendition of “Hangman’s Reel”

In this video from ArtistWorks, it’s easy to see why Bryan Sutton is considered by many to be the fastest and most fluid picker on the bluegrass scene.

Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Technique and Theory.

Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition Open to Acoustic Guitarists

The global music competition is accepting applications from acoustic guitarists for 2014.

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Del McCoury Band Wins Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album

The band took home an award at the 2014 Grammys for The Streets of Baltimore.

Video. News. Bluegrass. Flatpicking.

MerleFest Adds Old Crow Medicine Show and Holly Williams to 2014 Lineup

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