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Woody Guthrie Home Made into Guitars


This land is your land—and Woody Guthrie’s land is about to become someone’s guitar. At least that’s the plan, as guitar-manufacturing company Gibson is set to auction off eight custom-made guitars built with wood from Woody Guthrie’s childhood home in Oklahoma.


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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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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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Dave Van Ronk 'Live in Monterey' to be Released May 13


Call it “Inside Dave Van Ronk.” At least that’s how Omnivore Recordings is framing its release of a 1998 live performance from the late Greenwich Village folk singer who found posthumous fame earlier this year thanks to the Coen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis, whose title character was based loosely on Van Ronk.


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Gregg Allman Tribute Concert to Come Out on CD, DVD


Gregg Allman fans will get the midnight-ride of their life next month, when Rounder Records releases a recently recorded live tribute album to the voice behind such Southern rock acoustic-tinged classics as “Melissa” and “Midnight Rider.”


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Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Buck Owens among Library of Congress Inductees


The Everly Brothers’ hit “Cathy’s Clown,” Linda Ronstadt’s album Heart Like a Wheel, and the Louvin Brothers’ debut “When I Stop Dreamin” are among the acoustic-guitar-heavy recordings to be inducted this year into the National Recording Registry, officials from the Library of Congress announced today.


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Inside Blues Guitar COVER

SOLD OUT: Inside Blues Guitar Book for $4


Take a master class on the blues with Acoustic Guitar contributor, Steve James. His book, Inside Blues Guitar, is on sale today (3/28) for just $4 while supplies last!


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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.


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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.


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Parker Millsap Still

SXSW Friday: Parker Millsap, Luke Winslow-King, and Hurray for the Riff Raff Wow the Crowds


Friday at South by Southwest was full of memorable acoustic performances delivered by a younger generation of players.


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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.


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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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Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash (1932–2003)


Remembering Johnny Cash on what would have been his 82nd birthday.


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Michael Kiwanuka Third Man

Third Man Records Releases Michael Kiwanuka Single


Jack White's record label releases a 7" single by Michael Kiwanuka.


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


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


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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.


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VIDEO: Noah Gundersen Records "Poor Man's Son" for His Debut LP


The singer-songwriter gives a sneak peek into the recording session for his debut LP, 'Ledges', and streams album on Spin.


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Gibson Debuts New Versions of the J-15 and Hummingbird


Acoustic Guitar caught up with Gibson product specialist Don Ruffatto at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA. He gave us the lowdown on brand new, 2014 versions of two classic guitars – Gibson’s ever-popular J-15 and Hummingbird.


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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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NAMM guitar sales picture

High-End Acoustic Guitar Sales Up 39% Since 2009


With just one week until the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, the outlook for high-end guitar sales is looking decidedly rosy. In a press release, NAMM noted the trend line for custom, handmade guitars. 


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



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Martin exhibit

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display 35 Rare Martin Guitars in New Exhibit


Thirty-five rare Martin guitars will go on display at the Met.


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Jamestown Revival Perform on KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'


Tune in at 11:15 to hear their performance.


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