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A Tribute to Late Dobro Great Mike Auldridge


Smooth is a word often attached to Mike Auldridge’s style. Not only to his Dobro playing, but to the neatly cropped sideburns, impeccably creased blue jeans, and spit-shined cowboy boots that were an indelible part of his image.


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Access Hundreds of Guitar Lessons for $18


With this special offer on Acoustic Guitar Unlimited, $18 gets you instant access to tons of songs to play and guitar techniques to study and master.


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Glen Campbell Film to Open in New York Oct. 24


A new documentary about the life and influence of “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Glen Campbell is galloping to the Big Screen in October.


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LISTEN: Acoustic Guitar's October Issue Playlist


A selection of music from the artists written about in Acoustic Guitar's October issue. 


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FLASH SALE: $3 for 2 Guitar Lessons (Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor)


Half price on two versions of the classic “Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor". Offer expires 8/22/14 at midnight PST.


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Country Stars Salute Buddy Holly on New Album


Country music fans hoping Buddy Holly’s memory will “not fade away” are in for a treat, as a new CD and DVD salute to the late singer-songwriter is set to hit the shelves in September.


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Shelby Lynne Signs with Rounder; Readies New Album


Shelby Lynne recently put a wrap on her latest album—and, for an encore, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has wrapped up a new record deal with Rounder Records.


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Hardly Strictly Unveils 2014 Lineup


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival organizers have been hardly strictly forthcoming about the lineup for the October 3 to 5 event in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. But as acts have slowly been teased on the festival website—via a name-that-tune guessing game—the lineup is starting to solidify.


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EXCLUSIVE SONG PREMIERE: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer Debut 'The Delta Divine'


Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer debut their song "The Delta Divine" off their forthcoming album The Flower of Muscle Shoals


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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Visitor Center Opens in Arkansas


The childhood home of the late country legend Johnny Cash officially opened as part of a museum and visitor’s center in Dyess, Arkansas, this week, following a five-year restoration project that returned the home to its look and feel from when the Cash family lived there as part of the Dyess Colony from 1935 to 1954.


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From the Home Office: Vintage Guitars, a Punk Icon, and a New Editor


When punk icon John Doe, a pioneer of what’s known today as alt-country and indie-folk, came into Acoustic Guitar's studio for a taping of our video series AG Sessions, we hit him with a little surprise.


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Newport Folk Festival Concludes with All Star Pete Seeger Tribute


On the last day of a sold-out event dominated by young bands playing to an equally young audience, the Newport Folk Festival wrapped up with a bow to its venerable history with a performance by Mavis Staples—who sang here with the Staples Singers 50 years ago. 


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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.


Sessions. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

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Randy Travis to Release Second Album of Classic Covers


Randy Travis is under the influence—the influence, that is, of some of country music’s greatest legends.


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



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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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Everly Brothers to Be Honored at Tribute Concert


First it was “Bye Bye Love,” now it’s hello Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—as the Everly Brothers will be honored with an HoF tribute concert this autumn in Cleveland.


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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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Louvin Guitar to Make Devilish Debut at Summer NAMM


When it comes to building great guitars, the devil is in the details—and these days C.F. Martin & Co. is taking that to heart in more ways than one.


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X Announces 'West Coast Acoustic Tour'


The band X has something of a “wild gift” for acoustic guitar fans—the venerable Los Angeles punk rockers just announced their first-ever acoustic tour of the West Coast.


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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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Keith Urban Strings Up New Product Line of Guitars


“You’ll think of me,” crooned Keith Urban in his Grammy-winning hit of the same name. Now he wants you to think of him when shopping for a new acoustic guitar.


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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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Review: Gibson's New J-29 is an Acoustic-Rock Workhorse


So much classic music has been made on a Gibson J-45. Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon are just a few of the greats who have relied on this workhorse of a guitar, with its taut bass and overall warmth, not to mention its receptiveness to both forceful strumming and delicate fingerpicking. Gibson recently introduced a pair of curious variations on the J-45—the J-15 and J-29—swapping out walnut and rosewood bodies, respectively, for the traditional mahogany. 


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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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