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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.


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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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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.


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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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Omnivore to Release Rare Hank Williams Broadcast on Vinyl, April 19


For Record Store Day, Omnivore Recordings will release Hank Williams' The Garden Spot Programs, 1950—Extended Play on vinyl.


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James Taylor Speaks Out Against Fracking in North Carolina TV Ad


Singer-songwriter James Taylor is appearing in an environmental TV ad in North Carolina, where he grew up, urging citizens to protest efforts to allow fracking in the state.


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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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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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Daisy Rock Releases Pixie Cupid Red Hot Luv Acoustic Guitar


Daisy Rock founder Tish Ciravolo shows off the company's new Pixie Cupid Red Hot Luv acoustic guitar, which, like the rest of their line, is marketed to girls. 


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Martin Shows Off Spiffy New CS-00S-14


Chris Thomas, the senior artist relations manager at C.F. Martin & Co., showed Acoustic Guitar a spate of stunning instruments at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA, including this gorgeous CS-00S-14.


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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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Country Blues Guitar Basics

Fingerpicking the Blues: The Alternating-Bass Pattern


Get to grips with the alternating-bass pattern by playing through the two examples in this excerpt from Country Blues Guitar Basics.


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LISTEN: Les Claypool's Duo de Twang to Release Debut Album Feb. 4


Hear a track from the upcoming LP from Les Claypool's newest guitar-and-bass project.


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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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VIDEO: The Lone Bellow to Kick Off Tour to Support Debut Album


The acoustic Brooklyn, New York, trio The Lone Bellow will begin a 22-date tour in support of their self-titled debut record on January 17. 


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Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton to Share Stage at Grammy Awards


Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton will perform together at the Grammy Awards on January 26th. 


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Rosanne Cash to Release New Album January 14th


Rosanne Cash's new album, The River & The Thread, is set to be released on January 14th.


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