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FLASH SALE | Alternate Tunings Guitar Collection for $6


Learn to play songs from David Crosby, Ani DiFranco, Peter Finger, Paul Brady, Alex de Grassi, and many more - for just $6 plus shipping and handling


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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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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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Lowden Announces Youth Guitar Contest


Are you under 25, interested in free stuff, and able to shred on the guitar? If so, the Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year Competition might just be for you.


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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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ArtistWorks Instructor Martin Taylor Expands on his Foundation for Fingerstyle Magic


Build mini chord progressions all over the neck with root/10th transition points.


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Flash Sale: Explore Alternate Tunings Book for Just $5


Get the Acoustic Guitar book, Explore Alternate Tunings for just $5 (normally $19.99). Offer valid 5/2/14.


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Slack-key Legend Dennis Kamakahi, 1953 - 2014


Dennis Kamakahi, the renowned slack-key guitarist who helped put that distinctive open-tuning Hawaiian style on the map, died from lung cancer April 28. He was 61.


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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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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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Ben Harper and Mom Keep It in the Family on New Album


Ben Harper is bringing it all back home this week, in anticipation of the upcoming release of Childhood Home, a new album the three-time Grammy winner recorded with his mom Ellen.


Video. News. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock.

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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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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Guernsey Guitar Auction Hits a Bum Note


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


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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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Paul Simon tribute concert at Carnegie Hall


There won’t be much of the ‘sound of silence’ heard at New York’s Carnegie Hall next week, when folk-music legend—and noted fingerstyle guitarist—Paul Simon will be honored with a musical tribute to his 50-plus-year career.


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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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EXCLUSIVE SONG: Singer-Songwriter Patrick Park Premieres ‘My Holding Hand is Empty’


'Acoustic Guitar' premieres Patrick Park’s new song “My Holding Hand is Empty” exclusively today. It’s one of the highlights of his upcoming fourth album, 'Love Like Swords,' available April 22 on iTunes and other music distributors.


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Leo Kottke to Host 'Summer Camp' for Musicians


The jam sessions around the ol' campfire are going to sound especially good this year—well, at least they will at the Leo Kottke Dunk Tank, a new interactive summer camp for musicians taking place this August.


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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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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.


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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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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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Paco de Lucia, Flamenco Guitar Master, Dead at 66


Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico on Wednesday at the age of 66.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk.

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