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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.

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.

Video. News. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk.

Guernsey Guitar Auction Hits a Bum Note

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

Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

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.

Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.

Video. News. Fingerstyle.

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.

News. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. 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.

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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.

News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.

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.

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.

Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method Cover

Travis Picking Basics

In this excerpt from The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method, David Hamburger introduces us to travis picking and explains the steps involved in establishing the bass notes.

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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.

Video. News. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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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VIDEO: Badi Assad Plays "To Reach My Heart"

On tour to promote her new album Between Love and Luck, Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad dropped by Acoustic Guitar's studio for a chat and quick performance.

Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Songwriting.

Tommy Emmanuel Rips Through "The TE Ranch" at Acoustic Guitar's Studio

Australian guitar great Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studio the other day to chat and play a few songs. Here he is doing his tune "The TE Ranch." 

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Cole Clark Shows off Guitar Line and Pickup System from Down Under

At the 2014 NAMM show, Lloyd Spiegel of Australia's famed guitar maker Cole Clark showed off the company's line and patented pick-up system. 

Video. News. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Omar Torrez Debuts New L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Guitar Microphone

Venice Beach-based flamenco guitarist Omar Torrez showed off the new L.R. Baggs Lyric Classical Microphone at the 2014 NAMM show. 

Video. Songs. Classical. Fingerstyle. Folk.

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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Andy McKee Debuts Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings

Guitarist Andy McKee showed off Ernie Ball's new Aluminum Bronze strings to AG Senior Editor Mark Kemp, and also talked about what it's like to become a YouTube star. 

Video. Songs. Fingerstyle. Folk.

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

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