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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.


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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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Neil Young to celebrate Record Store Day with vinyl, T-shirts ...


Neil Young … fashion icon? That’s right! The folk-rock guitar legend wants fans to do more than simply listen to his classic albums—he wants them to wear them.


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EXCLUSIVE: Bradford Lee Folk Debuts 'Never Looking Back'


Bluegrass guitarist and singer Bradford Lee Folk is debuting "Never Looking Back," a single from his forthcoming album, at Acoustic Guitar. 


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EXCLUSIVE: 5J Barrow Debut 'Wildwood'


The New York group 5J Barrow are debuting their new single, "Wildwood," at Acoustic Guitar. 


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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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Neil Young is rockin' in the Kickstarter world


It’s “after the gold rush” once again for Neil Young—only this time the gold rush is more than $5 million in Kickstarter-raised funds for the 68-year-old singer-songwriter’s new online digital music company.


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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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R.E.M.'s 'Unplugged' Performances to be Released on Audio


R.E.M. may have broken up, but fans won’t be missing those jangly guitars for too long—as the godfathers of alternative rock are releasing their MTV Unplugged performances for the first time on audio.


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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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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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EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Hobler Premieres Video for 'All Along'


New York folkie Ryan Hobler is premiering the video for his song "All Along" at AcousticGuitar.com. 


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Joan Baez among Vanguard Reissues for Record Store Day


When vinyl lovers fire up the turntables this month to celebrate the seventh annual Record Store Day, they’ll be spinning a few all-time-great titles from Vanguard Records.


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Emperors of Wyoming release country-rock debut


The Emperors of Wyoming are the kings of Liaison Music this week, as the newly formed record label is making the Butch Vig-led country-rock band its first U.S. release.


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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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Johnny Cash vault still packed with unreleased material, says son


Johnny Cash is turning out to be more like Johnny “cache”—as not only did the late country legend’s posthumous album, Out Among the Stars, come out this week, but son John Carter Cash says there is still several albums worth of unreleased material stashed in his archives.


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Bob Dylan ‘New Basement Tapes’ projects 'shall be released' in 2014


Lo and behold! A slew of never-released Bob Dylan lyrics from the folk-rock legend’s Basement Tapes era is being turned into an album and movie project by such musicians as Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and T Bone Burnett.


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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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Avett Brothers 'Thank God' for John Denver on 'Tonight Show'


The Avett Brothers threw some down-home “street” cred John Denver’s way by covering the late-country singer’s 1975 hit “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” during their March 5 spot on The Tonight Show.


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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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Workshop for Women Still

Workshop for Female Guitarists to be Held at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music


Acoustic Guitar contributor October Crifasi will be teaching rock and roll songwriting workshops for women this Saturday and Sunday, March 22nd and 23rd, at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. 


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Bob Dylan in the 1980's Tribute Album Lineup Announced


Bob Dylan--'80s icon. Sound about two decades off? Not according to a new album, set for release March 25, which attempts to shed new light on the folk-rock legend's often-ignored 1980s period.


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Dave Rawlings Machine Announces Summer Dates


The Dave Rawlings Machine's 2013 lineup is turning on the gears again this summer--but fans of the Americana virtuoso will only have six chances to catch the band in all its acoustic glory.


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