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CD Review: Conor Oberst Takes a Leap on 'Upside Down Mountain'


“Life’s a rollercoaster—keep your arms inside,” Conor Oberst sings in “You Are Your Mother’s Child,” on Upside Down Mountain, his first collection of new music in three years, and you’d better heed his warning.


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Robbie Basho Documentary Fundraiser Planned


Think of it as: a bash for Basho. At least that’s one way to describe the planned fundraising concert being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, next month to raise money for the completion of a documentary on the life of the late acoustic-guitar innovator Robbie Basho.


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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Thompson Premieres New Recording of 'From Galway to Graceland'


On Richard Thompson's forthcoming album, Acoustic Classics, the legendary songwriter and guitarist strips down 14 of his classic tunes to acoustic guitar and vocals, including "From Galway to Graceland," which he is premiering at AcousticGuitar.com. 


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Guild Deal Finalized, Say Fender Officials


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced today that it has finalized the sale of Guild guitars to Cordoba Music Group.


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Andy McKee Sets Autumn Tour Dates


Andy McKee may not yet be an acoustic-guitar “legend,” but his fall Mythmaker tour looks like an epic in the making.


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Luthier Gary Zimnicki Makes Guitars and Ukuleles Out of Detroit's Abandoned Homes


Using the floorboards and wood trim from abandoned homes in Detroit, Michigan, Luthier Gary Zimnicki is producing quality guitars and ukuleles. 


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Bob Dylan's Handwritten Original Lyrics for 'Like a Rolling Stone' Sold for $2 Million


At Sotheby's auction house in New York on Tuesday, Bob Dylan's original handwritten copy of the lyrics to his classic song "Like a Rolling Stone" were sold to an anonymous buyer for just over $2 million. 


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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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Woody Guthrie's L.A. Years Leads to Album Project


Call it: Woody Guthrie, the lost years. That’s the focus of a new album project by Americana musician and folk-music scholar Darryl Holter, who is examining the influence of Los Angeles on the music and legacy of Woody Guthrie.


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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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Los Lobos, Joan Baez to Headline Kate Wolf Fest


“How will the wolf survive?” the members of Los Lobos famously asked in their hit album of the same name. Well, if it’s the Kate Wolf Music Festival they’re talking about, it’s not only surviving—it’s thriving thanks to a lineup that includes Los Lobos, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, and more.


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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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Ramblin' Jack Documentary Gets Digital Remaster


The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack is coming back for an encore this summer—as Aiyana Elliott’s 14-year-old documentary about “having the world’s greatest rambler as your dad” readies for its re-mastered rerelease.


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John Hiatt to Tour in Support of New Album


Folk singer John Hiatt will be raising the white flag July 15 with the release of his latest album, Terms of My Surrender.


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Billy Joe Shaver is 'Long in the Tooth,' But Not Short on Words


Bill Joe Shaver is one aging outlaw who’s not staying in hiding—the septuagenarian singer-songwriter has a new album on the way, and a lot on his mind.


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John Butler Trio Sets Summer Tour Dates


Australian roots band the John Butler Trio will be kicking out the jams in the Northern Hemisphere this summer, as the group announced a series of stateside shows beginning June 5 at the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado.


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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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Luthier Ferguson to Lead Cordoba's Guild Line


Guild guitars will be reuniting with its heralded guitar maker of recent years, as luthier Ren Ferguson is set to join Cordoba Music Group as head of manufacturing for the Oxnard, California-based company’s soon-to-be-acquired Guild line.


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Cash, Isbell and Ellis Lead Americana Nominations


Here’s a twist for the Americana Music Association—a former married couple going toe-to-toe for the organization’s coveted Artist of the Year honor.


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Guild Sale Nearly Complete, Say Fender Officials


Fender guitars is unstrapping one of its most familiar makes--Guild guitars—and is in the process of finalizing the sale of the 61-year-old acoustic-guitar brand to Cordoba Music Group, makers of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and other accessories.


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Billy Bragg Takes on British Penal System over Guitar Ban


Is a ban on steel-string guitars in British prison cells leading to an uptick in inmate suicides? That’s what political folk-rocker Billy Bragg wants to know, as he and other prominent musicians are questioning the UK government’s tightened regulation of instruments in prisoners’ quarters.


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Ed Sheeran Goes Acoustic in Lead Up to New Album 'x'


Ed Sheeran has "One" acoustic-guitar video out now—and several more on the way in the run-up to the release of his new album, x.


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EXCLUSIVE: The Sam Chase Debuts Video for “Hero To Myself”


The Sam Chase, a San Francisco band that blends soul-searching poetry and boisterous revelry with a rugged, rootsy sound, debuts their video for “Hero To Myself.”


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Bob Dylan's Hand-Written 'Like A Rolling Stone' Lyrics Up for Auction


“You threw the bums a dime in your prime,” Bob Dylan famously snarled in “Like a Rolling Stone.” Well, how ‘bout throwing 10 million dimes? That’s the estimated amount expected to change hands next month when the original hand-written lyrics to Dylan’s seminal 1965 classic goes on auction in New York City.


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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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