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Kinks Talk Reunion Tour


The Kinks might be on the “komeback.”


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LIVE REVIEW: Suzanne Vega performs an expansive but intimate set in Ithaca, New York


At its core, Vega’s style is intimate, and the small theater atmosphere in Ithaca was ideal for it.


Sessions. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Rolling Stones Featured in Two New 'From the Vault' Concerts


Not only did the Rolling Stones claim to be the “greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”—they could’ve also boasted to be the greatest acoustic guitar band in the world. With such classics as “Angie,” “Wild Horses,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Let It Bleed” in their songbook, who could argue?


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Thompson Clan Comes Together for 'Family'


When it comes to keeping it in the family, Teddy Thompson’s hard to beat.


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AG Contributors Release New Albums, Kickstarter Campaign


It’s been an embarrassment of musical riches for Acoustic Guitar recently, as three different AG contributors have recorded three very different acoustic-based album projects.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Fingerstyle. Folk. Jazz. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

John Denver Box Set Due Out in November


John Denver fans are in for the rocky mountain high of their lifetime—at least they will be when a new 90-song, 4-CD tribute box set hits the shelves this fall.


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A Tribute to Late Dobro Great Mike Auldridge


Smooth is a word often attached to Mike Auldridge’s style. Not only to his Dobro playing, but to the neatly cropped sideburns, impeccably creased blue jeans, and spit-shined cowboy boots that were an indelible part of his image.


Video. News. Blues. Country. Rock.

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Michigan Kids to Read About Acoustic Clucker


From a young age, Michigan children are taught a deep appreciation for the acoustic guitar—and the barnyard animals who play them.


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FLASH SALE: Acoustic Rock Guitar Basics Book for Just $15


Today only, $15 gets you one of our most popular books, Acoustic Rock Guitar Basics. And to top it off we’re offering free domestic shipping!


Lessons. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Rock. Technique and Theory.

Beatles' Mono Catalog Released on Vinyl


Ask Steve Berkowitz what led him to uproot his life for two months to supervise the remastering of the Beatles' mono LPs, and the brash New Yorker responds without hesitation: “What would you say if someone asked, ‘Hey, do you want to go to Abbey Road Studio in London for 60 days and work on the Beatles tapes?’


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R.E.M. ‘Unplugged’ Sets Available Individually on Vinyl


Alt-rock pioneers R.E.M. were among the rare acts to appear twice on MTV Unplugged—the music network’s live showcase that made going acoustic one of the hottest trends of the ‘90s. Earlier this year, audio from both their 1991 and 2001 shows was released for the first time as a four-LP vinyl set on Record Store Day 2014—a limited edition package that, according to its distributor Rhino Records, “sold out instantly.”


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Martin Guitars Inspires Snowboard Design


Olympic snowboarder Danny Davis never hits the slopes without his Martin guitar—literally.


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Glen Campbell Film to Open in New York Oct. 24


A new documentary about the life and influence of “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Glen Campbell is galloping to the Big Screen in October.


Video. News. Country. Rock.

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Album Review: 'The Man Upstairs' by Robyn Hitchcock


On The Man Upstairs, Robyn Hitchcock draws on his legacy as a psych-folk troubadour, magical realist poet, and intuitive guitarist to craft an acoustic-based set of originals mixed with covers of songs he could have written himself—including the Psychedelic Furs’ 1984 hit “The Ghost in You” and the Doors’ ’60s chestnut “The Crystal Ship.”


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'Basement Tapes Complete' Shall Be Released This November


You might say Bob Dylan is clearing out his basement. At least that’s one way to look at the November release of The Basement Tapes Complete, featuring 138 tracks from Dylan and the Band’s legendary sessions that took place in upstate New York in 1967 while the singer was recovering from a motorcycle accident.


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Greatest Guitar Riff: 'Whole Lotta Love,' say BBC fans


“Whole Lotta Love” got just that from voters in a British best-ever guitar riffs contest. It got us wondering: What's the best acoustic-guitar riff?


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Country Stars Salute Buddy Holly on New Album


Country music fans hoping Buddy Holly’s memory will “not fade away” are in for a treat, as a new CD and DVD salute to the late singer-songwriter is set to hit the shelves in September.


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Shelby Lynne Signs with Rounder; Readies New Album


Shelby Lynne recently put a wrap on her latest album—and, for an encore, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has wrapped up a new record deal with Rounder Records.


Video. News. Country. Rock.

Hardly Strictly Unveils 2014 Lineup


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival organizers have been hardly strictly forthcoming about the lineup for the October 3 to 5 event in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. But as acts have slowly been teased on the festival website—via a name-that-tune guessing game—the lineup is starting to solidify.


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Neil Young Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for PonoMusic Investors


Anybody wanna go into business with Neil Young?


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Bob Weir Cancels RatDog Shows Through 2014


Bob Weir has canceled all upcoming tour dates for his band RatDog, citing unspecific “circumstances” for the sudden move in an announcement made Sunday on the band’s Facebook page.


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CD Review: Squeeze Frontman Glenn Tilbrook Softens His Grip for 'Happy Ending'


Fans of the veteran British pop band Squeeze know that cofounder Glenn Tilbrook isn’t just notable for his sharp songwriting and instantly recognizable, McCartney-esque singing voice.


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New Clapton DVD Captures Life on the Road for 'Slowhand'


It’s no secret Eric Clapton logs a lot of frequent flyer miles—the guitar legend in June even hinted that the burdens of travel could bring an end to his touring days.


Video. News. Blues. Rock.

Johnny Depp Sits in on 'Basement Tapes' Session


Johnny Depp famously channeled Keith Richards in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies—but can he also do Bob Dylan?


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From the Home Office: Vintage Guitars, a Punk Icon, and a New Editor


When punk icon John Doe, a pioneer of what’s known today as alt-country and indie-folk, came into Acoustic Guitar's studio for a taping of our video series AG Sessions, we hit him with a little surprise.


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