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Vaselines Debut Acoustic Version of 'One Lost Year'


In anticipation of their upcoming new album, the Vaselines this week released an acoustic performance of the first single from V for Vaselines the Scotland-based band’s third studio LP, and its second release since reforming five years ago.


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Manny Roth, Founder of Folk Music Venue Cafe Wha?, Dead at 95


Manny Roth, the longtime owner of a New York City cafe that helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names in folk music, died earlier this week. He was 95.


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Big Star Albums to be Reissued


Big Star, the early-‘70s Memphis-based folk-pop group nearly as renowned for never achieving fame as for its now-celebrated music, will have another stab at the limelight—as Stax Records plans to reissue the band's first two albums, #1 Record and Radio City.


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Neil Young Backs Drive to Equip Trees With Cell Phones


If a tree falls in the rainforest and there’s no one around to hear it—can it make a phone call?


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Newport: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Newport Folk Festival Concludes with All Star Pete Seeger Tribute


On the last day of a sold-out event dominated by young bands playing to an equally young audience, the Newport Folk Festival wrapped up with a bow to its venerable history with a performance by Mavis Staples—who sang here with the Staples Singers 50 years ago. 


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Newport: Devil Makes Three

Newport Folk Festival Takes Big Tent Approach in 2014


Forty-nine years after Bob Dylan rankled folkies by plugging in a Fender Stratocaster, crunchy electric guitars are standard equipment at the Newport Folk Festival, alongside the flattop guitars, banjos, and fiddles.


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Jack White's Third Man Records Launches Books Division


Third Man Records, the vinyl-focused indie label founded in 2001 by musician Jack White, is entering a new chapter—literally—with the launch of its publishing wing, Third Man Books.


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Day Two of Summer NAMM 2014 Featured More Gear, More Excitement



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Guitars Descend on Nashville for Summer NAMM Show


NASHVILLE, TENN.—Walk down Lower Broadway in this storied southern city on pretty much any afternoon and you’ll hear acoustic guitars and pedal-steel spilling out of Tootsies and other famous clubs along the city’s legendary strip. But if you’re in town for the Summer NAMM Show, the cacophony of new guitars and gear blasting from the massive new Music City Center nearby almost drowns out the twang.


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Johnny Winter, 1944 - 2014


Johnny Winter, whose blistering blues licks earned him a place among the pantheon of great rock guitarists, died yesterday in a hotel near Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70.


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Everly Brothers to Be Honored at Tribute Concert


First it was “Bye Bye Love,” now it’s hello Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—as the Everly Brothers will be honored with an HoF tribute concert this autumn in Cleveland.


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Neil Young Israel Show Canceled


Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled their scheduled July 17 concert in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, the band announced in a statement Sunday.


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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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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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Keb' Mo' 'America the Beautiful' Free on July 4


Keb’ Mo’s latest will be available from sea to shining sea this Fourth of July, as the blues guitarist is offering a free download of his newly recorded take on “America the Beautiful.”


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Acoustic Soul Singer Michael Kiwanuka's Indie Label Partners with Fat Possum


Movement Records will soon be on the move in the U.S., as the British indie label recently signed a distribution deal with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum and Sony Entertainment’s RED.


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Acoustic Songs Highlight New Patriotic Comedy Album '2776'


As the Founding Fathers no doubt envisioned, patriotism, comedy, and acoustic guitars have finally formed a more perfect union—at least that’s the case with a newly released satirical album featuring some of the biggest names in music and comedy.


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Bob Dylan Rarities Found in NY Apartment


First there were the “basement tapes.” Now there are the “closet recordings.”


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X Announces 'West Coast Acoustic Tour'


The band X has something of a “wild gift” for acoustic guitar fans—the venerable Los Angeles punk rockers just announced their first-ever acoustic tour of the West Coast.


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Neil Young Sideman Talbot Suffers Stroke; to Sit Out Tour


Longtime Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist-guitarist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke that will force him to miss the band’s upcoming European tour.


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Eric Clapton Considering Retiring from the Road?


Eric Clapton was once hailed as “god” by a London graffiti artist—but apparently even god has his limits.


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Bob Dylan Still

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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Beatles Back on Screen in 'Hard Day's Night'


A Hard Day’s Night fans will certainly “feel all right” this summer when that seminal rock ‘n’ roll film returns to the big screen July 4 in a newly restored print.


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