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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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Lowden Announces Youth Guitar Contest

Are you under 25, interested in free stuff, and able to shred on the guitar? If so, the Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year Competition might just be for you.

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Ribot Plans Benefit for Haiti Youth Guitar Program

Musicians will be drumming up funds, while strumming for a good cause, this June as part of a fundraising event for the Frantz Casseus Young Guitarists Program in Port-Au-Prince.

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Rod Picott Premieres Video for "You're Not Missing Anything"

Americana songwriter Rod Picott premieres the video for "You're Not Missing Anything" at Acoustic Guitar. 

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GearFest Takes the Stage June 6 & 7

It’s time to get “amped” up for GearFest ’14, the largest public music trade show in the United States—a veritable musical manna for players, instruments, and the people who love them.

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Shovels & Rope Album Set for Release August 26

Shovels & Rope are tying up the loose ends on their latest album—a 13-song effort titled Swimmin’ Time, set for release August 26.

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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 Releases Videos in Lead Up to New Album 'x'

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

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Play like the Allman Brothers and Neil Young with Flatted III, VI, and VII Chords

In this example we'll look at a song that uses the I, IV, and V, but we'll try substituting the bVII for the V to give the progression a different feel.

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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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Fender Taps Bob Roback for Company President

There’s a new “lead guitarist” at center stage of Fender Musical Instruments, as Bob Roback has been named President of the guitar-making company renowned for such signature instruments as the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision bass.

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Ray LaMontagne Says Elvis Costello Helped Inspire 'Supernova'

If not for Elvis Costello's words of wisdom, Ray LaMontagne says he might never have found the inspiration to make Supernova

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John Fogerty to speak at USC music school graduation

John Fogerty has a “fortunate son” of a different stripe these days—in this case it’s Shane Fogerty, who’ll see his rock ‘n’ roll dad deliver the commencement speech next month  at his own college graduation ceremony.

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Ovation Guitars to Cease Domestic Production

The curtain is closing on Ovation’s made-in-the-USA line of acoustic guitars, as parent company Fender Musical Instruments today announced the closing of the brand’s longtime domestic manufacturing facility in New Hartford, Connecticut.

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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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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: 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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Paul McCartney Announces U.S. Dates for 'Out There' tour

Paul McCartney fans won’t have to “long for yesterday” when dreaming of live shows by their favorite former Beatle—as the 70-year-old lad from Liverpool has announced a slate of upcoming North American dates this summer as part of his world-trotting “Out There” tour.

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