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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ani DiFranco Speaks Candidly About 'Plantation' Controversy


Folk singer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco talked frankly with Acoustic Guitar this past weekend about a controversy that went viral in December after her fans learned that the staunchly progressive singer had scheduled a songwriting workshop on a former slave plantation.


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Rounder Records

Rounder Records Moves to Nashville


Rounder Records completes its move from Boston to Nashville, acquires children's music imprint Music For Little People.


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The Howlin' Brothers to Release New Album April 29


The Howlin' Brothers gear up to release Trouble, the follow-up to 2013's Howl.


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Santa Cruz guitar festival

Art of Guitar in Santa Cruz Includes Dali-like Playfulness


Fred Carlson’s “humanitar”--a highlight of the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival--is a Dali-style amalgamation of harp, guitar, and dancer.


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U2 Go Acoustic At Oscars to Honor Nelson Mandela


Performing their Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love," at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, U2 went for a decidedly acoustic vibe.


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LISTEN: Ray LaMontagne Previews "Supernova"


Ahead of his new album's May 6 release, singer and guitarist Ray LaMontagne spoke with Acoustic Guitar about Supernova and what he finds boring about contemporary music.


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Folk Alliance 2014 Spotlights Diversity


The Folk Alliance conference featured a variety of artists ranging from traditional bluegrass to singer-songwriters to acts blending cultures and genres—like Gangstagrass, a band that mixes acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, fiddle and straight-up rap.


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James Taylor Speaks Out Against Fracking in North Carolina TV Ad


Singer-songwriter James Taylor is appearing in an environmental TV ad in North Carolina, where he grew up, urging citizens to protest efforts to allow fracking in the state.


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Graham Nash Still

Graham Nash Delivers Folk Alliance International Keynote Speech


“We’re trying to shorten the distance between the public and the truth,” said two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash in his keynote speech Thursday at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Missouri.


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Neil Young Confirms More Solo Acoustic Shows


After wowing a sold out Carnegie Hall with a solo acoustic show, Neil Young has booked two more dates at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 29th and 30th. 


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Ray LaMontagne Supernova

Ray LaMontagne Announces Release Date of Fifth Studio Album


LaMontagne's Supernova is set to release on May 6, 2014.


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Michael Kiwanuka Third Man

Third Man Records Releases Michael Kiwanuka Single


Jack White's record label releases a 7" single by Michael Kiwanuka.


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LISTEN: Beck Mines Acoustic Vibe on "Blue Moon"


On Morning Phase, his first new album in six years, Beck resumes his relationship with the acoustic guitar. 


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Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Announce Co-Headlining Tour Dates for 2014


Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas to embark on tour of eastern and southern US this Spring.


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John Butler Trio Announces Initial Summer Tour Dates


The John Butler Trio announces their first three summer tour dates, releases new album.


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VIDEO: Noah Gundersen Records "Poor Man's Son" for His Debut LP


The singer-songwriter gives a sneak peek into the recording session for his debut LP, 'Ledges', and streams album on Spin.


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Broken Bells Pay Tribute to the Beatles on 'Late Show'


Broken Bells cover "And I Love Her" during David Letterman's week-long tribute to the Beatles.


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Band of Horses live

Band of Horses Premiere 'Acoustic at the Ryman'


The South Carolina band streams their new acoustic live album on Rolling Stone.


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Daisy Rock Releases Pixie Cupid Red Hot Luv Acoustic Guitar


Daisy Rock founder Tish Ciravolo shows off the company's new Pixie Cupid Red Hot Luv acoustic guitar, which, like the rest of their line, is marketed to girls. 


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Martin Shows Off Spiffy New CS-00S-14


Chris Thomas, the senior artist relations manager at C.F. Martin & Co., showed Acoustic Guitar a spate of stunning instruments at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA, including this gorgeous CS-00S-14.


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Gibson Debuts New Versions of the J-15 and Hummingbird


Acoustic Guitar caught up with Gibson product specialist Don Ruffatto at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, CA. He gave us the lowdown on brand new, 2014 versions of two classic guitars – Gibson’s ever-popular J-15 and Hummingbird.


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Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition Open to Acoustic Guitarists


The global music competition is accepting applications from acoustic guitarists for 2014.


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NAMM guitar sales picture

High-End Acoustic Guitar Sales Up 39% Since 2009


With just one week until the 2014 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, the outlook for high-end guitar sales is looking decidedly rosy. In a press release, NAMM noted the trend line for custom, handmade guitars. 


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Martin exhibit

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display 35 Rare Martin Guitars in New Exhibit


Thirty-five rare Martin guitars will go on display at the Met.


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