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$2 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Back Issues


Acoustic Guitar August back issues are one sale for $2. Limited supplies available, offer expires 8/9 (midnight PST).


Lessons. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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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.


News. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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Acoustic Guitar July back issues are one sale for $2. Limited supplies available, offer expires 7/25 (midnight PST).


Sessions. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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. 


Video. News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. News. Country. Folk. Songwriting.

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. 


Video. News. Country. Rock. Songwriting.

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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.


Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting.

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Songwriting Tip: Write First, Think Later


Acoustic Guitar Editor at Large Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers says don't filter yourself when beginning to write a song.


Advice. Songwriting. Beginner.

Slack-key Legend Dennis Kamakahi, 1953 - 2014


Dennis Kamakahi, the renowned slack-key guitarist who helped put that distinctive open-tuning Hawaiian style on the map, died from lung cancer April 28. He was 61.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Songwriting.

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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


News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. News. Blues. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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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.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Hobler Premieres Video for 'All Along'


New York folkie Ryan Hobler is premiering the video for his song "All Along" at AcousticGuitar.com. 


Video. News. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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Kacey Musgraves Reflects on her Whirlwind Ascent


There is no denying that Kacey Musgraves' arrow is pointing upward. 


Songs. Country. Rock. Songwriting.

Hank Williams 'Garden Spot' recordings to be released


Two dozen long-lost Hank Williams performances will “see the light” next month, when Omnivore Recordings releases The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, a collection of cuts from an obscure Iowa-based radio show that first aired more than 64 years ago.


Video. News. Country. Songwriting.

Paul Simon tribute concert at Carnegie Hall


There won’t be much of the ‘sound of silence’ heard at New York’s Carnegie Hall next week, when folk-music legend—and noted fingerstyle guitarist—Paul Simon will be honored with a musical tribute to his 50-plus-year career.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

Bob Dylan ‘New Basement Tapes’ projects 'shall be released' in 2014


Lo and behold! A slew of never-released Bob Dylan lyrics from the folk-rock legend’s Basement Tapes era is being turned into an album and movie project by such musicians as Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and T Bone Burnett.


Video. News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Bell Premieres Powerful New Video for "Names"


Nathan Bell premieres his new video for "Names" today, exclusively at Acoustic Guitar. The song is from the singer-songwriter’s latest album Blood Like A River, reviewed in AG's March issue.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

EXCLUSIVE SONG: Singer-Songwriter Patrick Park Premieres ‘My Holding Hand is Empty’


'Acoustic Guitar' premieres Patrick Park’s new song “My Holding Hand is Empty” exclusively today. It’s one of the highlights of his upcoming fourth album, 'Love Like Swords,' available April 22 on iTunes and other music distributors.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Recording. Rock. Songwriting.

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Lessons. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory.

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Workshop for Female Guitarists to be Held at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music


Acoustic Guitar contributor October Crifasi will be teaching rock and roll songwriting workshops for women this Saturday and Sunday, March 22nd and 23rd, at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. 


News. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. Songs. Bluegrass. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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.


Video. News. Country. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock. Songwriting.

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