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How a family gathering flowered into one of the most influential string-band festivals
Rocker Jack White will take a hiatus from the road, but not before launching a short acoustic tour
When cancer threatened one half of this husband/wife duo, they wrote through the pain and stayed positive.
Robert A. “Tut” Taylor, one of the earliest innovators in the use of the Dobro in bluegrass and country music, died April 8. He was 91. Taylor had entered a hospital last week.
New PBS series—co-produced by Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett, and Jack White—will explore the emergence of roots music in the 1920s and '30s
Check out an exclusive video of Sam Lewis' "Never Again."
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Deluxe, definitive set showcases the full scope of Lead Belly’s music
Ed Helms is serious about bluegrass.
Summertime blues? Sure, and Celtic DADGAD, swing and whole lot more.
The calendar says it’s been seven years since Ben Harper played with his Innocent Criminals, but you wouldn’t have known it if you were at the Fillmore Auditorium last night. In fact, it sounded as if Harper and his longtime cohorts haven’t skipped a beat.
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The hot Michigan-based ensemble welcomes Grateful Dead bassist to the stage.
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These simple exercises will help take your picking-hand technique to the next level.
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Country music is all about storytelling. When the voice doing the telling is steeped in the sound of the Southern mountains, you can tell you’re hearing the real thing. Trey Hensley is the real thing.
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“Psst! Hey, buddy…. Can I interest you in a 1930 Selmer-Maccaferri D-hole gypsy jazz guitar? How ’bout a 1910 oval-hole L-4 archtop?”
Tom Brosseau on his latest CD, Perfect Abandon.
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Back in 2012, when Fender recruited Ren Ferguson to oversee its acoustic guitar lines, the legendary luthier had already retired from building instruments. He had presided over Gibson’s acoustic division for more than 25 years, with great distinction, and his sterling reputation in the industry was virtually unparalleled.
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Increase your familiarity with your fingerboard and learn to apply new techniques to blues, jazz, soloing and more.
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One of the biggest annual East Coast conferences aimed at folk music professionals will take place at the scenic Montreat Conference Center, 20 minutes northeast of Asheville, North Carolina, May 15-17. The four-day affair, put on by the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), offers performances, informative panels, instructional workshops, and keynote speakers in an attempt to, in the words of SERFA president Kim Richardson, “bring together this community of music-minded folks and provide the space and time to connect and re-energize together—to ask questions, share lessons learned, and inspire one another—not to mention, to play a ton of music in this stunning setting.”
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Rez Abbasi gives an acoustic voice to several pillars of electric jazz fusion.
World Circuit Records is set to release Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found on March 24, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. The album features unreleased tracks by Cuban guitar master Eliades Ochoa.
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In August of 2012, Mark Stutman, owner of Folkway Music in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was contacted about an old guitar that was found under a bed somewhere in Iowa. Intrigued by the description he was given on the phone, he asked for a few photographs. Though the pictures he received were what one might call "low-res," Stutman saw enough to know that he had a true rarity on his hands: a 1941 Gibson J-35, in mint condition. Soon after, he flew to Iowa, bought the instrument, and held on to it for a couple of years.
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For most of the past 50 or so years, the esteemed D'Angelico brand was largely dormant, but since being purchased by a trio of entrepreneurs in 2013, D'Angelico has become rejuvenated. Inspired by John D'Angelico's original designs, the company's recent output of archtops, mostly manufactured in South Korea, may never approach the tonal and cosmetic excellence of their predecessors, but they have still won a growing number of new fans. As the D'Angelico resurgence continues, the company has added a range of new models to the catalog, including eight acoustic guitars introduced at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim.
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