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A Conversation with the CEO of Martin Guitars


C.F. Martin IV reflects on the company’s legacy and the road ahead


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Watch Garrett Pierce Perform 'Tonight' + Check Out the Lineup for Huichica


Boutique music festival takes place in Sonoma, California from June 12-13.


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Special Focus: Readers' Guitar Lust Revealed


AG asked G.A.S.-suffering readers to share their pain—what acoustic guitar would they own, if money were no object? 


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Win a Cumpiano Steel-String


Legendary luthier William Cumpiano is offering a wonderful handmade steel-string guitar as part of a charity raffle to benefit La Esperanza, a non-profit community health organization.


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Parlor Pickin’: The 2015 Guide to Buying a Parlor Guitar


The humblest of small-body models has risen from its Victorian-era roots to become one of today’s most popular acoustic guitars


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Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger!


Folk legend Pete Seeger would have been 96 on May 3.


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Album Review: Tom Brosseau's 'Perfect Abandon'


Tom Brosseau’s strange and evocative new album finds depth in its simplicity.


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The Gift of a Guitar: How 'American Idol' contestant Hollywood Anderson Found His Calling


Through Covenant House, American Idol contestant Hollywood Anderson found his calling.


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Steve Earle—A Class Act


Earle’s camp at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, is billed as “four days and nights of singing and songwriting—hard core."


News. Blues. Folk. Songwriting.

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Woody Guthrie on the Left Coast


A new album and book explore Woody Guthrie’s formative years in L.A. 


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ELLNORA Guitar Fest Announces 2015 Lineup


Eclectic Illinois guitar fest spotlights women in the arts


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Mountain Jams: Are You Ready for MerleFest 2015?


How a family gathering flowered into one of the most influential string-band festivals


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Jack White Announces Acoustic Tour


Rocker Jack White will take a hiatus from the road, but not before launching a short acoustic tour


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Exclusive: The Weepies Cover Tom Petty's 'Learning to Fly'


When cancer threatened one half of this husband/wife duo, they wrote through the pain and stayed positive.


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Dobro Pioneer "Tut" Taylor Dead at 91


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.


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T Bone Burnett and Jack White's 'American Epic' Doc to Debut This Fall


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


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VIDEO: Exclusive Premiere of New Sam Lewis Song


Check out an exclusive video of Sam Lewis' "Never Again."


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Review: Lead Belly, 'The Smithsonian Folkways Collection'


Deluxe, definitive set showcases the full scope of Lead Belly’s music


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Ed Helms to Host Bonnaroo’s Bluegrass Situation Stage


Ed Helms is serious about bluegrass.


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Summertime Blues? Why Not? Find a Summer Guitar Camp That's Right for You


Summertime blues? Sure, and Celtic DADGAD, swing and whole lot more.


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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals Haven't Skipped a Beat


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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Greensky Bluegrass Joined by Phil Lesh at Terrapin


The hot Michigan-based ensemble welcomes Grateful Dead bassist to the stage.


News. Bluegrass. Country. Flatpicking. Folk.

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Perfect Your Pick Technique with our Latest Weekly Workout Download


These simple exercises will help take your picking-hand technique to the next level.


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Trey Hensley

Pickin’ & Singin’: Trey Hensley


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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