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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. 


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Guild Deal Finalized, Say Fender Officials


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced today that it has finalized the sale of Guild guitars to Cordoba Music Group.


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Keb' Mo' 'America the Beautiful' Free on July 4


Keb’ Mo’s latest will be available from sea to shining sea this Fourth of July, as the blues guitarist is offering a free download of his newly recorded take on “America the Beautiful.”


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Acoustic Soul Singer Michael Kiwanuka's Indie Label Partners with Fat Possum


Movement Records will soon be on the move in the U.S., as the British indie label recently signed a distribution deal with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum and Sony Entertainment’s RED.


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Acoustic Songs Highlight New Patriotic Comedy Album '2776'


As the Founding Fathers no doubt envisioned, patriotism, comedy, and acoustic guitars have finally formed a more perfect union—at least that’s the case with a newly released satirical album featuring some of the biggest names in music and comedy.


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Bob Dylan Rarities Found in NY Apartment


First there were the “basement tapes.” Now there are the “closet recordings.”


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X Announces 'West Coast Acoustic Tour'


The band X has something of a “wild gift” for acoustic guitar fans—the venerable Los Angeles punk rockers just announced their first-ever acoustic tour of the West Coast.


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Neil Young Sideman Talbot Suffers Stroke; to Sit Out Tour


Longtime Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist-guitarist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke that will force him to miss the band’s upcoming European tour.


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Eric Clapton Considering Retiring from the Road?


Eric Clapton was once hailed as “god” by a London graffiti artist—but apparently even god has his limits.


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Andy McKee Sets Autumn Tour Dates


Andy McKee may not yet be an acoustic-guitar “legend,” but his fall Mythmaker tour looks like an epic in the making.


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Luthier Gary Zimnicki Makes Guitars and Ukuleles Out of Detroit's Abandoned Homes


Using the floorboards and wood trim from abandoned homes in Detroit, Michigan, Luthier Gary Zimnicki is producing quality guitars and ukuleles. 


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Bob Dylan's Handwritten Original Lyrics for 'Like a Rolling Stone' Sold for $2 Million


At Sotheby's auction house in New York on Tuesday, Bob Dylan's original handwritten copy of the lyrics to his classic song "Like a Rolling Stone" were sold to an anonymous buyer for just over $2 million. 


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Dolly Parton makes highest UK chart debut


The British love tea, Marmite, two-story buses, and kidney pie. And now you can add Dolly Parton to that list.


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Ben and Ellen Harper Keep it in the Family with 'Childhood Home'


Not many things are as magical as the voices of blood relatives singing together in close, lockstep harmony. You’ve heard it countless times over the decades: the Carters, the Louvins, the Everlys, the Staples. When the singers are a mother and her son, the bond is deeper still.


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Beatles Back on Screen in 'Hard Day's Night'


A Hard Day’s Night fans will certainly “feel all right” this summer when that seminal rock ‘n’ roll film returns to the big screen July 4 in a newly restored print.


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Keith Urban Strings Up New Product Line of Guitars


“You’ll think of me,” crooned Keith Urban in his Grammy-winning hit of the same name. Now he wants you to think of him when shopping for a new acoustic guitar.


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Woody Guthrie's L.A. Years Leads to Album Project


Call it: Woody Guthrie, the lost years. That’s the focus of a new album project by Americana musician and folk-music scholar Darryl Holter, who is examining the influence of Los Angeles on the music and legacy of Woody Guthrie.


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Bonnaroo Kicks Out the Jams


The Avett Brothers will be playing it to the Bonn this weekend—and by that we mean the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the annual four-day genre-come-all jam session at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.


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Nils Lofgren the Focus of 9-CD Boxed Set


Nils Lofgren fans will have something to “grin” about this summer, when Fantasy Records releases a 10-CD career retrospective on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist.


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Grateful Dead 'Beat Club' Show Coming to Big Screen


If you can remember a Grateful Dead concert from 1972—you weren’t really there.


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Los Lobos, Joan Baez to Headline Kate Wolf Fest


“How will the wolf survive?” the members of Los Lobos famously asked in their hit album of the same name. Well, if it’s the Kate Wolf Music Festival they’re talking about, it’s not only surviving—it’s thriving thanks to a lineup that includes Los Lobos, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, and more.


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Review: Gibson's New J-29 is an Acoustic-Rock Workhorse


So much classic music has been made on a Gibson J-45. Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon are just a few of the greats who have relied on this workhorse of a guitar, with its taut bass and overall warmth, not to mention its receptiveness to both forceful strumming and delicate fingerpicking. Gibson recently introduced a pair of curious variations on the J-45—the J-15 and J-29—swapping out walnut and rosewood bodies, respectively, for the traditional mahogany. 


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Ramblin' Jack Documentary Gets Digital Remaster


The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack is coming back for an encore this summer—as Aiyana Elliott’s 14-year-old documentary about “having the world’s greatest rambler as your dad” readies for its re-mastered rerelease.


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Beatle for Sale: Lennon Writings Bring $3 million


“Baby, you’re a rich man,” sang John Lennon—and you’d have to be to afford “The Fat Budgie.”


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Peter Rowan Gets the 'Dharma Blues' This Summer


Peter Rowan says he’s embarking on a “spiritual journey”—and fans of the bluegrass legend can join him en route July 8, with the release of his latest album, Dharma Blues.


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