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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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John Hiatt to Tour in Support of New Album


Folk singer John Hiatt will be raising the white flag July 15 with the release of his latest album, Terms of My Surrender.


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Lowden Announces Youth Guitar Contest


Are you under 25, interested in free stuff, and able to shred on the guitar? If so, the Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year Competition might just be for you.


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Ribot Plans Benefit for Haiti Youth Guitar Program


Musicians will be drumming up funds, while strumming for a good cause, this June as part of a fundraising event for the Frantz Casseus Young Guitarists Program in Port-Au-Prince.


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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.


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John Butler Trio Sets Summer Tour Dates


Australian roots band the John Butler Trio will be kicking out the jams in the Northern Hemisphere this summer, as the group announced a series of stateside shows beginning June 5 at the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado.


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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. 


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Nickel Creek Rocks Oakland's Fox Theater


After a six-year hiatus, Nickel Creek is back on the road supporting their new album, A Dotted Line, and on Monday night at Oakland's Fox Theater, the band showed it it hasn't lost a beat. 


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Music Changes the Way We Think, Say British Scientists


It’s no secret that music can alter one’s mood—but can it also alter the way we think? That’s what British psychologists are asking, after the release of a study which found that musical training can increase blood flow to the left side of the brain.


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Luthier Ferguson to Lead Cordoba's Guild Line


Guild guitars will be reuniting with its heralded guitar maker of recent years, as luthier Ren Ferguson is set to join Cordoba Music Group as head of manufacturing for the Oxnard, California-based company’s soon-to-be-acquired Guild line.


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GearFest Takes the Stage June 6 & 7


It’s time to get “amped” up for GearFest ’14, the largest public music trade show in the United States—a veritable musical manna for players, instruments, and the people who love them.


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Strawberry Music Festival Permit Denied Over Safety Concerns


Last year’s devastating Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park was doused in October—but officials still have their dampers out for the area’s Strawberry Music Festival, which had its permit denied last week due to post-blaze safety concerns.


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Shovels & Rope Album Set for Release August 26


Shovels & Rope are tying up the loose ends on their latest album—a 13-song effort titled Swimmin’ Time, set for release August 26.


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Guild Sale Nearly Complete, Say Fender Officials


Fender guitars is unstrapping one of its most familiar makes--Guild guitars—and is in the process of finalizing the sale of the 61-year-old acoustic-guitar brand to Cordoba Music Group, makers of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and other accessories.


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Billy Bragg Takes on British Penal System over Guitar Ban


Is a ban on steel-string guitars in British prison cells leading to an uptick in inmate suicides? That’s what political folk-rocker Billy Bragg wants to know, as he and other prominent musicians are questioning the UK government’s tightened regulation of instruments in prisoners’ quarters.


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Ed Sheeran Goes Acoustic in Lead Up to New Album 'x'


Ed Sheeran has "One" acoustic-guitar video out now—and several more on the way in the run-up to the release of his new album, x.


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EXCLUSIVE: The Sam Chase Debuts Video for “Hero To Myself”


The Sam Chase, a San Francisco band that blends soul-searching poetry and boisterous revelry with a rugged, rootsy sound, debuts their video for “Hero To Myself.”


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Bob Dylan's Hand-Written 'Like A Rolling Stone' Lyrics Up for Auction


“You threw the bums a dime in your prime,” Bob Dylan famously snarled in “Like a Rolling Stone.” Well, how ‘bout throwing 10 million dimes? That’s the estimated amount expected to change hands next month when the original hand-written lyrics to Dylan’s seminal 1965 classic goes on auction in New York City.


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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.


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VIDEO: Ricky Skaggs Awe-Struck at Merlefest


“Holy Ghost moment.” Those words came from the mouth of venerable mandolin player Ricky Skaggs as he walked off the Doc & Merle Watson Theatre stage at Merlefest Friday night, eyes closed and in a near trance, having just played a smoking set with the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley.


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Fender Taps Bob Roback for Company President


There’s a new “lead guitarist” at center stage of Fender Musical Instruments, as Bob Roback has been named President of the guitar-making company renowned for such signature instruments as the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision bass.


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