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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.

Avett Brothers 'Thank God' for John Denver on 'Tonight Show'


The Avett Brothers threw some down-home “street” cred John Denver’s way by covering the late-country singer’s 1975 hit “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” during their March 5 spot on The Tonight Show.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Country. Folk.

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.


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Leo Kottke to Host 'Summer Camp' for Musicians


The jam sessions around the ol' campfire are going to sound especially good this year—well, at least they will at the Leo Kottke Dunk Tank, a new interactive summer camp for musicians taking place this August.


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Workshop for Women Still

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.

Bob Dylan in the 1980's Tribute Album Lineup Announced


Bob Dylan--'80s icon. Sound about two decades off? Not according to a new album, set for release March 25, which attempts to shed new light on the folk-rock legend's often-ignored 1980s period.


Video. News. Folk. Rock.

Dave Rawlings Machine Announces Summer Dates


The Dave Rawlings Machine's 2013 lineup is turning on the gears again this summer--but fans of the Americana virtuoso will only have six chances to catch the band in all its acoustic glory.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Flatpicking. Folk.

Cactus Blossoms Still

SXSW Saturday: Willie Nelson is Still King, While The Defibulators Host Cactus Blossoms, Robbie Fulks and The Deslondes


While Willie Nelson still rules Austin, Texas, a host of newcomers is waiting in the wings for their chance in the spotlight.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Folk.

Parker Millsap Still

SXSW Friday: Parker Millsap, Luke Winslow-King, and Hurray for the Riff Raff Wow the Crowds


Friday at South by Southwest was full of memorable acoustic performances delivered by a younger generation of players.


News. Blues. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Dawn Landes Still

SXSW Thursday: Twang 'Till Dawn


From the afternoon "Twangfest" to Dawn Landes' gorgeous 1 a.m. set, Thursday at South by Southwest delivered more acoustic gems.


News. Bluegrass. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

Della Mae Still

SXSW: Della Mae, Jamestown Revival, Wille Watson, and Haden Triplets All Shine


On Wednesday night at the South By Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas, stand-out performances seemed to be the norm.


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Online Jam Platform JamKazam Opens for Beta


The new jam service allows musicians to play in sync over long distances.


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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ani DiFranco Speaks Candidly About 'Plantation' Controversy


Folk singer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco talked frankly with Acoustic Guitar this past weekend about a controversy that went viral in December after her fans learned that the staunchly progressive singer had scheduled a songwriting workshop on a former slave plantation.


Video. News. Folk. Rock.

PonoMusic

Neil Young Announces Launch of PonoMusic


PonoMusic gears up to open preorders for its new portable, hi-res music player.


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Rounder Records

Rounder Records Moves to Nashville


Rounder Records completes its move from Boston to Nashville, acquires children's music imprint Music For Little People.


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

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A Tour of the Córdoba Guitars US Shop


A visit to the nylon-string guitar company’s new American shop, where it’s building a new Master Series inspired by iconic classical luthiers.


News. Classical. Guitar Care.

The Howlin' Brothers to Release New Album April 29


The Howlin' Brothers gear up to release Trouble, the follow-up to 2013's Howl.


Video. News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Flatpicking. Folk. Rock.

Musician Harry Manx Reunited with Rare Guitar Stolen from O'Hare Airport


"Mysticssippi" blues player Harry Manx is reuinited with his rare Mohan Veena after it was stolen from O'Hare airport's baggage claim.


Video. News. Folk.

Willie Watson Folk Singer Vol 1

Ex-OCMS Guitarist Willie Watson to Release Debut Solo Album on May 6


The former Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist announces the release date for his debut solo album.


News. Folk.

Santa Cruz guitar festival

Art of Guitar in Santa Cruz Includes Dali-like Playfulness


Fred Carlson’s “humanitar”--a highlight of the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival--is a Dali-style amalgamation of harp, guitar, and dancer.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.

U2 Go Acoustic At Oscars to Honor Nelson Mandela


Performing their Oscar-nominated song, "Ordinary Love," at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, U2 went for a decidedly acoustic vibe.


Video. News. Rock.

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash (1932–2003)


Remembering Johnny Cash on what would have been his 82nd birthday.


Video. News. Blues. Country. Folk.

Paco de Lucia, Flamenco Guitar Master, Dead at 66


Renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico on Wednesday at the age of 66.


Video. News. Fingerstyle. Folk.

Acoustic Stream Launches Kickstarter Campaign


The four-in-one device enables wireless recording and amplification, acts as a tuner, and measures humidity levels.


Video. News. Guitar Care.

Omnivore to Release Rare Hank Williams Broadcast on Vinyl, April 19


For Record Store Day, Omnivore Recordings will release Hank Williams' The Garden Spot Programs, 1950—Extended Play on vinyl.


Video. News. Country.

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