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Tom Brosseau

Album Review: Tom Brosseau's 'Perfect Abandon'

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

News. Folk. Recording.

Jerry and Grisman

Tea Time with Jerry Garcia: The Grateful Dead Guitarist on his Country Roots

Sharing a cup of tea with Jerry Garcia yielded reflections on friendship and his country roots.

News. Bluegrass. Rock. Songwriting.

Hollywood Anderson

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.


Steve Earle

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.

Darryl Holter

Woody Guthrie on the Left Coast

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

News. Folk.

ELLNORA Guitar Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

Eclectic Illinois guitar fest spotlights women in the arts


Mountain Jams: Are You Ready for MerleFest 2015?

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


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.

Video. News.

Tut Taylor

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.



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

Video. News.

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VIDEO: Exclusive Premiere of New Sam Lewis Song

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

Video. News. Country. Folk. Recording. Songwriting.

Lead Belly set

Review: Lead Belly, 'The Smithsonian Folkways Collection'

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

News. Blues.

Bluegrass Situation

Ed Helms to Host Bonnaroo’s Bluegrass Situation Stage

Ed Helms is serious about bluegrass.

News. Bluegrass.


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.



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.

News. Rock. Songwriting.


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.


Perfect Your Pick Technique with our Latest Weekly Workout Download

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

News. Flatpicking. Technique and Theory.

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.

News. Country. Songwriting.


John Fry’s Amazing Guitar Miniatures

“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: Walk a Mile in His Shoes

Tom Brosseau on his latest CD, Perfect Abandon.

Video. News. Songwriting.

Ren Ferguson

Mountain Man: Ren Ferguson leads Guild’s transition from Fender to Córdoba

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.

News. Guitar Care.


2 New Weekly Workout Guides Available!

Increase your familiarity with your fingerboard and learn to apply new techniques to blues, jazz, soloing and more.

News. Technique and Theory.

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Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Hosting Spring Conference

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.”

News. Bluegrass. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk.

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