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Santa Cruz Guitar Co., and the Birth of the Boutique


In late May, the acoustic-blues and folk singer Otis Taylor was hanging out at Immersive Studios in Boulder, Colorado, working on some new songs, when he ran into Bill Nershi, the guitarist for String Cheese Incident. The two got to talking about their instruments.


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Album Review: Ani DiFranco, 'Allergic to Water'


After a potentially career-crippling controversy earlier this year, Ani DiFranco has bounced back with an album of wistful, groove-based songs that suggest significant personal and artistic changes in her life. Allergic to Water is a quiet meditation that flirts playfully and soulfully with New Orleans-style blues and jazz, and stands as one of the singer-songwriter’s strongest and most introspective releases to date.


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Album Review: Pieta Brown, 'Paradise Outlaw'


The hushed music on singer-songwriter Pieta Brown’s sixth album, Paradise Outlaw, couldn’t be more different from her previous release, 2011’s Mercury, which she banged out live in a Nashville studio in just three days. That record pit Brown’s gossamer voice and poetic lyrics against a gritty backdrop of standup bass, drums played with brushes, crisp acoustic guitars, and the kind of shimmering tremolo that spawned a hundred Sun hits.


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Jeff Bridges Releases Live Album


Jeff Bridges and the Abiders are biding their time no more—and today released their new album, Live, a 14-track compilation of the finest moments from their recent concert run at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas.


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Hurray for the Riff Raff Launches Anti-Violence Indiegogo Campaign


Hurray For the Riff Raff is hoping to light a spark for “The Body Electric,” a new song at the center of a fundraising drive to raise awareness for organizations dedicated to curbing violent crime and advocating for marginalized communities.


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Neil Young Records Three Versions of Latest Song


Neil Young is no stranger to releasing multiple versions of the same song.


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Get Acoustic Guitar and Give Back While You’re At It


To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Acoustic Guitar is giving back. When you order a one-year subscription for just $25, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to one of five music organizations.


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Baranov, Lin at Carnegie Hall


The next installment of the D’Addario Performance Series features two internationally acclaimed classical guitarists—one a seasoned veteran of the States, the other making his U.S. debut.


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Kinks Talk Reunion Tour


The Kinks might be on the “komeback.”


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Rolling Stones Featured in Two New 'From the Vault' Concerts


Not only did the Rolling Stones claim to be the “greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”—they could’ve also boasted to be the greatest acoustic guitar band in the world. With such classics as “Angie,” “Wild Horses,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Let It Bleed” in their songbook, who could argue?


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Thompson Clan Comes Together for 'Family'


When it comes to keeping it in the family, Teddy Thompson’s hard to beat.


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AG Contributors Release New Albums, Kickstarter Campaign


It’s been an embarrassment of musical riches for Acoustic Guitar recently, as three different AG contributors have recorded three very different acoustic-based album projects.


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John Denver Box Set Due Out in November


John Denver fans are in for the rocky mountain high of their lifetime—at least they will be when a new 90-song, 4-CD tribute box set hits the shelves this fall.


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A Tribute to Late Dobro Great Mike Auldridge


Smooth is a word often attached to Mike Auldridge’s style. Not only to his Dobro playing, but to the neatly cropped sideburns, impeccably creased blue jeans, and spit-shined cowboy boots that were an indelible part of his image.


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Michigan Kids to Read About Acoustic Clucker


From a young age, Michigan children are taught a deep appreciation for the acoustic guitar—and the barnyard animals who play them.


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Beatles' Mono Catalog Released on Vinyl


Ask Steve Berkowitz what led him to uproot his life for two months to supervise the remastering of the Beatles' mono LPs, and the brash New Yorker responds without hesitation: “What would you say if someone asked, ‘Hey, do you want to go to Abbey Road Studio in London for 60 days and work on the Beatles tapes?’


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Robbie Basho's 'Art of the Acoustic' Album Set for Long-Awaited Reissue


Robbie Basho is primed for a long-awaited comeback, as the late acoustic guitarist’s album, Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12, is slated for a reissue, 35 years after its release.


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Album Review: 'Prospect Hill' by Dom Flemons


In the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons served as dynamic on-stage storyteller and chief ethnomusicologist for the old-time black string band he cofounded in 2005. When Flemons announced he’d be leaving the group last year, his decision somehow made sense.


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R.E.M. ‘Unplugged’ Sets Available Individually on Vinyl


Alt-rock pioneers R.E.M. were among the rare acts to appear twice on MTV Unplugged—the music network’s live showcase that made going acoustic one of the hottest trends of the ‘90s. Earlier this year, audio from both their 1991 and 2001 shows was released for the first time as a four-LP vinyl set on Record Store Day 2014—a limited edition package that, according to its distributor Rhino Records, “sold out instantly.”


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Martin Guitars Inspires Snowboard Design


Olympic snowboarder Danny Davis never hits the slopes without his Martin guitar—literally.


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Joan Baez to Receive ASCAP Centennial Award


Folk music icon Joan Baez will be among the select few honored with an ASCAP Centennial Award this fall, when the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers pays tribute to the “incomparable accomplishments” of five artists who cross a broad spectrum of music genres.


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Glen Campbell Film to Open in New York Oct. 24


A new documentary about the life and influence of “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Glen Campbell is galloping to the Big Screen in October.


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Album Review: 'The Man Upstairs' by Robyn Hitchcock


On The Man Upstairs, Robyn Hitchcock draws on his legacy as a psych-folk troubadour, magical realist poet, and intuitive guitarist to craft an acoustic-based set of originals mixed with covers of songs he could have written himself—including the Psychedelic Furs’ 1984 hit “The Ghost in You” and the Doors’ ’60s chestnut “The Crystal Ship.”


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LISTEN: Acoustic Guitar's October Issue Playlist


A selection of music from the artists written about in Acoustic Guitar's October issue. 


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'Basement Tapes Complete' Shall Be Released This November


You might say Bob Dylan is clearing out his basement. At least that’s one way to look at the November release of The Basement Tapes Complete, featuring 138 tracks from Dylan and the Band’s legendary sessions that took place in upstate New York in 1967 while the singer was recovering from a motorcycle accident.


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