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New Clapton DVD Captures Life on the Road for 'Slowhand'


It’s no secret Eric Clapton logs a lot of frequent flyer miles—the guitar legend in June even hinted that the burdens of travel could bring an end to his touring days.


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#TBT: Young Conan O'Brien Shops for an Acoustic Guitar


Conan O'Brien steals the show in this NAMM Professional Development training video from 1986.


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Blackbird Guitars: Taking Guitars Where Guitars Have Never Gone Before


Guitarists interested in Blackbird’s carbon-fiber instruments often have a goal in mind, one that’s outside of what many would think of as normal—or even a good idea.


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Johnny Depp Sits in on 'Basement Tapes' Session


Johnny Depp famously channeled Keith Richards in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies—but can he also do Bob Dylan?


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Nick Drake Tape Pulled from Auction


A reel of six previously unreleased Nick Drake songs was set to be auctioned at London’s Ted Owen & Company this week, but were pulled from the auction block by a last-minute copyright challenge from both the Drake estate and from Drake’s label Island/Universal Records, according to auction house officials.


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Johnny Cash Home Proposed as Eating-Disorder Rehab


The longtime home of Johnny Cash may become a facility to help people “walk the line” of healthful eating habits.


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From the Home Office: Vintage Guitars, a Punk Icon, and a New Editor


When punk icon John Doe, a pioneer of what’s known today as alt-country and indie-folk, came into Acoustic Guitar's studio for a taping of our video series AG Sessions, we hit him with a little surprise.


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Prison Guitar Ban Lifted by British Officials


Clang, clang go the Jail Guitar Doors once again—as British penal authorities are reversing an earlier decision to ban steel-string acoustic guitars in prison cells.


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CD Review: Tattletale Saints Cut Deep on 'How Red Is the Blood?'


Tattletale Saints’ mournful acoustic guitars, upright bass, and smart rhymes netted the duo New Zealand’s award for best folk album of 2014, and it’s easy to see why.


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Big Star Albums to be Reissued


Big Star, the early-‘70s Memphis-based folk-pop group nearly as renowned for never achieving fame as for its now-celebrated music, will have another stab at the limelight—as Stax Records plans to reissue the band's first two albums, #1 Record and Radio City.


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Neil Young Backs Drive to Equip Trees With Cell Phones


If a tree falls in the rainforest and there’s no one around to hear it—can it make a phone call?


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Newport: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Newport Folk Festival Concludes with All Star Pete Seeger Tribute


On the last day of a sold-out event dominated by young bands playing to an equally young audience, the Newport Folk Festival wrapped up with a bow to its venerable history with a performance by Mavis Staples—who sang here with the Staples Singers 50 years ago. 


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Newport: Devil Makes Three

Newport Folk Festival Takes Big Tent Approach in 2014


Forty-nine years after Bob Dylan rankled folkies by plugging in a Fender Stratocaster, crunchy electric guitars are standard equipment at the Newport Folk Festival, alongside the flattop guitars, banjos, and fiddles.


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CD Review: Passenger's Dark, Alluring 'Whispers'


“All I need is a whisper in a world that only shouts,” Mike Rosenberg’s gravelly voice intones on the title track of Whispers, the singer-songwriter’s new album under the name Passenger. It almost sounds as though Rosenberg is gulping for air amid an onrush of unexpected popularity.


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Randy Travis to Release Second Album of Classic Covers


Randy Travis is under the influence—the influence, that is, of some of country music’s greatest legends.


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Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Album to Hit Shelves September 16


It’s blue skies ahead for the Foggy Mountain Boys—as a new tribute album honoring the music of bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs is due out September 16 from Rounder Records.


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Guitars Descend on Nashville for Summer NAMM Show


NASHVILLE, TENN.—Walk down Lower Broadway in this storied southern city on pretty much any afternoon and you’ll hear acoustic guitars and pedal-steel spilling out of Tootsies and other famous clubs along the city’s legendary strip. But if you’re in town for the Summer NAMM Show, the cacophony of new guitars and gear blasting from the massive new Music City Center nearby almost drowns out the twang.


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Martin Unveils Summer Limited-Edition Guitars


Summer days seem to disappear so quickly—and so do summer limited-edition Martin guitars, if you don’t hurry.


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Johnny Winter, 1944 - 2014


Johnny Winter, whose blistering blues licks earned him a place among the pantheon of great rock guitarists, died yesterday in a hotel near Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70.


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Everly Brothers to Be Honored at Tribute Concert


First it was “Bye Bye Love,” now it’s hello Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—as the Everly Brothers will be honored with an HoF tribute concert this autumn in Cleveland.


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Muriel Anderson Headlines July 17 'All Star Guitar Night'


The guitar stars will be shining on Nashville this week, when some of the brightest orbs in the acoustic world will strum up great music—and funds for a great cause—at Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night, one of the signature events at the National Association of Music Merchants’ summer conference.


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Neil Young Israel Show Canceled


Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled their scheduled July 17 concert in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, the band announced in a statement Sunday.


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EXCLUSIVE: Haas Kowert Tice Premiere 'Down the Hatch'


Bluegrass supergroup Haas Kowert Tice premiere the single "Down the Hatch" from their forthcoming album, You Got This


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Woody Guthrie Audio Book Spotlights New York Years


You’ve heard the Dust Bowl Ballads… now try the 43rd Street ballads. That’s where Woody Guthrie wrote his signature song, “This Land Is Your Land,” and is one of several locations that are the focus of My Name Is New York, a new audio book paying homage to Guthrie’s nearly three decades in the Big Apple.


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CD Review: Conor Oberst Takes a Leap on 'Upside Down Mountain'


“Life’s a rollercoaster—keep your arms inside,” Conor Oberst sings in “You Are Your Mother’s Child,” on Upside Down Mountain, his first collection of new music in three years, and you’d better heed his warning.


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