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Review: Lead Belly, 'The Smithsonian Folkways Collection'


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


News. Blues.

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Ed Helms to Host Bonnaroo’s Bluegrass Situation Stage


Ed Helms is serious about bluegrass.


News. Bluegrass.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”


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Tom Brosseau: Walk a Mile in His Shoes


Tom Brosseau on his latest CD, Perfect Abandon.


Video. News. Songwriting.

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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.

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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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Rez Abbasi re-invents ’70s jazz-rock classics in an acoustic setting


Rez Abbasi gives an acoustic voice to several pillars of electric jazz fusion.


News. Jazz.

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World Circuit Records Releases Buena Vista Social Club's 'Lost & Found' on March 24


World Circuit Records is set to release Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found on March 24, distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. The album features unreleased tracks by Cuban guitar master Eliades Ochoa.


News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Jazz. Recording.

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One-of-a-Kind Vintage Gibson Sold


In August of 2012, Mark Stutman, owner of Folkway Music in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was contacted about an old guitar that was found under a bed somewhere in Iowa. Intrigued by the description he was given on the phone, he asked for a few photographs. Though the pictures he received were what one might call "low-res," Stutman saw enough to know that he had a true rarity on his hands: a 1941 Gibson J-35, in mint condition. Soon after, he flew to Iowa, bought the instrument, and held on to it for a couple of years.


News. Guitar Care.

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D'Angelico Unveils New Line of Acoustics


For most of the past 50 or so years, the esteemed D'Angelico brand was largely dormant, but since being purchased by a trio of entrepreneurs in 2013, D'Angelico has become rejuvenated. Inspired by John D'Angelico's original designs, the company's recent output of archtops, mostly manufactured in South Korea, may never approach the tonal and cosmetic excellence of their predecessors, but they have still won a growing number of new fans. As the D'Angelico resurgence continues, the company has added a range of new models to the catalog, including eight acoustic guitars introduced at the recent NAMM show in Anaheim.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Jazz.

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Listen to an Exclusive Track from Folk Legend Tom Paxton


It’s been more than five decades since folk music icon Tom Paxton first burst out of Greenwich Village coffee houses and clubs and established himself as one of the most original songwriters in that exciting and important musical scene. His diverse songs ranged from astute and sometimes moving socially conscious anthems to poignant love songs, humorous ditties, and quietly profound philosophical musings. It wasn’t long before singers were lining up to record his tunes; indeed, Paxton’s songs have been covered by such notables as Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Doc Watson, John Denver, Willie Nelson, and many others. It’s no wonder he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.


Video. News. Folk.

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Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna Manager Bill Thompson Dies


Less than a month after the passing of original Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully, comes word that another heavyweight of the San Francisco music scene, former Jefferson Airplane, Starship and Hot Tuna manager Bill Thompson, died January 12 of a heart attack in Mill Valley, Calif., where he lived, at the age of 70.


News. Folk. Rock.

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Lauryn Hill Announces Intimate, Acoustic Tour


"Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series" hits Washington D.C. and New York from February 13-25.


News. Blues. Folk. Songwriting.

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Martin Guitar Unveils New Models and Vintage Tone System at NAMM 2015


Martin Guitar reveals new models to suit a wide range of budgets.


News. Bluegrass. Blues. Country. Folk. Guitar Care.

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Joshua Radin Performs Wedding Song for Ellen


Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin appeared on Ellen earlier this week and performed the acoustic ballad “Today,” a song he sang at the host’s 2008 wedding.


News. Fingerstyle. Folk. Rock.

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Ovation Brand Sold to Drum Workshop


Yesterday, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced that KMC Music, its wholly owned subsidiary, has sold the Ovation guitar brand to Drum Workshop, Inc.


News. Guitar Care. Recording.

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