Adam Perlmutter

Adam Perlmutter

Adam Perlmutter holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a master's degree in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory. He is the editor of Acoustic Guitar.
Happy Traum, Stefan Grossman, Rory Block, and Steve James

Out of the Blues: Reflections on the 1960s Folk Revival

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, prewar acoustic blues guitarists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, and Reverend Gary Davis earned late-in-life fame as new audiences eagerly devoured their music through performances at events like the Newport Folk…

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photo of Chris Eldridge holding a guitar

World Premiere: Learn a Tune by Chris Eldridge

Chris Eldridge, the Punch Brothers member and house guitarist on NPR’s Live From Here, has in recent years been having conversations with Collings Guitars about making the ultimate dreadnought. “One of my main goals was to come up with something…

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The Official Jim D’Addario Reverb Store Opens

Not long ago, Jim D’Addario, Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer of D’Addario & Company, Inc., began to feel guilty that most of the guitars in his 50-instrument collection were being neglected. D’Addario decided to pair with Reverb to sell an initial batch of 14 of these guitars.

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Taylor Guitars' builders edition

Taylor Guitars Introduces New Models for 2020

Having unveiled its innovative V-Class bracing system in 2018 and Grand Pacific guitars last year, Taylor is adding four new models to the Builder’s Edition collection, which now includes nine instruments. At the top of the line is the 816ce,…

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Dire Straits (L-R): John Illsley, Mark Knopfler, Pick Withers, David Knopfler

Acoustic Classic: Dire Straits‘ ‘Sultans of Swing’

When AG recently surveyed readers about what songs they’d like to learn, the most requested selection was “Sultans of Swing.” This came as a surprise, as the track, which the British rock band Dire Straits released in 1978, has not a lick of acoustic guitar in it. But ask and you shall receive, as they say.

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Campfire Songs: Learn to Play ‘Tom Dooley’

This classic murder ballad chronicles the 1866 death of one Laura Foster, in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and the capital punishment of her lover and assailant, Tom Dula—a story that received widespread national attention when it was published in newspapers such as The New York Times.

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