Greg Cahill

Greg Cahill

Jeffrey Foucault Session

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jeffrey Foucault

The songs of Jeffrey Foucault display an earnest, though often tender, Midwestern sensibility. During the past 15 years, this Whitewater, Wisconsin, country-folk troubadour has recorded a handful of critically acclaimed albums spotlighting his carefully crafted original songs. NPR once praised…

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Firekid

Firekid Is a Red-Hot Country Picker

From the August 2016 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG CAHILL Dillon Hodges is a popular electro-pop artist whose recent self-titled album firekid (Atlantic) is the vanguard of a stealth campaign to bring bluegrass music to the masses. The soft-spoken…

alejandro escovedo

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Alejandro Escovedo

On this intimate Acoustic Guitar Sessions performance, Alejandro Escovedo recounts his past in three songs from throughout his career: "Five Hearts Breaking," one of the first songs he ever wrote; "Chelsea Hotel 78," about being at the New York landmark the night Sid Vicious killed girlfriend Nancy Spungen; and "Bottom of the World," an homage to his adopted hometown Austin, Texas.
Greg Brown Acoustic Guitar Session

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Greg Brown

Acoustic Guitar Sessions filmed Brown shortly before a show at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California. He performed three songs—"Bones Bones," "Laughing River," and the haunting "Besham's Bokerie"—and shared a story about each song.

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LISTEN After 50 Years, Chaim Tannenbaum Debuts Solo CD

By Greg Cahill There’s an ancient wisdom to the songs of Chaim Tannenbaum. After five decades behind the scenes, Tannenbaum has quietly become a folk-music legend, of sorts. This expert multi-instrumentalist has been a longtime collaborator of the Wainwright-McGarrigle family…

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The Beach Boys at Zumba beach

Learn a Simple Arrangement of ‘Sloop John B’

An ancient folk song chronicling boating misadventures, “Sloop John B” was transformed into a chamber-pop classic when the Beach Boys recorded the tune and released it on their groundbreaking 1966 album Pet Sounds. Before then, the song—originally called “The John…

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Otis Taylor Acoustic Guitar Session

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Otis Taylor (with Anne Harris)

He calls it trance blues. And Chicago-born bluesman Otis Taylor has honed his art into a  razor-sharp, steely mojo machine, garnering critical acclaim for such albums as 1979's When Negroes Walked the Earth, 2008's haunting Recapturing the Banjo, and the recent Hey Joe Opus Red Meat.
Peter Rowan

Merlefest 2016: DAY ONE

Sunshine, good friends, and bluegrass music. It doesn’t any better than this. Acoustic Guitar senior editor Mark Kemp is at MerleFest 2016 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The acts today include John Prine, Peter…

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