Each step of his musical journey has shaped his approach as a composer and performer.
Webman tells the story behind one of the most intriguing pieces of guitar technology to emerge in the past decade.
The guitar work throughout shows Ellis’ impressive range, and the large selection of instruments gives each song a distinctive feel.
New Rhino set spans a time when Mitchell made multiple musical breakthroughs—as a songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader.
Leggett has become a master of tones and textures, of perfectly matching instruments and moods, of using tunings to create distinct, sonically rich backgrounds.
These 14 pieces share a serene, mysterious, contemplative quality that's both compelling and pleasantly mind-opening.
Isbin’s widespread career is full of collaborations both inside and outside of the classical guitar world.
Inventive sonic and instrumental touches throughout elevate what feels like a solo acoustic guitar album to something more expansive.
Featuring handpicked songs and notable guests, this collection features 13 Appalachian folk ballads sourced from the works of singers Mary Sands and Jane Gentry.
“Sidewalk Chalk” is a lovely waltz with a beautiful set of chord changes. It’s also quite approachable and, like so much of Levy’s work, is a joy to play.
What gives this music such vitality and allure, even for those who didn't grow up with Beatlemania in the 1960s?
On September 25th, the acoustic music community lost a great luminary with the passing of guitarist and composer Al Petteway.
At 83, the prolific guitarist/composer continues to write and record vital, involving pieces.
The Latin Grammy-winning guitarist discusses the recording and guitar techniques behind his new album, ‘Carreteras Secundarias, Vol. II.’
Watch Nat Myers perform a couple rollicking tunes and reflect on his road to the country blues.
Dig into 50 years of other-worldly guitar explorations from this unorthodox instrumentalist
The group's sophomore album may very well eclipse the unexpected success of its predecessor.
The multi-instrumentalist scholar talks about how he found his own voice through the study of old and new songs, and what makes the ideal acoustic guitar.
Jimmy Buffett passed away September 1, 2023 at 76. Today, we're revisiting this conversation with the "Margaritaville" singer-songwriter about his collection of rarified golden-era guitars.
Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, aka the Milk Carton Kids, discuss the creative process behind what is perhaps their strongest set of songs to date.
Mallett breathes new life into music that has languished since Holland’s passing more than a century ago.
It’s remarkable to say that even after all these decades of exploring all sorts of sonic and stylistic terrain, ‘Seven Psalms’ is unlike any other Paul Simon creation.
Robertson passed away August 9, 2023. Republished here is the cover story for our September 2011 issue, in which the legendary guitarist opened up about the Band, collaborating with Eric Clapton, and his collection of vintage Martins.
Lage talks about his uncommon use of the steel-string guitar in the evolution of his ensemble, as well as collaborating with his wife, singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy
Five high-achieving guitarists share how they maintain and continually improve their skills, while offering advice applicable to players of all styles.