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.
GFA Hall of Fame Inductee Sharon Isbin Has Expanded the Reach, Reputation, and Repertoire of the Classical Guitar
Isbin’s widespread career is full of collaborations both inside and outside of the classical guitar world.
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.
Stylistically Diverse Guitarist Twanguero Records a Beautiful Nylon-String Album in the Costa Rican Rainforest
The Latin Grammy-winning guitarist discusses the recording and guitar techniques behind his new album, ‘Carreteras Secundarias, Vol. II.’
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.
Christopher Mallett Shines a Light on Pioneering Black American Guitarist and Composer Justin Holland
Mallett breathes new life into music that has languished since Holland’s passing more than a century ago.
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.
On ‘Celebrants,’ their first new record in nine years, the trio rekindles their connection and explores new territory.
He will forever be best known as half of Hall & Oates, but John Oates has carved a distinct identity as a proponent of classic Americana
Many significant developments in classical guitar design and technique flourished in Spain during the past few centuries, but the story indeed began many years—perhaps millennia—earlier.
The acoustic music world lost one of its most colorful figures when Steve James passed away on January 6, 2023, at 72.
The eight-string guitarist's latest album, ‘Che Argentina,’ is a passion project devoted to 20th-century works by seven Argentine composers.
To learn more about Larkin Poe's journey from acoustic roots music to amped-up rock, we caught up with the sisters by phone from their home bases in Nashville.
On their latest release, In Between Thoughts... A New World, the spiritually inclined pair have invested their pan-genre musical values with some of their own more metaphysical ones.
The albums is an extension of Lenée’s current fascinations, which include experimenting with fingerstyle on the 12-string and an ongoing exploration of alternate tunings.
Since Grant Gordy's 2010 self-titled debut album, he has used bluegrass as a foundation while stretching out far beyond the genre’s confines to find his voice as an improviser, composer, and arranger.
Now age 68, classical guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk turns momentarily wistful looking back over his long and storied career. “Years pass by and I think, ‘How can this be?’ I’m just getting started,” he says, voice rising. “I’m at the point where I’m looking at the last chapters of my life.”
As you might expect from such a narrative songwriter, each of his guitars has a bit of a story behind it.