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Sessions: Creative Director's Picks

Over the last 10+ years, Joey Lusterman has worked in every department at Acoustic Guitar magazine: front desk, ad sales, editorial, sound guy, camera man, booth babe, email coder, podcast editor, photographer, book designer… And he’s been behind the camera for nearly every Sessions video! Here are just a few of his favorites (see them all.)

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Michael Franti Acoustic Guitar Session

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Michael Franti

Michael Franti occupies a unique position in the current music scene. He was a founding member of late-'80s experimental funk band the Beatnigs -- which combined noisy, industrial punk and hip-hop with hard-hitting political songs, eventually evolving into the marginally more accessible Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

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Allmans Show Their Acoustic Side on ‘Idlewild South’ Reissue

by Mark Kemp Forty-five years ago, the Allman Brothers Band went acoustic. Sure, Idlewild South was only the group’s second album, but from Duane Allman’s joyous strumming that kick-starts “Revival” to his ominous acoustic riff that drives the mournful “Midnight Rider,” the record was quite a departure from the sustained…

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Quiles & Cloud

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Quiles & Cloud

Quiles and Cloud were a long way from their home in San Francisco in 2014, when they captured the audience at FreshGrass, the early-fall festival in the Berkshire Mountains where this act took a big step onto the national scene by winning the FreshGrass duo contest. Part of their prize…

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jennah Bell

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Jennah Bell

Rising star Jennah Bell recently stopped by the Acoustic Guitar offices to perform three of her stunning original songs. Watch the Brooklyn-based, Oakland-grown songwriter—who trained at Berklee College of Music—play “Phoenix Lights,” “Candied Daylight,” and “The Common Cold” and reveal the backstories behind her mysterious lyrics wrapped in gorgeous melodies. Bell is hard at work on her debut full-length album, so…

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Richard Osborn’s Steel-String Ragas

Break out the champagne, confetti and noisemakers—this marks the 100th entry in the Acoustic Guitar Sessions series! From the outset, it has been the mission of Sessions to capture a broad range of artists working in many different styles, from soulful singer-songwriters to fingerstyle wizards, “name” performers and rising talents.…

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Chris Cornell holds his acoustic guitar.

Chris Cornell Unplugs to Discover His ‘Higher Truth’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Chris Cornell died unexpectedly on May 17, 2017 . He was 52.] It’s 1990 and Soundgarden is on the cusp of becoming one of the biggest hard-rock acts in the world. The band had just signed to a major label, released its Billboard-charting second album, Louder Than Love, and Guns…

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