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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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New CD Offers Kurt Cobain Acoustically & Otherwise

Three songs into the 13-track Montage of Heck, a compilation of raw, lo-fi home demos and other recordings Kurt Cobain made, is a happy little acoustic instrumental titled, appropriately, “Happy Guitar.” Its Gypsy-jazz chording and fingerpicking reveal a perhaps unexpected fascination the late Nirvana front man seemed to have had…

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The Story Behind Davey Graham’s 1960s-Era Fingerstyle Classic ‘Anji’

Fifty years have passed since Simon and Garfunkel released Sounds of Silence, the duo’s breakthrough album. In that time, “I Am a Rock,” “Richard Cory,” and the title cut have become folk-rock classics. But the record covered one already-beloved song: “Anji,” an instrumental by Davey Graham, was well-known among British…

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AG Sessions Presents Laurie Lewis

In this special edition of Acoustic Guitar Sessions, bluegrass guitarist Laurie Lewis and mandolinist Tom Rozum perform the Carter Family classic "Who's That Knocking ?" and "Won't You Come and Sing for Me?

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Ron Jackson: Winter NAMM 2016

One of AG’s very own guitar instructors, Ron Jackson, stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to do a little jazz shredding on an Eastman AR810CE-7 archtop. Watch him put his magic to the Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern standard “The Way You Look Tonight,” from Jackson’s 1991 album, A Guitar Thing. Also check out his most recent release,…

The Circle, Unbroken: 50 Years of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

By Mark Kemp “What in the world are you listening to in there?” My mom was confused. It was the early 1970s and she was hearing acoustic guitars, banjos, and fiddles blaring from the wooden stereo console in our living room. Ordinarily, mom would have been fussing at me for…

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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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