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.)
Nick Drake died in the dark. Not just in the literal shadow of nighttime—although he did apparently pass away before dawn on November 25, 1974 from an overdose of antidepressants—but also at a moment when the reclusive British singer-songwriter could have no way of gleaning the influence he would exert…
Buzz Osborne, the wild-haired front man of the Melvins, has gone acoustic on his latest album, This Machine Kills Artists. Buzz stopped by the AG studios recently for our latest installment of Acoustic Guitar Sessions to discuss his self-described “ham-fisted” playing technique, and showcase a couple of songs from the new album.
In this session, Avett plays his Martin D-35 Seth Avett Signature Edition for a stirring version of his song “Souls Like the Wheels,” the only live track on the Avetts' new album, and chats with Kemp about performing on the streets of Charlotte, writing songs, using open tunings, and growing up on stage.
Midón stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studios last week to talk about guitars and play a few tunes from the new album, including the scorching acoustic-soul song “Was It Ever Really Love?,” featured in this installment of Acoustic Guitar Sessions.
In this Acoustic Guitar Session, Peter Case discusses the solo-acoustic inspiration he got from his blues idols Lightnin' Hopkins, Robert Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt, which led the former Plimsouls member to discover the advantages--both artistically and economically--of going solo.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero is a big deal, a sort of renaissance woman who not only has her hands in various strains of music—acoustic folk, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and rhythms from around the world—but also in a variety of other creative projects combining the arts with social justice.
Dar Williams stops in the Acoustic Guitar studios for an Acoustic Guitar Session to talk about never giving up on her fledgling music career—even in the face of petty cynicism from some of those closest to her.
Acoustic music mainstay Laurie Lewis says that a dream helped lead her to buy a 1905 Holzhapfel 12-string guitar. In the dream, Lewis began playing a 12-string and realized that it could unlock a whole new avenue of songwriting.
On tour to support his latest album, Weightless, Andersen stopped by Acoustic Guitar's studios to talk about his German-made Lakewood, the challenges of playing more than 200 concerts a year, and to play us his song "Drift Away."