Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources (Italian standards, the Motown era, and an alien thought experiment), Italian guitarist Alberto Lombardi creates links between them all with his inventive fingerstyle arrangements and masterful technique.
On a Friday afternoon this past January, guitarist/folksinger/storyteller/multi instrumentalist/author/Renaissance man John McCutcheon dropped by the AG studios to pass some time before a show that evening at Berkeley’s famed Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse.
Here Menn plays a sophisticated arrangement of the old song “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” as well as “Bures-sur-Yvette,” an original composition that was inspired by time she spent in France as a teenager, and which reflects her classical background.
Fingerstyle guitar innovator, composer, and musicologist Laurence Juber stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studios in Richmond, California, late last year to perform selections from his latest project, Touchstones—The Evolution of Fingerstyle Guitar. The two-time Grammy winner may be familiar to many ears as the guitarist in Paul McCartney and Wings…
Acoustic Guitar is excited to share in the launch of the official video for “Call My Heart Back Home,” the latest single from fingerstyle stylist Christie Lenée. Lenée, whose unique percussive style and impressive chops helped her secure the title of 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, is one of the…
The Kentucky-based guitarist Nathan Salsburg has made some of the most compelling acoustic-guitar instrumental albums in this decade, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with the wonderful Chicago-based (English) guitarist James Elkington.
Playing her cherished Maton EBG808 tuned to D, A, D, F#, A, D and run through a handful of delay, harmony, and percussion effects—and donning a foot tambourine—Lenée demonstrated her award-winning dynamic hybrid fingerstyle/slapping/overhand tapping technique on the songs “Breath of Spring” and “Song for Michael Pukac,” the latter inspired by a painting by the Los Angeles artist of the same name.
For this session, guitarist and singer Todd Albright played three songs on his retro-style baritone 12-string guitars, while swinging down the West Coast on a tour supporting his album Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags.
Fingerpicker Joe Robinson stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studio for a fiery and fun session, Friday, April 20. Robinson, who was raised in the Australian Outback and now lives in Nashville, opens his AG Session with “Royal Flush.” He plays this harmonic-heavy showpiece from his 2008 album Time Jumpin’ at warp-speed with…
When Del McCoury’s tour bus rumbled into the parking lot of our offices on a crisp morning in late November 2017, the band members were still waking up after a sold-out two-show night at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.
Earlier this spring, American acoustic folk-blues treasure Chris Smither stopped by the AG studios to play a couple of songs off Call Me Lucky, his first release of all-new studio material since 2012’s Hundred Dollar Valentine.