Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, & Steve Wariner share the distinction of being Certified Guitar Players, anointed by Chet Atkins himself.
"The idea was to play something that would allow me to tell a long tall tale without it becoming distracting—or in other words, play something familiar. The actual fingerpicking is instantly recognizable now.”
Many people think of the guitar as "America's instrument,” but the truth is the guitar was a relative latecomer to American music. Here, Michael Wright traces the instrument's origins
In the folk music boom in New York in the 1960s, the music of guitarist Mississippi John Hurt was a huge influence on players like Happy Traum, John Sebastian, and others.
Glenn Jones doesn’t see open tunings as an alternate to standard, but rather as the core to his approach to playing and composing on guitar, including on his album ‘Vade Mecum.‘
From the November/December 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS Tony Trischka grew up with Pete Seeger’s banjo ring... Read More...
While making his latest album, From Sulphur Springs to Rising Fawn, a star-studded tribute to Norman and Nancy Blake, Bob Minner got the chance to befriend the Blakes.
Here we highlight female blues guitarists who helped shaped the blues; masterly musicians who don’t always receive the recognition they deserve.
It's the stuff you can’t teach that makes Amythyst Kiah's music so impactful: a wicked right-hand fingerpicking and pick stroke, plus a voice full of power and authority.