Gyan Riley’s big ears and deep guitar skills have taken him from solo shows to classical ensembles.
Here we highlight female blues guitarists who helped shaped the blues; masterly musicians who don’t always receive the recognition they deserve.
Guitarist Woody Mann’s unique musical style was rooted in both traditional blues and progressive jazz, with many influences in between.
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.
For 40 years, Richard Patterson and his Omni Foundation for the Arts have been one of most vital producers of classical guitar concerts in the U.S.
David Surette was renowned for his superb solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of Celtic tunes, as well as the Grateful Dead guitar/mandolin duo Steve and Dave Play Dead.
Adam Miller, a guitarist and composer from Australia, stopped by Acoustic Guitar's San Francisco Bay Area office with some choice Traugott and Ken Parker guitars.
Adam Levin's 21st Century Spanish Guitar Vol. 4 chronicles the most recent chapter in the Spanish guitar legacy by spotlighting new solo works (and one concerto).
Remembering Tony Rice: Béla Fleck, Richard Hoover, David Grisman, Chris Eldridge, and Bryn Davies Reflect on Rice’s Life and Legacy
Tony Rice redefined bluegrass guitar playing. Here, Molly Tuttle talks to five of Rice’s friends and collaborators about his music, life, and legacy
Jakob Dylan Uses His Trusty Gibson J-45 to Bring His Movie-like Songs to Life on the Wallflowers’ ‘Exit Wounds’
Jakob Dylan's new album with the Wallflowers, Exit Wounds, was written the help of his longest-serving songwriting partner, a mid-1960s Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar.
Yasmin Williams uses percussive accents on her acoustic guitar’s body & incorporates instruments such as kora & kalimba
Across these three new acoustic albums, guitarist Mick Barr has opened up worlds of possibility. We chatted about how he came to finally love the acoustic guitar.
For six decades, Cuban-born Leo Brouwer has been at the vanguard of guitarist-composers. Here's a look into how his work has helped redefine classical guitar repertoire.
Over his 5-decade career, guitarist Gene Bertoncini has worked with many musical greats in many different styles, from jazz—his specialty—to pop to Brazilian.
Guitarist John Pizzarelli had long been a fan of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, and during the pandemic had time to arrange some of Metheny’s works for solo guitar.
Here's a look inside Music City’s "Temples of Spruce" to find out if Nashville really does have the best guitar shops in the country.
Each of these singular six-string devotees has made the acoustic guitar their key partner in writing the next chapter of Nashville’s story.
Six acoustic guitarists show the wide range of concepts, sounds, and inflections that can be brought to life with slide technique.
From the AG archives: A look back at acoustic guitar player Nanci Griffith, who died on August 13, 2021, at the age of 68.
Tommy Emmanuel on the Trio Collaboration for His New Country and Bluegrass Album ‘Accomplice Series Volume 1′
Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel discusses his recent collaboration with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley on "Accomplice Series Volume 1."
Much of the charm of Local Valley, the fourth album from the Swedish-Argentinian singer-songwriter José González, comes from its intimate production values.
Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny Teams Up with Jason Vieaux and the L.A. Guitar Quartet on New Classical Compositions
On 'Road to the Sun,' Pat Metheny enlisted classical guitarists Jason Vieaux and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) to perform compositions he wrote for them.
On her latest album, 'Modern Yesterdays,' Kaki King, returns with her trademark exploratory, percussive textures and seas of slowly unraveling moods.
Leo Kottke's musical adventures have inspired generations of musicians. Throughout this journey, the one constant has been his love for acoustic guitar.
Irina Kulikova’s life story is an inspiring tale of how natural talent, hard work, and family support combined to launch her as an internationally renowned classical guitar virtuoso.