As the primary songwriter and founder of the Silos, Walter Salas-Humara made a name as singer/songwriter in the band that explored the dustier back roads of '80s alternative rock.
Two veterans of the paisley underground, recent friends, Dan Stuart (of Green on Red and Danny & Dusty) and Thomas Heyman (of the Chuck Prophet Band) dropped by the AG Sessions studio to share acoustic renditions of Heyman's "Keep the River on the Right" and Stuart's "The Greatest," a tribute to heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali.
The guitarist along with fiddler Jonathan Griffin stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studio to perform “Toenail Moon,” "529," and "Open the Sky."
With a Fender Paramount acoustic guitar and Fender acoustic bass in tow, the Berkeley, California, based pop-electronica trio We Are Scientists went unplugged for this Acoustic Guitar Sessions video.
With a 1960s-vintage Harmony Sovereign Deluxe Jumbo in hand, Michael Fracasso stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform three songs: "Here Come the Savages," "Gypsy Moth," and "Red, White, and Blue."
On this intimate Acoustic Guitar Sessions performance, Alejandro Escovedo recounts his past in three songs from throughout his career: "Five Hearts Breaking," one of the first songs he ever wrote; "Chelsea Hotel 78," about being at the New York landmark the night Sid Vicious killed girlfriend Nancy Spungen; and "Bottom of the World," an homage to his adopted hometown Austin, Texas.
Fantastic Negrito first arrived on our radar in 2015 when he won NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest with his song "Lost in a Crowd," beating out nearly 7000 other submissions with his fresh approach to roots music.
With Berryhill on acoustic guitar and Bratt on cello, they played “Horsepower” and “An Affair of the Heart," as well as "Somebody's Angel."
The singer-songwriter duo of Nathan & Jessie craft catchy tunes often played in a Gypsy-jazz or Parisian cafe style.
Since emerging as co-founder of the SF Bay Area psychedelic band Zero in 1984, Steve Kimock has slowly but surely developed a reputation as one of the most distinctive and inspiring guitarists in the jam band world—a
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.
The talented Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance recently stopped by the Acoustic Guitar offices to perform three songs in his hypnotic psych-folk style.
Dan Schwartz, Keith Goodwin, and Tim Arnold, stripped down to just guitar, vocals, and hand percussion and performed three songs off their recent album.
San Francisco post-punkers Translator reunite and unplug for Acoustic Guitar Sessions
Joseph Arthur delivers stirring covers of a pair of tunes from the album, "Coney Island Baby" and "Sword of Damocles," in addition to a couple of top-notch originals.
For almost 20 years, Oliver and Chris Wood nurtured separate musical careers: Oliver with his band King Johnson and as a Tinsley Ellis sideman, Chris with experimental jazz group Medeski Martin and Wood.
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.
Brad Barr reveals a little playing trick and the band performs “Cloud” and the African-inspired “Half Crazy.”
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.
John Doe, the founder of the trailblazing Los Angeles punk band X as well as the influential alt-country band The Knitters, sat down with Acoustic Guitar Sessions to talk about his songwriting legacy.