Without a doubt, Ledward Kaapana is one of the guitar's greatest fingerstyle players. For over four decades this master of Hawaii's unique slack-key guitar style has delighted audiences with his music.
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.
Glen Phillips and Jonathan Kingham, who play together in Toad the Wet Sprocket (and separately in other projects), stopped by the AG Sessions studio to perform two songs from Phillips' solo album, Swallowed by the New, released in 2016.
With his newest album release, Trolling for Dreams, hot off the griddle, folk troubadour and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon dropped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform two songs from it: “Y’all Means All” and “This Ain’t Me,” both in double drop-D tuning.
The Pacific Northwest songwriting duo of Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer recorded their latest album, Off-Grid Lo-Fi entirely, well, off the grid, using wind and solar to power their rustic log-cabin studio. During a visit to the AG Sessions studio, Fer showed that she means business as she delivered a percussive…
Equipped with a battle-scarred 1974 Martin D-35, Williams stopped by the AG studio to share his gift of song with a solo-acoustic performance of "A Natural Man," his tribute to Josh White," as well as the cinematic original "Thirsty Town" and a cover of the Mississippi Sheiks classic "Sitting on Top of the World."
The San Francisco Bay Area duo the Easy Leaves—Sage Fifield, playing a 1965 Gibson ADJ-45 and singing lead and harmony, and Kevin Carducci, playing an old German-made upright bass and singing lead and harmony—share songwriting duties and a love for the outlaw California-country tradition echoed in the music of Merle…
Following the 2016 release of Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad (Cooking Vinyl), Billy Bragg and Joe Henry stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform the old-timey classic "In the Pines" and John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind."
Michaela Anne's songs are filled with thoughtful, probing, literate subjects. Give a listen. She stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio, with guitarist Daniel Knobler, to perform three other songs from that a: "Living Without You," "Stars," and "Won't Go Down."
Sporting tight three-part harmonies and driven by a trio of acoustic guitars, including an Epiphone Masterbilt Century archtop and a pair of Gibson J-45s, the Wild Feathers stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform “Help Me Out,” “Sleepers,” and “Lonely Is the Lifetime,” an ode to Gram Parsons…