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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents José James

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents José James

When singer José James released his fourth album, No Beginning, No End, in 2013, there was something different in his signature eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and rock—a new influence. Acoustic guitars. “I had started working with Emily King, who’s a singer-songwriter in New York City,” James says. “She wrote the songs…

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Buzz Osborne

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Buzz Osborne

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.

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Seth Avett

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Seth Avett

In this session, Avett plays his Martin D-35 Seth Avett Signature Edition for a stirring version of his song “Souls Like the Wheels,” the only live track on the Avetts' new album, and chats with Kemp about performing on the streets of Charlotte, writing songs, using open tunings, and growing up on stage.

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Peter Case

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Peter Case

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.

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Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Meklit

Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Meklit

In the San Francisco Bay Area, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero is a big deal, a sort of renaissance woman who not only has her hands in various strains of music—acoustic folk, jazz, rock, hip-hop, and rhythms from around the world—but also in a variety of other creative projects combining the arts with social justice.

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