Ron Jackson: Winter NAMM 2016

One of AG’s very own guitar instructors, Ron Jackson, stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to do a little jazz shredding on an Eastman AR810CE-7 archtop. Watch him put his magic to the Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern standard “The Way You Look Tonight,” from Jackson’s 1991 album, A Guitar Thing. Also check out his most recent release,…

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Jennifer Trani & Any Riwer: Winter NAMM 2016

Not much in life is more fun and inspiring than sitting around with a friend, jamming out on acoustic guitars. It can happen at a house party, in a dorm room, at the beach, or around a campfire — or at the Acoustic Guitar booth at Winter NAMM 2016. That’s where it happened when Jennifer…

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Jeff Pilson: Winter NAMM 2016

Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson stopped by Acoustic Guitar magazine’s booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to perform his own song “It’s Not Love.” Pilson, formerly with heavy metal heavyweights Dokken and Dio, plays a Breedlove guitar.

Lizzy V.: Winter NAMM 2016

Lisanne Veenendaal, better known as Lizzy V, is a rising young singer-songwriter based in the Netherlands. She dropped by our booth at NAMM to sing one of her tunes, “Monday Morning,” strumming a lovely Taylor 912ce guitar.

Andy McKee: Winter NAMM 2016

Andy McKee, one of the finest percussive fingerstyle guitarists on the contemporary acoustic-music scene, stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to play his familiar “Art of Motion,” from his 2005 album of the same name. McKee has appeared in a number of AG Sessions playing his array of…

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Eric Skye: Winter NAMM 2016

Eric Skye came by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 with his signature Santa Cruz 00-Skye and performed “Blues for Freida” from his album with Mark Goldenberg, Artifact.  

Mike Gallaher: Winter NAMM 2016

Mike Gallaher (and his entourage from Tonewood-Amp) came by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016. Gallaher performed James Taylor‘s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” on an Alvarez guitar outfitted with a Tonewood-Amp. 

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The Groove Bastards: Winter NAMM 2016

The Groove Bastards stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to perform a song off their EP Meet the Groove Bastards. Watch the jazz-pop trio demonstrate their unique sound as they play “Pearl” on their Guild Songbird, GAK Cajon, and Ovation Thin Bowl.

Jonathan McEuen Session NAMM2016

Jonathan McEuen: Winter NAMM 2016

Dropping by our booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to sing and play a haunting version of Robben Ford’s “Nazareth, PA” was Jonathan McEuen, who has carved out a nice career for himself (singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist) since he got his start as a youngster playing with his famous father, John…

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Kenny Lee Young: Winter NAMM 2016

Kenny Lee Young stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to perform the song “When the Truth Hurts” on his Teton Guitars STS155CENT. The dreadnought has a solid cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and bone nut and saddle. It sports Fishman 201 electronics.

Kotaro Oshio Acoustic Guitar Session NAMM 2016

Kotaro Oshio: Winter NAMM 2016

A couple of young fans stopped Kotaro Oshio on his way to the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 and asked him to pose for a selfie. After they snapped a pic, the Japanese fingerstyle virtuoso quickly plugged in his Takamine P7D and performed his song “Legend.”

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Chi McClean Acoustic Guitar Session NAMM 2016

Chi McClean: Winter NAMM 2016

Chi McClean stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to perform a song on his acoustic Taylor Guitar 814CE. Watch the acoustic rock singer-songwriter perform “Hole in my Heart.” His third album, Let Me In, was released during the NAMM 2016 show and features eight original songs, now available online.

Julia Lucius: Winter NAMM 2016

As a member of the singing duo Good News, Julia Lucius performed in 2013 on the hit Fox-TV show The X Factor. These days, this California native is making a name for herself as a singer-songwriter on the coffeehouse folk scene. Lucius stopped by the Acoustic Guitar magazine booth at…

SONiA of Disappear Fear: Winter NAMM 2016

Singer, songwriter, and visual artist Sonia Rutstein has been recording and performing her politically charged songs both solo as SONiA and as part of Disappear Fear since DP’s debut album, Echo My Call, in 1988. Rutstein and Disappear Fear have since garnered numerous awards including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation…

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Edit Tim Bertsch Acoustic Guitar Session NAMM 2016

Tim Bertsch: Winter NAMM 2016

Fingerstylist Tim Bertsch performs the tender ballad “Ann’s Parlor,” on a 12-string harp guitar, at Winter NAMM 2016. He has been a longstanding member of the rock dynamo Jaded Mary, as well as the seasoned jazz group H.D. Fusion, sharing the headliner billing with such national acts as Halestorm, Buckcherry,…

Jamie Stillway: Winter NAMM 2016

Jamie Stillway stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to perform an instrumental on her Santa Cruz OM/PW guitar.  Using a Shubb capo at the fourth fret, the guitarist played her song “The People’s Key of B,” from her album with Ben Bonham, Stillway & Bonham – Again.

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Don Alder: Winter NAMM 2016

Don Alder stopped by the Acoustic Guitar booth at NAMM 2016 to perform a song on his signature Riversong baritone. Watch the fingerstyle guitarist play “Armed and Dangerous,” which is also the title of his new album.