International Guitar Month - Taylor Guitars
Some would argue that a luthier singing the praises of Taylor Guitars might be missing the mark. Not at all. Jay is the first to point out that there are some great production instruments out there contributing to the making of great music. What is cool about Taylor, beyond the quality instruments they produce, is the history of this company and the creative telling of it.
The Taylor Timeline is a detailed and informative record of this company's journey. Too, it's like a time capsule recording the impact that this highly successful company continues...
Michael Reno Harrell
It just doesn't get any better than the tales, wisdom, wit and guitar melodies that Southern songwriter and storyteller Michael Reno Harrell weaves for his captive audiences.
About Michael - courtesy of www.michaelreno.com
"Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer.
In Concert at CoMMA, the
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
One could compare Michael's performances to his granddaddy's pocket knife: well...
National Guitar Museum
No one knows exactly how the guitar came into being. There were so many variations of stringed instruments in Europe and the Middle East in the 15th and 16th centuries that it is impossible to determine which one was first adapted into what we know as the guitar ... excerpt from the National Guitar Museum website. Read the entire article by visiting the National Guitar Museum website.
Our spotlight today for International Guitar Month is The National Guitar Museum. It's another perfect fit!
"The guitar is the most enduring icon in American...
International Guitar Month - NPR Features "American Primitve"
So much great music means so many great stories to tell and few do it as well as the reporters at NPR.
Looking back into the audio vaults at NPR we came across this 2005 feature:
"American Primitve" Captures Young Performers
"An older style of acoustic music — most deeply associated with guitarists John Fahey and Max Ochs — is being revamped by younger musicians like Jack Rose and others featured on a new compilation, Imaginational Anthem."
It's a cool story that touches on the acoustic guitar and the relatively new players...
International Guitar Month - The Building of an Acoustic Guitar
There is something cool that happens when a Lichty guitar player learns just what goes into the building of their custom guitar. We are often told that their deeper understanding of the care and craft behind the construction of their guitar translates into a richer playing experience.
For all you guitar players out there, whether you've got a Lichty or a Gibson, a Collings or a Martin, we'd like to take you on the journey of a custom Lichty being built. You may never play your guitar the same way again!
Erik Olsen Short Film - Made...
Wayne Henderson, International Guitar Month
There is no way to celebrate International Guitar Month without including a video of Wayne Henderson.
Voice of America Feature on Wayne
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International Guitar Month - Day 14 - Al Petteway and Amy White
"a pitch-perfect southern Appalachian travelogue"
"an evocative mix of original and traditional tunes that sound both rooted and timeless... the arrangements are spare and soulful, unhurried and often haunting."
- Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
Hear a sample track from High in the Blue Ridge : Bent Creek
To hear / experience Al and Amy play live is pure delight and their recent release captures this spirit.
If you are not familiar with this Duo here is a brief intro courtesy of www.alandamy.com
International Guitar Month - Want to Win a Guitar?
Updated Post Oct 23rd, 2011
And the winner is ...
We're just days away from the official kick-off of the 2011 Lichty Guitar Raffle to benefit the non-profit organization LEAF. Tickets go on sale April 21st online at http://www.theleaf.org
To get a behind the scenes look at the guitar and this great cause check out the story.
Get all the Raffle Details here
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International Guitar Month - How Lucille Got Her Name
Is there a more famous guitar than BB King's beloved Lucille?
Hear BB himself tell the story of how she got her name
Catch up on all the latest news and BB King's Tour Schedule at www.bbking.com
International Guitar Month Doug Lancio
There are so many musicians whose work and talents make good music great. Doug Lancio is one of these.
Though he may not be as well known as some of the folks he teams up, Doug Lancio is a brilliant guitarist and Nashville producer whose skills and sheer talent fuel the powerful vibe both in the studio and on stage of such greats as John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffin and many others.
Because he is a behind the scenes kind of guy it's hard to catch Doug in the spotlight but countless Nashville musicians look to Doug to contribute to their tracks and their...
Internationally acclaimed ukulele master Kimo Hussey will be giving concerts and ukulele playing workshops in the Carolinas in early November. First stop - a workshop in Asheville Nov. 6th. Learn more ...