International Guitar Month 2013
April is International Guitar Month.
Here are ten ways to celebrate this month for guitarists:
1. Ever dreamed of building your own guitar? If so, maybe now is the time! Book your spot in the June 2013 small group guitar building workshop at Lichty Guitars.
2. April 17th marks the kick-off for the 2013 Lichty Guitar Raffle to benefit the non-profit organization LEAF. This year's raffle guitar is a beautiful Ambrosia Maple Dreadnought. Tickets are just $10! Learn more about how to win a guitar in 2013 ...
3. Expand your musical horizons by becoming...
International Guitar Month 2012
April is International Guitar Month and here at Lichty Guitars that is cause for celebration!
Here are ten ways to celebrate this month for guitarists:
1. Read thorough our posts for 2011 International Guitar Month. We shared one a day for the entire month and featured news on everything from great guitarists to guitar festivals to the story behind how BB King's Lucille got her name.
2. During International Guitar Month buy two raffle tickets for your two chances to win a Lichty Guitar in 2012: One for the raffle of a hand painted Lichty Guitar to benefit...
Acoustic Guitar Photography
As International Guitar Month draws to a close a feature highlighting samples of acoustic guitar photography seems in order. I find it fascinating and challenging, every time I step behind the camera, to capture on a flat image just how beautiful a Lichty Guitar is.
Click on the image below to see our Acoustic Guitar Photography Galleries
To learn more about a beautiful book filled with more images of stunning handcrafted guitars look to:
Hand Made, Hand Played, The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars by Robert Shaw
International Guitar Month - Tony Hogan
International Guitar Month - Day 27 - Tony Hogan and a very special piece
Time and again we come across pieces of music, and the stories that inspire them, that make us stop, pause and reflect.
Reposted from Tony Hogan's Acoustic Guitarist Blog (Nov 201o) ...
In Memory Of Joshua
Today is the anniversary of my oldest s child passing away. About 10 years ago I recorded a song in the dark in my bedroom on an ADAT on a guitar I made. I had wanted to express the emotions I was feeling at the time. It is rather loose in structure and was originally...
Hand Painted Instruments International Guitar Month
Take three extremely talented folks and dish up lots of collaboration and you get pure magic!
Clark Hipolito - The Art Company
Jay Lichty - Lichty Guitars
Will Allison - Allison Surfboards
Birds of a Feather Art Exhibit
Read more about this collaborative project.
See all of our posts for International Guitar Month here
Four Women in the Spotlight for International Guitar Month
Bonnie Raitt: Love Has No Pride, performed with Crosby, Stills and Nash
Sarah Jaffe: The feature on Sarah Jaffe in Acoustic Guitar Magazine features begins ..."The singer-songwriter from Texas mixes delicate fingerpicking and fretboard tapping on her debut album, Suburban Nature. Check out Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the full story and to hear Jaffe.
Sheryl Crow: 100 Miles From Memphis. Step into the making of Crow's 2010 release 100 Miles From Memphis and be prepared for great music and good times.
Cary Ann Hearst & Michael...
What's on Your Guitarist's Bucket List?
Fretboard Journal happens to be one of our favorite publications. While we look forward to opening up our mailbox and finding the latest issue, there are tons of additional great features at www.fretboardjournal.com. Today's post for International Guitar Month is one example.
The Guitarist's Bucket List
Ninety nine things that the staff of the Fretboard Journal thinks every guitarist should do before they die. How many have you done? And what are we missing?
Play a real '59 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Join an online guitar forum.
Get into an argument...
International Guitar Month - Gregg Allman
Garden & Gun Magazine breaks the mold with most every issue and every article. Guitar fans will love the feature on Greg Allman in the April/May 2011 issue.
“C’mon, you can do it!”
Duane Allman was goading his younger brother, Gregg, in the backyard of their house in Daytona Beach, Florida. Duane had been drinking all day, and he was growing impatient. “Well, you’re just a chicken,” he scoffed.
It was 1965, and Gregg and Duane were at a crossroads. Not even twenty, they had crisscrossed the South playing...
Festival season is approaching and for guitar-lovers there are a few stand-out events that you may want to get on your calendar. Of course, there are so many more beyond these!
April 28,29, 30 and May 1: MerleFest
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music. MerleFest, which began in 1988, is about the Music, Moments, and Memories.
The Music of MerleFest is "traditional-plus" and Doc Watson himself describes it best: "When Merle and I started out we called our music...
Guitar Related Companies Give Back
There is such a spirit of giving in the music community at large and this spirit is celebrated yet again in today's post for International Guitar Month. We'd like to highlight four companies who have generously donated items/services to benefit the 2011 LEAF Guitar Raffle. As many of you know, one lucky winner will receive a beautiful handcrafted Lichty Guitar and a fabulous Guitar Gift Package. This package is made possible because of the participation and support of the following companies:
We met owner and creator Kara Garrett at the 2010 fall...
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
Read all our posts for International Guitar Month here
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
Read more posts for International Guitar Month here
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...