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Gearing Up: Reviewing the C.F. Martin & Co. SC-13E Acoustic Guitar

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C.F. Martin & Co.SC-13E Acoustic Guitar Relying on the stipulations of tradition was not the plan of attack for...

Three LR Baggs Video Gear Demos: Align Series Chorus, Delay And...

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We round out our review of the LR Baggs Align Series pedals with three more video demos from guitarist Matt O’Ree: the...

Video Gear Demo: Hear The LR Baggs Session Pedal In Action

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The LR Baggs Align Session pedal was released in 2018 and is still available in stores. We reviewed the unit back then,...

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Get Ready for Updated, Socially-Distanced Getty SING! Conference

Modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty sought to redefine what a worship music centered conference would look like with their upcoming SING! Conference, August 30 - September 2, 2020.  The conference, to be...

Howard Jennings Eulogizes His Favorite Record Store in “The Sound Song”

For many music lovers, the first voluntary trip to the record store is often a treasured reminiscence. That pivotal transformation from listening to “whatever is on the radio” to pursuing that limited edition gatefold vinyl of The...

Goldroom and Moontower Wrote a Song About Avoiding Parties — After Meeting at a Party

Despite the fact that Goldroom and Moontower’s buoyant new banger, “Guess I’m Jaded,” is about avoiding parties, the artists actually met at Dance Yourself Clean—a giant indie-pop dance party hosted at The Satellite in Silverlake.

Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Miracle Pill’ (Deluxe Edition) Out With 2021 Tour Dates

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have released the deluxe edition of their acclaimed 12th studio record Miracle Pill via Warner Records. The special release will feature three never-before-heard tracks including “Just A Man,”...

Suzi Quatro Documentary Reveals Rocker’s Rise, Those ‘Happy Days’ and Her Next Chapters

America wasn’t quite ready for Suzi Quatro.  It was 1973. At one end of the spectrum, Carly Simon was releasing her “You’re So Vain” reflections on Warren Beatty, Marvin Gaye was topping the charts...

Self-taught Sean Stemaly Steams Through “As Far As I Know”

Elvis Presley, Leland Martin and Aaron Tippin are just three famous singers who drove heavy machinery for a living before making it big on the music stage.  Keeping with this deep diesel connection is...

Bobby Rush Still Going Strong On “Shake It For Me”

86 years old and Mississippi blues legend Bobby Rush is still trucking along. While most men his age have long since retired, Rush doesn’t know the meaning of the word. Forget Grammy Awards (he...

Latest From Uptight Sugar, “Life Line,” Is a Nilsson Cover Treat

Uptight Sugar’s newest cover, “Life Line,” is a treat. Artists are finding creative ways to make the most out of their time in quarantine. For Uptight Sugar, the challenge was finding the right space to...

Haiva Ru Latest, “Swim” Is The Summer Song We Didn’t Know We Were Waiting For

Santa Barbara-based indie-pop artist, Haiva Ru, premieres “Swim” today on American Songwriter. Praised for her haunting vocals and beat-driven melodies, Haivu Ru creates a dream-like soundscape displayed in the song. Fluttering vocals and ethereal emotion carry through this summer single we...

Josie Cotton Brings B-Movie Theme Songs To Life On ‘Revenge of the B-Girls’

The year was 1981. On the radio airwaves, a boppy New Wave track called “Johnny Are You Queer?” was quickly gaining attention and causing controversy. The conservative community attacked the song as immoral and painted Cotton as...

Munn Re-releases Regrets on “I Lost Myself”

There are a few reasons why Munn wrote “I Lost Myself.” Past mistakes and regrets seemed to follow the Nashville artist. “I wanted to write something that was both true to myself and my situation, and more...

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