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September 17, 2018
Bill Monroe wrote this tune as a twin-fiddle homage to the sound of Highland bagpipes
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September 11, 2018
On his new album, guitarist Pete Madsen yields the lead vocals to Celeste Kopel as they travel the blues highway from Mississippi to Chicago.
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August 07, 2018
Discover Canadian singer-songwriter Noah Zacharin, who's within six degrees of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Ralph Carney, and me.
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July 23, 2018
Eight years in coming, the new album by 12-string guitarist Steve Tibbetts is a beautiful rumination on what it means to be human.
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July 16, 2018
One of the many tunes Bill Monroe wrote in his later years.
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July 06, 2018
Practical tips on how to find the motivation to keep practicing when life, schedules, and distractions pull at you.
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May 15, 2018
Classically trained guitarist Gyan Riley blurs the lines between genres on his tightly focused new solo album "Sprig"
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April 24, 2018
A spate of new releases by Duck Baker puts the fingerstyle guitarist's eclectic career in perspective.
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March 19, 2018
On his new CD, Coming Home, the Bay Area-based cellist turns the mythical hero's quest into a sweeping musical voyage.
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February 26, 2018
The toilet paper song.
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January 08, 2018
A tune of rebirth, named by the man who repaired Bill Monroe’s iconic mandolin.
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December 20, 2017
Holiday guitar instrumentals for stringing your lights and trimming your tree.
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November 13, 2017
Loudon Wainwright III leads his audience into the promised land of aging.
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October 19, 2017
The least popular tune of the batch.
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October 12, 2017
Anouar Brahem, the Tunisian master, crafts a cross-cultural jazz masterpiece.
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September 16, 2017
May I introduce you to SF String Trio’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?
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August 28, 2017
John Reischman and the Jaybirds soar through gospel, old-time, bluegrass, and Beatles songs on their latest recording.
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August 09, 2017
The brilliant fingerstyle guitarist and cryptic songwriter bridges his English roots and Chicago's progressive indie scene.
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August 07, 2017
A jam standard on a non-standard instrument.
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July 17, 2017
Paternalistic Picking from the Father of Bluegrass
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Oct 12, 2018
Limited edition run of seven special guitars to be unveiled at the Music China exhibition.




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