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Lighting up the Strings for Christmas

Holiday guitar instrumentals for stringing your lights and trimming your tree.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/lighting-strings-christmas/

Monroe Mondays: “The Lloyd Loar”

A tune of rebirth, named by the man who repaired Bill Monroe’s iconic mandolin.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/monroe-mondays-lloyd-loar/

All in the Family

Loudon Wainwright III leads his audience into the promised land of aging.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/all-family/

Oud Do You Love

Anouar Brahem, the Tunisian master, crafts a cross-cultural jazz masterpiece.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/oud-do-you-love/

Flying Home

John Reischman and the Jaybirds soar through gospel, old-time, bluegrass, and Beatles songs on their latest recording.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/flying-home/

James Elkington's 21st-Century Chamber Folk

The brilliant fingerstyle guitarist and cryptic songwriter bridges his English roots and Chicago's progressive indie scene.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/james-elkingtons-21st-century-chamber-folk/

Monroe Mondays: “The Tanyards”

A twisting tale of a Bill Monroe original he never personally recorded.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/monroe-mondays-tanyards/

The Duo 2.0

Scroggins & Rose bring New Acoustic Music full circle and then take it beyond.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/duo-20/

The New Cosmic Cowboy

Bluegrass and honky-tonk star Marty Stuart takes a Left Coast turn and goes on a vision quest Way Out West.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/new-cosmic-cowboy1/

Playing It Straight for Stover

Famously eccentric banjo player Danny Barnes releases an earnest and stunning acoustic bluegrass album.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/banjo-man1/

Thompsonia: Good for What Ails You

Eric, Suzy, and Allegra Thompson's family band plays joyful “weird and obscure old-time American music.”
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/eric-suzy-thompsons-family-affair/

Tim Buckley: Single and in the Raw

Two new compilations offer different and revealing perspectives on the tragic folk-rock figure’s complex songs.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/tim-buckley-single-and-raw/

The Late Blooming of Richard Osborn

Now in his late sixties, “free raga” fingerstylist Richard Osborn ascends into the pantheon of American primitive guitar players.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/derks-discoveries/late-blooming-richard-osborn/

Music Notation Guide

Here's a simple guide to the notation and tablature you'll find at Peghead Nation.
https://pegheadnation.com/commentary/take-stand/music-notation-guide/

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