“This is such a fortunate event,” Phillips said. ”I am in great need of an acoustic for my high school band and I could only dream of owning such a guitar! Thanks so much again for this amazing gift… I will treasure it for life!”
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt was recently featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Raitt broke out her Guild guitar for a beautiful version of the ballad “Not Cause I Wanted To,” which was written by Al Anderson and Bonnie Bishop. The track appears on Raitt’s 2012 effort, Slipstream, which was recently awarded with a GRAMMY for Best Americana album.
With their originally-scheduled two-night stand at the Wiltern Theatre selling out quickly, Soundgarden decided to add a third date – tickets for which went just as fast.
And on Friday night, the Seattle icons roared back into Los Angeles with a stellar two-and-a-half hour set that not only highlighted their latest album King Animal, but also touched on many of their groundbreaking smashes from past works. Continue reading →
Indie folk-rock band the Lumineers enjoyed the national television spotlight this week. After performing hit-song “Ho Hey” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Show on Sunday night, the two-time Grammy nominated act appeared on the Ellen Show the following day to perform the same single. Watch the Ellen clip below.
Exist Elsewhere was crowned winner of the Macworld Indie Innovation Competition presented by Sonicbids, which kicked off in November.
The competition pitted hundreds of bands that use Apple technology in their music against each other, with the top two artists going head-to-head in the final round at Macworld/iWorld.
In a technology presentation showdown at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Exist Elsewhere ousted Oakland-based band Mister Loveless for the right to open up for Little Feat at the Mezzanine. With a unanimous decision, Exist Elsewhere were named the victors and went on to play to a packed crowd at the Macworld iBlast Party.
Exist Elsewhere is fronted by Noah Benardout, a British singer/songwriter who is a member of the Brotherhood of the Guitar. The Brotherhood of the Guitar is a program started by legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight that looks to cultivate the next generation of guitarists. Learn more here.
When Seattle singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen stopped by the Guild Airstream, he played “Dying Now,” a darkly sweet song about life and death.
“Dying Now” was recorded as part of last year’s Protosong project, which is a charity event that let fans donate what they want for a playlist of 21 exclusive songs. Seventy percent of the proceeds from the event went to acquire clean water to those who need it most, while the rest went to the artists.
As for Gundersen, he currently has several dates scheduled through April with the To Write Love on Her Arms Heavy and Light tour. Heavy and Light is an evening of hope that looks to encourage people through great music and powerful words, to stay alive and to get the help they need. Continue reading →