British singer/songwriter Dan Croll and his band recently stopped by Guitar Center in Hollywood to talk to host Nic Harcourt on his At: Guitar Center podcast.
The 23 year old’s full-length debut album is set to be released in March 2014, but Croll offered a taste of the material with an intimate performance of the songs “In/Out” and “Home.” The tracks really showcase Croll’s layered, diverse sound, with hints of Paul Simon and James Taylor shining through.
And for both offerings during the session in Guitar Center, don’t miss bassist John Stark rocking a vintage Guild bass.
Check out Croll in action below and visit his official website for more information.
Finnish metallers Amoral have a new album called Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows ready for Feb. 14 release, but fans of the band were able to preview the acoustic-driven track “If Not Here, When?” late last year.
Now, Amoral has another fresh track at the ready, with the hard-hitting “No Familiar Faces” coming out earlier this month.
While in Los Angeles recently, Scottish rock band Travis stopped by the Ernie Ball showroom to appear on their web series Set Me Up.
The show features artists and their instruments, and frontman Fran Healy took some time to tell a few stories and offer a few tips on how to play the song “Reminder,” which comes off Travis’ latest album Where You Stand.
Check out the clip below and visit Travis’ official website for more information.
In mid-November, the Lumineers cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” was named the No. 1 viral song of the week on Spotify. The band also played the track live on VH1′s You Oughta Know concert last month.
The Lumineers’ version stays true to the light groove of the original to start out, but it breaks into more of a high-paced jam towards the end.
Watch the band in action below and visit their official website for more information.
Megadeth’s Chris Broderick is known as one of the top shredders in the business, but he is also an avid lover of acoustic and classical guitar.
Broderick boasts a degree in classical guitar music performance from the University of Denver and the Lamont School of Music, and he even spent many years offering lessons to aspiring guitarists.
GuildGuitars.com had an opportunity to catch up with Broderick during a break in Megadeth’s lengthy touring schedule to discuss his connection to classical guitar.
GuildGuitars.com: You started on an electric guitar, correct?
Broderick: My very first guitar was an electric. But within probably three months of playing, I started getting into acoustic and classical guitar.
GuildGuitars.com: How did that happen?
Broderick: I think it was a mixture of influences — from hearing players like [Andres] Segovia and F.A Romero at a young age, to Paco de Lucia and other really great classical guitarists. Al Di Meola, stuff like that.
GuildGuitars.com: How does one at age 11 get access to classical guitarists?
Broderick: That was through my parents, especially through my mother. She wasn’t an active musician or anything like that, but she did play the piano every once in a while. So, just through my parents. Continue reading →