A reunited John Mayer Trio enjoyed their first TV performance in nearly five years with an appearance this week on the new Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Mayer, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan were joined by Chick Corea, Manolo Badrena and Wallace Roney for a jazzy cover of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight.”
Mayer, who recently returned to Twitter after quitting the social media platform in September 2010, sent out this tweet:
“Watched it back and I have to say: cool on the part of @latenightseth to feature 4:30 of a song from the ’70s played mostly instrumental.”
The trio is also working on a new album.
Watch the performance clip below, featuring Mayer on the new Guild American M-75 Patriarch Aristocrat.
While in the middle of an acoustic tour in support of live album Acoustic at the Ryman, Band of Horses also made time for an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where they performed a stripped down version of one of their most popular songs, “No One’s Gonna Love You.”
The performance features guitarist Tyler Ramsey on his Guild Orpheum acoustic guitar.
Planning on releasing fourth solo album All I Do is Lie at some point this year, it was a real treat when Watkins stopped by the Guild Lounge to play its opening track “Since the Day That I was Born.”
In addition, he treated us to a solo version of the track “Wave as We Run,” which he originally wrote for a movie that unfortunately was never used.
Raitt has a new double-disc package available that is called Now & Then, which consists of her latest album Slipstream and an additional career-spanning 16-song compilation.
Country artist David Nail will release new album I’m A Fire on March 4.
The 11-track effort is a follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2011 album, The Sound of a Million Dreams, which featured no. 1 hit “Let It Rain.”
Fans have already gotten a taste of what’s in store with I’m A Fire lead single “Whatever She’s Got,” which was written about his wife Catherine.
Watch the album teaser for I’m A Fire below, and pre-order here.
During a set at the Cherrytree House Live show at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, Calif., late last year, Matthew Koma welcomed a surprise special guest on stage.
Sting walked out as Koma began playing an acoustic version of Zedd’s “Clarity,” which Koma co-wrote. The former Police frontman, who also performed during the event, noted that he “loved this song” so he had to sing it.
After the duet, Koma told the excited crowd, “I told you I did magic!”
Watch the performance below and visit Koma’s official website for more information.
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.
During a recent stop by the Guild Lounge, Australian singer/songwriter Damian Howard performed a new song that he had just finished, a heartfelt gem titled “Once in a While.”
In addition, Howard pulled out the title track to his beautiful 2010 album Out of My Hands, which is another great example of his skilled storytelling.
Watch both performances below and visit Howard’s official website for more information.