When UK singer/songwriter Scott Matthews came by the Artist Showroom in London, he performed this lovely version of “Eyes Wider Than Before,” which appeared on 2006′s Passing Stranger. In the clip, Matthews also shares his thoughts on the Guild F-30 Standard acoustic guitar.
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 →