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.
Doyle Dykes was recently the featured performer at St. Martin’s Church in Knebworth, England.
Dykes, who has a Christmas album of his own, performed several holiday standards, including a jaunty version of the song “Greensleeves.”
For those that weren’t able to make the show, video of the performance can be seen below. Enjoy the clip and visit Dykes’ official website for more information.
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.
When Nashville-based troubadour Brian Wright stopped by the Guild Lounge, he recalled a childhood memory with one of his trademark heartfelt songs “Red Rooster Social Club.”
The track comes off his 2013 album Rattle Their Chains, and you can watch it below. Visit Wright’s 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.
Irish quartet Kodaline recently visited our London Artist Showroom, where they performed “All I Want.” The track appears on their debut studio album In a Perfect World.
Check out the video below and visit Kodaline’s official website for more information.
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
When Georgia-based rockers the Whigs stopped into the Guild Lounge, they picked up a few acoustic guitars and played a great version of “Couple of Kids” from their 2012 album Enjoy the Company.
Check out the performance below and visit the Whigs’ official website for more information.
Max Bemis of Say Anything recently talked to Alternative Press about the song “Slumming It With Johnny.”
Bemis also took some time to perform the song acoustically, taking care to not disturb the gentleman reading on the couch next to him.
Watch Bemis in action below and visit Say Anything’s official website for more information.
Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s taste in acoustic music is reflected in his excellent 2011 album The Valley Wind.
In the videos below, Ramsey performed two memorable songs from that album, mesmerizing tracks called “1000 Blackbirds” and “Raven Shadow.”
Watch Ramsey in the Guild Lounge and visit his official website for upcoming tour dates.