Damian Howard Performs New Track in the Guild Lounge

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.

 

Premier Guitar Spotlights Vintage M-75 Aristocrat

Guild M-75

Premier Guitar spotlighted the 1958 Guild M-75 Aristocrat in its December’s Vintage Vault feature.

The article traces the origins of this vintage guitar, which was reissued by Guild in 2013 in an Antique Burst finish.

As PG notes, the 1954 Guild catalog described the M-75 as follows: “The use of an exclusively developed lighter semi-solid body construction gives the Guild Aristocrat a magnificence of tone never before achieved in a guitar this size.”

PG goes on to detail the specific features of the 1958 model, and shares the current value for the vintage guitar.

Read the article here.

In related news, Guild has recently released a special run of the M-75 Aristocrat in Cherry Sunburst. 

Doyle Dykes Performs Christmas Concert in Knebworth

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.

Fran Healy of Travis Featured on Ernie Ball’s Set Me Up

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.

Brian Wright Performs ‘Red Rooster Social Club’ in the Guild Lounge

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.

The Lumineers Cover Talking Heads at You Oughta Know Concert

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.