Watch Dan Croll Perform Two Live Tracks At: Guitar Center

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.

Preview New Tracks From Upcoming Amoral Album

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.

Stream “No Familiar Faces” after the jump and visit Amoral’s official Facebook page to pre-order the album. Continue reading

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.