Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Riffs: Guitars Not Guns, UK Guitar Maker, Califone, Snow Guitar

Guitars Not Guns Logo

Guitars Not Guns

from WLOX-TV


Guitars Not Guns is a national program designed to curb youth violence by giving free guitar lessons to students grades K-8. Volunteers use donated guitars to teach kids who otherwise could not afford guitars or guitar lessons. To learn more about the program, visit the Guitars Not Guns website.

Young UK Guitar Maker

from Harrogate Advertiser


Up-and-coming guitar maker Jim Fleeting has been getting a lot of media attention since building the UK''s first Extended Range Bass. The 24-year-old was recently shortlisted by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, which aims to help the careers of his country''s most accomplished craftsmen and women. If chosen, he will study acoustics in California. Keep your eyes out for this one in the future.
Califone

Califone,"Hand"

from YouTube


You may only know them as Wilco''s opening band, but Chicago/Los Angeles-based Califone has been picking up a lot of momentum in the past five years. The band''s sound spans a few genres, but you will enjoy them if you''re a fan of folk. The featured video is a live cut of the band performing one of their bluesier songs in an empty bathroom. You gotta love discovering a venue with incredible acoustics! Click here to see another video.
Guitar-shaped snow sculpture

Quick Pic: Snow Guitar

from Camera on the Road


Snow men are soooo yesterday.