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Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Tortoise’s Jeff Parker and Doug McCombs: Slow ’n’ Steady

January 14, 2016
On the 25-year evolution of the daring rock ensemble, blending genres, trading instruments, and coming out of their all-instrumental shell.
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Mark Goldenberg and Eric Skye: Acoustic Aerialists

January 5, 2016
Two fingerstyle virtuosos blend lush tones, artful compositions, and low-key comedy with a cool-headed conversational approach.
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Faith FNCETB Neptune Baby Jumbo Cutaway/Electro Review

December 11, 2015
Boutique design touches and silky playability distinguish this Baby Jumbo from the mid-price pack.
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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Mary Halvorson: There’s Something About Mary

October 20, 2015
A passion for Hendrix, Ornette Coleman, and a Guild archtop paired with a Rat and a delay fuel the avant guitarist’s fiery solo debut, Meltframe.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Tommy Emmanuel: In the Zone

August 27, 2015
The fingerstyle sensei describes how he approaches playing solo acoustic guitar and what it took to make his childhood dreams come true.
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B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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Warren Haynes: Down from the Mountain

July 16, 2015
The jam-band maestro returns to his folk roots on the largely acoustic Ashes and Dust.
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Pokey LaFarge: Wild, Wild Midwesterner

July 13, 2015
Reviving the sound and spirit of mid-20th-century Americana.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
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James Blackshaw: Best Hand Forward

May 25, 2015
On his new album, the British fingerstylist embraces nylon strings, songcraft, and vocals.
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Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch: The Lure of Limitations

April 23, 2015
The first album in six years from Idaho’s greatest export since the potato.
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