December 2019

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Jim Campilongo: Show and Tele

February 20, 2018
With one guitar, a Fender Princeton, and his imaginative technique, the NYC guitarist creates an alternate universe of sounds, captured on his new album Live at Rockwood Music Hall NYC.
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Bruce Cockburn: Just Wait and See

December 19, 2017
After a 7-year hiatus, the master fingerpicker and storyteller returns with Bone on Bone, an album that artfully blends Delta blues, modal jazz, and world music with edgy commentaries on modern life.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Hughes & Kettner Era 1 Review

November 7, 2017
A mainstay rock ‘n’ roll amplifier maker delivers an impressive acoustic surprise.
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Jerry Douglas: Stirring the Gumbo

October 19, 2017
Backed by an ace horn section and a killer band, the resonator master serves up a daring fusion of jazz, rock, and bluegrass on his new album, What If.
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Boss Acoustic Singer Live Review

October 2, 2017
Impressive value and features add up to a versatile acoustic amplification solution.
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Molly Tuttle: Organic & Acoustic

August 24, 2017
From her family band to Nashville’s epicenter, the guitarist has blazed a trail with sizzling clawhammer and crosspicking technique, and high ’n’ lonesome singing.
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Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

August 15, 2017
A very pretty parlor guitar delivers midrange punch and unique tone colors from unusual tonewoods.
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Peter Hook’s Sweet Revenge

August 2, 2017
Revisiting his past in New Order and Joy Division, a singular-sounding melodic bassist and songwriter steps into the Light.
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Algiers: Fever Pitch

July 11, 2017
The punk-gospel rockers share tricks for getting killer guitar sounds, and discuss what’s brewing on their thematically potent, musically heavy new album, The Underside of Power.
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Flattop Finesse: Acoustic Steel-String Review Roundup

June 15, 2017
Three new acoustics from Guild, Cort, and Art & Lutherie.
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AER Compact 60/3 TE Review

June 6, 2017
Aussie fingerstyle wizard Tommy Emmanuel gets a clear, lush, and expansive-sounding signature acoustic amp.
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Body Count: Ernie C & Juan Garcia's Riff Lust

June 1, 2017
Ice-T’s guitar tag-team raps about the cold-steel riffs and slamming grooves on the controversial outfit’s brutal new LP.
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Andy Summers: Not Another “Classic Bozo Interview”

May 30, 2017
The Police’s slightly cranky guitar shaman dodges gear questions before expounding on the looping strategies and anything-goes approach on his new solo album, Triboluminescence.
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Breedlove Premier Concerto Review

May 1, 2017
A subtly luxurious, fingerstyle-focused flattop that excels across styles.
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Michael Kelly CC50 Deluxe Review

April 17, 2017
A classy-looking T-style that has tons of tones on tap.
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Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy: Guitar Poetry

March 28, 2017
An in-demand indie collaborator and her trusty Strat step into the spotlight with an artfully layered solo debut, Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void).
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Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly: No-Filter Frenzy

March 13, 2017
How the 6-string tag team grabbed vintage gear, turned up the fuzz, and threw down with Steve Albini to make Segall’s first live-on-the-floor album.
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Stick Men: The Indeterminacy of Sticks

January 19, 2017
King Crimson paragon Tony Levin and composer/luthier Markus Reuter continue to redefine touch guitar—and bass—on Prog Noir.
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