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Derek Day: Way Further Than Above and Beyond

February 1, 2021
Ambitious, hot-wired, and frying the fretboard, the breakout artist discusses songwriting, tone, honesty, and ambition. His collaborator and mentor Vernon Reid joins in.
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Fleet Foxes' New Heart for a Tiring Season

November 23, 2020
Robin Pecknold wrote and produced the band’s fourth studio album, Shore, on his own, using the guitar like a composer to make textured, orchestral songs that uplift.
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Mango Smoothie

September 11, 2020
A surprising alternative Indonesian tonewood gives this fingerstyle-friendly baby jumbo a clear, powerful low-mid voice. The PG Faith Blue Moon Neptune review.
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Album Spotlight: Yuval Ron’s Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum

May 3, 2020
This astral prog playground is a wild ride through space and time … signatures. Marco Minnemann provides the backbeats.
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Buck Curran’s Transcendental Folk Guitar

March 24, 2020
The acoustic fingerstylist builds his creative legacy with alternate tunings, drones, and Eastern melodies, and spotlights a community of like-minded players with Ten Years Gone: A Tribute to Jack Rose.
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Breedlove Wildwood Concert Cutaway CE: The Premier Guitar Review

March 12, 2020
Sleek, stylish, affordable, and balanced, this compact, all-solid mahogany flattop excels in amplified performance situations.
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Killswitch Engage: The Jackass & the Nerd

October 24, 2019
Adam D and Joel Stroetzel of Killswitch Engage on Atonement and keeping it fun as BFFs for 25+ years.
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Guthrie Govan: The Linguist

August 1, 2019
The Aristocrats guitarist talks about broadening the conversation on the prog trio's jaw-dropping new LP, You Know What...?
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Jackie Venson’s Blues and Beats

May 28, 2019
The Austin-based classical piano student turned guitarslinger uses gritty old-school tone and new tech to create the hip-hop and modern R&B infused sound of her latest album, Joy.
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Drinking Boys and Girls Choir: Stay Thirsty

April 16, 2019
This trio of South Korean punks brings joy, thundering chops, and a whole lot of attitude with their debut album, Keep Drinking.
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John Butler’s Odyssey Leads to 'Home'

December 27, 2018
The Australian folk-rock fingerstylist leads his acoustic muse into electronic music and hip-hop for his trio’s new album but won’t give up his custom 11-string guitar or his organic approach to songwriting.
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Dylan Carlson’s Theme for an Imaginary Western

July 24, 2018
Earth’s cult-hero guitarist spins stories in sound on his solo debut Conquistador—painting big-brushstroke riffs with a palette of supercharged Fenders, solid-state amps, and a few select stompboxes.
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Emil Werstler: “Devil in the Room” Song Premiere and Interview

July 19, 2018
A heavy metal virtuoso steps away from the genre for a solo debut packed with beats, samples, quick-cut style shifts, and—of course—plenty of scalding guitar.
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Kittie’s Redemption

May 1, 2018
Morgan Lander and Tara McLeod discuss the all-female metal band’s explosive early success and the journey leading up to their 20th anniversary.
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Hannah Wicklund’s Coming of Age

February 1, 2018
A bandleader since she was 9, the 20-year-old guitarist goes deeper on her self-titled new blues-rock album with her trio, the Steppin Stones.
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Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin Stones: "Ghost" Song Premiere

December 4, 2017
At it for a decade, this young blues-slinger’s self-titled new album marks a musical coming-of-age for the bandleader. Listen to the exclusive premiere of her new single, “Ghost.”
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