Olson Guitars from WCCO Been wondering about that letter "O" on the headstock of James Taylor''s acoustics? It stands for Olson. Here''s a profile of Jim Olson from Minneapolis

Jim Olson

Olson Guitars

from WCCO


Been wondering about that letter "O" on the headstock of James Taylor''s acoustics? It stands for Olson. Here''s a profile of Jim Olson from Minneapolis news station WCCO -- be sure to check out the video.
Stanley Jordan

Whatever Happened To Stanley Jordan?

from DenverPost.com


Stanley Jordan burst onto the scene and blew us away but eventually disappeared. Well, almost. Here''s a snippet that brings you up to speed on the man who made Eddie''s hammering look easy. 
Jack Savoretti

Win a Martin

from gigwise


We know you love contests for free gear (don''t forget to sign up for ours), so we thought we''d pass along a link to this contest from our friends at gigwise. Their Martin giveaway is part of a promotion for the release of a new single from Jack Savoretti.
Andy Spencer

Player profile: Andy Spencer

from newstimes.com (Danbury, CT)


Here''s a nice write-up on a guy in Connecticut who does some pickin'' and works as a janitor to pay the bills. More power to him. Be sure to click on the audio clip.

Here’s a story about the most interesting man in the world.

“The guitar is my first love, my partner in life. We grew up together and we’ll most likely die together.” —Thom Bresh

One of the best benefits of being a musician is that musicians know musicians, and musicians are the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Marx Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Juliette Lewis, Jack Black, and Zooey Deschanel are or were musicians, albeit not full-time.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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