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The extended weekend is dedicated to guitar—with workshops, intensive masterclasses, live concerts, a huge exhibition featuring brands from the guitar & bass world and much more.

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Most of Christie Lenée’s guitar parts for Coming Alive were recorded in a secluded cabin where she was staying on Lake Lure in North Carolina.

The accomplished acoustic fingerstyle guitarist delves into more electric territory, showcasing her versatility and a new vision for her sound on the album Coming Alive.

During the Covid pandemic, musicians often responded to the crisis by turning inward and scaling down. For example, Matthew Stevens, guitarist for Esperanza Spalding, made the album Pittsburgh on a 1950s Martin 00-17 with no overdubs. Renowned pianist Brad Mehldau, holed up in Amsterdam, offered Suite: April 2020, a collection of short, intimate solo pieces. And Christie Lenée, award-winning fingerstyle acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter, took stock of her artistic journey in a cabin on Lake Lure, near her home in Asheville, North Carolina. But the results were not what you might expect.

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Top 10 Acoustic Guitars: Rig Rundown Best-Ofs

Our hottest “unplugged” axe viewings—from Down Under wonder Tommy Emmanuel to Eric Johnson, Lucinda Williams and seven other fearsome flattop wielders.

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