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My Adventures in Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Andrew Wang | Posted 04.22.2015 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

As an owner of capital management company, I usually write articles under Money so chalk this one up to The Third Metric. My avocation as a musician is my way of becoming more creative, productive and connected.

The Sound of José González

Joseph Vella | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Vella

In a musical age where most everything is temporary or over-produced, José's music is the opposite - it draws you in, it's entrancing and demands that you listen.

Gratitude And Grief

Owen Griffith | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Owen Griffith

In my life, one of the people I am most grateful for is my oldest brother Steve. Steve was a musician, a naturalist and poet. He taught me how to play guitar, took me back-packing, encouraged me to read great literature, like Moby Dick, and inspired me to write.

Music to Soothe the Lonesome Traveler

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

We learn a little bit about the lives of each of these singers and writers, and what inspired them to write what they did, some literally lifting old songs that were long part of musical history and updating them for the time

Lead Belly: Songster of Mythic Proportions

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lead Belly's life was a narrative of mastery and resistance, like Zora Neale Hurston's High John De Conquer or folklore's John Henry. His songs are a vast and varied banquet of Americana cooked up and served through the genius of one man.

Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. Little-known fact: Tony Hightower is the guy who couldn't give him the right answer.

50 Years Later, Peter Yarrow Still Asks, 'When Will They Ever Learn?'

Michael Levin | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Levin

Yarrow credits his half-century of performing with Peter, Paul and Mary for giving him a platform that allows him to address global issues -- the Middle East and climate change, among others -- at the highest levels. At least as important, his musical legacy affords him credibility with kids.

Rising Pop Star Megan Nicole Talks About Her Debut Album 'Escape'... and Batman

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Megan Nicole is probably on your kids' music playlist. If you're a kid and she's NOT on your playlist, then hello, it's time to check her out! Adults, you should also be checking her out. Here's why...

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Playing With Parkinson's

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.

The Past at Play!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Minnesota Historical Society

The photographs from the Minnesota Historical Society's (MNHS) collections document the state's history, but the collections provide more than views...

Mark Hildreth of ABC's Resurrection Gives Us Insight Into His Character

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't let the baby face and acting gig fool you! Mark Hildreth, who stars in ABC's Resurrection, is also an accomplished musician. And oh, Mark has such a soothing voice, let me tell you!

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Happy 83rd, Ramblin' Jack

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

I've been lucky enough to see Ramblin' Jack twice now, including at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, where, he surprised Beck on stage to duet on Jimmie Rodgers' "Waiting For A Train."

Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

Talkin' Johnny Winter Blues

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

For my music column in a southeastern Massachusetts newspaper, I'd interviewed Johnny three times for -- in 2011, 2013, and most recently in January. He'd played a local venue in our readership area every winter for years.

This Guy Rocks At Surfing

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weird News

Talk about multitasking. In this video, Canadian musician and wakesurfer Chris Hau shows us how to rock at surfing in the most literal way: by jamm...

Ryan Kristobak

These 'Star Wars' Themed Guitars Are Nerd Shredding Heaven

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

Playing guitar is pretty cool. Playing a guitar designed as Han Solo frozen in carbonite from "Star Wars: Episode V" is way cooler. Travis Stevens...

Learn How to Play Guitar by the End of the Week

Zachary Stockill | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

It doesn't have to be difficult. And there's serious good news for aspiring guitarists: with the internet and smartphones at your disposal, it's never been easier -- or faster -- to gain a level of proficiency with the world's favorite instrument.

The Artist to Watch

Donna Fish | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Donna Fish

I have written from time to time about different artists I come across in my random forays to theatre, dance, music and galleries here in NYC. From t...

Rodrigo y Gabriela Show They Are Grateful to the Dead on New Album

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

From Mexican metal band to busking in Dublin to Cuba to the White House, the unlikely story of Rodrigo y Gabriela continues with them getting back to their roots as an acoustic instrumental duo.

Uncovering the Mystery Behind Bryce Dessner's St. Carolyn by the Sea

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In a recent interview, Dessner spoke at length about writing orchestral music, the lesson that rock music teaches, and what ultimately attracts him to contemporary classical music over pop.

Good Music and Good Vibes: Andrew Barrack's "High Off Of Love"

Judah Joseph | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

There is something delightfully charming about a singer-songwriter's music when it teleports you to the beach without a care in the world. A calming paradise of sand, sun, palm trees, and good music.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Beaser

Daniel Asia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I will make the following categorical statement about Beaser's music: there is not a note that doesn't need to be there and there is an inevitability present that is overpowering.