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

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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.

John Butler -- The Lost Interview

Robbie Gennet | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

From his early days busking in the streets of Australia to currently headlining shows around the globe, John Butler has evolved as a guitar player, singer, songwriter and human being. Whether backed by his stellar band or solo, his music is uplifting and powerful

Brian McKnight Connects With Fans On and Off the Stage

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

A quick thrust of legendary singer Brian McKnight's hips had concert goers jumping out of their seats suddenly sending them into pure fan-demonium....

WATCH: This 11-Year-Old Challenged A Heavy Metal Band To A Guitar Duel

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

When fans attend concerts of their favorite musicians, they sometimes wave banners that express their devotion to the artist or band on stage. But...

WATCH: 'Back To The Future' Acoustic Remake Is As Good As It Gets

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

Great Scott! Gregory Johnson covered the "Back to the Future" theme song on acoustic guitar, and it is smoother than a DeLorean with a flux capacitor....

Have You Ever Seen Someone Surf, Sing And Play Guitar? Now You Have

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

While it may be cold for many, this music video is sure to warm your heart and fill you full of sunny cheer. Watch Canadian musician Chris Hau show...

Entrepreneurs, Pick up the Guitar

Panos Panay | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Panos Panay

I'm a big advocate in seeking an escape from the daily pressures of entrepreneurial life by picking up a musical instrument. For me, that's the guitar.

Things You Will NEVER Hear at a Band Sound Check

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Eva Moon

If you've played in a working band, you've been through the routine a thousand times. Pull in at a club, haul your gear in, set up and hope you have time to check the sound before downbeat. Below is a list of things no participant at a sound check said. Ever.

'The Five String Addict': A Guitarist's Review of Keith Richards' Life Memoir

George Rajna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

In Keith Richards' memoir, Life, the Rolling Stone guitarist rocks readers along his lifelong journey that began on December 18, 1943. Life chronicles Richards's career with the Rolling Stones since 1962 and tracks them from small clubs to massive arena concerts.

Astoria Characters: The Guitar Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Once Jon Christopher Allen finds his voice, he loses himself in the song. And everything's all right.

Lou Reed And The Cracked Guitar

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Dan Levitz

One of the things I love about Lou Reed's New York album is that it captures a real moment in the City's history. The record is dirty, vivid and sardonic. It came out in 1989 which was right before Giuliani came along.

Guitar Center Workers Rock the Shop Floor

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Michelle Chen

If your 9-to-5 job revolves around your life's passion, the satisfaction of being surrounded by what you love can offset the daily grind. But such pas...

WATCH: These Two Guys Prove That Romance Is Still Alive.. Even In College

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Good News

It looks like these two guys decided to get a head start on Valentine's Day. In this video by NelkFilmz, watch as Kyle Forgeard and Niko Martinovic...

Talent Knows No Age

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment

Bob Marley brought millions together with his music, and now he seems to have been reincarnated in an Omani man. This beautiful rendition of Bob M...

Folk-Fishing & Spanish Soul: The Legacy of Graciano Tarragó

Camille Zamora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

My own journey with Tarragó began several years ago on a hot afternoon in Madrid when, taking refuge from the midday sun in a dusty music shop, I stumbled across some out-of-print folios.

Remembering The First 3 Albums I Ever Owned

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

For as long as I can remember, I have been a music lover. Mom would break out her John Gary and Nat King Cole records, and although I wasn't crazy about either artist, it was hard to miss how happy she was while listening to them.

50 Years Of Guitar Solos In One Epic Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

In this trip down memory lane, brought to you by cdza, Mark Sidney Johnson charges through the history of the guitar solo using 28 songs from over the...

Hacker Creates Flamethrower Guitars, Awesomeness Ensues

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

If you're feeling really loose with your bedroom rockstar ambitions, a swinging a guitar can be a dangerous move. But a guitar that doubles a flamethr...

Richard Thompson, Troubadour

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

If you already know, and love the music of, Richard Thompson, then I'm singing to the choir. If you don't, then prepare for proselytizing.

Camping Etiquette

Andrew Nackerud | Posted 09.10.2013 | Comedy
Andrew Nackerud

Nobody cares that you took a wilderness survival-training course or went backpacking for a week in Yosemite.

Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Three

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

We are nearing the end of our Tristan Prettyman blog series and I hope you've enjoyed listening to Tristan address your inquiries.

90210 Cowboy Justin Deeley Is Now a Series Regular on Drop Dead Diva!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

We all knew that underwear model / actor Justin Deeley would be back on our screens in no time. Now, Justin plays a hunky guardian angel on the recently revived fifth season of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva.

Don't Leave Music to the Pros

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

Recent studies have shown that playing an instrument reduces stress, prevents hearing loss and may even stave off Alzheimer's disease.