You’ve seen the actor Neil Jackson on TV in a stack of roles, most recently as a chauffeur in ITV’s Upstairs, Downstairs. But you’ve never seen him wielding a guitar…until now.
Don Ross is a fingerstyle extraordinaire and one of the finest exponents of instrumental guitar composition currently on the live circuit. We talk touring, the struggles in making a living from the music industry, and collaborating with some of today’s finest guitar players.
Being known as The Colonel and The Governor is all good and well, but if you are going to put those monikers out on your tour headline, you need to be pretty confident that you can live up to the…
Is the cuatro the key to preserving Puerto Rican culture in New York City? Ryan Book investigates the diminishing presence of the Latin American stringed instrument in the Big Apple.
Japanese-born luthier Kenji Okumura has been building guitars since he was 21-years-old across three different continents. Now, firmly rooted in London, he’s busier than ever making some of the UK’s finest handmade acoustics, and as the resident luthier for luxury guitar store, Ivor Mairants.
It seems that every time you look around, a few years have passed, and a new generation of musicians is being launched on the wild ocean of acoustic music. One who has sailed with the current generation of voyagers in…
Our 2013 event, held on 7 and 8 September 2013 at London’s prestigious Olympia venue, allows visitors to get up close and personal with the world’s greatest acoustic players, as well as the opportunity to test hundreds of acoustic guitars, gear and accessories from the industry’s biggest names and the best luthiers from all over the world.
Acoustic troubadours the Lumineers have come a long, long way in a short time. As he tells Joel McIver, Martin-wielding frontman Wesley Schultz can hardly believe his luck.
Having spent much of his time busking the streets of the UK and Australia, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, is no stranger to hard work. Travelling like a lunatic, busking to 100 people one night, 1,000 the next, he’s now gaining the recognition he so deserves with his third album All The Little Lights.
X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle has come a long way since he was chumming it up with Danni Minogue and Simon Cowell. Now on an indie label and touring an acoustic show, he tells Joel McIver that it’s all about his trusty Taylor these days.