The John Butler Trio return with a new album, Flesh And Blood, which sees acoustic genius John Butler expand his palette of sounds and techniques once more. Acoustic heads down under.
Brit bluesman Bonfanti talks to Paul Strange about being crowned Best Acoustic Performer at 2013’s Blues Awards, Gibson Hummingbirds, and giving blues music the recognition it deserves.
Antonio Forcione is an internationally renowned guitar master travelling with his brand of infectious jazz-inflected melodies. With a Yamaha strapped to his back, he provides clinics, masterclasses, and concerts the world over. His latest album Sketches of Africa delves into new inspiration, but the melody is always at the heart of it.
With an amalgamation of country, blues, western swing, and a touch of jazz, Pokey LaFarge is doing music his way and keeping it as real as ever.
With a new solo album hot off the press, Jethro Tull’s guitarist Martin Barre explains to julian piper why he loves classical music, why he won’t be touring with Ian Anderson, and why he’s turning his back on amplifiers.
Ben Taylor returns with an album that seeks to reverse the usual singer-songwriter mindset – and a stock of acoustic guitars to die for.
Entering the Bear’s Den you’ll find a sense of warmth, love and great music shared between three close friends. Speaking to lead singer Andrew Davie while the London trio are on tour, Huw Hopkins discovers why the band’s lack of outside-awareness makes them such a success.
Based in the hotbed of international music that is Minnesota, it’s no surprise if you haven’t heard of Chastity Brown yet – but that’s the way she likes it. The soulful-voiced, roots-inflected singer-songwriter has developed her career organically, and her album Back Road Highways has just been released this year. Acoustic caught up with chastity prior to her UK tour…
Acoustic met London’s very own BJ Cole, one of the world’s preeminent pedal steel players, to talk about how to master one of the most difficult and ambitious instruments in the world.
Andy Hughes talks to the Italian fingerstyle virtuoso in Montreal ahead of a gig with Martin Taylor about designing a signature guitar, percussive techniques, and a new project with Paul Gilbert and Sharon Isbin.