Folk and Bluegrass Instrument Boom Rocks Music Industry
From namm.org Revival of traditional bluegrass and folk instruments fueling music retail as banjos, mandolins and other acoustic sounds permeate all musical genres Carlsbad, CA, May 7, 2013—A colorful, populist revival is underway for traditional bluegrass and folk instruments according to current sales trends and anecdotes from retailers. The hallmark instruments of this resurgent sound promise to be a dominant force at Summer NAMM, held July 11, 12 and 13 in Nashville at the brand...
May 09, 2013,
Featured Wood: Exotic Cocobolo
Cocbolo is a rosewood that grows in Central America that has striking orange and black variegations that age to deep reds and blacks. Some exceptional pieces such as the sets pictured also have a distinct golden sapwood. Cocobolo produces a clean, deep and resonant tone that is considered to be close to the tone of the Brazilian Rosewood used on classic prewar instruments.
May 08, 2013, Latest News
Stef Muzic: “This Wave” & BIMA for “Rock for “Rock Album of the Year” 2013.
Stef Muzic is simply mesmerizing with her acoustic guitar and smoldering soulful voice, a pure artist guaranteed to captivate the crowd– no smoke and mirrors necessary.
May 06, 2013, Artist News
Betty and the Boy Announce new tour dates
Here are some upcoming dates, and info! May 10th, 6pm Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, University Of Oregon May 25th, 630pm NW Folk Life Fest, Seattle, WA June 14th 8pm, WOW Hall, Eugene, OR July, 20th 12pm Main stage NW String Summit, Hornings Hideout, PDX Aug 10th Meriwether Winery, Veneta, OR Aug 23-25th Kaleidoscope Fest, Eugene, OR Sept 6-8th Sisters Folk Fest, Sister, OR Sept 20th Missoula, MT @ the Badlander Sept 21st Whitefish, MT private party Sept...
May 06, 2013, Artist News
Nashville TV Show uses Breedlove Sparrow Guitar for performance of “Telescope” with Lennon & Maisy
If you watched the show Nashville (ABC) and found yourself wondering, "What's that guitar Lennon and Maisy are playing?" - it's a Breedlove Sparrow! About Nashville From Wikipedia Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan and Connie Britton. The series stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins...
Apr 30, 2013, Latest News
Franchot Tone’s New Video is on Fire!
It takes a certain, quiet strength to work in the shadows, and an entirely different kind of fortitude to step into the light. Franchot Tone is blessed with all of the above. The Oregon-based singer/songwriter/producer isn't a household name, thanks to his decidedly behind-the-scenes work on some of the coolest musical projects to emerge from the West Coast in recent years. But his sound is unmistakable: take a pitch-perfect pinch of vintage reggae and dub, a sun-fried splash of laid-back...
Apr 29, 2013, Artist News