Exclusive Interview with Aaron Guest of Polecat
The members of Bellingham based five piece Polecat arrived at their first rehearsal from very different musical backgrounds. “Some of us shook hands for the first time that day,” says band leader and vocalist Aaron Guest of the initial meeting in early 2010. Incorporating genres including bluegrass, world, country, Celtic, reggae and rock into a cohesive sound might have been impossible if each member of Polecat hadn’t learned the rules before breaking them. The group is well...
Feb 18, 2016, Artist News
Tips for Beginners | Learn to Play the Guitar
The guitar is a commonly used musical instrument, played by a wide variety of musicians worldwide. The guitar is used in most popular music played and performed today, and is an important instrument in almost every type of genre from blues to folk and jazz. The guitar is categorized in the group of string instruments. The number of strings can vary between 4 and 18, but the most common guitars have 6 steel strings. The two major types of guitars are electric and acoustic guitars. The...
Feb 18, 2016, Instrument Insights
Artist Joshua Wolak of Humming House supports Sing Me a Story
Above: Humming House's music video for 'Anthony's Song' - performed on the Today show in conjunction with Sing Me a Story. About Sing Me a Story Our mission is to bring the voices of children in need to the world through music. The imagination of children who have fallen victim to circumstance has the power to capture what is common and pure in us all. In conjunction with music, which has the ability to carry those messages across borders,...
Feb 17, 2016, Artist News, Latest News
Breedlove artist Jeff Pilson & Foreigner on Today Show
In this short video, Breedlove artist Jeff Pilson and the band Foreigner perform on the Today Show.
Feb 16, 2016, Artist News
How to Make the Choice Between a Nylon or Steel String Guitar?
When you first learn to play the guitar, everything seems fascinating. After all, music sets everything in our lives in motion, or so most music lovers believe. It has a certain appeal to it that prompts people to pick up an instrument and learn how to play the guitar. However, as you progress and start understanding its dynamics, you realize that everything isn't as easy as it looks on the surface. When it comes to making the choice between nylon or steel guitar strings, you’ll want...
Feb 15, 2016, Instrument Insights
Custom D20/AR Custom In The Build
Dreadnought Body Shape: The Breedlove Dreadnought is slightly more rounded than traditional dreadnoughts, producing beautifully full, punchy, and articulate tones. The Dreadnought appeals to players inspired by the familiarity of a dreadnought, who are looking for nuance and richness from their instrument. The Breedlove Dreadnought projects well, so it excels in an ensemble, and yet retains the refinement needed for vocal accompaniment. Watch Video. Rosewood Back and Sides: rosewood...
Feb 11, 2016, New & Featured Products