Live Concert Streaming Service Takes Off

About 15 years ago, a pop duo known as Evan and Jaron, identical twins, rose up the charts with the infectious, hook-laden “Crazy for This Girl.” (Fans of Dawson Creek will surely remember this hit from its appearance in the cult TV show.) Unfortunately, the career of Evan and Jaron plateaued soon after this breakthrough, […]

Acoustic Guitar Magazine May 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover ­­­­­­­­­­ Three to Get Ready . . . .Brandi Carlile and the Hanseroth twins self-produce a powerhouse new CD. Focus on “Have Guitar, Will Travel” Traveling Hard: Musicians learn the rules of the road in pursuit of their dreams. Keep Calm & Carry On: New rules for flying with an instrument remove […]

FAA Issues Long-awaited Travel Guidelines for Musicians

Airline travel can make people want to pull out their hair even under the best of circumstances, but it can be nothing less than traumatizing for musicians afraid of damaging a valuable instrument. Now, thanks to new rules set to take effect March 6, string musicians can feel more secure and protected when traveling with […]

Readers Celebrate Acoustic Guitar’s 25th Anniversary by Giving Back

Acoustic Guitar invited its readers to help celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary by donating 20% of their subscription fees to support five great guitar-related causes.  More than 400 readers responded and Acoustic Guitar has donated more than $2,000 in their names.  The recipients are: Guitars 4 Troops: Sending guitars and other musical supplies to troops […]

Ovation Brand Sold to Drum Workshop Inc.

On January 6, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced that KMC Music, its wholly owned subsidiary, has sold the Ovation acoustic guitar brand to Drum Workshop, Inc. Considering Fender’s recent history of brand divestment, the move isn’t entirely unexpected. However, the fact that Ovation was acquired by DW—a major manufacturer of percussion instruments and accessories—raised […]