Newburyport Chamber Music Festival opens 14th season Aug. 8

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival opens 14th season Aug. 8
… built around the Japanese instrument the shakuhachi, a bamboo flute, with shakuhachi master James Nyoraku Schlefer and performances by Exit Dance Theatre at the Wilkie Center for the Performing Arts at The Governor's Academy, a new venue for the …
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The Endless Summer of Cayucas, Cali's Brothers of the 'Blue Lagoon'
Though you still have the same beachy, easygoing vibe as your debut, your newer tracks seem to feature more depth with these gorgeous stringed instruments and piano parts. What would you say inspired these choices when writing the new album?
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Taylor 214ce DLX
The ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that reflects Taylor's perennial innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The soul of the ES2 is Taylor's patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually …
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Bedell Guitars
Bedell Guitars continually looks for ways to use new woods that can be sustainably sourced – even if they aren't traditional to acoustic guitars. Our HomeGrown Collection, for example, uses a walnut fingerboard and bridge. 8. Bedell Guitars works …
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Warren Haynes Delivers Brilliant Album 'Ashes and Dust' — Exclusive Interview
And there are a few songs that I'm just playing just acoustic guitar. Either a Rockbridge guitar or my Washburn signature model. Or the Epiphone archtop that I borrowed from Derek, my tech. And also I have an early '70s Guild that I played the acoustic …
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Gabriel Böhmer animates paper marionettes for music video

Gabriel Böhmer animates paper marionettes for music video
The track – taken from Ber's debut album Fort Growing – has a raw, stripped-back acoustic sound, so the artist chose to reflect this in the rough edges and pale colour palette for the video. Music video for Gabriel Böhmer's The Singing Gate. "I wanted …
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Martin Guitar to Introduce Four New Models at 2015 Summer NAMM
The iconic 182-year-old guitar manufacturer will unveil the 00-15E Retro and the LE-Cowboy-2015 alongside four other distinctive guitars. The addition of the 00-15E Retro to the successful Retro Series is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the product …
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Wet Hot Annotated Summer: An exhaustive guide to Camp Firewood
Summer-camp music classes and acoustic guitars go together like “Kumbaya” being sung off-key around a roaring fire. Wet Hot American Summer dispenses with that tradition very subtly, however: In the early morning music scene, only the teacher (Peter …
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Jim Adkins brings solo show to Bend

Jim Adkins brings solo show to Bend
It's not that the guitarist and vocalist never touched acoustic guitars before; one listen to his band's 2001 breakthrough album “Bleed American” reveals that much. But Adkins and the rest of the Arizona-based Jimmy Eat World, still best known for …
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Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)
… duo on “Don't Funk With Me” (which also boasts one of Brecker signature wah-wah trumpet solos) And also how they swap the de-facto vocal role with a acoustic and electric guitars on top of a massive bass groove for Peter Gabriel's “Digging In The Dirt.
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Band and Orchestra Boot Camp
… they can still do it and accomplish it," says John Bailey. The teacher hopes this boot camp helps the students prepare for the beginning of the school year. All of the 4th graders will be playing string instruments and the 5th graders will play …
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God & guitars: Oklahoma City church helps connect people to their inner music
For the first time, two one-week summer camps were offered recently for individuals interested in learning how to play another stringed instrument: the guitar. Soltani said the summer camps provided a way for the church to “plant the seeds of an idea …

The Inexperienced – Too Inexperienced – Review – SoundBlab
In this case, the inexperienced chap is North Londoner Alex Meadows, whose flimsy resume includes stints as Sir Tom Jones' bassist, plucked all the bass strings on pop idol Will Young's Echoes LP, replaced Nick Fyffe in Jamiroquai, and throbbed his …
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Jazz trombonist's latest CD mixes it up, from funk to ska – Times Colonist
For the demo version of his home-recorded disc, La Riviere played all the instruments except for the drums: trombone, bass, guitar and piano. Some of these were guide tracks, ultimately replaced by contributions from such musicians as Michael …
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Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth
Railroad Earth's handmade flair on a variety of stringed instruments—and drums—astonishes throughout. With Grace Potter in fabulous duet with Haynes and his great guitar, they become an octet capable of aggressively washing Stevie Nicks' Fleetwood …
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Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review
Amber Rubarth's Good Mystery delivers a great mix of vocals and instruments that tests the ability to place sound where the artist intends. While listening to Good Mystery the vocals come across clear and the string instruments sound as if they are off …
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Industrialighting, a Nashville-Based Custom Lighting Studio, Will Be Releasing A New Music Instrument and Relics Line of Light Fixtures

12th South, Nashville (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

Industrialighting started as an experiment to find an outlet for personal creative energy. This then led into a hobby, and finally blossomed into a business for the owner and artist, Read Hauck. In order to keep up, an artist has to do their part in meeting the demand of the public’s enthusiasm. Due to many requests, Industrialighting is finally expanding, offering a custom music instrument and relics collection of lighting fixture specifically for the music lover.

The Vintage Microphone light has been hand crafted and specifically designed to reflect the spirit of the melodies that many of the customers have become attached to over the years. Each light is handmade. Standing 15 inches tall and 5 inches at the base, the microphone is perfect for any side table, office, studio, or personal listening area in any home or sacred area. Its soft glow is enough to light up any room with that special energy that only comes from the recollection of a favorite melody, which the artist brings to life through the microphone itself.

Other fixtures are created from drums, horns, strings, and any other worthy instrument. These creations are available in limited quantities until the remaining fixtures on the inventory shelf are sold. Industrialighting is a Nashville-based lighting design studio. They are located in the 12th South District and have been creating unique fixtures from a variety of unique items for 3 years now.

They have been able to secure a number of music industry celebrities as loyal customers and also offer their fixtures to the general public on Etsy and also a company website. To contact Read for custom lighting projects, you can call their studios at 615-604-8882 or readhauck(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Lovebox day two @ Victoria Park, London – 18/07/2015 | Gigwise
Later Raury plays his acoustic guitar and asks for a moment of silence for all those “murdered in the world illegally”. It's an attempt but not many follow suit. For the finale Raury enthusiastically performs one of his most well known tracks 'God's …
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Session Guitar: Improve Your Guitar Playing by Giving Your Notes Room to
Double the acoustic guitars with high-strung acoustics on the left and right. Add some really heavy guitars on the chorus on the left and right. Made a big juicy sound. Add some color guitars, tremolo, chicken pickin' tick-tock guitars. Single strums …
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Charles Esten 'Hot One' – Single Review | Music | The News Hub
The music begins simply, rhythmic acoustic guitar providing the base for the first verse, before organ helps to build and gritty electric guitars join drums for a southern rock-style chorus. Rather dynamic in texture and structure, we are treated to …
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Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World launches singles series –
"I Will Go" is an infectious blast of classic pop smarts driven along by a surf beat and pulsating bass with Adkins strumming acoustic guitar and eventually fleshing out the arrangement with baroque-pop horns (as arranged by Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., …

New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters Trot to Carter Fold Saturday

New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters Trot to Carter Fold Saturday
Galax is home to the world-renowned Old Time Fiddler's Convention, and the area has traditionally produced some of the country's finest old time string bands. Carrying on that rich musical tradition, the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters features Dennis …
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Frog Eyes Release New Video For “Joe With The Jam”
The track has some great melodies, some even greater string instruments and immense vocal control. You have to give it to Frog Eyes for really doing this one right, and clearly having fun with it. This video and track give a great sneak peak as to what …

Stones' echo lingers with tribute band at Public Market
Suspended above the audience is the world's largest stringed instrument: The Earth Harp, a part of the William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, one of the shows for the 2015-'16 Nazareth College Arts Center. The varied lineup includes shows by …
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“Padme” Marks the Recording Debut of Jazz Pianist/Composer Caili O’Doherty

Richmond, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Pianist/composer Caili ODoherty steps into the top tier of promising young jazz artists with the release on July 7 of her sparkling debut album, “Padme,” on her ODO Records imprint. ODohertys prowess on acoustic and electric keys, her proclivity for writing airy, flowing melodies, and her clear vision as a leader are much in evidence on the new CD.

The album title means lotus flower, which begins growing at the bottom of a muddy pool, emerges and blooms on the surface of the water during daylight, and then closes and sinks below the surface each night, to bloom clean the next day, she says. To me, it embodies the idea that each person, despite the conditions they start from, can hope to realize their dreams.

For Caili (pronounced KAY-lee), jazz is an extension of the lotus flower, imbued with qualities that resonate in people living through difficult circumstanceshelping them to recognize and connect with their dreams. Nourished by her experiences in Africa, Central and South America, and Europe, as well as in New York, Washington, DC, and her hometown of Portland, Oregon, ODohertys interest in the unifying impact of music across different cultures finds a stirring voice in her beautifully varied compositions.

The recipient of two DownBeat awards and an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award in 2009, Caili has an unusual approach to composing. She writes lyrics to her songs to imbue in them the stories of her journeys and discards the words when the pieces are completed. This gives her melodies a natural rhythm of language.

All of the songs on “Padme” have an engagingly light quality, even when probing dark themes. Her lyrical touch on piano opens the way for fetching arrangements involving violin and trombone, wordless vocals, the guitar of guest artist Mike Bono on the title track, and the earthy drumming by the stellar Adam Cruz on the gorgeously harmonized Prayer Song.

“Padme” captures a terrific group of young artists with whom ODoherty enjoys strong ties. They include bassist Zach Brown, violinist Alex Hargreaves, and guitarist Mike Bono, who were all at Berklee with Caili; drummer Cory Cox and tenor saxophonist Ben Flocks, who were at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with her; and alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and trombonist Eric Miller, whom she met after moving to New York.

The 23-year-old ODoherty started classical piano lessons at five and began playing jazz at 11, studying under celebrated educator Thara Memory. After being selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop band, led by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Caili was awarded a full scholarship to the Boston school. Since she had only completed her sophomore year of high school when she received the offer, she took extra courses and graduated a year early in order to attend Berklee. As a member of Berklees Global Jazz Institute, directed by Danilo Perez, she got to perform with him and other greats including Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and John Patitucci.

In 2010, ODoherty was one of five pianists invited to participate in the inaugural season of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. After graduating from Berklee with a degree in jazz piano performance, she moved to New York.

As witness her voluntary teaching and performing, as well as her efforts at WeBop, an early-childhood jazz education program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2012, Caili retains her commitment to music education and outreach even as she devotes herself to performing jazz.

When youre very clear what youre doing it all for, it gives everything a bigger purpose, she said. Ive seen how music can be a vehicle for social change and healing. I strive to incorporate those ideas in my daily life.

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