Video Premiere: “Outside Laughing,” by Mason Lindahl

Mason Lindahl’s Kissing Rosy in The Rain is without a doubt one of the brightest and most unique examples of solo guitar music this year. It’s a record full of emotional subtlety and sharp minimalism with lyrical guitar lines that feel more closely related to somebody like Vaughan Williams than say, Jack Rose. Now aroundContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Outside Laughing,” by Mason Lindahl”

Rootless – Places Remember Us

On Places Remember Us, Rootless delivers what might just be his most healing and cathartic release yet. Released today on Aural Canyon Records, this record is more reserved and stripped down than last year’s game-changing Docile Cobras, but it’s this more minimalist approach that allows for the music to be so universally moving. Most ofContinue reading “Rootless – Places Remember Us”

Daniel Bachman – Axacan

Daniel Bachman’s Axacan is less a guitar album as it is a patchwork of manipulated environmental sonic artifacts, arranged in the most evocative and atmospheric of ways. Bachman took the field recordings and found sounds angle of 2018’s The Morning Star and evolved it into a higher form. Instead of decorating or setting the backgroundContinue reading “Daniel Bachman – Axacan”

Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge

Matthew J. Rolin never ceases to push against the boundaries of solo guitar music and this has never been more evident than on his newest solo LP, The Dreaming Bridge. This staggering double LP, out now on Feeding Tube Records, finds Rolin exploring new sonic horizons. He fingerpicks behind ghostly saxophones (provided by Patrick Shiroishi),Continue reading “Matthew J. Rolin – The Dreaming Bridge”

Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter – Anticipation

Cameron Knowler and Eli Winter, two friends who happen to be some of the brightest young talents in solo guitar music today, bring the best out of each other on their new duo album, Anticipation. Recorded mostly in a mammoth session last year in Houston, TX, this album finds the two guitarists winding down theContinue reading “Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter – Anticipation”

Bobby Lee – Origin Myths

Bobby Lee’s Origin Myths takes cosmic Americana music to a whole other level. Recorded in the pockets of free time between the tasks of early fatherhood in the depths of the current pandemic, this album finds Lee improvising freely on guitar with a variety of hallucinatory effects and a dusty drum machine. He takes theContinue reading “Bobby Lee – Origin Myths”

Andrew LaVogue – Surrounded by the Northern Lights

Andrew LaVogue clears his mind and finds his center on the peaceful Surrounded by the Northern Lights. LaVogue, a resident of Portland, ME, recorded this EP of psych-leaning solo guitar pieces as a way to musically describe his experience of escaping from the world of 2020 into the wilds of Acadia National Park, and hisContinue reading “Andrew LaVogue – Surrounded by the Northern Lights”

Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood

There’s nothing that I love more than experiencing a sound that is original and entirely new to me, so the highly innovative work of Yasmin Williams never ceases to leave me completely awestruck. This is especially true with her genre-defying new record, Urban Driftwood. The Virginian artist completely reinvents the concept of fingerstyle guitar musicContinue reading “Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood”

Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain

Mason Lindahl takes solo guitar music well beyond its folk and blues roots, and approaches it instead from a classical and minimalist experimental frame of mind. The NYC-based musician’s compositions are filled with brisk nylon flamenco fingerpicking and tight lyrical melodies, punctuated by brief, but tense moments of silence. His guitar work alternates between aContinue reading “Mason Lindahl – Kissing Rosy in the Rain”

Steffen Basho-Junghans – The Dancer on The Hill

When it comes to guitar soli music, few artists possess the finesse and precision of Steffen Basho-Junghans, particularly on his latest album, The Dancer on The Hill. Released on vinyl last month through Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records, this record shines with astonishingly intricate fantasias and fluid ragas that absolutely spark with life. WhileContinue reading “Steffen Basho-Junghans – The Dancer on The Hill”