New Music Video and Album by Eli Winter Announced

Eli Winter is easily one of the brightest talents in the world of solo guitar music to have emerged over the last several years, and the arrival of any new material by the young musician is a cause for celebration. However, the record that’s been announced today, a self-titled LP due to be released throughContinue reading “New Music Video and Album by Eli Winter Announced”

José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey

With the help of M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk, José Medeles pays homage to the spirit and techniques of John Fahey in a beautifully unique way. Instead of covering Fahey’s songs for this tribute album, Medeles, a drummer who had previously worked with The Breeders and the 1939 Ensemble, set about improvising newContinue reading “José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey”

Spring Roundup – Part 1

Hey folks, as some of you might have known, March and April have been fairly crazy months for me. Between major career changes with my survival job and some nasty (thankfully non-covid related) illnesses, I didn’t get a chance to cover nearly as much as I wanted to. So I have quite a few recordsContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 1”

Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp

All solo guitar and pedal steel heads need to check out “Habitat,” the latest single by fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Jon Camp. Taken from Camp’s upcoming self-titled LP on Centripetal Force Records, “Habitat” is just one example of how the Washington DC-area artist excels at blending together unlikely sounds. The record, which is available forContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp”

Gabriel Seaver – Tuning

Weeed’s Gabriel Seaver’s recent solo outing focuses on his acoustic fingerpicking skills while revealing that he is a player of remarkable subtlety and heart.  Seaver’s playing is deeply evocative and often conjures up wistful atmospheres that can stir up all kinds of melancholic emotions, no matter what mood you’re in. Songs like “Neptune Only Knows”Continue reading “Gabriel Seaver – Tuning”

Rick Deitrick – Coyote Canyon

Any new release of Rick Deitrick’s music is worth celebrating, yet Coyote Canyon is one of those rare archival compilations of unreleased music that is just as essential as an original album. Deitrick, who came to light as a result of being included in Tompkins Square’s infamous eighth volume of their Imaginational Anthem series, whichContinue reading “Rick Deitrick – Coyote Canyon”

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”

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”