Tag: Acoustic Guitar

25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2013

Some years are better than others and 2013 was much better than most.  Right now, you can Vote in the Best of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll.   But, this list is different.  This is compiled by the brain trust of Echoes.  These are the CDs we played on the show in 2013 that we thought represented…

Transmissions: Echoes Living Room Concerts V19

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/NearLight.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSINCOMING MESSAGE: TRANSMISSIONS: THE ECHOES LIVING ROOM CONCERTS VOLUME 19 TRANSMISSIONS is a collection of live Echoes performances that shows Echoes moving into the future in our 25th year.  It’s a merging of electronic, new acoustic, dream pop and ambient chamber music.  This is the center…

The Reinvention of Kaki King – Echoes Podcast

Hear the Podcast of Kaki King’s Echoes Interview There’s little doubt that Kaki King has been the most high profile acoustic guitar player of the last decade.  Since her 2003 debut she’s recorded several albums, collaborated with musicians like The Goo Goo Dolls, scored films like Into the Wild with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook…

Slack-Key & Tapping Guitar Lead Echoes Top 25

Acoustic Guitars Dominate Echoes February Soundscape It’s been an electronic year so far, but for February, an acoustic guitar album by Pino Forastiere and a soundtrack dominated by Hawaiian Slack-Key guitar were all over Echoes Top 25 for February . Forastiere’s From 1-8 was the Echoes CD of the Month for February and it remains…

Guitar Scientist: Forastiere’s From 1 to 8

Pino Forastiere Gives a Guitar class From 1 to 8 with Echoes February CD of the Month Hear Forastiere‘s  From 1 to 8  featured on Echoes Monday February 6 Most instrumental  musicians name their songs after they’re written, but on his new CD, From 1 to 8, Italian guitarist Pino Forastiere skips that exercise entirely.…

Echoes Audio Goes Video with Jimmy Wahlsteen

See pictures put to Echoes audio in this video of Jimmy Wahlsteen.   His album,  181st Songs was an Echoes CD of the Month in January of 2010 and it made the 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2010. Candyrat Records put up a video where they took the complete audio from the Echoes review heard on…

Todd Boston Alive-Echoes October CD of the Month.

World Fusion in a Pastoral Mode from Urban Nature Guitarist Todd Boston is a child of Windham Hill records and Shakti and you can hear that with his world fusion duo, Urban Nature and on Alive, his solo debut.  Although to call it solo might be a misnomer.  Boston plays acoustic guitar as well as…

The Best of Michael Hedges-1 of 20 Icons of Echoes

The Man Who Revolutionized Finger-style Guitar. Tonight, May 20, 2010, we feature Michael Hedges, #12 among 20 Icons of Echoes. All of his instrumental albums set the standard for modern acoustic guitar playing. Here are my favorites. Five  Best Michael Hedges CDs, Plus One 1 Taproot This is a middle period Hedges album and a…

Guitar Republic-New Dimensions for Acoustic Guitar

Three Italian Guitarists Turn Finger-style Guitar On Its Ear. Last Stop, The Monkey in NYC If there’s one type of CD that crosses the Echoes transom most frequently, it’s finger-style guitar.  And at this point, it’s rare to find something new in that world.  Tommy Emmanuel is a virtuoso with frightening technique.   But his music…

Echoes Top 25 for January

The Echoes January Top 25 is topped by Jimmy Wahlsteen’s 181st Songs. See the complete Echoes Top 25 for January I didn’t see any of these titles at the Grammys on Sunday, but I’m sure glad we had them to play on Echoes in the first month of 2010. As our January CD of the…