Tag: Acoustic Guitar

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…

From Country to Cosmic: Michael Spriggs’ Neurasenia-Echoes December CD of the Month

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA country picker finds his ambient soul with Michael Spriggs’ Neurasenia: Echoes December CD of the Month You can hear an Audio version of this Blog with Michael Spriggs’ music. Hot guitar pickers hang around Nashville like grapes dangling from the vineyards of Napa Valley.  Michael…

Acoustic Guitar Madness: Guitar Republic Wants You

Driving in this morning, I was thinking to myself that I was getting a little tired of the solo acoustic guitar thing.   But when I popped up Echoesspace today, I found a friend request from Guitar Republic that got the strings popping again.  They are a new Italian guitar supergroup doing the California Guitar Trio…