8 episodes

Join us for conversations that explore why we play, collect, build, obsess over guitars and how rewarding it is to make music of our own. Each month, your hosts at Acoustic Guitar magazine connect you with great guitarists – from preeminent pickers, fingerstyle sensations, and superstar shredders to master teachers, luthiers, songwriters, and the acoustic guitar community at large.

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Join us for conversations that explore why we play, collect, build, obsess over guitars and how rewarding it is to make music of our own. Each month, your hosts at Acoustic Guitar magazine connect you with great guitarists – from preeminent pickers, fingerstyle sensations, and superstar shredders to master teachers, luthiers, songwriters, and the acoustic guitar community at large.

    Jazz Guitar Talk [BONUS]

    Jazz Guitar Talk [BONUS]

    Does the Great American Songbook endure because the songs themselves are timeless or because musicians give them a fresh spin? San Francisco–based jazz guitarists Mimi Fox, Nick Rossi, and Paul Mehling weigh in! Join us for a lively roundtable discussion on acoustic jazz standards and making jazz accessible to all kinds of listeners. 
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    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts (This helps other guitarists find the show and helps us. We really appreciate it!)Additional resources:
    Mimi Fox’s websiteNick Rossi’s websitePaul Mehling/The Hot Club of San Francisco’s websiteWatch Mimi Fox perform “Blackbird” for Acoustic Guitar Sessions and learn to play her jazzy arrangement of “America the Beautiful.”Paul Mehling plays “Minor Swing” in this Acoustic Guitar Session. If you’re feeling inspired to play like Django Reinhardt, check out Mehling’s gypsy-jazz lesson, “Learn the La Pompe Manouche Style in 6 Easy Steps.”Nick Rossi teaches the rhythm of Harlem Swing greats Freddie Green, John Trueheart, Bernard Addison, Morris White, and Al Casey in this video lesson. And learn the Nick Lucas classic “Picking the Guitar” here.The Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Mimi Fox.
    This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Mimi Fox, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman. Executive producers are Lyzy Lusterman and Stephanie Campos Dal Broi.
    The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair Jackson Creative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya Gonzalez Special thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
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    • 28 min
    Sarah Jarosz

    Sarah Jarosz

    Join us us for an in-depth discussion on the songwriting process and the importance of following your ear with trailblazing singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz. We explore her evolution as a multi-instrumentalist, her guitars, and how she leaned into the unfamiliar to create some of her most powerful music yet.
    Support the show:
    Listen to Part 2 on Patreon, where you’ll learn how Jarosz prepares for songwriting sessions and how her 2021 album Blue Heron Suite came to be, despite and because of the pandemic.Make a donation on PayPalPost a reviewAdditional resources:
    Sarah Jarosz’s websiteListen to Blue Heron Suite and World on the GroundLearn to play Sarah Jarosz and John Leventhal’s take on “Little Satchel”Get to know I’m With HerWatch our 2014 Session with Sarah Jarosz and this 2011 performance at the Acoustic Guitar officeThe Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
    This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman. Executive producers are Lyzy Lusterman and Stephanie Campos Dal Broi.
    The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair JacksonCreative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya GonzalezSpecial thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
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    • 30 min
    Why Should I Plug In?

    Why Should I Plug In?

    Did you know you can expand the sonic possibilities of your acoustic guitar simply by plugging in? But how do you use a guitar, pickup, preamp, and effects to craft your own particular sound? How do you fight feedback? When is it worth investing in high-end gear? We get answers from the recording engineer who wrote the book on acoustic amplification: Doug Young.
    Support the show:
    Listen to Part 2 on Patreon, where you’ll learn how to choose the right pickup for your playing style (plus find out what gear iconic artists like Billy Strings and Jimmy Page use!)Make a donation on PayPalGive a rating and reviewAdditional resources:
    Doug Young’s websiteAcoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials by Doug YoungExplore some recent articles by Doug Young for Acoustic Guitar: Online Learning Resources and Digital Tools for Acoustic Guitar and Learn the Essential Techniques of Fingerstyle Acoustic GuitarCheck out our reviews and how-to articles on home recording, amplifiers, and other gear. Plus, host Nick Grizzle’s roundup of pickups and microphones.The Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Doug Young.
    This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Elton Bradman, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman. Executive producers are Lyzy Lusterman and Stephanie Campos Dal Broi.
    The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair JacksonCreative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya GonzalezSpecial thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
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    • 34 min
    Eric Bibb

    Eric Bibb

    “I feel drawn to using my ability, talent, and platform to fill in some gaps that I feel are being hewn into the historical record… We have to do more than just tap our feet.”
    We Zoomed from California to Sweden to talk with the great guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eric Bibb. Tune in for captivating stories and insights about his musical upbringing, the limits of being known as a blues player, and the role music plays in uniting and shaping the world today.
    Support the show:
    Listen to Part 2 on Patreon, where Bibb demos guitars from his collection – including the 12-string he played for the King of Sweden and BB King. Plus, Bibb shares what he looks (and listens) for at guitar shops.Make a donation on PayPalGive a rating and reviewAdditional resources:
    Visit Eric Bibb’s website.Listen to Dear America.Learn to play guitar like Eric Bibb.Watch his Acoustic Guitar Sessions video.Read Blair Jackson’s review of Global Griot.The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair JacksonCreative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya GonzalezThe Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Eric Bibb.
    This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Elton Bradman, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman. Executive producers are Lyzy Lusterman and Stephanie Campos Dal Broi.
    Photograph of Eric Bibb courtesy of Michael Wall.
    Special thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
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    • 41 min
    The Joy of Teaching

    The Joy of Teaching

    Join Happy Traum, Jane Miller, Jess Baron, and Sean McGowan for an uplifting roundtable on teaching (and learning) guitar. We discuss community building, the pros and cons of different lesson formats, the challenges and opportunities of starting guitar at any age, and much more. Not to worry – this episode isn’t just for music instructors, but should prove illuminating and encouraging to all guitarists.
    Support the show:
    Listen to Part 2 on Patreon, where Happy Traum gives an impromptu lesson and all of our panelists share their favorite things about teaching guitar.Make a donation on PayPalGive a rating and reviewAdditional resources:
    Visit Happy Traum’s website, Homespun Music Instruction, and learn a few songs from his storied career.Visit Jane Miller’s website, check out Triads for the Improvising Guitarist, and explore some of her lessons for Acoustic Guitar. Learn more about Jess Baron and Guitars in the Classrom, read this story about the nonprofit in our sister publication, Ukulele, and check out her book Your Musical Child.Visit Sean Mcgowan’s website, check out this collection of his 5-star rated books, and videos on Truefire.Visit co-host Jamie Stillway’s website and lessons for Acoustic Guitar.The Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair JacksonCreative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya Gonzalez The Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Jamie Stillway.
     This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Jamie Stillway, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman.
     Special thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
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    • 36 min
    Molly Tuttle [BONUS]

    Molly Tuttle [BONUS]

    We were so excited to talk with bluegrass superstar Molly Tuttle, we couldn’t wait to share the conversation with you! So here’s a bonus episode, outside of our regular monthly schedule. Tuttle discusses her guitar education, playing music with friends, and how a surprising wood made its way into her signature Thompson dreadnought. Plus, we learn about her guilty pleasure listening and what the punk music she grew up on has in common with the music she’s making today.
    Support the show:
    Join our community on PatreonMake a donation on PayPalGive a rating and reviewAdditional resources:
    Molly Tuttle’s websiteListen to Crooked Tree and …but i'd rather be with youCrosspicking 101: A Private Bluegrass Lesson with Molly TuttleVideo Lesson: Molly Tuttle Breaks Down Her Deft Right-Hand TechniquesLearn more about Molly Tuttle Signature Model Thompson guitarThe Acoustic Guitar Podcast is produced by the team at Acoustic Guitar magazine, including:
    Publisher: Lyzy LustermanEditor: Adam PerlmutterManaging Editor: Kevin OwensSenior Editor: Blair JacksonCreative Director: Joey LustermanDigital Content Director: Stephanie Campos Dal BroiDigital Content Manager: Nick GrizzleMarketing Services Manager: Tanya GonzalezThe Acoustic Guitar Podcast theme music is composed by Adam Perlmutter and performed for this episode by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
    This episode is hosted by Nick Grizzle and Jamie Stillway, produced by Tanya Gonzalez, and directed and edited by Joey Lusterman.
    Special thanks to our listeners who support the show on Patreon.
    Support the show

    • 26 min

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