Introduction to Bluegrass Instruments

For anyone seeing an authentic bluegrass band for the first time, the unique instrumentation, driving tempos, soulful harmonies, and fierce, piercing tenor singing can be a lot to take. The sharp suits and masterfully virtuosic musicianship defy any “hillbilly” stereotype of its southern Appalachian roots, and it’s hard to disagree that ace bluegrass musicians are […]

Navajo Tradition Finds an Outlet in Punk Rock

To Jeneda and Clayson Benally, passing music and traditions on to the next generation is critical. Their family shares traditional Diné (Navajo) dances with some of the same festival audiences where the duo’s punk band, Sihasin, spreads its message of hope. Born into a political land dispute on the Black Mesa Navajo Reservation, where a […]

Our Most Popular Videos of 2013

This year we made a point of stepping up our YouTube video channel. With gear reviews on everything from organs to acoustic-electric guitars, plus a slew of online lessons, travel features, and magazine issue trailers, you can now visit us from any device and push PLAY on content that was once only available in our […]