As a nonprofit organization, Guitars for Vets provides guitar instruction for US veterans. Since its inception in 2007, it has handed out more than 2,000 free guitars to eager veterans who have attended more than 12,000 lessons taught by 100 volunteers nationwide.
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 […]
You’ve finally mastered learning to play the guitar. But for some reason, you just can’t seem to make your “Blackbird” sound as warm and subtle as The Beatles version. Maybe it’s time to take a look at the guitar you are playing.
The banjo’s birthplace is Africa or colonial America, depending on where you draw the line between banjo and banjo-ish ancestor. But while we debate the banjo’s birth, we can at least agree on where it hit puberty. That happened in America in the 20th century.
Stephen Lynch, self-proclaimed musician trapped in the body of a comedian, is on tour in support of his fifth album, Lion. He will be at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, on Saturday night, then onto a few more East Coast destinations before heading overseas for the UK leg of his tour. If you […]
Ever since Aaron Friedman spearheaded the effort to bring Make Music to New York City in 2007, the organizers have tried to add something new every year. This year they broke the Guinness World Record for the largest electronic keyboard ensemble.
This time of year, it’s not so much the heat, but the humidity. In order to keep your wooden acoustic instrument playing and sounding great, it’s important to control the moisture in the wood.