What do Ray Charles, Johnny Mercer, Gladys Knight, Travis Tritt, Indigo Girls, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Usher, and The Allman Brothers Band have in common? They’re all from Georgia and have been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and they, along with other artists whose careers are tied to Georgia and its music, are […]
The Museum at Bethel Woods recounts the history of the 1960s, and the political, cultural, and musical transformations that took place…
Good news for musicians traveling with instruments. Airlines are now allowing small instruments such as guitars or violins to be considered carry-ons…
Capturing the vibe from the earliest days of the electric guitar, this Voyage-Air Belair VER-1 guitar has a stunning high-gloss “TV Yellow” finish, and features ordinarily found more expensive instruments—solid Alder wood body, solid Canadian maple neck topped with a solid Rosewood fingerboard, mother-of-pearl fret position dots, and an adjustable bridge.
The Crooked Road, winding through Southwest Virginia, is an experience in music traditions passed down for generations. There are nine major venues plus numerous affiliated venues, jam sessions, and festivals throughout the region. Along the road, you can pull your car over at 26 Wayside Exhibits (yellow arrows on the map) and tune in to a five-minute audio presentation about the music and musicians in each area.
A visit to O’ahu is a chance to experience an amazing musical culture and learn techniques unique to Hawaiian styles of music. Live performances abound on the island, from strummers hanging out on Waikiki beach, to performances in a wide variety of venues featuring Hawaii’s best talents. Music makers are friendly and always willing to talk and answer questions about their music.
Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins readily admit there was a somewhat selfish reason for founding a music festival in Moab, Utah, 22 years ago. For about six months prior to their visit to Moab, the couple had already been discussing the possibility of starting another music festival. Barrett, a classical pianist from New York City, had founded the New York Festival of Song about two years prior.
Celebrated in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Sweet Home Alabama,” Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is located in the Northwest corner of the state, on the Tennessee River. The area held by a Yuchi Indian tribe until the 1800s has long-established connections to music. The natives who were removed from the land and sent to Indian Territory of Oklahoma called the river the Singing River because they believed a woman who lived along the bank sang to them.