Welcome to this week’s episode of Acoustic Tuesday where I share my guitar geek list of gear, artists, and resources to keep you inspired to live your absolute BEST acoustic life!
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- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 Top 10 Blues Guitarists Born Before 1900!
Listen to Leadbelly (born in 1888) Play Gallows Pole
Listen to Charley Patton (born in 1891) Play Rattlesnake Blues
Listen to Mississippi John Hurt (born in 1892) Play You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley
Listen to Furry Lewis (born in 1893) Play When I Lay My Burden Down
Listen to Elizabeth Cotten (born in 1893) Play Spanish Flang Dang
Listen to Blind Lemon Jefferson (born in 1893) Play See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Listen to Big Bill Broonzy (born in 1893) Play Hey Hey
Listen to Mance Lipscomb (born in 1895) Play Goin Down Slow
Listen to Blind Blake (born in 1896) Play Early Morning Blues
Listen to Memphis Minnie (born in 1897) Play If You See My Rooster
Listen to Blind Willie McTell (born in 1898) Play You Was Born To Die
#3 [NEW] Spit It Out! Segment
Tony tackles some of the more controversial topics in the acoustic guitar world.
#2 Andrew White Freja 2002j Review & Giveaway
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#1 Mule Resonator Guitars NEW Wooden Mule
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* Was going to add “Without further ado” and “I’m super pumped”. Noah beat me to it.
* 100% agree w/ Tony, that “acoustic” solos is faked. (Sounds like flat-picking too.)
* Andrew White Freja 2002J sounds (and looks) fantastic. I’d LOVE to win one!! If not, may need to buy one.
Most often used phrase is…
Tony; ‘Dig into….”
Great show. From a fellow guitar geek UK.
Hi, it’s me again fro UK.
Re acoustic shred guitar performance. The guitar has 18 frets. Is it possible to get such hight notes on THAT guitar?
Food for thought. I’m with you on this one. Noah no no.
Flying with guitar – I have to give a positive shout out to Delta. I fly about 3-4x/month without an issue. Going on two years now. BUT I pay for early boarding. I ask very nicely and recently I have switched to a Composite Acoustics Cargo for size and carbon fiber. Now United – I have not had the same experience.
In episode 106 you featured a clip of an acoustic guitar playing like an electric. What about electrics played like an acoustic using efects pedals closely resembling acoustic sounds. Also arlines handling guitars what about online ordering of guitars damages incured as a result and the magic that Lutiers do to bring them back from the dead. Hey an episode of the playing dead, or we’er not dead, zombie guitars. Love you guys, and the geeky guitar love you send out. You and Noah are surely matched right, like Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, or Abbot and Costello. You guys rock, I mean Strum.
All the best from Dennis, Waldes, Victor Enkurs from Kelown, British Columbia.
PS. How do I go about finding my Bues name?
It is totally impossible for that video NOT to be fake please Noah you disappoint me : – (
Hi Tony and Noah,just want to say thank you for show#106.loved it.i love those 1896 artist,all of them.very beautiful.especially the women,elizabeth cotton.very impressive.i want to win the guitar,it is very beautiful.thank you,see you at #107.😀💡👍
#spititout: First we have to say (“we” meaning the whole fam: wife, 2 kids and me) we love that Noah is ever the optimist. Noah, is your glass always half-full? If so, then ever shall it be. However, we’re gonna have to go with Tony on this one. We couldn’t spot any cables or on-board electronics on this classical guitar. Reminds me of those crazy air-guitar competitions of years past. Great show as always guys… Myron (Myrock) from Los Angeles.
Hey Tony, I wanted to share a positive travel guitar experience, since we tend to only discuss the disasters. I was traveling from Portland to LA and carrying my trusty GS Mini. Of course the flight was full and the gate agent would not even let me ask the crew if they had closet space (no closet on the plane!) I reluctantly handed over my guitar at the gate and prepared myself for the worst. When I arrived at LAX, I stopped behind a chain half way to the terminal where I guessed passengers might be waiting for their gate-checked bags. A baggage guy nearby saw me, held up his hand to ask for some time and went straight to the plane. In almost no time he reappeared with my guitar and handed it over without even asking for a claim ticket. I was stunned, relieved, and convinced that the gate agent had called ahead to tip off the baggage guy! Clearly some airline folks are trying to help. Needless to say, I am always nice to airline people!
Spider John Koerner played a 7 string Guitar in the 60’s with a double G string. He played with Dave Snaker Ray and Tony Glover on Blues, Rags, & Hollers. You should feature him or Dave Ray on Acoustic Tuesday. They played with Robert Zimmerman in Minneapolis in the early 60’s. Dave Ray was my early inspiration on the 12 string playing 3 parts at once and great blues vocals. I saw him live in 66 or 67.
Furry was a Memphis institution. Many aspiring musicians would collect ‘pop’ bottles for cash, buy beer (cough, under-aged) then visit Furry’s shotgun house near downtown. Damn, the music they heard and the stuff they learned lead to much of the good music coming out of Memphis in the 60’s and beyond. Wish I’d been old enough to join in. Ten/twelve was a little too young then to escape the parents and make the trip downtown. Some of the ‘stars’ I’ve meet through the years have told some great stories about Furry. Thanks for acknowledging one of the little known greats.
I agree with you about Mississippi John Hurt — love his music and his whole vibe!
This was the first time I watched the entire Acoustic Tuesday and I really got a lot out of it. Due to recent wrist surgery I can’t play, but I’m doing a bit of finger picking, watching many videos, and working my way through the Guitar Fretboard Workbook. The TAC community is so supportive it’s amazing.
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