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!
As always, you can catch the show at 10am every Tuesday in these four places:
- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 Can You Still Rock? Acoustic Life Story: Kathy
#3 Featured Artist: Jon Gomm
Percussive guitar lessons by Jon Gomm
Listen to Jon Gomm’s song Passionflower
Hear The Secret Of Learning To Fly Is Forgetting To Hit The Ground
Lay your ears on the song What’s Left For You?
#2 Axe Heaven Mini Guitars
Buy mini guitars for your guitar den bookshelf
#1 American Songwriter Magazine Review
Visit American Songwriter Magazine online
Watch Parker Millsap perform at American Songwriter Magazine
Tony, you need another Tony’s jersey. Tony Esposito’s.
Taylor V class bracing is here to stay. Like Taylor said “This is Taylor’s original bracing” Looking forward to playing a V Class Taylor to hear the difference.
V-Class Bracing, marries parallel and ladder bracing, which has been done before by Jazz Guitar makers like John Kennard’s Dell Arte guitars. Andy’s design is great but not entirely original. Here to stay? Yes!
How and where did Kathy happen to find these “guitar geeks”?….is that one of the benefits of joining Acoustic Life Lessons?—you get a list of nearby other “guitar geeks” you can play with? Are there such groups/geeks pretty much in most of major metro areas? Thanks..great story on “can I still rock”…keep up with the Blackhawks stuff–they’ve been winning lately—fellow hockey player and Hawks fan. Nice to see you wearing the “Crow” jersey.
Yes, Bill – members of Tony’s Acoustic Challenge can choose to show their location on the Member Map and there are about 30 Jam Clubs in existence right now across the US and Canada (and other countries as well!)
Hey Tony, I do exactly the opposite w/ the Bulls. Seems like if I wear any Bulls gear on game-day, they lose. So I’m only wearing my Chicago t-shirts, etc. on off-days.
Hi Tony (fellow goalie). I love my Taylor 324CE with the V bracing. I don’t know if the V bracing or the Mahogany top, but I’ve had this guitar for almost a year and it still gives me goose bumps when I play it. It’s the best guitar I’ve ever owned.
Jim from Oshawa (Go Gens!!)
End of an era. My Tuesday was going along so well…I was enjoying the new Acoustic Tuesday #117 when at the end we learn of Noah’s departure. That came out of nowhere guys!! For over 2 years I have loved the chemistry of this show. Noah, you will be greatly missed, good luck with your further ventures in life. Please drop back in sometime! Who will champion Scotch on the show now? Bourbon lovers unchecked????
Very sorry to hear of Noah’s departure. Will miss him. You guys have great chemistry.
I understand things change. All the best Noah!
Aloha from Hawaii
As usual, thanks for your support for Guitars For Vets, and for mentioning the recent graduates in the Richmond chapter. That was me in one of the pictures (you may remember me from when I dropped into the studio in September).
Noah! I have only been watching Acoustic Life for about 17 episodes and have enjoyed your input. You offered a great balance to Tony. Ugh but congrats and blessings on your next endeavor. Will miss your contribution to the show. Acoustic Tuesday family, I have grown to look forward to Tuesdays in anticipation of some guitar fun and education. P.S. I just got my Acoustic Life shirt and Guitars for Vets shirt in the mail this week. 🙂 -Jeff from Cleveland, Ohio
#youknowyouareaguitargeekwhen you want to get a guitar habitat from American Music Furniture (AT 25), so you begin to show your wife where the guitars would look best on display in the dining room or den and describe the case as a beautiful piece of furniture. Then you drop the price tag as a function of the cost of owning a beautiful piece of furniture. “It’s just furniture dear”
Tony, a question struck me while y’all were going over the Molly Tuttle streak…what type of pick does she use and what thickness does she prefer? I love all the different picks you’ve reviewed and have to say, so far my fav is the Blue Chip TD 35. I just seem to be able to pick better with a thinner pick. Thanks for all your great content!
I attended a Taylor road show in March this year to hear the V class braced guitars. I was impressed as you were Tony by the balance and sustain. However I walked out of.the store with a 410e with ovangkol back and sides and X bracing. This guitar just speaks to me. I think the V class will stick around but X bracing is going anywhere in my lifetime.
I have one and it is awesome , the sustain well, just play one !!! I will not replace my other guitars , just another great tool ! it is here to stay but does not replace X bracing , they all have their place !!
Hi Tony,just saw #117.cool as always.i love your artist,that you show us.can I still rock.i would say yes.i can.but I am in a different time of my Life and maybe getting a little older.we are gonna miss noah.why is he leaving.? You will be fine tony,maybe you will get another show host.you can.i feel the same as everybody,I can’t imagine a week without your show.see you at #118 👍💡😀 look🎸🎙️🎸🥁🎹🎻💡👍😀
Hey Tony and Noah I had awesom small win last nite. My wife and I went to the 100 year old Ellen Theatre in our home town of Bozeman Mt to see the amazing Rodney Crowell. We have seen Rodney several times befor but this time he had with him 2 of Nashville finest. The Grand old Opry amazing singer, mandolin and fiddle player Eamon Mcloughlin and a young Ausi guitar player Joe Robinson. Joe was awesome he did a 30 minute set to start the show and it was incredible. He then joined Rodney and Eamon for the rest of the show. Every solo was stunning. If you haven’t already you need to do your deep dive and check him out. He toured with Tommy Emanual at age 17!!
Best of luck Noah.
It’s the 21st January 2020 and I only just got around to catching up on AT (I’ve been abroad for some while). I’m saddened by the loss of Noah. We’ve now lost both Eli and Noah, for me they were a big part of the show and I’ll miss ’em. That’s not to say I won’t still enjoy it, but it’s like two of my personal friends have left the room. One of my worst characteristics is I avoid change at all costs, I guess Freud would say I feel insecure in changing situations. Guilty as charged!