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 Three Steps to Hack EVERY Guitar Lick
A necessity on every guitar geeks journey is learning guitar licks. But a big problem that a ton of players face is that a guitar lick stays just that… a lick… that is never actually used when jamming to a tune or playing with your friends. So in this video, I teach you the MOST popular bluegrass lick AND how to incorporate ANY lick into your guitar playing!
See these Playing Tips
#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is Eric Bibb who comes recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Cedric P. of London, England. Cedric describes Eric as “Quite simply one of the most prolific acoustic singer/songwriter bluesmen in the world today. Last year his album ‘Migration Blues’ was nominated for a Grammy alongside The Rolling Stones’ “Lonesome & Blue” album in the blues category.”
See this Acoustic Artist Review
#2 Wazinator Stompbox Review
I want to introduce you to a stompbox called the Wazinator. These stompboxes are made in Australia and they are AWESOME! I have tried out quite a few stompboxes and I haven’t (up until now) found one that floats my boat. They all seem to make a clicking sound when I’m using them. That is not the case with the Wazinator.
See this Product Review
#1 Acoustic Tuesday Holiday Buyer’s Guide
Let me describe a scenario to you….you are a guitar geek. You embrace your geekiness, you love it. But it never fails, people do not know what to get you. They are intimidated by your guitar geekiness. They get overwhelmed by all the ‘gear’ and so they get you a sweater. It’s a nice thought, but we don’t need more sweaters. I have made a GUITAR GEEK HOLIDAY GIFT LIST! You’re going to want to share this with those people who may be wondering what to get you.
Get Your Guide Here
Love the show…you should check out this record from a hometown (Memphis) artist that was buried for most of the last 40 years or so..recorded & produced by Terry Manning (Big Star, Led Zep, etc) at Ardent Studios in Memphis…Gimmer Nicholson
The record is called Christopher Idylls…great acoustic record…JB https://bit.ly/2Qc9tq4
Show 66 was great.your artist of the week was cool.very nice music.thank you.for your show.see you in show 67.!!😀👍🎸🎶☮️
After Turkey Tuesday
Fingerstylin’ the country blues and making dat acoustic guitar sing doesn’t come easy for some folks. Being able to not only sound authentic, but add an individual flavor when playing traditional tunes from some of the pioneers of the genre is a whole nutha thang. Mr. Eric Bibb, like Kevin Moore carries the torch into the 21st Century with dignity, class and integrity.
#Small Win (Huge win)- I am the pastor of a small, rural church in New Mexico. Not only do I preach, but I help lead music. I own a Yamaha Silent Guitar Nylon string, but it is not the best for playing rhythm. So I was borrowing a guitar that was literally being held together with nails, screws, and glue. My wife came to me a few weeks ago and said that she believed in me and wanted me to have an instrument I could be proud of, so she bought me an early Christmas present: a MARTIN 000RS1. It totally blew me away! I never thought I would be worthy enough to own a Martin guitar, but my wife says that I’m worth it. I still cry when I think about it. I may never be blessed enough to have a guitarsenal, but when you own a Martin, what more do you need?
Very enjoyable and interesting!
Yes, I’m a nearly new to guitar picking 56 year old person who at times finds much needed support and inspiration from your show. Rather than part with my late brothers Applause guitar, I have begun practicing chords and such… I feel compelled to disclose that none of my limitations and or incompetences shall be seen as a product of your enthusiasm and obvious dedication to the beautiful cause of acoustic guitar love.
By the way, I find the sharing of other artists to be a very good thing.
Tony – I think your Bourgeois guitar looks suspiciously like a Schoenberg Soloist as featured in this Peghead Nation video
Italian top and Cocobolo B&S