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
- We Play Every Day Facebook Community
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- Listen to audio only below or in iTunes
Featured in This Episode…
#4 Play Acoustic Guitar In DADGAD Tuning
Maybe you’ve wanted to look into DADGAD tuning but felt it was this elusive thing, or maybe you’ve never heard of it at all! Well, this lesson will help you not only get started but also playing in this tuning today!
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#3 What’s On the Turntable This Week?
This week’s featured acoustic artist is Eric Skye, who comes recommended to us by Acoustic Tuesday listener Trent S. from La Crete, Alberta, Canada. Trent says, “What I love? Everything. I love his fingerpicking, and I especially love his Flatpicking. His album June Apple is absolutely fantastic, and it’s not lighting fast so it’s awesome to sit down and play along with. I just recently did a lesson with him, he’s super kind and explains things so well. And he’s got 50 fiddle tunes up on his website in standard notation for the true music geek!”
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#2 Eric Bibb’s Favorite Guitar
I want you to think back (AT Episode 66), where we featured an artist named Eric Bibb. Eric is a fantastic blues player and a torch bearer of the folk tradition. He had just released an album called Global Griot. We heard from Eric right after our feature so we of course hit him up for his responses to three burning questions we had for him. Check out his video response!
See this Acoustic Artist 3X3
#1 Harlem Street Singer Review
This movie is something I think everyone should watch. This is the story of Reverend Gary Davis, from when he grew up in the deep south. He was an integral part of the 1960s folk scene. You’ll agree it’s a must watch documentary.
See this Guitar Documentary
HEY! Just got here…will have to watch the beginning after…
Hey Guys Great show!!! I can’t seem to figure out how to watch it live. I have tried on many Tuesdays to watch but it seems I am on the east coast and have tried all different time’s but it seems that I can only watch the replay 🙁
10 am mountain would be noon on the east coast.
Thanks! Love learning new tunings! PS: Are those the twins from The Shining on your desk?
Love your Acoustic Life Show. I watch it every Tuesday. I like your holy rabbit but maybe you could put a rabbit without holes on your desk – a whole rabbit so to speak. You could call it your “wholly” rabbit.
#Smallwin – My Christmas present for this year is two tickets to John Knowles and Tommy Emmanuel at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis – a smallish 250-300 seat venue. My Acoustic Life is good!
Great show to you all and thankyou. DADGAD tuning the info on Eric Skye is great.
The Santa Cruz Eric Skye model has had Adirondack but i think they’re some sort of European spruce now, seem like nice 00 12 fret guitars
Another great show guys! Tony, I was happy to see your segment on Eric Skye (but sorry that I hadn’t mentioned him to you; I’ve been a fan for several years.). Have you seen his video (also with Tim Connell) of “Whiskey Before Breakfast”? Even beyond the title, it’s a great tune, with Skye, the cerebral jazz guy, eyes closed and rooted to the spot, while Connell practically levitates from his chair. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/tYek7wjuX1Q
I also want to thank you, Tony, for the tip about the American Epic documentary. I watched it straight through (one of the benefits of being retired!), and really enjoyed it.
And last, I finally bought my Guitarsenal T-shirt, staged my photo and sent it off to you. It should be in the inbox, Noah. I just wish I’d thought to show my beaker of Bulleit bourbon and the Dalmore single malt I got for Christmas.
Great AT74. Just finished listening to all 74 podcasts, a part of my morning treadmill and walking routine, and am starting the actual shows starting with number 1. I started watching five weeks ago and will not miss the show. You all are exceptional and I appreciate your efforts and humor. I played other instruments many years ago and you have piqued my interest in the guitar. I am 74 and have just engaged a guitar instructor and am halfway through the Fretboard Wizard. Speaking of Fretboard Wizard I find it riveting and wonderful. All should be blessed with the many lightbulb moments I have experienced. Great program.
Howard M. from Neville Island Pennsylvania (yes it is an island)
First time watching the show. Great stuff, keep it up.
Well we just wrapped up another fabulous show, i haven’t missed one yet, Im kind of an “Acoustic life” groupie
or a serious “Acoustic life” fan club member, whatever. I do know each show is better than the last. So hats off to you all, because I know you must put a lot of work into making this all happen. Thanks and much-ly appreciated.
Cheers Ratherbwalkn/ Hi _n_ the rockies
from near Allenspark Co.
Noah, in December you spoke of the bag pipes and it seemed some geeks didn’t care for them. One of my most memorable music experiences were bag pipes being played on the back deck of Lady of the Lake as we were arriving at Stehekin, WA, located at the end of Lake Chelan. It’s a tiny resort with no road access, in the Cascade Mountains NW of Chelan, WA. I forget the song being played but that’s not important; it was the sound of the incredible music off the lake, absorbed by the forested mountains.
Tony Great show. I really am going to check out Harlem Street Singer on Rev Gary Davis
Thanks for the heads up. Joe from New Jersey.
#YouKnowYoureAGuitarGeek When… You mistake the little dropper bottle of “String Fuel” string cleaner and lubricant, with the little dropper bottle of CBD oil you take for your arthritis. #ThisDontTasteRight.
Hea guys, another great show.I know you guys like documentories you might know, this one but new to me. RUMBLE [american indians that rocked the world] .Its a pbs thing. Thanx Guy from Fla.[GO LIGHTNING]
Tony, love the show, and also the personal anecdotes, ie. the Bozeman 5k with film of Noah……that said… need to get a mug with “The Struggle is Real” ! William, Vancouver BC
Hey Guys, your show was great again.
19 yrs ago this month, I desperately wanted a Martin HD-28 but couldn’t afford the 3G the store was asking. What to do? I went on the interweb and ordered a Kit from Martin…when my wife saw the pieces she almost fainted. Well 3 months and 140 hours later it was finished and I have been playing it ever since. Two weeks ago I went to my local shop and had an excellent technician do a complete set up for me…well! it pays to pay a pro to do a setup. WOW! I can’t put it down ! It always was good but now it is absolutely awesome. #smallwin
You wake in the night with your left hand fretting notes and your right hand holding and swinging the invisible pick
Loved the show! Really liked the segment on Reverend Gary Davis. Also DADGAD is cool! By the way, I am in Colorado Springs, CO.
please listen to john butler OCEAN studio version let every guitar geek hear it you can get it on u tube got to be one of the most inspiring tunes i,ve ever heard on guitar.
Recently joined your group and totally love it
being playing for about five years woke up one day and decided i want to learn guitar i,m now 62 and want to learn and play forever. Not too sure if i,m on the right comment page so please bear with me it,s an age thing.
I discovered open D about 18 months ago and fell in love, but eventually switched back over to a “standard d” tuning because i couldn’t find for the life of me; this. Spasiba!