Tag Archives: Guitar

MICHAEL FUTREAL: CREATING A NEW APPALACHIAN SOUND

The dulcimer a traditional instrument? Not so, says Michael Futreal, a multi-instrumentalist who pushes the boundaries of how people typically view this Appalachian folk instrument. Futreal speaks about growing up as a self-taught musician in North Carolina, his free-spirited approach … Continue reading

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REMEMBER: A CREATIVE NEW TAKE ON FINGERSTYLE GUITAR (FROM ISRAEL?)

Given that many of the seeds of American folk music traveled across the Atlantic Ocean with the country‚Äôs early European immigrants, it is not entirely out of the question then that some of the techniques and sounds that evolved over … Continue reading

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PAPE ARMAND BOYE: ‘THE SAME WAY A FRIEND TELLS YOU THEIR STORY’

Senegalese acoustic music pioneer Pape Armand Boye connects with audiences through sincere, conscious artistry. A true “world musician,” he skillfully navigates the waters of this genre by retaining his own clear voice. In March 2009, a crowd of nine hundred … Continue reading

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