folk

7 Free Modern Clawhammer Banjo Lessons

In the last couple of decades, we've seen the rise of banjo players firmly rooted in the old time style of playing: Clifton Hicks, Adam Hurt, Abigail Washington...

Know How to Listen

By Charlie Doom >Over and over again I’ve said there’s only one way to listen to music. First, barricade your front door, plaster your windows with tin fo...

Words of Wisdom from Thelonious Monk

by Brad Wendkos Jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy was a diehard follower of Thelonious Monk. He wasn't just a fan, either; Lacy became known for his recorded rendi...

Rock Gets Religion: An Easter Special

Rock & roll and religion: two strange bedfellows if ever there were a pair. Yet, there they are mingling together onstage, not only in the music of “shredd...

A Song to Die For: The ‘My Way’ Killings

A strange and shocking story caught our eye in today’s New York Times: Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord. What’s happening is that there’s been a long ...

Fireside Chat: Seymour Duncan

While the name Seymour Duncan might be synonymous with high quality pick ups and stompboxes, few know that before he was winding magnets and soldering wires, ...

Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great time launching TrueFire’s blog this past year, and the feedback we’ve received from players around the world has been nothing short of inspiri...

Fireside Chat: Vicki Genfan

Every now and then an artist comes along whose music reaches out and touches the soul of all who hear them. Virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer Vicki Genfan...
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The Turtles and the Hare: Sometimes the Hare Wins

Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan are best known as the front men for '60s folk-rock group The Turtles (“Happy Together,” “Elenore,” “You Showed Me”). After the ban...