Monday Music Roundup - 10/31/11
Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold (D-18 player!) Shares His Favorite Folk Songs, Rolling Stone - Including Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Pete Seeger, and more. Coldplay Release New Album, Pitchfork - A return to form and a departure at the same time - and Chris Martin makes a 15-series Martin look mighty fine. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Breaks His Face, SPIN Recounts Most Indestructible Rock...
Martin Guitar Makes Responsible Commitment With... →
We’re glad to have sourced a new, responsible, beautiful wood for the construction of our guitars going forward, and we can’t wait to start using this supply in our guitars! More here and video about Chris Martin IV’s commitment to the environment here.
Arcade Fire and Neil Young (on his Martin), played a stirring rendition of “Helpless” at the Bridge School Benefit Show. NSFW unless you’re okay weeping openly in front of your coworkers.
Monday Music Roundup - 10/24/11
Martin Artists Find Big Wins at the Americana Music Association Awards, AmericanaMusic.org - The event celebrated a year of the best in roots music. It opened with a moving tribute to the late John Hartford, represented by an unaccompanied banjo and bolo hat side stage, followed by Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Don Was performing “I’ll Fly Away”...
New Models for 2011!
Here’s a Word From Chris with some of our new models from this year’s Summer NAMM show! Including a new nylon-stringed player, killer tones from exotic woods, and a powerful new sound using Madagascar Rosewood!
Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison Covers...
A fantastic video of Scott and his Martin HD covering Death Cab For Cutie, courtesy of SPIN Magazine! Read the full article here. // ]]]]>]]>
Pink Floyd Fans: Wish You Were Here (VIDEO)
David Gilmour is sitting atop an equipment rack in the control room of his opulent houseboat studio outside London, strumming a descending chord progression on an old 12-string Martin as he sings a wordless, wistful melody. “I’m making it up as I go along,” he says, playing on. In the window behind him, the Thames ripples under gray, prematurely autumnal skies. ” A few...
MONDAY MUSIC ROUNDUP - 10/03/11
Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum moved the crowd at this year’s ATP festival (on a Martin!), Rolling Stone - Over an hour and 15 minutes, Mangum – performing as part of the three-day ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival – was focused and relaxed, sitting on a chair mid-stage. He was flanked by four guitars, bathed in autumn orange lighting and looking especially solitary in the...