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View Lord Huron’s Coachella Performance

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L.A. indie rock band Lord Huron offered those out on the lawn a breezy set to enjoy during their late-afternoon Friday slot at back to back weekends of Coachella.

And the festival has also made a glimpse of their set available for everyone by sharing a clip of “Way Out There” off 2015′s Strange Trails.

Check it out below.

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See Brandi Carlile Perfom on ‘Seth Meyer’

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Earlier this month, Brandi Carlile was scheduled to play New York’s Madison Square Gardens, but first she took her incredible vocal chops by Late Night With Seth Meyers where she performed the throttling “Mainstream Kid” off 2015′s The Firewatcher’s Daughter as well as her unforgettable single, “The Story.”

Not to be biased, but those of us at Gretsch particularly love on the latter, when midway thru, Carlisle exchanges her acoustic for her orange Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar, marking a dramatic and impactful shift in the song’s tempo.

Watch both clips below …

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Watch Zella Day Perform ‘Sweet Ophelia’ at Coachella

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Pinetop, Ariz. native Zella Day held court at Coachella over the weekend, putting on a mesmerizing set if the clip below is any indication.

Wearing a ’70s pale-yellow pantsuit decorated with fish and matching headband, Day and her stellar live band perform “Sweet Ophelia” off her debut studio album Kicker, which has earned high praise from critics and listeners alike.

“What I am doing musically is very different,” Day said in an interview with Axs.com. “That’s something that has become very apparent to me – especially as I play more festivals and I am around more and more musicians. My live show is very band-centric and that’s not typical for a young female pop artist … I am playing pop music, but these are songs that I wrote on my guitar and there is a lot of storytelling going on. So my music is a throwback to the musicians that I love, the greats like Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nicks. Those are the women that I really have modeled myself after in some way shape or form. That’s what I’m striving for, of course, but I haven’t got there yet. I only just turned 21, so I’m still figuring it out, little by little. But I know that there is a certain power behind what I am doing because I can feel the pull!”

Watch the clip from Coachella below, featuring guitarist Chris Oppold on his Players Edition Falcon.

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Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam Releases Duet Album with Jessca Hoop

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Iron & Wine troubadour Sam Beam has partnered with California singer-songwriter Jessca Hoop on a new duet album dropping today called Love Letter for Fire.

Offering 13 duets, Love Letter for Fire was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse). A handful of other special guests, including Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and frequent Iron & Wine collaborator Robert Burger, also contributed to the album.

“Some of my favorite songs are duets, because the narrative is expanded,” explained Beam. “It’s not just a monologue.  It’s a conversation, and so it gets complicated. I had melodies over the years that I’d been compiling that I thought, this sounds like a classic Kenny and Dolly, ‘Islands in the Stream’ kind of thing, or George and Tammy.”

Experience track “Every Songbird Says” below, and order your album copy here!

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Premier Guitar Channels Scotty Moore for New Guitar Lesson

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Ever wonder how to achieve that classic sound Scotty Moore made famous? Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger straps on a White Falcon, and breaks down the galloping techniques that will have you strumming like Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist in no time.

Watch Bohlinger’s step-by-step instruction below to easily master the I-IV-V cascading progression, complete with picking patterns.

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