Traveling around Ireland with her cello, Ilse de Ziah explores the origins and stories behind ten ancient Irish airs, playing the slow and intensely beautiful traditional pieces in the landscapes they are connected with.
Join as fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson plays his original instrumental "Mountains of Illinois" in the Fretboard Journal offices in Seattle, WA.
Guitar virtuoso and educator John Knowles stopped by The Fretboard Journal to perform “After Paris” for their cameras. As always, Knowles is a case study for tasteful, understated fingerstyle guitar.
Here he is performing on his signature model Kirk Sand guitar.
The Fretboard Journal’s Wintergrass 2014 workshop with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge began with a simple enough premise: let two of our favorite virtuosos have fun on a couple dozen vintage guitars. FJ gathered a wide array of rare vintage instruments for them to try out, from the 1885 Martin 0-28 that Lage grabbed for his first tune to a 17″ Gibson L-5 that formerly belonged to Jack Benny’s bandleader. Included were numerous pre-war Martins, Gibsons, Washburns and even a Larson Bros. guitar.