First Aid Kit Live: Presented by Martin Guitar


Swedish sister act First Aid Kit has made quite a splash in the States. The group is already inspiring other sisterly duos – Lily and Madeleine, for one – to pursue musical careers, and just last month, they headlined Nashville’s famed Ryman auditorium, a show which saw many girls in the audience even dressing like […]

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Enter the November/December 2014 On My Deathbed Contest


The GPC Aura GT comes equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics and consists of an East Indian rosewood body with a satin finish and a polished gloss Sitka spruce top featuring a two ring pearl rosette. Added features include a certified African blackwood bridge and fingerboard, with hexagon pearl inlays. The nickel ratio tuners […]

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Enter the September/October 2014 On My Deathbed Contest


A new addition to Martin’s Retro series this year, the 000-18E Retro is the first short-scale (24.9 inches from nut to saddle) guitar in the line. It’s also a sweet-sounding guitar even when not using the revolutionary Fishman technology that makes the Retro series one of the great guitar innovations of this century so far. (Click […]

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Accouncing the Top 5 Finalists for the Secret Road Pub Deal


Presented by Martin Guitar, the 2nd Annual Pub Deal will give away a $20,000 publishing deal with Secret Road Music Publishing.   Judges from Songspace, American Songwriter, Secret Road and Martin Ambassador Amanda Shires all narrowed the Top 25 Finalists down to the Top 5 artists below.  From here, each finalist will participate in an audition process with the Secret Road staff.  Click on the LISTEN button to […]

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Meet the Top 25 Finalist for the Secret Road Pub Deal


For the 2nd Annual Pub Deal, Secret Road Music Publishing, Martin Guitar and Songspace have teamed up to give away a $20,000 publishing deal to one deserving artist. Over the past 75 days we’ve received entries from south Louisiana to Sweden. Our favorite part of the Pub Deal is discovering so many great artists from […]

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Enter the July/August 2014 On My Deathbed Contest

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With electronic imaging contributed from a 1967 vintage D-35 “donor” guitar, the resulting acoustic as well as amplified tone is projective, balanced and resonant. Classic and enhanced D-35 appointments include a three-piece back, black pickguard, and ivoroid bindings and a certified European spruce soundboard with a thin 1/4″ bracing. (Click here to read our review). […]

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Adam Faucett Live: Presented by Martin Guitar


Singer-songwriter Adam Faucett hails from Benton, Arkansas, the same town where Billy Bob Thornton shot the movie Sling Blade in the mid-90s. And much like Thornton’s film, Faucett’s music is very much in the Southern Gothic vein, flowing with tunes about prophets, day drinking and the occasional opossum. Here, Faucett performs the song “Edgar Cayce” on a Martin […]

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Elise Davis

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A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Elise Davis moved to Nashville two and a half years ago to make it happen.  The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has been releasing albums on her own since her late teens and found her big break not as an artist, but as a songwriter.  Last year she won American Songwriter and Martin Guitar’s fist annual competition “The […]

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The Pub Deal 2014: FAQs


A few weeks back, American Songwriter partnered with Songspace, Martin Guitar and  publishing/management/music licensing company Secret Road to launch the 2nd Annual The Pub Deal.  With the deadline approaching, we’ve had lots of questions about the opportunity, so we had Director of Strategy, Jesse Feister, answer some frequently asked questions below: Why did you all decide to create an opportunity […]

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Parker Millsap Live: Presented by Martin Guitar

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In his early teens, Parker Millsap took a trip to a high-end guitar shop in Oklahoma with his dad. He felt like a kid in a candy store, and picked there for hours on end, sampling as many vintage axes as he could get his hands on. Finally, his dad put a stop to the […]

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Enter the March/April 2014 On My Deathbed Contest


Martin’s D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, and adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides. It’s perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.  (Click here to read our review). Want to own one? Simply click the button below and tell us the “ten albums you’d […]

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