Monday, April 30, 2012

Alto Reed of Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band on Rico Plastic

Alto Reed of Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band on Rico Plasticover Reeds. ABC Music Store and Academy stocks Rico Reeds for all your needs.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

TEDxNashville - KS Rhoades - Performance

Very interesting single artist using technical and artistic creativity. . .

We work ourselves wretched for one old wood coffin, if life doesn't get you, love will finish you off" sings K.S. Rhoads on his stunning debut album Dead Language, which American Songwriter Magazine declares, " is an exhibition in style, grace, and limitless possibilities." His music has been called "... a masterful marriage of indie-pop, orchestral, and american folk." His lush string arrangements recall Danny Elfman, and his lyrics recall F. Scott Fitzgerald. His live performances are rapturous and sporadic, usually with a string and vocal section. He loops himself live, layering multiple instruments and voices. He produces, scores, and writes for many other artists as well. In September, 2010, he performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, for which he scored, composed and arranged all of the music himself. He has played on David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show and more. His new album The Wilderness is set to release in June, 2012, which he says, " like a group of Russian composers at an Irish pub in the wild wild west.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

WGI 2012 Championships Stryke Percussion: Vic Firth "Short Take"

Can you say Wow? Vic Firth presents a short excerpt of our upcoming feature from the 2012 WGI Championships from Dayton, OH. Watch for our full "In the Lot" video feature, coming soon at!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Acoustic Guitar Review - Cordoba C9 Classical Guitar Review

Acoustic Guitar senior editor Teja Gerken and San Francisco Guitar Quartet ( member Mark Simons demonstrate the Cordoba C9 classical guitar. For the full review (including videos of six more classical guitars), please visit

Monday, April 23, 2012

David Lindley Ukes! at the 2012 Reno Ukulele Festival

Mr. Dave gets down on two fabulous ukes made by Gordon and Char at Mya-Moe Ukuleles. First a koa baritone then Mercury Blues on a nasty lap steel resonator tenor!

Just an idea of the flexibility of the Uke! Rock on, Dave!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

David Lindley and Takamine Guitars

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. Lindley's recent discovery of the Takamine TF740FS fingerstyle guitar prompted a resurgence in his acoustic guitar playing that an upcoming acoustic album will attest to. Having the great David Lindley weighing in on the virtues of this Takamine model is truly an honor.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Welcome To Our Brand New Blog

Welcome to the ABC Music Store & Academy blog site. We hope to get better information about what is going on in music and in our store locations in Benicia and Livermore.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.