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Martin Guitar to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of "Craft in America" on PBS

Nazareth, PA – C.F. Martin & Co., the oldest surviving maker of acoustic guitars in the world, will be featured in an upcoming special episode of "Craft in America," the award-winning documentary series on PBS, on November 20th at 10pm ET (check local listings). This hour-long episode, titled "MUSIC," focuses on how fine handmade instruments, including ukuleles, trumpets, banjos and guitars, are crafted as well as the talented artists who play them. The episode culminates by highlighting C.F. Martin and Co., giving viewers an inside look at the Martin Guitar Company's Custom Shop, as well as musician and political activist, Joan Baez, who has been playing Martin guitars for over 50 years.

Guitar Center Teams With Ariel Rechtshaid and City in Colour for 5h Annual Singer-Songwriter Program

Los Angeles, CA - Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter launches its fifth installment today, offering aspiring singer-songwriters across the country the chance to take their careers to the next level. The winner of Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter 5 will have the opportunity to record a 4-song E.P with Grammy award-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, HAIM and more), perform to a national television audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live! which airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35c on ABC, take home new gear, $25,000 cash and much more. Joining the fold of advisers this year is Dallas Green of City and Colour who will lend his talents as a mentor to the winner, guiding them through the writing and recording process.

SUP Awards Voting is Open

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Voting for the fifth annual SUP Awards presented by Tommy Bahama has begun at and will continue through Sept. 3rd.

The SUP Awards are standup paddling’s highest honor, recognizing the absolute best that the sport has to offer each year. The SUP magazine editorial staff collected input and nominations from readers and fans over the first half of the year to determine the final nominees.

Hop Along at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - Ace Hotel continues our live music series 5 at 5 where we, with help from our friends at FYF, Martin Guitar and Show Cobra, invite some of our favorite artists to do their thing at Ace Hotel New York or Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. 
This time, we are kicking off FYF weekend with live music at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. On Friday, August 21 at 5 pm, Philadelphia's enigmatic indie outfit Hop Along plays a five-song set on the roof for 5 at 5 before making their way onto the stage for FYF Fest Sunday. USA Today described the freak-folk-cum-indie-punk sound as blending "story-songs with emotive vocals, jangly guitars and driving beats." Friends and passersby can join us on the roof for a playful, raucous evening of music. 

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Ace Hotel New York

New York, New York - New Orleans legends The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will play at Ace Hotel New York as part of 5 at 5, our ongoing music series in collaboration with Martin Guitar and Show Cobra. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a vital part of the preservation and proliferation of traditional New Orleans Jazz since their formation in 1963.

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