Author: Nicholas Tozier

Nicholas Tozier is a book hoarder and songbird from the woods of Maine. In 2012 he made a small cameo in Songwriting Without Boundaries by Berklee professor Pat Pattison, and was named one of CDBaby’s top 10 Songwriting Resources to follow on Twitter.
Blues Flame
Gear

New at NAMM: The Extra-Smooth Blues Flame, Phone Tone, and Double Plush Overdrive

Plush Pedals has revealed three new boutique pedals for your tonal needs – the Blues Flame overdrive, the Phone Tone filter, and the Double Plush Overdrive.

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Fender Telecaster
Featured Guitars

NAMM 2014 – Is the Faded Tennessee Orange Telecaster Really a Telecaster?

Fender’s new Faded Tennessee Orange Telecaster has the aesthetic of a Tele, but looking closer one has to ask if it really is the same type of guitar.

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Sonuus Voluum
Gear

New at NAMM: The Sonuus Voluum Pedal Combines Analog Warmth with Digital Precision

At Winter NAMM 2014 Sonuus showed off their new Voluum pedal featuring blends of analog and digital styles and more features than volume pedals usually have

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Pigtronix E2D Echolution 2 Deluxe
Gear

New at NAMM: The Echolution 2 Delay’s Stunning “Shimmer” Effect

For Winter NAMM 2014 Pigtronix has announced the Echolution 2 – the echo pedal that can add new depth to your sound with its shimmer effect and more.

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Lessons

One Easy Guitar Practice Tip For Avoiding Embarrassment Onstage

Nicholas Tozier covers one simple procedure during your guitar practices that can spare you endless embarrassing problems in a live setting.

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Dick Dale
Lessons Tips

Guitar Challenge: What Can You Learn From Dick Dale’s Misirlou?

Nicholas Tozier presents the challenge of learning Dick Dale’s “Misirlou”. What can any budding guitarist take home from this song? Find out here.

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The Guitarist's Journey
Editorial Guitar News

How the Guitar Made Me a Better Man

Nicholas Tozier imparts some life lessons he has learned throughout his journey as a guitarist and as a man. Read his words of wisdom here.

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Editorial Guitar News

How to Turn Your Stale Old Licks into Fresh New Music

Have you ever picked up your guitar, found yourself picking some safe, reliable old licks, and felt a bit stale?

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Tuning Your Mind
Editorial Guitar News

Guitar Meditation Part II: Tune Your Guitar, Tune Your Mind

Nicholas Tozier expands on the topic of meditating with the guitar. Here he offers his insights on disciplining your mind to give the guitar 100% attention.

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Artist Spotlights

Mississippi Fred McDowell: Learning Slide Guitar With a Steak Bone

This is the story of a farm boy who started out using a steak bone for a guitar slide – but later went on to tour the United States, and much more.

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