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American roots music spans a wide variety of styles and sub-genres ranging from blues and country to rock and folk. Besides all being ‘rooted’ to the history, geography, folklore, and cultural heritage of America, they share another very common attribute — roots music relies heavily on engaging rhythms and overall vibe.

Whatever style of roots music you happen to play, as a guitarist you must have a big vocabulary of chord voicings, rhythmic patterns, and right-handed strumming techniques to play these genres convincingly. Mike Zito will equip you with ample doses of all the above with 30 Rootsy Acoustic Rhythms You MUST Know.