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Phish Tour 2021 – Setlist, Recap & The Skinny: Chula Vista

On Saturday, Phish continued Fall Tour 2021 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California, returning to the 20,500-seat venue for the first time since 2016. The quartet delivered a memorable night highlighted by expansive takes on the fitting “NICU” and “Tube” in the first frame and a must-hear version of “Piper” in the back half of the night, along with multiple teases back to “NICU” throughout the evening.
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Eric Gales announces new album – Crown

Today, with the release of the title track on his new album with guest artist Joe Bonamassa, blues legend Eric Gales takes his rightful place at the blues / rock table’s place of honor when he announces his new album Crown which will be released on January 28, 2022 on Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
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15 Songs Charting the History of 20th-Century Blues

Chasmac is a semi-retired guitar teacher who has taught in various schools in London and elsewhere for over 30 years. Having evolved from the music of African slaves in the southern states of the United States in the mid 19th century, blues music has spread far and wide and has influenced many other genres such as jazz and rock. 'Country blues', as the earliest blues is now called due to its rural roots, developed in different southern regions, such as the Mississippi Delta, Memphis and Texas before spreading north, east and west to industrialised areas and cities such as Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. Blues from industrialised centres became known as 'urban blues'.

New Website Celebrates the Legacy of Les Paul

There is no name better known to guitarists, songwriters, guitar collectors, and music fans than the name Les Paul. A website recently launched that is dedicated to the inventor, musician, and music technology pioneer who has become known as the “father of modern music”. It celebrates his remarkable life through hundreds of rare videos, photo galleries, behind-the-scenes experiences, and more.

Davy Knowle’s new album What Happens Next is out now

Today, when the singer / songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles releases his new album, aptly named What Happens Next, he takes a step forward with timeless and well-composed songs with a stylish, modern production and lyrics with an attitude that draws inspiration from soul, people, rock and blues. To celebrate the album, Knowles is now releasing a new video for the new single Solid Ground, which he calls the album “my no-fuss rock song”. “I wanted a tough riff, one where you can shout in the chorus,” Knowles explains. Sometimes I think I think too much when I write songs, I try to be a little too smart and thoughtful when it really is to let the emotions control and roar and play guitar at the highest volume! ”

"I'm in Heaven!" Kenny Loggins LIVE! at MPAC

After a year and a half of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements of concerts and more, the crowd inside MPAC in Morristown, NJ this October 8, 2021 evening is ready and waiting to experience a live performance by singer, songwriter, and musician Kenny Loggins. Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington...

Take Five with Mareille Merck

Mareille Merck is a guitarist and composer who was born in Germany and lives in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied with Frank Möbus , Lionel Loueke, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Roberto Bossard and Kalle Kalima. At the young age of 25 she has already shared the stage with John McLaughlin and Michael League from Snarky Puppy. Mareille is an active member of the Swiss jazz scene, plays together with Nicole Johänntgen and Peter Scharli, performs solo, and is part of Jazzbaragge Wednesday Jam at Moods, Zurich. She is the leader of the trio Mareille Merck LARUS with Florian Bolliger on double bass and Janic Haller on drums which released its debut album (Mons Records) in cooperation with SRF 2 Kultur in March 2021. The trio was nominated for ZKB Jazzpreis in 2021 and was invited to take part in the Suisse Diagonales Tour 2022..
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Sayonara, Maestro

After having explored the world physically and musically through songs such as “Montevideo” and “Hawaiian Caravan,” the globetrotting guitarist Ryo Kawasaki has left for a last trip to the stars, having passed away on April 13, 2020. His thirst for knowledge wasn’t only relative to geography, but also in the...

Gear Review: Nembrini Audio Black Box Distortion Stomp Plug-In

Nembrini audio is known for creating hi-fidelity, hi-resolution emulations of analog devices and carefully modeling them, specializing particularly in saturation circuits. So, it’s no surprise they have released an excellent version of the infamous “black box” RAT2 guitar pedal and best of all it’s free. It’s a highly responsive and...

Carolyn Wonderland Showcasing New Album, Tempting Fate, in Newly Announced Show in Woodstock

Award-winning Texas guitar slinger, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland will celebrate the release of her Alligator Records debut album, Tempting Fate, with a live performance on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The album, her 11th, was produced by famed master roots musician Dave Alvin, and features Wonderland’s signature, blistering six-string and lap steel playing, her intense vocals and her original songs melding blues, rock and Americana. Concert attendees are strongly advised to contact the venue to confirm performance.

Zakk Wylde to Play Rhythm Guitar Alongside Heroes on Next Ozzy Osbourne Album

Ozzy Osbourne has played with some of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock and metal and his recent revelation that Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck would all be making appearances on his upcoming album certainly piqued the interest of longtime fans. Now longtime Ozzy Osbourne collaborator Zakk Wylde has revealed more insights on how things will play out.

’40 Years’ – Landslide Records’ diverse styles celebrated

I clearly remember the day 24 years ago, driving an icy Vermont highway listening to the Derek Trucks Band’s self-titled debut. Two summers before, Trucks and his band blew my doors off from a trailer bed in a small city park. But the album was altogether different; the brilliance of Trucks’ guitar playing immersed in accomplished jazz-fusion music. Like Jeff Beck and Miles Davis combined, I thought. I also thought that whoever ran the Landslide label has great ears, and had just hit a grand slam. The Derek Trucks Band’s rambunctious rip through John Coltrane’s “Mr. PC” delivers the excitement all over again, in one of the 33 ways spread across Landslide Records’ 40th anniversary collection.

Who is the greatest guitarist of all time? Vote now!

GOAT hunt: Yes, we're going there. As our hunt for the greatest fantasy band line-up rumbles on (and on), it's time to pick your guitar GOAT. Help us decide the ultimate fantasy supergroup line-up. Click here to find out more. Now, we’re aware that this is daft - there is...
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The Police's Andy Summers: "The way I was casting myself was like a sonic experimenter – I was leading the way and everybody was copying me"

During the hot summer months of 1977, the Police were not unlike any other unknown rock band in the world. The three members – bassist-singer Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland, and their newest member, guitarist Andy Summers – all of them flat broke, would rally their spirits by sharing dreams of stardom.

GOAT Hunt: The greatest guitarists 2001-2021 revealed

Our GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) Hunt is now in the final stages. Here are the results of our last era round before the all-time guitar great shootout. And this is the one we were looking forward to - what players from the last 20 years did you rate as greats?