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Buddy Guy

Legend Steeped in the Blues
 

Buddy Guy, Bayfront Blues Festival, 1997. Photo by Ward Meeker. When referring to the all-time great legends of the blues and the guitar, the formidable Buddy Guy comes to mind every time. His peers – from Eric Clapton to B.B. King – tip their hats in praise and regard to this esteemed musician, and many […]

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Jeff Healey

Musical Renaissance Man
 

  Since his breakthrough debut in 1988 with the release of his platinum-selling See The Light, Jeff Healey has garnered acclaim as one of Canada’s most renowned six-string exports. Known for his firey blues/rock style, unique technique, and blazing showmanship, the Grammy-nominated virtuoso is a musician’s musician whose style crosses all boundaries. He’s adept at […]

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Double Trouble – Been A Long Time

 

This celebratory debut release lays testament to the resilient talent of drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, renowned as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, Double Trouble. Losing a front person of such mythic proportions may have sent the bandmates of Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison into unjustified obscurity. But Double Trouble has transcended circumstance […]

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Eric Johnson – Austin City Limits Episode # 2614

 

OnEric Johnson’s forthcoming fourth headlining appearance on PBS’ “Austin City Limits” (taped in late 2000) the Texas tonemaster breaks out an original and innovative set. Show-cased are five of Johnson’s more eclectic songs, each a gem from his catalog that proves his skills as a composer, vocalist, and guitarist. While the guitar is what has […]

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Tuck Andress

Fretboard wizard of Tuck and Patti
 

Since 1978, guitar virtuoso Tuck Andress, recognized as a premier player of jazz and contemporary standard music, has enjoyed one of the most enduring and creative musical partnerships accompanying wife and collaborator Patti Cathcart. Together, the duo (known as Tuck and Patti), have released six albums since 1988, culminating with the current release of their […]

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Chris Thomas King

Bluesman For The New Millennium
 

Me, My Guitar And The Blues is the uncompromising new release from acclaimed guitarist, bluesman Chris Thomas King. The album echoes inspired, atmospheric, authentic Delta/Bayou blues journeys from King as he glides with ease on authoritative slide and acoustic voicings on Dobro, Martin steel string, and classical nylon string guitars while throwing in a scratch […]

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Double Trouble – Been A Long Time

 

This celebratory debut release lays testament to the resilient talent of drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, renowned as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, Double Trouble. Losing a front person of such mythic proportions may have sent the bandmates of Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison into unjustified obscurity. But Double Trouble has transcended circumstance […]

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