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Author Archives: Guy Lee

Johnny Winter – Pieces and Bits

 

The long-awaited authorized video from blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter has finally arrived. Compiled in part by Winter’s manager, Teddy Slatus, who asked fans to send video clips, the set includes TV clips and kicks off with never-before-seen still photos by Johnny’s wife, Susan. The video is enhanced by commentary from Johnny recorded at different […]

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Epiphone Jorma Kaukonen Riviera Deluxe

Plenty of go to match the show
 

Epiphone’s Jorma Kaukonen signature model Riviera is a straight-up pleasure to look at. For starters, there’s the beautiful maple top and striking gold hardware appointing the cherry-finished semi-hollow body. But the joys of the instrument go far beyond aesthetics. Indeed, right out of the case the Jorma is a dream to play, even unplugged. The […]

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Jimmy Olander

From Banjo to B-bender
 

The double-bender guitar and Jimmy Olander go hand-in-hand. The innovative guitarist of Diamond Rio fame is a converted banjo player who is now mastering a whole new double-bending style that is as much a part of Diamond Rio’s sound as its award-winning vocals. He has performed on other projects; he exchanges licks with Steve Wariner […]

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Reggie Young

Memphis R & B to Nashville Studios
 

Reggie Young is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. His tasty style has opened doors for him to play onstage and in the studio with every style of music possible; early rockabilly, rhythm and blues, country, rock, pop, and even jazz! Young was born in Missouri, grew up in Arkansas, and moved to […]

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Dave Hole – Outside Looking In

 

Dave Hole’s new album is a firebreathing slide extravaganza. Armed with a ’72 Gibson ES-345, Hole returns to his fat, bluesy guitar tone. Backed by bass, keyboards and drums, Hole sings lead on all the tunes and does a fine job. “Jenny Lee” starts things rolling with his literally over-the-top slide technique that favors Rory […]

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Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Reissue

Nice reissue, aging optional
 

The Gibson Les Paul. Four words. Sixteen letters. Major guitar history. No, it wasn’t the first electric guitar. Nor was it the first solidbody electric. But when the model was introduced in 1952, it was the first solidbody guitar to carry the prestigious name, “Gibson,” on its headstock. And although its greatness may not have […]

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Johnny Winter – Pieces and Bits

 

The long-awaited authorized video from blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter has finally arrived. Compiled in part by Winter’s manager, Teddy Slatus, who asked fans to send video clips, the set includes TV clips and kicks off with never-before-seen still photos by Johnny’s wife, Susan. The video is enhanced by commentary from Johnny recorded at different […]

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