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Author Archives: John Heidt

Brian Tarquin

No Idle Hands
 
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Brian Tarquin is more than keeping busy. In the space of six weeks, he recently released two very different instrumental CDs centered on his playing with a multitude of guests, and he published a coffee-table book about guitars. Guitars For Wounded Warriors is a tribute to those (more…)

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Damon Fowler

Steamrolled
 
Damon Fowler

Damon Fowler’s records have traditionally been eclectic conjugations of American music – rock, country, a little sacred steel, and lots of R&B. On his latest, Sounds of Home, Fowler covers all that ground and more. “I lived with my grandparents, and everyone in the house liked country music,” he said. “So, I was around that […]

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Colin Linden

Bringing it Back Around
 
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Colin Linden’s Still Live is a step back to his first recording – a live album made three decades ago. In the years that separate the two, Linden has become a first-call guitarist for roots artists including Robert Plant, Gregg Allman, the Band, Alison Krauss, Mavis (more…)

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Groove Legacy

Groove Legacy
 
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Groove Legacy is a group of L.A. musicians who have banded together to make an album in the soul/jazz/funk vein that harkens back to the ’70s, but still sounds vibrant and current. It was all started by saxophonist Paul Cerra, keyboardist Bill Steinway, (more…)

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Dave Haskell

Wings and Strings
 

Plenty of improbable stories involve guitarists making first records amid peculiar circumstances. But few match Dave Haskell’s journey to Pivot Point. A retired airline pilot who dallied in music professionally in the 1970s and ’80s before turning his attention to flying, Haskell’s trip started with his dad’s (more…)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Labor of Love
 
Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd called his latest record, Goin’ Home because, he says, “It was another opportunity for me to share with music fans my love and appreciation for the genre of music that inspired me to pick up the guitar in the first place.” That music is the blues, and the disc features tunes associated […]

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The Marshall Tucker Band

Live in the UK 1976
 
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Now and then, you hear young country and rock folks talk about the Marshall Tucker Band and how they influenced their music. And, of course, who hasn’t covered “Can’t You See”? What’s often missing from that conversation is the brilliance of the (more…)

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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Let Me Get By
 
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You might get the idea that the band led by husband-and-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are feeling a bit laidback on their latest effort. But listen again, and you’ll get a different impression completely. Songs ranging from folk to blues to (more…)

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Bill Frisell

When You Wish Upon a Star
 
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Bill Frisell is one of those guitarists who make you wish there were a hundred more like him. But, then again, that would make his uniqueness moot. On his latest, he plays songs from movies and TV shows. That might seem ripe for (more…)

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Pete Anderson

Live at the Moose
 
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The Burbank Moose Lodge doesn’t seem a likely place for electrifying guitar performances, but Pete Anderson and band spent three days in December 2014 dazzling the crowds that showed up there to see them. The band is basically an organ trio with Anderson, (more…)

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