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Jorma Kaukonen Slates Fall Tour

 

Jorma Kaukonen will launch a 20-date tour starting on September 1. Kaukonen will be accompanied by mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff, who performs an array of styles that include bluegrass, classical, swing, and jazz. For dates, visit jormakaukonen.com  

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Bob Dylan, The Band “Down In The Flood” DVD Set for Release

 

Down In The Flood is the story of the relationship between Bob Dylan and The Band, a group of Canadian musicians collectively known as the Hawks who backed Dylan on his first electric world tour in 1966. The story includes the legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock, their re-invention of American music and […]

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Laffing Dog Intros Blue Dog Overdrive

 

Laffing Dog’s Blue Dog overdrive pedal offers clean boost and multiple overdrive tones. Wired with a true-bypass on/off switch, it has controls for Volume, Tone, Gain, Drive, and a Clean control that blends clean signal back into the overdriven signal, to retain harmonic overtones. For more, visit laffing-dog.com.

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Los Lobos Announces North American Tour

 

Los Lobos has announced a North American tour with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, as well as a series of live Kiko concerts, where the band will perform the album in its entirety. The Neil Young & Crazy Horse tour will kick off in Ontario this fall and continue through late November, including a performance […]

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Bill Doss, Guitarist with Apples in Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control, Passes

 

Bill Doss, guitarist in The Apples In Stereo and co-founder of Olivia Tremor Control, has died at age 43, according to a post on the band’s official site. Doss, along with W. Cullen Hart and Jeff Mangum, co-founded Olivia Tremor Control in the early 1990s. The band released two albums, 1996′s Music from the Unrealized […]

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Hosa Updates Elite Series Cables

 

Hosa Technology’s Elite Series guitar cables are now available with Neutrik X-Series straight and right-angle plugs. The Neutrik connectors have gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance and a zinc die-cast. The cables have a polyurethane gland to prevent cable kinking for longer life and chuck-type strain relief for maximum retention combined with an ergonomic design. For […]

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Custom Amp Covers Introduces Accessory Bag for Cables

 

Custom Amp Covers’ new accessory bag includes a hook-and-loop closure to organize cords and cables. The bag can be attached to the amp cover and is designed to eliminate a third hand or extra bag. Extra items can be stored while the amp is idle. Each bag has is made of vinyl with a felt […]

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Jackson Launches X Series Signature Guitars

 

Jackson welcomes two new X Series artist signature models to The Bloodline, developed by Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and Kreator’s Miland ‘Mille’ Petrozza. The Jackson Adrian Smith Signature SDX guitar features a Snow White basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, compound-radius rosewood or maple fingerboard, HSS configuration (high-output Jackson bridge pickup, noiseless middle and neck single-coil […]

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IBMA’s Set for World of Bluegrass Week

 

The 2012 World of Bluegrass will be held September 24-30. The event will include more than 60 acts, including headliners The Del McCoury Band. The week-long conference will also have panel discussions, tribute sessions, masters’ workshops, a fiddle contest, an awards show, a festival and a 40th-anniversary celebration of Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Some of bluegrass […]

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Fender Ensenada Factory Marks 25 Years

 

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation celebrated the 25th anniversary of its factory in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Friday, July 20. More than 1,000 guests, including local dignitaries, company executives, and factory employees, commemorated the facility’s 25-year anniversary with spectacular fireworks displays, live mariachi music, and performances by Escuelita Fender, Grupo Fandango, and the Norteño band […]

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