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VG Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

 

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Fender Ceases Hamer Production

 

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has suspended production of Hamer instruments, “…to focus its efforts on other brands in the company’s portfolio,” according to John Chermesino, the company’s spokesman for Hamer. He added that should the market dictate need for Hamer instruments, the company will consider once again making them. “We will continue to service all […]

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Akkerman Knighted by Dutch Government

 

Jan Akkerman, the Dutch guitarist known for his experimental style that employed volume swells, sweep picking, tapping, and alternate picking, and a founding member of the prog-rock band Focus, was recently awarded knighthood by the Dutch government, for his “Service to Music.” Classically trained on the (more…)

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Seattle-Tacoma Fall Guitar Show

 

September 16, in Kent, WA. Show hours 9:30-4:30. For more info, contact Bruce Adolph, (253) 455-1973, bruceadolph@mac.com, seatacguitarshow.com (more…)

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Pete Anderson

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Little Dog Records
 

Pete Anderson needs little introduction as a guitar slinger and producer with sublime guitar taste. For his production work on albums with Dwight Yoakam from 1986 to 2003, he has taken home a Grammy while the records have gone multi-platinum, selling more than 25 million copies and counting. While his guitar work with Yoakam was […]

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Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos

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Deltra Groove Music
 

This second release from the Southern California band Los Fabulocos sizzles like a juicy steak fajita sprinkled with seasoning from rock, tejano, and country-western swing with a garnish of talent and high style.   Born of the rich and varied musical experiences of its members, the eight original tunes and a handful of covers are […]

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“Howard really blurred the lines among guitar players, and reached so many of them,” Ted Greene said in 2003. “Jazz guys, country players, and rockers all loved him because he played with such feeling and authenticity. Those first two Capitol albums were no doubt an introduction to jazz guitar for hundreds – maybe thousands – […]

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Savannah Music Festival Adds Five More Acts

 

The 2012 Savannah Music Festival (SMF) has added five more acts in nine individual productions to its 2012 festival, which begins March 22nd and runs through April 7th. Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle shares a bill with acclaimed Seattle indie-folk-rockers The Head and the Heart, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform an unplugged show, Portland, […]

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Fret-King Unveils Black Label Line

 

Fret-King’s Black Label electric guitars and basses are classic and artist-inspired models including the Jerry Donahuge JD guitar designed For more information, visit fret-king.com (more…)

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Ruthie Foster Offers New Disc, Preps Tour

 

Ruthie Foster will release her new album, Let It Burn, today, with an appearance at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. The event kicks off a tour that continues into late spring with stops in all major cities. The initial dates are co-bills with acclaimed Mississippi singer-songwriter Paul Thorn. Let It Burn features covers of an eclectic […]

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