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Monthly Archives: July 2003

July 2003


FEATURES TOMMY SHAW Styx strikes back! An update as the veteran group (FYI, they’re a classic rock band!) heads into a summer tour in support of its latest album, Cyclorama. We also touch on Shaw’s latest solo offering. By Willie G. Moseley Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady Carry the Torch From The Triumphs through Jefferson […]

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ToneWorks AX1500G

New Tool from ToneWorks

Ahhh, there are never enough toys for us guitarists, are there? Just when we think our rigs are complete, along comes some cool box to turn our heads and make us gaze in wonder. One of the latest is the ToneWorks AX1500G multi-effects processor. A digital unit that offers an outrageous number of features for […]

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John Hiatt – The Tiki Bar Is Open


In 1987, first-time producer John Chelew had the brilliant idea of teaming John Hiatt, a songwriter of some note with a handful of less than successful albums to his credit, with slide guru Ry Cooder, Rockpile bassist Nick Lowe, and studio drumming dean Jim Keltner. The resultant album, Bring The Family, took Hiatt from cult […]

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BR549 – This Is BR549


On their sixth disc, the boys in BR549 have a bit of a change cooked up for you. One, their name has dropped the dash. Two, they’ve switched labels to Sony’s new Lucky Dog. And three, they play it a little straighter than usual. That’s not to say the CD is no good. It is. […]

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