Monthly Archives: January 2004

Will Ray

The life and times of country/rock/blues/allstylesinone guitar genius Will Ray are well-documented. Born in Virginia, raised on the music of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Ian...

Acoustic Amplifiers

I'm not really an amp guy, but I have two early Acoustic catalogs, from early '73 and '74. We might as well document...

Lace California Twister

When most people go shopping for a new guitar, they look for one with a nice, straight neck. But maybe we've been doing...

Kat Dyson

"Patience, perseverance, and purpose. If you've got those three things in anything you choose - whether it's music or anything - it's gonna take...

Kim Simmonds – Blues Like Midnight

While the press release promotes this CD as a departure for Kim Simmonds, to this writer it would seem one more facet of this...

Sacred Steel Convention – Train Don’t Leave Me

When Arhoolie Records' Chris Strachwitz stumbled onto Mance Lipscomb, the amazing 65-year-old Texas bluesman and songster who had never recorded, in 1960, it was...

Charles Sawtelle – Music from Rancho DeVille

Music from Rancho DeVille is a loveletter from across the grave. Charles Sawtelle passed away Mach 21, 1999, of complications from leukemia. ...

Hagstrom Guitars

Ca. '73 Hagstrom Viking I N also known in the U.S. as the Scandia. Part 2 This month we continue the Hagstrom saga. To recap: the...

Fulltone Clyde Wah

The original Vox Clyde McCoy wah pedals of the late 1960s are high on the list of soughtafter vintage effects. They were widely...

Eliza Gilkyson – Lost and Found

Some great talents manage to operate for years just below the radar of the star-making machinery of the popular song. Eliza Gilkyson is...
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