Monthly Archives: March 2004

Rick Nielsen

Vintage Phenomenon Forefather

Considered by many guitar aficionados to be one of the “founders” of the vintage collecting phenomenon, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen has long been a sage among those with an earnest interest in classic fretted instruments. He has been collecting for (more…)

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Songcatcher – Music from the Motion Picture

Music from the Motion Picture

A film about a young female musicologist who visits the south at the beginning of the century is fine vehicle not only for some ingénue in a hoopskirt, but also for lots of roots music. Early 2001 (more…)

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Norman Blake – Old Ties

Old Ties

Rounder’s Heritage series specializes in new anthologies of previously released work – the musical equivalent of old wine in new bottles. Norman Blake’s Old Ties features selections that span from 1971 to 1990. Musical collaborators include his wife Nancy, dobro pioneer Tut Taylor, guitar (more…)

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Dave Alvin – Romeo’s Escape

Romeo's Escape

Here’s a reissue of Alvin’s 1986 solo debut that didn’t get nearly the attention it deserved back then. After his stints with the Blasters and X, he cut out on his own, doing some new originals, and radically revamped versions of songs he had cut with the Blasters. Check out this take on (more…)

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Zemaitis Guitar

Tony Z and the Cult of the Zemaitis Guitar

While England has produced some notable guitar brands, such as Burns, Shergold and Eggle, it is rare for an individual maker to gain acceptance in a world where an “established (more…)

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March 2004


FEATURES EARL SLICK Zig Zag Back to the Top Earl Slick landed a dream gig in ’74, playing with David Bowie on three monumental albums and tours. With a new solo album, Slick and his memorable tones are again in the spotlight. By Lisa Sharken RICKENBACKER “FRYING PAN” The brainchild of George Beauchamp, Rickenbacker’s A22 […]

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