Monthly Archives: March 2005

Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis is a road warrior, and he knows it. "I paid some dues early, and now it's paying off," he says. "I have...

Blade California

Long before Gary Levinson started making guitars under the Blade moniker, he was, like many builders, a guitar repair tech. He spent much...

Xotic RC Booster, AC Booster, Robotalk

Some would argue that the world of guitars and amps has reached the point of oversaturation. And right along with the teeming mass...

The Derailers – Genuine

With the new year comes a look at this album, a fine record deserving of notice. The influences here are wide and varied, and the...

Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit – Whiskey Store Live

Two artists get together and record a live album. Could be disaster, could work great. Jimmy Thackery is a veteran who knows his way...

The Steepwater Band – Dharmakaya

Plain and simple, folks, the Steepwater Band rocks! Usually, such a trite phrase is used to describe something that ends up being just...

Danny Gatton – Funhouse

This is incredible stuff. Hardly a scoop to guitar players. What surprises me is that there are tapes of Danny Gatton out there that...

Jing Chi – Live

Okay, I admit. I'm a bit biased. But how can anyone, with a straight face, say any guitarist is making more, or...

Asleep At The Wheel – Live at Billy Bob’s Texas

Asleep at the Wheel has carved a niche almost as big as Texas by playing western swing. Begun in 1969, Asleep at the...

“Big” Al Anderson

Ask people what they know about "Big Al" Anderson and you'll probably hear very different responses. Rockers will say that for 22 years...
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