Monthly Archives: March 2005

John Cipollina – Electric Guitarslinger

Electric Guitarslinger

John Cipollina was probably best-known as the lead guitarist for the Quicksilver Messenger Service. He was also a seminal figure in the San Francisco music scene. He died in 1989 at the age of 45. This video, produced by his sister, (more…)

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Various Artists – Concert For George

Concert For George

On November 29, 2002, a year to the day after George Harrison’s death, an all-star cast took the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the music of the ex-Beatle and distinguished solo artist. Documenting the concert are a double-disc (more…)

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Steely Dan – Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go

Since I was a youngster, sitting at home nursing a broken collarbone and listening to Can’t Buy a Thrill every afternoon, I’ve been a huge Steely Dan fan. They always were doing the new and interesting thing in pop/rock. Even (more…)

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Sauce Boss – Sky Blues

Sky Blues

Bill Wharton, for those of you not familiar, is the Sauce Boss. He is the Sauce Boss because he cooks for his audience. Not just on guitar… he literally cooks. He prepares food for them. Yes, it’s a nice (more…)

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Jerry Krahn – No Wires Attached

No Wires Attached

Chances are you haven’t heard of Jerry Krahn. He’s from Milwaukee, but has spent the past 12 years in Nashville. He’s worked with bands like the Titan Hot Seven, the Time Jumpers, and various jazz combos. He even plays (more…)

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Santana – Moonflower


I was never able to latch on to Carlos Santana’s excursions into jazz in the early/mid-’70s. Sure, there was always something to like in his playing, but I preferred when he mixed the jazz with rock, soul, pop, and Latin rhythms. So I was very taken (more…)

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Mike Barfield – Living Stereo

Living Stereo

This might come as a surprise to those familiar with the singer from his days with the countrified Hollisters. Barfield downplays the country and plays up the southern soul vein, with great originals and a cover of Tyrone Davis’s “Can I Change My (more…)

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The Del McCoury Band – It’s Just the Night

It's Just the Night

Del McCoury and his boys have risen to the top of bluegrass music by championing and epitomizing a traditional approach that makes the best use of their talents. Their sound is built around Del McCoury’s instantly identifiable and uniquely (more…)

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Albert Lee – Heartbreak Hill

Heartbreak Hill

Being an Albert Lee fan can be as frustrating as it is rewarding. Because, even though he’s invariably busy, touring behind somebody or playing on someone’s record, his jam-packed schedule doesn’t allow much time for him to pursue his own solo career. (more…)

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Gov’t Mule – The Deepest End: Live In Concert

The Deepest End: Live In Concert

Everyone knows the story by now. Government Mule(and former Allman Brother) bassist Allen Woody passed away a couple years back, and the band paid tribute by releasing a couple of CDs that featured guests bassists, (more…)

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