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Monthly Archives: June 2005

Hamer Monaco III

After 30 years in the business, Hamer has gained a reputation for being one of the best guitar builders in the world, and for...

Jimmy Thackery

Few guitarists working the blues circuit today can boast a signature sound as unique as Jimmy Thackery's. As far from an SRV clone...

Drive By Truckers – The Dirty South

I confess, these good ol' boys have become one of my favorite rock and roll bands. There double-disc opus, Southern Rock Opera, was one...

The Ford Brothers – Center Stage

The Ford Brothers are Robben on guitar and vocals, Patrick on drums, and Mark on harp and vocals. Robben, of course, has a solo...

Pete Anderson – Daredevil

Pete is best known as Dwight Yoakam's guitarist and producer of many talents. He enlivened many a Dwight tune with solos that didn't fit...

Walter Trout and the Radicals – Relentless

I've always put Walter Trout in with a batch of players who exist out there who just go out and play blazing blues-rock with...

Glenn Phillips – Angel Sparks

Glenn?! What's up, you ol' squirrelly Atlanta devil? You haven't released an album since 1996; it's good to hear from you again....

J.J. Cale

Ordinarily, in a mentor-disciple relationship in which one of the players is Eric Clapton, the guitar icon would be the mentor. But one of...

Ernie Hawkins – Mean Little Poodle

Man, I love Ernie Hawkins. This is the third disc I've heard by him, and each one impresses more and more. There...

Joe Louis Walker – Pasa Tiempo

Joe Louis Walker has long been one of the best-kept secrets of the blues. That might be a fine thing for blues fans,...
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