Monthly Archives: September 2005

Jodi Head Guitar Straps

For over 15 years, artist and designer Jodi Head has been producing high-quality hand- beaded products, including guitar straps, and her client list reads like the guest...

Danny Gatton

For most musicians, the road to success is like skipping stones: often arbitrary and elusive, just as the prize beckons within reach. However,...

Steve Howe

Our first interview with Howe was recorded in the middle of the night, while Howe was in a studio with guitarist Martin Taylor (both...

Bill Thomas – Ain’t Halfsteppin’

Don't know where Bill came from, but I hope he sticks around. A short bio I received with the disc indicates he's been...

Johnny Cash – Ride This Train

In 1986, after 28 years and (literally) hundreds of albums worth of material with the label, Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash. Seems American institutions weren't selling...

Sleepy John Estes – Newport Blues

Culled from a recently unearthed set of tapes originally recorded at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, Sleepy John is obviously comfortable sharing the...

Larry Carlton – Deep Into It

I first listened to this disc in my car and thought it was nice, but nothing special. Well, the next listen was in...

Frank Vignola – Blues for a Gypsy

Frank Vignola needs no introduction to most American fans of Django Reinhardt. He has released several albums of swing influenced in part by the...

Lil’ Ed and Blues Imperials – Heads Up!

I will warn you. If rompin', stompin', guitar-driven blues isn't your deal, do not buy this CD. Lil' Ed Williams and the...

Mississippi John Hurt – Live

It still surprises me, but every once in a while I run into a neophyte who thinks the blues (all blues) is, by definition,...
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