Monthly Archives: January 2006

Billy Joe Shaver – Billy and the Kid

Billy Joe Shaver is one of the real good songwriters of his generation. His country and country-rock tunes have filled his fine albums and...

David Lindley w/Wally Ingram – Live In Europe

The logical followup to the Lindley/Ingram Twango Bango studio CDs, this live counterpart features even better sound quality - with more definition, hotter drums,...

Anson Funderburgh

One of the great ironies of blues music is that several of the "new" blues acts have by now sustained longer careers than legends...

Gil Parris – Live at the Next Door Café

A live setting is the perfect place for Parris to show his stuff. A versatile and unique guitarist, he has been around and done...

Tab Benoit – Fever For the Bayou

Benoit has a feel and authenticity to his playing. His records always bring a smile of familiarity to my face when I first hear...

Tommy Emmanuel – Endless Road

Anyone who had seen Emmanuel in concert or heard about his prodigious technique, then rushed out to buy his 2001 Favored Nations effort, Only,...

1982 Epiphone U.S. Map

The idea of making "presentation- grade" guitars - special instruments meant as much for marketing as for rich customers - probably goes back to...

Blueridge BR140

Usually, I don't give Chinese-made acoustic guitars a second glance. But when I saw that the Blueridge BR140 was made of all solid...

Chris Poland

Chris Poland is perhaps best known among heavy metal fans for his work with Megadeth as the group's original lead guitarist, applying his tasty...

Los Straitjackets

Go to straitjackets.com, and, besides a silver-sparkle DiPinto guitar staring you in the face, you'll find a typical band website, with the usual links...
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