Monthly Archives: January 2006

Michael Franks – Watching the Snow

It's the time of year when you may be looking to make a "Eclectic" addition to your collection of Christmas records. Michael Franks is...

Chris Thile – Deceiver

The only disappointing thing about Chris Thile's fifth solo album is its length - 34:23. Highlighting his songwriting and arranging skills, Deceiver displays the...

Keb’ Mo’ – Peace… Back By Popular Demand

Keb' Mo' is swimming upstream, issuing a new CD with a picture of peace sign prominently displayed on the cover. Not that the disc...

Fleetwood Mac – Rumors

Considering Fleetwood Mac's enormous popularity in the 1970s, which can be traced to the moment Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the waning band,...

Metropolitan Tanglewood

Many guitar aficionados are aware of the instruments proffered by Houston's Alamo Music. The Texas manufacturer has created unique low-end (sonically, that is)...

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...

Crafters of Tennessee Prodigal 5

During his tenure at Gibson, Lloyd Loar oversaw the production of over 250 F-5 mandolins. But he produced just one A-5 model -...

Danelectro Free Speech

Well, we've all had the fun of trying to mimic - even on the worst of nights - a Peter Frampton tune featuring the...

Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse amp

Illinois-based Butler Custom Sound recently introduced its Chicago Blues Box amp series with the blues player very much in mind. Company president Dan Butler has...

Merlefest Live – The 15th Anniversary Jam CD/DVD

Doc Watson. If you aren't familiar with him you can't consider yourself any kind of expert on American music. He's simply the...
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