Monthly Archives: May 2006

John Davis – John Davis

John Davis was a member of Superdrag, which gained some notoriety in its 10-year run. They were a mix of influences including punk, early...

Richard Lloyd

Television always seemed to be from another planet. Alien-like, the band was an anomaly: a dichotomy of punk attitude and intellectual musicianship. To put...

Jim Campilongo Electric Trio – American Hips

To say Jim Campilongo is a unique guitar player is like saying James Brown is funky. His playing is totally original and keeps...

Vassar Clements – Livin’ With The Blues

For the last 40 years whenever a band leader uttered the phrase "Take it Vassar..." you could be assured the next sounds would be...

Guyatone LG-160T

Like plants, Japanese guitars have an almost secret life of which few people outside are aware. While many Americans in the '60s were...

Lollar Pickups

Seattle's Jason Lollar not only builds fine pickups, he also builds archtop, solidbody, and lap steel guitars (his list of clients includes National, DeTemple,...

Martin 5K

The braguinha, forerunner of the ukulele, was a small four-string instrument tuned in fifths. Named after the town of Braga in Portugal, the instrument...

Ernie Hawkins

For a guy who's released several of the best country blues albums in the past decade, Ernie Hawkins is relatively unknown. Ernie caught the blues...
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