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Monthly Archives: October 2006

Richie Kotzen

NO matter how good you think you are, you're no Richie Kotzen. Like a superhero, Kotzen uses his powers for good, coming to the...

Marian Hall

There are very few, If any, women mentioned amidst the often discussed legends of the steel guitar, but Marian Hall is one to remember. Marian...

Charlie Musselwhite – Sanctuary

With his debut album in 1966, harmonica vanguard Charlie Musselwhite met and set the standard for authenticity and adventurism in blues. But in...

Honeydogs – 10,000 Years

Here's an early favorite for album of the year. And what's odd is, lyrically, I have very little interest. It's set up...

Gibson’s Mighty F-5 Mandolin

When Gibson's F-5 was introduced in mid 1922, it was part of the series of Style 5 "Master Models" consisting of the F-5 mandolin,...

Rob Allen Mouse 30

Many bass players love that cool, jazzy upright bass tone, but don't want to drag around a big, bulky upright or deal with...

P.K. Dwyer

P.K. Dwyer didn't take the normal route to the blues. It wasn't until he was in his late 40s that his obsession started. "I...

Mark Hummel – Golden State Blues

A great album by a harp virtuoso sums this one up. Mark Hummel is part of that West Coast batch of guys who...

Susanna Hoffs

The Bangles are back! After a 10-year separation, the band that rose to prominence in the 1980s with such hits as "Manic Monday"...

Jeff Ray – The Walk-Up

Jeff Ray is pretty much an unknown, to me anyway, but his playing brings to mind a veteran of the music scene who feels...
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