With a repertoire so extensive and wide-ranging, it would be impossible to track down, let alone list, all the session players backing this country icon on this two-disc retrospective. The Mottola/Caiola crew played several New York sessions, but that’s Grady (more…)
Monthly Archives: December 2006
The Epiphone Riviera helped reinvent Epiphone in the 1960s as a modern guitar company whose instruments sported such contemporary features as thinline, semi-hollow, double-cutaway bodies and humbucking pickups. In the minds of older guitarists, Epiphone was a traditional New York-based company, with roots in 19th-century Greece, that (more…)
German guitar builder Nik Huber is the latest in his family to continue a 100-year tradition of woodworking. Huber started in the guitar business as a Paul Reed Smith authorized repair shop in 1995, and he maintains a strong relationship with (more…)
Greg V.’s Tailgate Troubadour is an outstanding album that crawls under your skin and sticks with you. But it wasn’t really meant to be. “It was basically a deluxe business card. It wasn’t really to establish me as a solo artist,” says the Virginia native, (more…)
Good ol’ Popa Chubby – a.k.a. Ted Horowitz – keeps chuggin’ along and making solid records, especially when it comes to guitarslinging. A couple of tunes here seem like mere excuses to jam (including the instrumentals “Kinda Dicey” and “The (more…)
With a repertoire so extensive and wide-ranging, it would be impossible to track down, let alone list, all the session players backing this country icon on this two-disc retrospective. The Mottola/Caiola crew played several New York sessions, but that’s Grady Martin on “El Paso” – one of the most famous solos of all time.
FEATURES PETER FRAMPTON Fingerprints on the Fretboard(s) The guitarist/vocalist and world-record holder for the most popular live album ever recorded sits down to discuss his new guest-heavy instrumental album and his laudable collection of guitars. By Willie G. Moseley GIBSON TRINI LOPEZ In the ’60s, Gibson’s artist roster included heavyweight names like Smith, Farlow, and […]