Monthly Archives: April 2007

Bucho – Omit the Harsh

Bucho is a pretty amazing little band. They mix different music into what one would have to call "modern soul." If you like funk,...

Ronnie Bowman – It’s Getting Better All The Time

On the cover, Bowman holds his new Gibson AJ in a decidedly non luthier-approved manner - by the soundhole. This pose typifies his relaxed...

Gibson Nick Lucas

It's a rare occasion when a star performer hooks up with a guitar company to create a classic signature instrument. Gibson's Les Paul model...

John Bullard

Almost every instrument used in pop music has classical roots - with the exception of the banjo. Even the dobro or resonator guitar began...

Herb Ellis – Ellis In Wonderland

For his 1956 debut as a leader, jazz guitarist Herb Ellis enlisted pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Alvin Stoller, trumpeter Sweets Edison,...

The Explosives – Ka-Boom!

The Explosives were possibly the best of the punk/new wave bands that sprang up in Austin (centered around haunts like Club Foot, Raul's, and...

Van Duren – Open Secret

Van Duren was an exponent of "power pop" way back in the mid 1970s. He did some recording in Memphis, but things didn't get...

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...

April 2007

FEATURES VG HALL OF FAME SRV, a Gibson, a Fender, and John D’Angelico An elite group of inductees enters VG’s Hall of Fame, led by the legendary...
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