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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Chris Whitley and Jeff Lang – Dislocation Blues

 

Chris Whitley and Jeff Lang – Dislocation Blues Chris Whitley died from lung cancer in November, 2005. In his last years, he recorded more exceptional music than many musicians do in a lifetime. Dislocation (more…)

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Brian Setzer – 13

 

Brian Setzer – 13 Brian Setzer is an amazing guitar player who has always played what he wanted, whether it was popular or not – from rockabilly to big-band. But some fans have wanted one album that offered a mixture of (more…)

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Benedetto Bravo

Earns a Standing O
 

With a list of regular users that includes Johnny Smith, Joe Diorio, Martin Taylor, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Ron Escheté, Frank Vignola, Andy Summers, Earl Klugh, and Kenny Burrell, Benedetto guitars have attained near-legendary (more…)

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Al Di Meola – Consequence of Chaos

 

Al Di Meola – Consequence of Chaos Though sometimes lumped in with Carlos Santana, Latin guitarist Al Di Meola is almost his complete musical opposite. Where Carlos plays easy-going, accessible Latin rock, Di Meola delves (more…)

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Canned Heat – Live At Montreux

 

The story of Canned Heat has more twists and turns than Spinal Tap’s evolution from the Thamesmen to Spinal Tap, Mark II. Which is why some of the dramatic, lofty claims in the documentary contained in this double-DVD undermine the amazing tale of the band’s actual (more…)

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Dave Alvin – West of the West

 

Dave Alvin is one of America’s best songwriters, and as such runs the risk of alienating casual fans when he does an album of covers. But then again, maybe not… The idea with his newest disc, West of the West, is to pay tribute to songwriters from the West Coast, where Alvin grew up. That […]

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Marshall Crenshaw

Rock & Roll Renaissance Man
 

Marshall Crenshaw is nothing if not an enigma – which is ironic, since his music (whether played and sung by him or covered by other artists) is so infectious and accessible. The press invariably refers to his (more…)

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August 2007

 

FEATURES 44 JOE BONAMASSA Young Gun, Old Guitars At just 30, he is already a veteran who for years has been sharing stages and jamming with the likes of Buddy Guy, Stephen Stills, Robert Cray, Danny Gatton, B.B. King and many others. By Willie G. Moseley BRYAN SUTTON Solo or Session A talented multi-instrumentalist, Bryan […]

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Electromagnets (featuring Eric Johnson) – Electromagnets II

 

Electromagnets (featuring Eric Johnson) – Electromagnets II Electromagnets (featuring Eric Johnson) Electromagnets II Vortexman Music As many know, Eric Johnson started his career not in the mid 1980s, but 10 years earlier in the Electromagnets, (more…)

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