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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Hamilton Loomis – Ain’t Just Temporary

 

Hamilton Loomis’ latest is a mix that puts all your favorite roots music into one bag and adds a bit of hip-hop to spice up the groove. Loomis shines on guitar, keyboards, harp, and vocals. His music can be soul, as on (more…)

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Charles Fox Ergo

A New Voice, From Experience
 

When experienced luthiers reach “a certain age,” they often make changes in their work. Antonio Stradivari developed the long-pattern violin circa 1691, only to abandon it a decade later. In the late 20th century, James L. D’Aquisto’s (more…)

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Alex Lifeson

Three at 30
 

The legendary Canadian rock trio Rush certainly knows how to market a birthday celebration for its fans. The deluxe version of R30 is not only a musical and visual tour de force (a DVD and a CD of a concert recorded (more…)

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John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

 

It’s exciting when a musician make creative inroads in the midst of a 45-year career. John McLaughlin began life as a professional guitarist with Graham Bond in 1963, then helped invent jazz-rock fusion in the late ’60s/early ’70s. Since then, he has barely looked (more…)

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John 5 – The Devil Knows My Name

 

The third solo album from the guy with the Tele, platinum hair, and heavy makeup, best known for his work with Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, and Rob Zombie. Several of the 11 instrumentals include clues, (more…)

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Tony Joe White – Uncovered

 

It was a happy day when the Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, stopped listening to A&R men (who at one point, according to White, tried to exploit his deep voice and turn him into “Barry Joe White”) and decided to make records his own way – (more…)

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Fountains of Wayne – Traffic And Weather

 

It may sound fuddy-duddy, but to most baby-boomer ears, rock bands whose members are under the age of 40 just don’t sound good. They don’t get it, they have,/I> no history, and they know no history of pop/rock music. That’s why it’s (more…)

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Rick Vito – Complete Guide to Slide Guitar

 

The guy who played the slide part in Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock” and played in Fleetwood Mac lends insight on improving your slide playing. He covers a range of topics including setting up a guitar to achieve (more…)

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Rick Vito – Complete Guide to Slide Guitar

 

The guy who played the slide part in Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock” and played in Fleetwood Mac lends insight on improving your slide playing. He covers a range of topics including setting up a guitar to achieve great slide tone, simple phrasing that produces dramatic results, changing your sound using different types of slides […]

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John Fogerty

The Life and Times of John Fogerty
 

It would seem that, for decades, John Fogerty has had his finger on the pulse of the record-buying public. After all, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band he formed as the Blue Velvets in 1959, (more…)

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