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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Asleep At The Wheel – Reinventing The Wheel

Since their inception 37 years ago, Ray Benson and the Wheel have been the torchbearers of western swing. But in its first decade, the...

Gibson Les Paul Special 3/4

1959 Les Paul Special 3/4. Photo: Kelsey Vaughn. Gibson's double-cut-away Les Paul Special 3/4 from 1959 is one of the rarest Les Pauls from the...

Jimmy Bruno – Maplewood Avenue

Jimmy Bruno is one of the best traditional jazz-guitar players around, constantly proving he intimately understands the instrument and idiom. Maplewood Avenue is the...

Danny Gatton

Photo: Ebet Roberts. Ten years have passed since Danny Gatton killed himself at his rural Maryland home. The reasons remain shrouded in mystery, yet his...

Ray Davies – Working Man’s Cafe

Ray Davies has never been one to pull any punches. Ever since his days as the leader of the Kinks he's been known to...

Martin Taylor M.B.E.

Photos courtesy Martin Taylor. If Martin Taylor ever decides to quit playing guitar, he can always launch a career as a stand-up comic. Asked where...

1963 EKO Model 500/3V

1963 EKO Model 500/3V. Photo: Michael Wright. However you say it, "echo" or "eek'-oh," these Italian guitars from the early 1960s, along with Hagstrom from...

CCR – Bayou Country

Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country Green River Willy And The Poor Boys Cosmo's Factory Pendulum It's hard to imagine that anyone isn't intimately familiar with Creedence's catalog of seven albums,...

Gibson’s K-4 Mandocello

Gibson K-4 Mandocello photo: Kelsey Vaughn. Instrument courtesy of Walter Carter. Gibson was founded as a mandolin builder in 1902, and from the outset it...

Eddy

If you're a blues fan and left-handed guitarist Eddie Clearwater's name has remained unfamiliar over the course of his six-decade career, now's the time...
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