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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Danny Caron – How Sweet It Is

Danny Caron is a veteran guitarist whose playing with the late Charles Brown helped keep the tradition of the "uptown" guitarist alive and well....

Blackstar Artisan 15 and 30 Amps

Blackstone Artisan 15 Started a few years ago by a group of former Marshall employees, Blackstar Amplification's Artisan series, comprised of 15- and 30-watt combos...

Ted Nugent

Photo: James Brown. Depending on one's musical or sociopolitical point of view, a new release from the redoubtable Ted Nugent can initiate one of several...

Martin Style 000-28K

Martin Style OOO-28K. Photo: Kelsey Vaughn, courtesy of Gruhn Guitars. During the 1920s and '30s, Martin made a considerable number of guitars with bodies constructed...

Guy Clark – Somedays the Song Writes You

Guy Clark's latest album features material written in collaboration, and the results demonstrate that choosing the right creative partner makes a world of difference. The 10 originals and one...

Ronnie Lane

Lane playing a Zemaitis bass. Photographer unknown; courtesy John Hellier Collection. The quote that opens </IThe Passing Show, the long-overdue documentary bio of the late...

Bacino BAC 18

Bacino Bac 18 Mike Bacino makes no bones about his mission in recreating the Marshall 18-watt model 1958 2x10" combo from the mid 1960s. The...

Domino Californian Rebel

1967 Domino #80E2 Californian Rebel. Photo: Michael Wright. California. The Left Coast. It was probably home to North America's earliest inhabitants, as emigrants from Asia...

The Steepwater Band – Grace and Melody

It's easy to dig the Steepwater Band, and on this, their fourth studio record, the Chicago trio steps it up a notch with the...

B.C. Rich Stealth

1983 B.C. Stealth Bass prototype, serial number 001-87984. Photo courtesy Richie King. Electric guitar lore from the 1980s almost invariably includes (sometimes snide) references to...
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