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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Billy Sheehan

New Music, Old-School Basses
 

Among rock bassists, Billy Sheehan has been a standout in four decades. Whether with Talas in the ’70s, tapping toe-to-toe with Steve Vai in the ’80s incarnation of David Lee Roth’s band, or forming the chart-topping Mr. Big in the ’90s, his name has always been right there with the elite. Having recently completed his […]

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Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan "In Session" Set for PBS Broadcast

 

PBS has announced that "Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session" program will air as a special on its stations beginning November 27 and throughout the month of December (check local listings). Grammy Award winning bluesman Robert Cr…

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Savannah Music Festival celebrates Blues, Americana, Jazz & World Music

 

Savannah Music Festival (SMF) announces the lineup for its 2011 season, an expansive city-wide, multi-venue program showcasing a wide array of internationally-acclaimed artists in more than 100 productions over the course of more than two weeks, March …

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Bonhams To Sell Guitar to Benefit Pup Aid

 

Bonhams will soon offer for sale an Epiphone Casino signed by a rock legends Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Mick Jones, Roger Daltrey, Paul Weller, and Gary Moore.

The guitar will be offered during Bonhams Entert…

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Coco Montoya – I Want It All Back

Ruf Records
 

Fans familiar with Coco Montoya’s blistering guitar work and gruff vocals are in for a surprise when they hear I Want It All Back, on which Montoya serves up music tilted to traditional soul. The formula works well on this set, made up of excellent covers except for an original blues shuffle by Montoya. While […]

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Frank Zappa – The Freak-Out List

Sexy Intellectual/MVD
 

Though unauthorized, this 90-minute DVD attempts to get inside Frank Zappa’s head by way of the influences he listed in the liner notes of the 1966 debut of his Mothers Of Invention, Freak Out!. There are interviews with various academics, music journalists, and three Zappa keyboardists (Don Preston, Ian Underwood, and George Duke), along with […]

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Geoff Muldaur – The Guitar Artistry Of

Vestapol/Rounder
 

When an 18-year-old Geoff Muldaur cut his first album – 1963’s Sleepy Man Blues for Prestige – you could practically count on your fingers the number of white performers recording blues – Koerner, Ray & Glover, Dave Van Ronk, and soon, John Hammond. He quickly joined the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, resulting in several albums […]

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Free – Free Forever

Eagle Vision
 

Free was capable of turning out such memorable originals as “Fire And Water,” “Mr. Big,” and its biggest hit, “All Right Now” – all from 1970’s Fire And Waterthe band’s third album. The LP was also the group’s best, in spite of the fact you wouldn’t have to adjust a medium-plod click track much from […]

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Sierra Hull – Secrets and Tunes

Accutab Video
 

Sierra Hull may be the next Alison Krauss. Then again, she could be merely another photogenic young picker. But regardless of her future, she is an impeccably talented mandolin player. At the beginning of the two-DVD set, Hull works on right- and left-hand technique before teaching five original tunes, a kick-off, and a closing lick. […]

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Jimmy Gaudreau – 2:10 Train

Rebel records
 

Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein have been playing together for more than 10 years. They first met when T. Michael Coleman, Mike Auldridge, and Klein asked Gaudreau to join them in Chesapeake. When the group disbanded in the late ’90s, Gaudreau and Klein got together occasionally to play concerts in D.C., where they both live. […]

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