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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Babicz Octave Blue Flame

When a vintage-minded guitarist recollects cracking open the case of a big ol’ hollowbody and catching a glimpse of flame, minds wander to dreams...

Awesome Musical Products Pickguards

AweSome Musical Instruments Stratocaster pickguards have the company's Pickup Tone Multiplier (PTM) switching system. Using six switches, they produce 30 additional pickup tones. They are offered in four colors and made to fit a standard American righ...

Yarn

On its third album, this Brooklynbased country/roots band pushes further into the darker side of Americana. Guitarist/lead vocalist Blake Christiana guides the band, with Trevor...

The Freddie Steady 5

You might say Austin’s Freddie Krc wears a lot of hats. He has drummed with Jerry Jeff Walker, B.W. Stevenson, Carole King, and Ronnie...

Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown

There’s not a lot of precedent for albums featuring nothing but a female voice and a jazz guitar, but those that come to mind...

The Stryker/Slagle Band

The Stryker/Slagle Band has been producing near-perfect quartet records for some time, and Keeper will not snap the string. While Dave Stryker (on guitar) and...

Elvin Bishop

Bishop’s 2008 album, The Blues Roll On, was a landmark of sorts, as he surrounded himself with elder statesmen like B.B. King and James...

Peter Ostroushko

Peter Ostroushko channels a mixture of Stephen Foster, Carter Stanley, and Doc Boggs to create unique music that sounds much older than it is....

Hamilton De Holanda Quintet

Brazilian jazz, when played by a native group such as Hamilton De Holanda’s quintet, is far more interesting than what usually passes for Brazilian...

Dierks Bentley

From the outside, one could easily judge Dierks Bentley’s music too slick, his status as merely a phenom on country radio. But Up On...
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