Monthly Archives: January 2011

Saint Blues Moves Custom Shop Back to Memphis


Saint Blues Guitar Workshop has announced suspension of its imported Pro Series, and is moving its U.S.-made Workshop Series and Custom production back to Memphis, where the brand started in 1984. The company is citing two primary reasons for these mov…

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Steve Miller

Some People Call Him Rock Icon

Not until after he turned 40 did it occur to Steve Miller that he never really needed to fear whether he’d “make it” in the music business. That may sound like an odd bit of neurosis coming from the mind of a rock superstar whose (more…)

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Richard Thompson Named Officer of the OBE


Guitarist Richard Thompson was named to the 2011 Honour’s List as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In February, 2010, Thompson took to the road with his band, making the unusual move of recording an album of all-new material in…

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Orange Launches Two Terror Bass Combos


Orange Amps’ new Terror Bass combos use the company’s Smart Power Isobaric loudspeaker concept, which mounts two lightweight Neodymium speakers in the cabinet, one immediately behind the other. This means a lower frequency can be delivered and more out…

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Saul Koll to Exhibit at "Celebrate the Small Shop Luthier" at NAMM


Saul Koll is one of the luthiers participating in NAMM’s "Celebrate the Small Shop Luthier" exhibition at this year’s winter NAMM. The exhibit will feature a custom guitar from Saul’s Super Glide series.

"Our exhibit is born of the v…

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Rick Holmstrom, John “Juke” Logan, Stephen Hodges


Three of L.A.’s most versatile, in-demand blues players, guitarist Holmstrom, drummer Hodges, and harpist Logan cut this live in one room with no outside players. There’s no bass, and Logan (an excellent keyboardist) didn’t even haul out his B-3 – not that it’s missed. The (more…)

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Nash2o Auctions Ending This Week


The final round of Nash2o auctions ends this Saturday, (January 8), benefitting flood victims and featuring several stunning pieces.

The star of this round is the Lucite Esquire, built by Fender especially for for Nash2o and filled with actual Cumb…

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Allman Brothers Band Adds Five Beacon Dates


The Allman Brothers Band annual residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre just got a little longer, with five additional shows (March 21, 22, 24, 25, and 26) now added to the eight previously announced (March 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19) perfo…

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