Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bromberg CD Taps Helm, Hiatt, Los Lobos, More


David Bromberg‘s new album, Use Me, includes some of his favorite singer/songwriters and musicians to write (or choose), produce, and perform on songs tailored to his distinctive skills as a guitarist and vocalist. Answering David’s call were well-known artists from the many genres comprising the amorphous “Americana” musical category. Representing contemporary rootsy singer-songwriters: John Hiatt, the first (more…)

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Iconic Metal Launches AxSys 1.0 Chair/Stand


Iconic Metal’s AxSys 1.0 is a combination chair/guitar stand that provides proper playing ergonomics and posture for the player, and a padded stand for the instrument. Its frame is made up of aircraft-grade aluminum tubing with penetrating welds, with welded end caps on the tubing and leather support pads. The seat incorporates high-density foam and a non-skid seat cover. See […]

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Morello Set to Release Benefit EP


Tom Morello is set to release a new EP, Union Town, May 17 with a physical CD and vinyl release to followJuly 19.  All profits from the disc will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund.  The studio recording consists of  eight pro-union songs featuring three Tom Morello originals, as well as the (more…)

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Dave Specter

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The latest from Dave Specter crosses genres and styles like a car with bad wheels crosses highway lines. But here, the outcome is a good thing. Whether it’s soul, blues, jazz, or rock Specter can most certainly write a hook. His songs revolve around (more…)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Preps Album


The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s new album, How I Go, is set for release August 2. It follows the release of the Grammy nominated Live! In Chicago. Recorded in Studio D and produced by Kenny Wayne Shepherd and longtime collaborator /producer Jerry Harrison (Trouble Is, Live On,10 Days Out, Blues From The Backroads, Live! In Chicago), How I (more…)

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Singer/Songwriter Phoebe Snow Passes


Phoebe Snow, the singer/songwriter who gained fame with her 1974 hit single “Poetry Man,” died Tuesday morning in Edison, New Jersey. She was 60, and suffered complications after a brain hemorrhage in January, 2010. Born Phoebe Ann Laub to white Jewish parents in New York City in 1952, she was nominated for best new artist at the 1975 […]

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Poerava Releases The Classic Strap


Poerava’s  The Classic guitar strap is made from full-grain leather, hand-cut, hand-painted, and hand-sewn to be one-of-a-kind. Its shoulder panel base has two layers of soft, whole-hide leather for added padding. It is available in antique black and burgundy, with an adjustable length is 45″ to 56″. Learn more at poerava.net. (more…)

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Jimmie Vaughan to Release New Album in July


Jimmie Vaughan has announced the July 26 release of More Blues, Ballads and Favorites, a follow up collection to last year’s Grammy-nominated Blues, Ballads and Favorites, his first new studio album in nine years. With 14 covers of classic tunes that are close to (more…)

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Martin, Songwriters Music Series Partner for VH1 Save the Music


C. F. Martin & Co. is partnering with the Songwriters Music Series to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The concert series will kick off on May 10 at the Hard Rock Café in New York City with a short acoustic set by musician and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison.  Following the launch in New York, (more…)

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Slayer’s Hanneman Returns to Stage


  Founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman stepped onstage with his band at this past Saturday’s Big 4 concert in Indio, California, marking the first time he has played with Slayer since last October.  In January, Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has since been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts, and rehab.  […]

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