Monthly Archives: June 2011

Roy Orbison

The Last Concert: December 4, 1988
Eagle Records
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Roy Orbison’s Monument Records labelmate Tony Joe White says Orbison gave his all at every live performance; nothing on this disc will disprove that claim. Yes, there are a couple of small hitches – the ’80s overture/intro has none of the timeless quality of Orbison’s earliest hits, there are a couple of gimmicky endings, guitarist […]

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Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!
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Finnish singer/ guitarist/ composer Jussi “Jo’ Buddy” Raulamo has played with just about every bluesman to pass through Finland and more on his pilgrimages to the States. Howard Armstrong, Eddy Clearwater, Maceo Parker, Lazy Lester, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Watson, Carlos Guitarlos, Rick Holmstrom, Larry Taylor, Chris Thomas King, Lynwood Slim, Paul Senegal, Jim Kweskin, […]

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Close Enough for Jazz, II


October’s “CTA,” titled “Close Enough For Jazz,” surveyed a half-dozen indie jazz releases featuring guitar in different capacities and styles. Fortunately for jazz guitar fans, there’s never a shortage of such releases – although they don’t always receive as much attention in lay-listener circles – so here are five more. Though Barry Finnerty has been […]

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Jeff Beck Announces U.S., Canadian Tour Dates


Guitarist Jeff Beck has announced the launch of a fall Canadian tour starting October 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and finishing on October 27 in Vancouver.  Four U.S. dates are scheduled for the great Northwest immediately following the Canadian portion, starting in Seattle on October 28 and wrapping up in (more…)

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Original Mr. Big to Tour


The original Mr. Big – vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan, and drummer Pat Torpey –  is set to embark on its first U.S. tour in 15 years. Starting July 30 in San Diego, it follows a run of tour dates overseas in support of the band’s new album, What If… “Man, it’s been […]

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Gibson, Epiphone Announce Return of Summer Jam


Gibson and Epiphone have announced the return of the Gibson Summer Jam at the Custom Shop factory July 23, during the upcoming NAMM show in Nashville. The event is part exhibition, part performance-centered, with live shows by Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny A., and The Dudes, which is comprised of Keith Anderson […]

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Fiddlemon Music
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Contemporary bluegrass comes in many varieties – neo-trad bands such as Del McCoury or Open Road, Nash-Vegas acts such as Rhonda Vincent or The Grascals, “newgrass” bands such as John Cowan and Sam Bush, Jam/rock/bluegrass bands like Drew Emmitt/Nershi or the Avett Brothers, and grass/jazz groups including David Grisman’s Quintet, Crooked Still, and Psychograss. Frank […]

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Orange Amps Launches Music Aid for Joplin Auction


Orange Amplifiers is helping organize the Music Aid for Joplin online auction of musical equipment, to benefit Glory Days Music Store, a music retailer destroyed by a recent tornado in Joplin, Missouri. “We have seen the heartbreaking tragedy that has taken place… and we would like to do something in the spirit of that special […]

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Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore

Saints and Sinners
Remington Road Records/Virtual Label
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Mollie O’Brien and her husband, Rich Moore, have been fixtures in the Denver music scene for more than 30 years. And though they have released several albums over the years (culled from their many live gigs) Saints & Sinners is the duo’s first studio album together. O’Brien has the vocal power and control of a […]

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NEW SHOW DATE: Music City Guitar Show


6/18/2011 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN. Dealer load in June 17th. For more info, contact Mike Teepe at (314) 645-6670, 58v@att.net, acmeguitars.com. (more…)

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