Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lace Intros Stonewashed Alumitone Humbucker

The Lace Stonewashed Alumitone humbucker has a worn satin-black finisih with well worn edges. See it lacemusic.com.  

David “Honeyboy” Edwards Passes

David "Honeyboy"Edwards passed away at his home in Chicago on August 29. He was 96. Often cited as the "last link" between post-war blues...

Merle Haggard

Haggard’s first album for Vanguard recalls the folk music featured on that label in the 1950s and ’60s. Marked by minimal percussion, resonator guitar,...

Gretsch Sponsors Chet Atkins Exhibit

On August 12, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum unveiled an exhibit titled Chet Atkin: Certified Guitar Player, which pays tribute to the...

Lava Cable Offers Color-Coded Caps

Lava Cable’s solder-free plugs are now being offered with caps available in four colors - black, white, red, and green, intended to help set up...

A Comfortable Crossroads?

Robert Johnson’s “Cross Roads Blues” is more than just a song and artist that inspired and haunted Eric Clapton; it symbolized the conflicts in...

Guitar Convention

August 27 & 28, at the Meadowlands Expo Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ. For more info, contact tanya@guitarconvention.com, guitarconvention.com.

Chely Wright

Singer/songwriter Chely Wright’s seventh album is different in tone – less solicitous and more emotionally purgative. To enhance her already well-crafted material, Wright has...

John Prine

John Prine almost single-handedly defined the term “Americana,” but he’s really a country-music artist – a bastard son of Merle Haggard in a genre...

Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band

Named for its founder, this band is steeped in the blues and modern interpretations of classics. An album of covers? Not inasmuch as the...
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