Monthly Archives: November 2011

Doyle Bramhall, Sr. Passes


Doyle Bramhall, the acclaimed drummer/singer/songwriter who wrote or co-wrote some of the most recognizable songs for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, died November 13 at his home in Alpine, Texas. He was 62 and cause of death was not immediately known. A (more…)

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Healdsburg, Montreal Combine Forces


Organizers of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival and the Montreal Guitar Show have announced an alliance they believe will better promote the guitar, the craft/art of lutherie, and the creative talents of the people behind it. As a result, the two events will be held alternately: as of 2012, the Montreal Guitar Show will be held every second year (more…)

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Takamine Tsunami Relief Guitar


All proceeds from the sale of Takamine’s Tsunami Relief Guitar (TR340S) will go to the Earthquake Reconstruction and Support Activities Fund’s School Music Revival program, which has been key to the effort of replacing musical instruments and the restoration of grammar-school music education following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The limited-edition acoustic dreadnought has […]

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Dio Cancer Funds Honors Seven


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund hosted its first Awards Gala November 1 in Los Angeles. The event aimed to raise funds for its commitment to cancer prevention, research and education. Founded in memory of Ronnie James Dio, singer and front man of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell […]

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