Monthly Archives: January 2012

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“Howard really blurred the lines among guitar players, and reached so many of them,” Ted Greene said in 2003. “Jazz guys, country players, and rockers all loved him because he played with such feeling and authenticity. Those first two Capitol albums were no doubt an introduction to jazz guitar for hundreds – maybe thousands – […]

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Savannah Music Festival Adds Five More Acts


The 2012 Savannah Music Festival (SMF) has added five more acts in nine individual productions to its 2012 festival, which begins March 22nd and runs through April 7th. Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle shares a bill with acclaimed Seattle indie-folk-rockers The Head and the Heart, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform an unplugged show, Portland, […]

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Guitarist Mark Reale, Co-Founder of Riot, Passes


Mark Reale, guitarist and founding member of the rock band Riot, passed away January 25 after suffering complications from Crohn’s disease and a subarachnoid hemorrhage. He was 56. While in rehearsals with the band, Reale fell ill and was admitted to a San Antonio hospital. He reportedly lapsed into in a coma January 11. Reale is survived […]

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The Cult Records New Album


The Cult has recorded a new album, Choice of Weapon, the group’s first studio disc in five years. It’s set for release May 22. The album was written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, recorded in New York City, Los (more…)

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Fret-King Unveils Black Label Line


Fret-King’s Black Label electric guitars and basses are classic and artist-inspired models including the Jerry Donahuge JD guitar designed For more information, visit fret-king.com (more…)

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Ruthie Foster Offers New Disc, Preps Tour


Ruthie Foster will release her new album, Let It Burn, today, with an appearance at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. The event kicks off a tour that continues into late spring with stops in all major cities. The initial dates are co-bills with acclaimed Mississippi singer-songwriter Paul Thorn. Let It Burn features covers of an eclectic […]

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Mike Lull Ament Basses Raise Money for 826 Seattle


Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament hand-painted two of his new signature model JAXT4 electric basses, created in collaboration with guitar/bass builder Mike Lull, to auction on charitybuzz.com. The bidding ended January 26, with each closing at $8,501. The funds will benefit (more…)

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Foghat to Release Limited Vinyl


Foghat’s latest release, Last Train Home, will be issued in a limited edition of 1,000 copies as a blue vinyl/double album with gatefold sleeve (including photos and liner notes by Classic Rock Revisited founder Jeb Wright). Last Train Home is (more…)

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Eric Johnson

Up Close

The notoriously slow-to-record Johnson follows up his 2005 set, Bloom, with a solid album that should please his guitar-loving fanbase. Where Bloom was an oddly diverse collection of FM rock and vintage soul, Up Close puts EJ’s guitar front and center, each track bathed in the warm, silky tones that are today his hallmarks. The […]

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Gator Offers Flight-Style Case for SG-Style Guitars


Gator Cases’ new GPE-SG-TSA guitar cases have polyethylene plastic construction with a black aluminum valance and a red-velvet form-fitted padded interior. The storage compartment offers room for strings, capo, strap, and other small accessories. The case also has a rubber-gripped carry handle and TSA locking latches. Learn more at gatorcases.com

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