Monthly Archives: February 2012

John Pizzarelli Set to Release Double Exposure


JohnPizzarelli is preparing to release his latest recording, Double Exposure. The 13-song set is a collection of tunes bygreat pop songwriters framed within traditional jazz arrangements. The album opens with the upbeat and uptempo “I Feel Fine/Sidewinder,” a trackwhich Pizzarelli describes as “Lennon and McCartney meet Lee Morgan.” Double Exposure (more…)

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Spectrum Road: Bruce, Blackman Santana, Reid, Medeski


Born from a passion for the music of legendary drummer Tony Williams, Spectrum Road is a collaboration between Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana.  Although Spectrum Road is named for one of the tracks on the original Tony Williams Lifetime album, it (more…)

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Musicians Gather For Benefit Bugs Henderson


The Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, will play host March 4 to Benefit Bugs, a musical event and auction to help guitarist Bugs Henderson with medical expenses relating to cancer treatment. Henderson is local blues icon who has been playing in the area since (more…)

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Höfner Offers Club 40 Limited Edition


The Höfner Club 40 Limited Edition is based on the ’60s version of the guitar. It uses a Höfner Toaster single-coil pickup and has a nitrocellulose sunburst finish, tortoiseshell control panel, and the retro-style tailpiece. See more at 

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Pickathon Music Festival Set for August 3-5


The 2012 Pickathon Music Festival will take place on Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, returning to the beautiful Pendarvis Farm nearPortland,Oregonfor its 14th year. Pickathon has a well-curated 50-band bill where every artist plays at least twice. The festival provides six performance spaces (more…)

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Black Stone Cherry Premieres Video For “In My Blood”


Black Stone Cherry will premier its video for “In My Blood” today, exclusively on Yahoo. The documentary-style video follows PFC Randy Hirneisen, a 20-year-old tanker with U.S. Army Europe, on his journey from his deployment in Afghanistan  to his redeployment back to (more…)

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REO, Styx, Nugent Slate Tour


REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent will join forces this spring and summer for The Midwest Rock ’n Roll Express tour, set to begin May 1. “Forget all those TV shows with glee clubs singing rock songs,” said Styx guitarist/singer James “J.Y.” Young.  “It’s time for mega-platinum Illinois bands Styx and REO Speedwagon to battle […]

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PRS Slates Special Edition DGT Standard


PRS’ DGT model, the DGT Standard, is an all-mahogany version of David Grissom’s signature model. It has Grissom’s signature neck shape, slightly larger frets and heavier strings, tremolo capability, and DGT pickups with individual volume controls. Grissom made his debut as Joe Ely’s lead guitarist in the mid-Eighties. His on stage and studio resume include stints […]

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EKO 995


The Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in February of 1964 is often referred to as the most important event in the history of rock music, having inspired thousands (millions?) of teenagers to play in a band. Many budding bassists aspired to own a (more…)

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Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. Announces Passing of Robert (“Bob”) F. Hendrix,


  Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. has announced the sudden passing of Robert (“Bob”) F. Hendrix, the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As first cousin to Jimi Hendrix, Bob Hendrix came to the support of Jimi’s father, James “Al” Hendrix and his daughter, Janie, in 1995 to help form Seattle-based Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and […]

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