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Monthly Archives: March 2012

International Vintage Guitar Show

 

March 31, at “De Veenendaalhal” Nijverheidslaan 8, Veenendaal, The Netherlands. For more info, contact Eline Nievers. (+31) 0618894148, info.guitarshow@gmail.com, http://www.vintageveenendaal.eu (more…)

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Alejandro Escovedo’s “Big Station” Due June 5

 

Alejandro Escovedo will release his 11th solo album Big Station, June 5. The album recalsl much of the music Escvovedo absorbed as it blasted out of AM and FM radios throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Largely co-written with frequent collaborator Chuck Prophet, the album’s 12 (more…)

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Fur Peace Ranch Announces Guest Appearances

 

Pierre Bensusan, Chris Hillman, Country Joe MacDonald, Spencer Bohren, Laurence Juber and Frank Vignola will perform and teach this summer at Fur Peace Ranch, the guitar school Jorma Kaukonen started in southern Ohio in 1989. Referring to Fur Peace Ranch as, “a ranch that grows players,” (more…)

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Earl Scruggs Passes

 

Earl Scruggs, the man renowned for developing the three-finger banjo-picking style that bears his name, died of natural causes March 28 at a Nashville hospital. He was 88. Scruggs was born in 1924 in Shelby, North Carolina. Every member of his family played a (more…)

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Reverend Horton Heat Set to Release 25 To Life

 

The Reverend Horton Heat announce the May 29 release of  The Reverend Horton Heat: 25 to Life, a documentary concert film. The concert footage for the film was recorded in 2010 at the legendary Fillmore Theater in San Francisco. It  includes live concert footage, band interviews, crew interviews and more. The DVD bonus package will include the film […]

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Block Salutes Davis on New CD

 

Stony Plain Records announces a May 29 release date for the new CD from multi-award-winning blues singer/guitarist Rory Block, I Belong to the Band: a Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis. The new CD is the third in what Block calls her “mentor” series saluting blues (more…)

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Benedetto Chooses Merch Distributor

 

Benedetto Guitars has entered a licensing agreement with Bill and Mary Ann Neale as exclusive representatives for Benedetto merchandise. Products will include strings, caps, t-shirts, polish, and polishing cloths. For more information, go to benedettogear.com. (more…)

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Fender Music Foundation Teams with ReverbNation in Online Benefit

 

The Fender Music Foundation will partner with ReverbNation to host  Save Music Education, an online benefit concert. The concert will air on Stageit April 26 at 6 p.m. PST. Signed and unsigned musicians are invited to participate by coordinating their own online benefit concert. Proceeds will benefit (more…)

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Lindsey Buckingham Sets Solo Tour

 

Lindsey Buckingham is gearing up for a tour May 3-21. Buckingham will perform songs from his recent album, Seeds We Sow, as well as performing a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums and Fleetwood Mac (more…)

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65amps introduces The Ventura

 

65amps introduces The Ventura guitar amplifier, the latest addition to its more affordable “Working Pro” Red Line. The Ventura is a compact, portable amp that can be combined with high-level, professional functionality. The Ventura uses a 2-6V6 power section and front end, (more…)

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