Monthly Archives: May 2012

Vintage, JHS Donate Guitar to RAF Charity


  Music distributor John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. and Paul Brett donated a signed prototype Vintage Paul Brett Signature guitar to a charitable auction held May 18 to benefit the Search And Rescue unit of “C” Flight, 22 Squadron, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales. The unit flies helicopter search-and-rescue sorties and has been […]

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ZZ Top Offers Album Preview


ZZ Top will release their first new studio recordings from the band in nine years.  Texicali, a four-track digital collection, offers a preview of the group’s full-length album, as yet untitled, that will be released late this summer or early fall. Those purchasing the four songs (more…)

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Martin Offers Four Spring Models


C.F. Martin & Co. is set to release four new models – the DCPA1 Plus, the GPCPA1 Plus, the OMCPA1 Plus, and a new GPCPA2 Mahogany.The Performing Artist Series PA1 has Fishman F1 Aura has three pre-blended image/pickup presets improve “plug and play” ease, while the programmability of the original F1 Aura. The GPCPA2, from […]

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Doc Watson Passes


Doc Watson, the iconic country and bluegrass guitarist/performer who helped popularize the flat-picking playing style, passed away May 29 at a hospital in North Carolina. Watson had been hospitalized after falling at his home, and died in hospital after undergoing abdominal surgery. He was 89. Born Arthel Lane Watson in Stoney Fork, North Carolina, he […]

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Watt, Cline, McCready, Ford, Others Record Benefit


SOS: Save Our Studio – A Benefit Album, a compilation album to benefit The Compound Studio will be released today in digital format. Established in 2001 in part by chief engineer and producer Anthony Arvizu as a partnership deal, debt has been threatening to shut down The Compound Studio in recent months. In its attempt to stay […]

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Rockwell Benefit Concert To Be Released On Blu-Ray And DVD


The O2 arena in London was stage for the gathering of some of the UK’s most notable, and charitable music icons. The “Rockwell” event brought together the likes of Robert Plant, Tom Jones, Joss Stone, as well as Lulu, Razorlight, Beverley Knight, Escala, and Dan (more…)

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Daisy Rock Welcomes Kathy DellaValle To Its Artist Roster


Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl guitar company, welcomes to its artist roster Kathy DellaValle, a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist with a combined sound of pop, blues, country, and folk with soulful vocals and great harmonies. In addition to being a solo artist, Kathy is the bassist and vocalist for The Look, a band she […]

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McKenzie River Music Founder Passes


Robert Seth November, the founder of McKenzie River Music, died May 22 of cancer. He was 56 years-old. November was born March 27, 1956, in Montclair, N.J., to Milton and Bernice Siegel November. He is survived by his wife, Susan Truax; and a brother, Lee. A memorial service is planned for a later date.   (more…)

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Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

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It’s been five years since Guthrie and Irion’s Exploration album showcased their knack for navigating country, pop, folk, and rock – and their ability to write engaging songs with gorgeous sounds. The duo’s talent is obvious from the opening cut, “Ahead of Myself,” which (more…)

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Vai Set to Release New Solo Disc


Steve Vai will release The Story of Light, a new solo album of original material, on August 14. The 12-song set continues a conceptual narrative arc begun on his 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections. The Story of Light follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption. Although it is largely instrumental, […]

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