Monthly Archives: October 2012

Greg Trooper

Upside-Down Town
52 Shakes Records
Greg Trooper THUMB

Greg Trooper’s music displays a variety of influences – bluesy inflections from R&B coupled with rootsy country melodies and arrangements. On his latest release, he handles most of the acoustic guitar, with veteran guitar-slinger Michael McAdam adding slide and electric guitar. Co-produced by Trooper, keyboardist (more…)

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Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund to Host Halloween Jam


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will host its second Awards Gala, Halloween night at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood. The event will include a live performance by Dio Disciples, comprising former members (more…)

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G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection


G&L’s Black Ice Collection guitars and basses are dressed in a matte black base with silver highlights embedded in the grain of their bodies, complemented by G&L’s new Nearly Naked (NENA) finish. The collection includes the ASAT Classic Bluesboy, (more…)

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Gator Cases Intros G-Tour Pedalboards


Gator Cases’ G-Tour series pedalboards have a plywood housing, laminated exterior, and EVA foam lining. The mounting surface can be removed from the base to sit flat, for low-profile use, and the space below the mounting surface doubles as accessory (more…)

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Todd Snider

Live: The Storyteller
Thirty Tigers

Todd Snider’s new two-disc set is as much about his stage presence as it is about his songs and stories. Snider can be funny, poignant, and sad all in the same song, as he proves on “Greencastle Blues.” He also shines on “The Ballad of the (more…)

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GuitArlington Guitar Show

This cool ’59 Les Paul Standard was available for all to play (okay, not really!) at the Burst Brothers booth.

A Four Amigos Show, October 16-18, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (more…)

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Magic Sam’s Blues Band

West Side Soul
Magic Sam THUMB

Magic Sam’s debut album had an immediate impact when it was released in late ’67 and has stood the test of time – cited as a seminal influence by such formidable guitarists as Ronnie Earl, David Grissom, Bobby Radcliff, and Jimmie Vaughan. Sam Maghett was (more…)

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The Jayhawks

Hollywood Town Hall Expanded Edition, Tomorrow the Green Grass Legacy Edition
Sony Legacy

Minneapolis’ Jayhawks always had more in common with their compatriots the Replacements and Prince than may have been apparent at first blush. The ’Hawks too had a magical way with a melody, crafting glorious hooks that made them stand out as forerunners, bringing a (more…)

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Nathan Stanley

My Kind of Country
Nathan Stanley Entertainment

On the cover of My Kind of Country, Nathan Stanley looks a bit like Elvis, with big sideburns, slicked-back hair, and shades. But unlike some Las Vegas clone, Stanley was born into bluegrass/ country royalty – he’s the grandson of Dr. Ralph Stanley – (more…)

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Majik Box Offers Custom Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe


The Majik Box Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe pedal has a circuit that allows for nearly silent footswitch operation while retaining true-bypass circuitry, Carling footswitches, a powder-coated aluminum chassis, and a label designed by Gilbert. Its drive and boost sections are (more…)

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