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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Guitarist Mickey Baker Passes

 

Renowned session guitarist Mickey Baker died November 27 in France. He was 87. Baker played on thousands of songs in the 1950s, including “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean” by Ruth Brown, “Money Honey” by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters, “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” by Ike and Tina Turner, and “Shake, Rattle and Roll” […]

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Doc Watson’s Gallagher Brings $40,000

 

The sale of Doc Watson’s personal Gallagher G-50 guitar set a new world auction record for a Gallagher guitar. The guitar, which was auctioned off at Christie’s Fine Musical Instruments sale on November 27, garnered interest from over a dozen bidders who drove the price to $40,000. Actor and musician Ed Helms was the successful […]

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse to Play Sandy Benefit

 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform a benefit concert December 6 at Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy rrelief effort. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. at TheBorgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4849. All seating is general admission. Everest […]

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Kevin Eubanks Set to Release Album

 

Guitarist and songwriter Kevin Eubanks will release The Messenger on February 19, 2012. Eubanks wrote all but two tracks on the album which pays tribute to James Brown, Jeff Beck, and John Coltrane. Eubanks is joined on most tracks by  fellow quartet members Billy Pierce on reeds, Rene Camacho on bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums […]

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Levy’s M17 SS Strap Uses Garment Leather

 

The Levy’s Leathers’s M17SS strap is made from three layers of garment leather. Each is finished with contrasting double stitching and available in black, red, and six other colors. Read more at LevysLeathers.com.

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Brian Moore Guitars Releases Marc Cooper Signature Model

 

The Brian Moore Guitars Custom Shop has released a Marc Cooper Artist Signature model C-90P.13.USB. Its design draws from the Brian Moore and iGuitar models Cooper has been using for more than 10 years, with an RMC TonePros piezo bridge, RMC 13-pin synth access, and iGuitar.USB system. It uses Seymour Duncan Alnico II and JB […]

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Lava Cable Offers Power Tube Pedalboard Snake

 

Lava Cable’s Power Tube Pedalboard Snake is a six-cable/all-in-one snake designed to wire any type of pedalboard. It is fully customizable and includes cables for AC power, Amp In, Effects Send and Return, TS/TRS/XLR Footswitch, and Cat 5/MIDI 3-, 5 -or 7-Pin. It can be terminated in multiple configurations and its effects send and return cables […]

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Robben Ford Preps New Disc

 

Robben Ford’s new album, Bringing It Back Home, is set for release February 19 and will include songs from early Delta pioneer Charley Patton (“Bird’s Nest Bound”), Bob Dylan (“Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine),” Allen Toussaint’s “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky,” Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue,” and the obscure Willie […]

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Kinsman Amplification Introduces Line

 

Kinsman Amplification offers a range of guitar combo amps including a 100-watt 2×12, 50-watt 1×10, and 25-watt 1×8, each of which has two channels, controls for EQ, and 24-bit digital effects. The company’s bass amps have outputs ranging from 100 to 15 watts, with active EQs and circuit-protecting limiters; the 100- and 50-watt versions have […]

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Buddy Guy to Release “Live at Legends”

 

On December 18, Buddy Guy will release Live at Legends, an album that includes Guy’s last live recordings from his Legends blues club in Chicago, captured during his January residency there in 2010. The album has a number of Buddy Guy live favorites including two amazing medleys: John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom” into Cream’s “Strange […]

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