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Monthly Archives: February 2013

BBE Updates Boosta Grande

 

BBE has updated its Boosta Grande pedal, which boosts gain +20dB while rolling off high-end starting at about 1kHz to preserve tonal balance, with a new, more-compact chassis and fresh graphics and vintage-style Gain knob. Learn more at www.bbesound.com.

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Wooten Sets Vix Camps 2013

 

Victor Wooten, a music educator, author, producer of instructional/inspirational media, and bassist with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, will host his 14th season of music and nature camps at his Center For Music and Nature, near Nashville. Called Vix Camps, the events offer a setting for Wooten to share his approach incorporating music and nature […]

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Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell

Lagrimas Mexicanas
Entertainment One
 
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It’s hard to say which event stirs more anticipation, a new Bill Frisell solo album or a new project featuring him in an accompanying role. The guitarist is in demand as much for the way he listens as for the way he plays. A “short list” of people Frisell has played with includes Jim Hall, […]

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The Steepwater Band

Live at the Double Door
Diamond Day Records
 
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If you like your rock and roll loud and with no-frills, you’ll love The Steepwater Band. A trio with plenty of great influences, the 14 cuts on this live disc touch on blues, pop, and plenty of soul. Guitarist/singer Jeff Massey is the focal point, and his slide playing is the predominant element much of […]

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PRS Partners for Reforestation

 

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is partnering with the Monte Pascoal Pau Brasil Ecological Corridor project (MPPB-EC), an initiative that aims to establish a biodiversity corridor that will join two large sections of Atlantic Forest in Brazil. It is expected that more than 2,470 acres will be reforested over the project’s 30-year lifetime. Through this partnership, […]

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Les Paul Foundation Awards Grants

 

The Les Paul Foundation has announced that it has awarded grants to organizations whose work reflects Paul’s enthusiasm for music education, engineering, and innovation, as well as medical research. Paul formed the foundation as a means to encourage young people to pursue their curiosity and innovation about music, sound, and engineering. Recent grants include funding […]

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Big Daddy Love

Let It Grow
Little King Records
 
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This North Carolina-based band makes its own rules. Call their music bluegrass or newgrass, Southern rock, hippie country, or anything else, and it’s still refreshingly original music from a quintet whose members must have kept their ears and minds open to a variety of musical sounds. “Sweet Water” starts out like a James Gang outtake […]

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G&L Offers Cantrell Signature Superhawk

 

The G&L Superhawk Jerry Cantrell Signature Model has a maple body, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, Seymour Duncan JB pickup in the bridge position, Seymour Duncan ’59 in the neck position, and a three-position pickup selector and Tone control with push/pull coil split, and a G&L Saddle Lock hardtail bridge. The Deluxe version adds a […]

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Various Artists

ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends
Universal Music
 
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“Mixed bag” would be an understatement regarding this tribute to the Texas trio. Two important elements that you have to understand to do ZZ Top’s music: humor and sex. Some of the artists here get that. The M.O.B., a super group made up of Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie, winks their […]

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Austin Stompbox Exhibit Slated

 

The Deli Magazine and Delicious Audio are presenting the first Austin Stompbox Exhibit, March 15-16 at the Clayworks Gallery in Austin, Texas. An interactive, through-headphones event, it offers an opportunity for guitarists to bring their own instruments (demo guitars will be available) and try an expected 200-plus pedals from builders including T-Rex, TC Electronic, Zvex, Vox, Fender, […]

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