Mike Powers, a veteran designer for Peavey stringed instruments, passed away April 29. A longtime Peavey employee, he was involved in the creation of the T-20 bass. He spent several years in China, setting up Peavey’s manufacturing system in that country. Powers was profiled in VG’s December ’11 issue.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Jon Kammerer’s Pegasus series guitars have an elongated sound hole that isolates the top plate of the instrument and does not bind it to the edges of the guitar. The builder says this allows it to freely resonate while stopping the bellows action that causes feedback, especially in lower frequencies. It also better transfers sound […]
Warner Brothers Records is set to release a CD boxed set that includes the original mixes for the band’s first 10 albums. ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990) will be available on June 10. The set includes the albums initially released on the London label, and each album is presented in a wallet sleeve […]
Noted guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and his wife, Vanessa, are set to open the doors to their Psylodelic Gallery, at the Fur Peace Ranch Center for Art & Culture, in Meigs County, Ohio. The gallery’s first event will be the Psylodelic Sit-In, June 29, which will give area artists a chance to display work inspired by […]
Levy’s new hemp and denim guitar straps are printed with colorful ’70s-stripe designs and finished with suede-leather backing.
Braxton Schuffert, the other guitarist with Hank Williams in the original lineup of the Driftin’ Cowboys in the late 1930s, has died at the age of 97. Schuffert was a musical mentor to Williams, and continued to perform until shortly before his death. His unique Gibson HG-24 guitar (with an internal rim and four f-holes […]
April 27 & 28, at the Freeport Recreation Center gymnasium, 130 East Merrick Rd., Freeport, Long Island (just 15-20 mintues east of JFK). Show hours Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 10-5. For more info, contact Rich at (516) 889-6895 or Rich@NYguitarexpo.com. , nyguitarexpo.com.
Joe Satriani has slated U.S. tour dates in support of his latest album, Unstoppable Momentum. The tour will launch August 29 in San Diego before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas, New York, Boston, and Pennsylvania before winding up October 26 in Oakland. Joining Satriani on the road are Mike Keneally on keyboards, along with […]
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member, and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died today at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. […]
Bob Brozman, a renowned guitarist who focused on the resonator and other instruments used to make Hawaiian, Indian, African, Japanese/Okinawan, Caribbean, and American roots blues, was found dead at his home in Santa Cruz, California, the evening of April 23. He was 59 years old. Brozman was born in New York. As a child, he […]