Monthly Archives: June 2013

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

Buddy & Jim
New West

In addition to his sterling reputation as a singer/songwriter, both alone and with wife, Julie, Buddy Miller’s guitar bonafides speak for themselves, including his work with Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. Lauderdale, whose first album appeared back in 1991, (more…)

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Rival Sons

Head Down
Earache Records

Bands that sound like they just walked out of a recording studio 40 years ago are practically a genre nowadays. While it can be argued that the Black Crowes have been doing this since the early 1990s, bands like Black Country Communion are going strong (more…)

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Vai Adds Dates in Support of “The Story of Light”


Steve Vai has added North American concert dates in support of his latest solo album, The Story Of Light. The run starts October 16 in Santa Cruz and includes shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Austin, and Houston.  Vai’s first studio record in (more…)

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Celestion Offers New V-Type Speaker


Celestion’s new V-Type speaker delivers 70-watt power handling and an output sensitivity (SPL) of 98dB. Available in 8- and 16-ohm impedances, it has a pressed-steel chassis with a 31-ounce ceramic magnet, 1.75” diameter round copper voice coil, as well as a 90-hertz resonance cone with treated paper (more…)

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St. Vitus

Lillie: F-65
Season of Mist Records

Drug addiction has a new soundtrack, thanks to this brutal and excellent reunion album by Doom rock pioneers St. Vitus. Lillie: F-65 (named after a barbiturate the band once struggled with) is a seven-track spiral through an addict’s world, a sonic retelling of mental and (more…)

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Tom Feldmann

Lone Wolf Blues

There’s a good chance the opening licks of “Lone Wolf Blues” will knock you off your chair – or at least give you whiplash as you seek the source of such a wondrous sound. Tom Feldmann is a master acoustic blues guitarist, specializing in the (more…)

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Team Josie Raises $11,200 in Relay for Life


Team Josie, an American Cancer Society Relay for Life team sponsored by Vintage Guitar, participated in its sixth annual benefit walk, June 1 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Each year, VG works with a guitar builder and several of its advertisers to raise donations via a raffle in the weeks leading up to the event. This year, pledges, […]

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Rhinestones and Rust

Guitarist and singer Viva DeConcini’s last record, Rock and Roll Lover, was a stunning collection of eclectic songs that fit together perfectly even though stylistically they ran the gamut from loud rock and roll to jazz to avant garde. On her latest, she pares things down (more…)

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Epiphone to Host Open House During NAMM


As part of its 140th Anniversary celebration, Epiphone will host a an open house July 13 at its new headquarters in Nashville. The event will take place on the final day of Summer NAMM. Visiting artists, retailers, and registered Epiphone forum members will be given a chance to tour the facility and go behind the […]

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Phil Lee

The Fall and Futher Decline of the Mighty King of Love

There’s something special about a songwriter who can break your heart and make you come back for more. Phil Lee does it in style with “Cold Ground,” a song about unimaginable grief. Lines like “I’m not a tough guy but I can fake it for (more…)

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