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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ninth Annual Guitar Town Festival Set

 

Guitar Town, an annual festival that spotlights virtuosic guitar pickers, will return to The Village at Copper in Copper Mountain, Colorado, August 9-11. This year’s festival is curated by John Jorgenson and features Jerry Douglas Band, Coco Montoya, Tony Joe White, John Jorgenson, Jake Shimabukuro, Bill Kirchen, Pete (more…)

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MXR M75 Intros Super Badass Distortion

 

The MXR Super Badass Distortion has a new all-analog circuit design with true-bypass switching and specially-tuned EQ section designed to offer a more-personalized distortion sound. Its Distortion control helps it produce, the company says, everything from early-’70s low-gain overdrive to modern high-gain saturation (more…)

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For One Who Waits

For One Who Waits
Kyran Music
 
Mitch-Seidman

Mitch Seidman is a jazz player of impeccable taste and tone. His last record, Triangulation, used the same trio as here: Jamie McDonald on acoustic bass and Claire Arenius on drums. The three operate as one, and the liner notes indicate these eight songs were (more…)

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Keifer to Appear on Letterman

 

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tom Keifer (VG, January ’13) will appear as musical guest on “Late Show with David Letterman” tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18). Keifer’s debut solo album, The Way Life Goes, was recently released. Recorded in Nashville, the disc was produced by Keifer along with his wife, Savannah, and (more…)

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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy
Light in the Attic
 
Thin-Lizzy

The cool thing about the vinyl revolution is that strange and wonderful albums are being reissued by the score. Take Thin Lizzy’s 1971 debut, back when they were a power trio and five years before “The Boys Are Back In Town” became an international anthem. The (more…)

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Musicians Swap Meet

 

June 15th at the Sportsman’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY. Show hours 10-3. For more info, contact Frank (716) 824-0548, cell (716) 207-5902. (more…)

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Legendary Guitarist Johnny Smith Passes

 

Guitarist Johnny Smith died of natural causes at his home in Colorado Springs on June 11. He was 90. Many regard Smith as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. He was the recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal presented, “in grateful (more…)

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ToneVille Offers Four Low-Power Amps

 

Colorado-based ToneVille amplifiers are built using 1/8″-thick aluminum chassis and cabinets of walnut and maple with dovetail joints.The company’s four amps – Rio Grande, Sunset Strip, Beale Street, and Broadway – all use NOS tubes and a circuit with a push/pull Master control, the ability to (more…)

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Greg Skaff

116th and Park
Zoho Music
 
Greg-Skaff

The only thing traditional about the organ trio featuring guitarist Greg Skaff, organist Pat Bianchi, and drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. is that there are three of them in the band. From there, they expand greatly on the classic combo to form what might be termed (more…)

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Buddy Guy to Release Collaborative Double Disc

 

Buddy Guy’s next studio album, Rhythm & Blues, launches July 30. A double disc heavy on collaborations, it’s Rhythm set includes a take on Junior Wells’ 1960 hit “Messin’ With The Kid” with Kid Rock, “One Day Away” with Keith Urban, and “What You’re Gonna Do About Me” with Beth Hart. Guy rounds it out […]

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