Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Cash Box Kings

Holler and Stomp
Blind Pig

The Cash Box Kings are part of the multi-ethnic, crossgenerational, Chicago-based community of musicians that includes the Killborn Alley Blues Band, guitarist Billy Flynn, producer/multi instrumentalist Gerry Hundt, and other like-minded souls. Like the others, the Kings put as much fire into country blues (more…)

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Various artists

Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010
Abstract Logix

This double-disc contains some of the most challenging guitar music recorded in the past year. While the four featured guitarists – Alex Machacek, Wayne Krantz, Jimmy Herring, and John McLaughlin – all shine, it’s Krantz who really steals the show. It opens with two cuts (more…)

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Ultrasound Amplifiers Intros CP100


Ultrasound Amplifiers’ CP100 acoustic amp has a custom 8” speaker, a tweeter, 100 watts of output, and digital effects. Channel One has XLR and 1/4″ inputs, and controls for Volume, Bass, and Treble. Channel two offers both types of input connection, Channel two has Bass and (more…)

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Eli Cook

Ace, Jack & King

As music evolves and grows, it sometimes hits roadblocks. That has been a problem in the past with the blues. Eli Cook’s latest album takes a stab at helping the music evolve. It’s (more…)

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Pat Martino


Martino has been recording for almost 50 years, originally as sideman to such funk-jazz greats as saxophonist Willis “Gator” Jackson and organists Brother Jack McDuff, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Don Patterson, and Trudy Pitts. When he began leading his own sessions, first with 1967’s El Hombre, (more…)

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Blackstar Amps Adds TL Pedal Line


Blackstar Amplification has added a range of compact boost, overdrive, and distortion pedals known as the LT series. Derived from Blackstar’s HT range, each has a buffered bypass and silent switching. They include the continuously variable LT Boost, with controls for Bass and Treble (more…)

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Shelby Lynne

Revelation Road
Everso Records

Revelation Road comes from an artist who knows exactly what she wants and how to get it, and can come up with an end product that displays brilliantly the worth of the work put into it. This may be a country record ostensibly, but Alabama (more…)

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SoCal World Guitar Show


July 13 & 14, at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA. For more info, contact California World Guitar Shows, Texas Amigo Productions, (918) 288-2222, fax (918) 288-2888, larryb@stringswest.com, calshows.tv. Co-sponsored by Vintage Guitar. (more…)

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Grateful Dead

Europe '72: Vol. 2

The triple-LP Europe ’72 is a highlight in the Dead’s extensive live catalog, and 40 years later Rhino is presenting a companion set of unreleased material for those who just can’t get enough. (For the truly obsessed, however, the label also just issued a massive, (more…)

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Ambrosonics Intros Pickup Director Switching System


The Ambrosonics Pickup Director is a programmable/reconfigurable pickup switching system that uses optical switching technology. Designed to fit guitars and basses, it allows pickups to be wired in series, parallel, series/parallel, in-phase or out-of-phase, and to blend piezo pickups. It can store settings, and, (more…)

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