July 21, at the Times Square Mall, 42nd St. & Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL. Show hours 12-5.For more info, contact Jay Henke (618) 204-3094.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
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 like the title track as they put back porch soul into […]
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 from Machacek, an Austrian fusion player who shows a penchant […]
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 Treble controls, we well as a Shape control for […]
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 not an earth-shattering turn by any means. Any fan of the blues will recognize the patterns and the structures of the songs. […]
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, he delved into Middle Eastern modes, unorthodox time signatures, and […]
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 cut/boost, the Drive overdrive pedal with Gain, Level, and Tone, the […]
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 native Lynne, who has a musical and spiritual kinship with […]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, calshows.tv. Co-sponsored by Vintage Guitar.
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, 73-CD set of the entire European tour.) Included here are […]