Monthly Archives: November 2013

Arlo Guthrie, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others

Caffe Lena

When one thinks of the Folk Boom of the late ’50s and early ’60s, the place that first comes to mind is New York City. Sure, Los Angeles had the Ash Grove, Chicago the Gate of Horn, but New York had Gerde’s Folk City, the (more…)

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Toronto’s Musicians Swap Meet and Guitar Show


November 30, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10, 1083 Pape Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Show hours 9-4. For more info, contact Mason McDonald (647) 620-2222, epicenter@tundramusic.com, tundramusic.com. (more…)

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Wishbone Ash

Powell, Manninen, and Elegant Stealth

Fans of Wishbone Ash will consider the group’s newest release, Elegant Stealth, the type of innovative guitar music they’ve grown to expect. Since 2004, guitarist/vocalist Andy Powell and his V-shaped instruments have been accompanied by Finnish guitarist Jyrki “Muddy” Manninen. In the liner notes for Elegant Stealth , Powell cites himself as a singer first. […]

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The Coal Men


The Coal Men – guitarist Dave Coleman and drummer Dave Ray – boast a cowboy romanticism that comes alive on their fourth album, Escalator. Coleman wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on Escalator with Ray, bassist Jay Hitchcock, or other collaborators, creating a definite (more…)

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Eric Johnson

Getting Up Close With Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson’s latest release, Up Close, is his most lively studio project to date. With a looser vibe and the luxurious tones we’ve come to expect from Johnson, it gets closer to that happy place between immaculate execution and spontaneity. Johnson invited Steve Miller to sing and Jimmie Vaughan to play guitar on a cover […]

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Sheryl Crow

Feels Like Home

Sheryl Crow’s gone country. That’s the line on Feels Like Home, the popular singersongwriter’s eighth studio album. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Crow moved to Nashville a decade ago and now counts some of the genre’s biggest stars among her friends and neighbors. And (more…)

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The Clash


In the far distant past – 1979, to be exact – the Clash were crowned “The Only Band That Matters.” The mantra originally appeared on a promo sticker stuck to their double LP London Calling. Initially coined by their label’s A&R director, it soon was (more…)

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Reverend Preps Four New Models for NAMM


Reverend Guitars is set to introduce four new guitars, including three signature models, at the Winter NAMM Show in January. The Bob Balch model, Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship bass, and Pete Anderson PA-1 C will join the Warhawk RT. The Balch guitar is based on the Senseis model, with added body bevels, a tone chamber under […]

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Knaggs Guitars Introduces Creation Series


Knaggs Guitars’ Creation Series are custom-built one-offs based on the company’s Chesapeake and Influence models, each of which is offered with a variety of specifications in regard to woods, hardware, and other materials. For more, go to www.knaggsguitars.com. (more…)

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Eddie Clarke


Ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke is back with his first Fastway album in more than two decades. It’s called Eat Dog, Eat and it’s a hard-hitting heavy-duty rock record with the kind of blazing guitar tones that brought Clarke to prominence. The current lineup of Fastway (more…)

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