Monthly Archives: November 2013

Jim Colegrove & the New Rough Riders of the Dirty Age

3 Quarter Dime

Jim Colegrove’s talent is as big as his résumé is long. His session work includes albums by Todd Rundgren, John Hall, Bobby Charles, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and even Allen Ginsberg. Most of that was on bass (also his instrument as member of Ian & (more…)

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Kanata Guitar Show


November 24, at the Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Dr., Kanata, Ontario. Show hours 10-4. For more info, contact toneemporium@gmail.com. (more…)

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Original Fuzz Offers Peruvian Strap


Original Fuzz Peruvian guitar straps are hand-woven in Peru using traditional weaving techniques and in accord with fair-trade guidelines. Made using wool, cotton, and top-grain leather with antique-brass hardware, they are available in 11 patterns. Each has a lifetime guarantee against breaks or wear from normal (more…)

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Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Model

Tuna Bass

Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Price: $699 (street) Info: www.epiphone.com. Rock-and-roll bassists of the ’60s like Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, and Duck Dunn brought something to the game that succeeding generations continue to chase. On the West Coast, Jefferson Airplane and (more…)

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Styx, REO Speedwagon Help Storm Victims


Styx and REO Speedwagon are teaming up to raise funds for those affected by recent storms that brought tornadoes and highly damaging winds to the Midwest. Members of the bands will appear at a fundraising event, Rock to the Rescue Extends a (more…)

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Reverend Offers Tricky Gomez Model in Limited-Edition Colors


Reverend Guitars is offering its Tricky Gomez model, a tribute to off-brand, semi-hollowbodies from the ’60s, in limited-edition metalflake colors. The guitar’s body is made of routed Korina with a solid maple top and Reverend’s Revtron  humbuckers. It has a 24¾”-scale Korina neck, Bigsby vibrato with (more…)

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Randolph to Play Notes for Notes Benefit Jam


Robert Randolph (VG, September ’13) will perform at the upcoming annual fundraiser for Notes for Notes, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides young people with free access to musical instruments, instruction, and recording studios. Slated for December 6 at the Libero Theater, Santa Barbara, the event will (more…)

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Earl Klugh


Thirty-seven years between his debut album and today, HandPicked, Klugh’s first new album since 2008’s The Spice Of Life, appears on his own label (distributed by Concord). Like his past few albums, Klugh offers a blend of standards and originals in a solo setting with (more…)

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Experience Hendrix Tour ’14 Sets Dates


The eighth edition of the celebrated Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch in March.  The ongoing tribute is a month-long event that brings together a diverse group of musicians paying homage to Hendrix. The lineup ranges from metal legend Zakk Wylde to blues icon Buddy Guy (more…)

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Sea Level

Cats On The Coast/On The Edge

By today’s standards, Sea Level was a “jam band,” but 35 years ago, they were an eclectic group variously labeled as Southern rock, jazz-fusion, or West Coast funkpop. An offshoot of the Allman Brothers Band and led by keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Sea Level played a (more…)

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