Monthly Archives: April 2014

Clapton Records Cale Tribute Disc


To honor the legacy of J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton recently gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians to record Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale, scheduled for release July 29. It features performances by Clapton, (more…)

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Albert Lee

Live At The Iridium

Some find it ironic that Albert Lee, an Englishman, ranks as one of the all-time greatest country guitarists. Which is odd, since it’s a given that the Beatles and Stones are two of the greatest-ever rock and roll bands and Eric Clapton and Peter Green (more…)

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Levy’s Leathers Adds M17BWC Strap


Levy’s Leathers new M17BWC strap has foam padding covered with the company’s soft garment leather. Its multilayer top is a veg leather with a basketweave-tooled insert. Measuring 2½” wide, it is adjustable from 41″ to 54″, with an XL option that adds 12″. It (more…)

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Heavy Hitters Rock Crown Guitar Fest


Want a surreal experience? Try looking up from your oatmeal to see Robben Ford and Pat Metheny strolling past your table, Lee Ritenour and Daryl Stuermer grabbing waffles in the chow line, and Scott Tennant sipping orange juice while discussing repertoire with the L.A. Guitar Quartet. The sky is postcard blue and a lawn slopes […]

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Fender Names New President


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that Bob Roback has joined the company as president and joined its board of directors. Roback was most recently the CEO of Dashbox, a workflow management system for music licensing, and managing director of The Media Farm, which focused on managing an IP portfolio for multi-platform exploitation. Prior […]

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Craig Maki with Keith Cady

Detroit Country Music: Mountaineers, Cowboys, and Rockabillies

Craig Maki and Keith Cady provide a well-researched look at an overlooked part of Motor City’s rich musical history. They offer new or little-known information about the fertile Detroit scene that influenced people such as Del Shannon and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet (more…)

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Timmy 2 Tone’s Tone Fest and Guitar Show


April 27, at the All Around Bar & Grill, 25621 Ecorse Rd., Taylor, MI. Show hours 1:00pm – 10:00pm. For more info, contact (313) 258-1624. tnoffsinger7277@wowway.com (more…)

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Ed Mundell

Gettin’ Ultra Electric

Since he arrived in Los Angeles in 2010, it’s been “all systems go” for former Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell. After 19 years with the band, Mundell moved west from New Jersey to launch a new phase of his career. His latest project, the Ultra Electric (more…)

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Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin

The King of Soul The Queen of Soul

First off, neither of these excellent four-CD sets includes personnel listings in their skimpy liner booklets. This is simply unpardonable – especially considering how stylish, how influential, how downright phenomenal the backlines are (more…)

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Logjam Music Adds Travelog and Prolog Acoustic Stompers


Logjam Music has added the Prolog and Travelog to its line of Logarhythms percussive stompers. The devices respond to foot tapping and produce a low-end tone that can be varied by tapping on different areas of their chambered block while wearing hard- or soft-soled footwear. Hand-made, they are analog, (more…)

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