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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Crazy Horse Bassist Talbot to Miss European Tour

 

Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot suffered a mild stroke on June 30 and will be unable to join the band on its upcoming European tour. Though Talbot’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery, they have advised him to sit out the this tour and recover his strength. Crazy Horse will […]

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Ian Hunter

New Music and a Mott Reunion
 
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Ian Hunter is upbeat when he discusses his newest album, Man Overboard, and the upcoming reunion with old friends in England for a series of 40th anniversary reunion concerts planned for this fall by Mott the Hoople, the legendary British hard-rock band Hunter fronted from 1969 to the mid ’70s. The album hints the veteran […]

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Teye Guitars Gypsy Queen

The Art of Tone
 
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Teye Gypsy Queen Price: $4,400 (as tested with metal top) Info: teye-guitars.com. For Austin-based Teye Guitars, taking guitar construction to new artistic heights has been a basic tenet since their inception. Mastermind luthier Teye Wijnterp, an accomplished guitarist, forged his concept of (more…)

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1944 Martin 00-28

 
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This Martin 00-28 is a highly unusual instrument. Made as part of a group of six created with shop-order number 366 (dated 12/14/1944) and bearing serial numbers 90002 through 90007, they were entered on the Martin shop order slip as 00-28G, indicating they were classical guitars designed strictly for gut strings. There is no indication […]

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Douglas County Guitar Show

 

June 28, at the Lutheran High School, 11249 Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker, CO. Show hours 11-5. For more info, contact Duane M. Evarts at (720) 432-1363, https//www.facebook.com/groups/guitarshow, twistdbrother.wix.com/guitarshow. (more…)

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Neil Giraldo

Road Routine
 
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The hard-driving husband-and-wife rock act that hits the stage as Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo is responsible for more than a handful of stalwart classic-rock jams. For the past 15 years, Benatar and husband/guitarist/producer/co-writer Giraldo have spent many of their summers touring, then scratching (more…)

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Eric Clapton’s “Blackie”

 
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This may well be the most desirable Fender Stratocaster on the face of the planet. And it happens to be a beat-up mongrel assembled from parts taken from three 1950s guitars. Nevertheless, Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” is one of the most recognized celebrity-associated instruments in the history of the electric guitar, and it served Slowhand’s needs […]

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Dex Romweber Duo

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Dex Romweber and his trusty Silvertone have been kicking over the gnarly dustbins of American music since he was a teenager. (The uninitiated are advised to seek out a mini-documentary that aired on MTV’s “Cutting Edge” in 1987.) Many guitar nuts will no doubt (more…)

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Shaw Audio Bass 130

Classic Tone for the Modern World
 
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Shaw Audio Bass 130 Price: $1,995 (list) Contact: www.shawaudio.com Tennessee amp builder Kevin Shaw loves restoring old cars – and creating fine-sounding amplifiers. His ToneRod SE and Fulltilt 18 helped establish him as a factor among amp builders, and his latest offering is (as the (more…)

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Perkins, Bell, Lewis

 

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame today announced nine inductees. The list includes Lil Hardin Armstrong, Al Bell, Big Star, John Fry, Walter “Furry” Lewis, Chips Moman, Ann Peebles, Carl Perkins, and Jesse Winchester. Inductees will be honored this fall at the Hall’s annual ceremony. Hall officials (more…)

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