As co-front man in one of country’s biggest acts, John Osborne creates music that mixes traditional and modern sounds with rock and pop leanings, his guitar sharing center stage with brother T.J.’s superb baritone voice.
Though they’ve played together for years, only recently has an album showcased the harmonic personalities of Steve Cardenas and Jim Campilongo, merging through atmosphere, reverb – and vintage guitars.
We talk more new music with Robben Ford, Steven Wilson, Noah Zacharin, Adam Levy, and Julien Kasper and pay homage to April Wine guitarist/front man/founder Myles Goodwyn.
A footnote in history, Narb amps arose as a bet between colleagues. This ’72 Tremolo 100 exemplifies the brand’s from-the-hip approach to design, manufacture, and marketing. And, an unlikely moment in the life of an unlikely instrument connected Dinosaur Jr. with Uncle Tupelo; J Masics himelf dubbed this ’64 SG Junior “Instant Rock.”
Spirited debates constantly rage over “jazz-rock fusion.” While there is no definition, Jeff Beck fans know the answer is Blow by Blow. Wolf Marshall’s “Fretprints” tackles the questions that divide listeners and music experts.
London’s music scene in the late ’60s hosted the early stylings of progressive rock, psychedelia, and “space rock.” Hawkwind carried the banner loud and proud – and still does. In “Pop ’N Hiss,” we revisit the making of Space Ritual.
Brits of a certain age recall the ’60s blues movement in their country, with its covers of Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker songs by the Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds, and others. In “Check This Action,” Dan Forte examines Shake That Thing! The Blues In Britain, 1963-1973 to see if it can enlighten hardcore bluesniks.
New year, new gear, right? To aid your hunt, we offer informed, objective reviews of the Earthquaker Zoar Dynamic Audio Grinder, Strymon UltraViolet Vintage Vibe, Taylor T5z-12 Classic Deluxe, Bray Coco 50, and three pedals by Supercool – the Thneed, “800,” and ’77 Fuzz Blender.
To help freshen your playlists, check our reviews of new music by Thin Lizzy, Robben Ford, Sue Foley, Robin Trower, Omar & the Howlers, Susan Tedeschi, Black Pumas, and more!
It’s all in the February issue of Vintage Guitar!
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