Friday, April 28, 2017
Wilson Center Guitar Festival
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You don't hear much about female guitar instrumentalists, but one who has caught my attention is Aleks Sever.  A fixture on the Los Angeles music scene for nearly a decade, Aleks has taken styles from the likes of Prince...
The ribs and other kinds of food weren't the only things cooking at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida during the middle of a weekend event called Ribfest. For it was on this mild, somewhat breezy Saturday, November 10 that...
The Riff Notes series of booklets by authors Phil Dixon and Christopher Jones and published by Hal Leonard are great for beginning guitarists yearning to learn more about electric guitars, acoustic guitars, and guitar strings. The collection of three small paperback booklets are easy to read with each being less than 25 pages.
JUSTIN ST. VINCENT is the Director and Founder of Xtreme Music: where Music meets Spirituality, based in Auckland, New Zealand. His book trilogy and global series exploring “The Spiritual Significance of Music” (2009-2012) features exclusive interviews with many of the world’s most visionary musicians and writers.” 
In listening to my advance copy of British blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor's third and newest album "Almost Always Never," I find myself awestruck by how amazing her guitar work is. Joanne gives such a hard-edged approach to her...
Playing to a full house at Eddie’s Attic last night and opening for Janis Ian, Diana Jones, American singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, opened the show with “Pretty Girl” and continued on to sing some of her other great songs...
A hot Atlanta weekend in May was the setting to hear wonderful music from a variety of genres. This year’s Shaky Knees Festival did it right with a perfect mix of local, hometown artists as well as those from across the US and even some international bands to complete their lineup. Some of these artists included The Whiskey Gentry, ZZ Ward, and Nikki Lane. These truly talented individuals rocked the stages at Shaky Knees and were greeted with great rounds of applause with crowd members singing and dancing in the aisles.
What a fantastic book! A continuation from Andy Babiuk's glorious Beatles Gear.