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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.” 
The Texas K.G.B. played in Marietta, Georgia on Friday, January 30, 2015 to a good-sized crowd at Darwin’s Burgers and Blues. For those who are not familiar with Texas K.G.B., their sound can be described into a genre known as alternative folk music. Darwin’s had a good crowd for the band, many of whom enjoyed the food and drinks just as much as the Texas K.G.B. that night. It was a great night of live music and good burgers, as the performance was enjoyable and the sound was great.
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.
On a clear and chilly evening in quaint downtown Duluth, GA, still adorned with holiday lights, Callaghan celebrated her Birthday Bash at the famed Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry to a sold out theatre.
“A Scrapbook of Artifacts, Treasures, and Inside Information”
This is the paperback version of the comprehensive publication of 108 Rock Star Guitars by photographer Lisa S. Johnson that was released last year. The hard cover edition is a beautiful leather bound decorative piece of art that is full of rock history with photographs of the instruments of some of music's legendary iconic guitarists that is perfect for the coffee table in the center of a main room or a great addition to the library of any guitar enthusiast’s home. 
Eilidh McKeller, from Edinburgh in Scotland, is already taking the music industry by storm with her smoky rasp and astounding guitar chops. At the age of just 20, she has recently released her debut album Delta Devil Dreams which is produced by Grammy award-winning Guy Eckstine.
What a pleasure it was to review this complete history of Paul Reed Smith Electric guitars by Dave Burrluck from Backbeat Books and Hal Leonard.