The MonaLisa Twins released their new album ORANGE, a 12 track mosaic of original sounds and lyrics over a backdrop reminiscent of the great sounds of the '60s, perhaps the most influential decade of rock 'n' roll music in...
Jessie Reyez at the Crocodile Café in Seattle, Washington on October 15, 2018
A hot, sticky and sometimes stormy Saturday, October 6 didn't stop Folkfest St. Pete from taking place at Albert Whitted Park near the bayfront in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.  I went there to check out a couple of acts...
New Jersey native Rory Block is often hailed as one of the highly regarded blues musicians of her generation. At the age of 15, Block set off on a cross-country hitchhiking road trip to the West Coast (via the...
Georgia native Meiko performed at Eddie's Attic on Sunday, Dec. 23, before a sold out show.  She was quite humbled and appreciative to have such a great crowd on a Sunday evening before Christmas. Angel Snow, an American singer-songwriter from...
A few years ago, when I discovered the original iRig, i was so excited. As a musician that traveled, the iRig (in my case along with the IK multimedia app, AmpliTube) it gave me the ability to practice, record new song ideas, and transcribe songs while on the road with great sound quality, and minimal equipment. I loved the sound quality and ease of the apps that I found that even when I wasn't on the road, I was using the iRig for practicing and recording ideas at home.
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...
It's been a while since I have personally used Elixir strings on my guitars, so this was a welcomed reunion. Over the years I have heard nothing but good things about Elixir as a company and the quality of...
Timber Tones Luxury Picks is a British pick manufacturer that produces luxury guitar picks. The picks are made from various natural materials, including wood, precious metals and stone. Their website has over 15 categories to choose from. I tried two picks, the Timber Tones Electric Guitar Pick in Bloodwood and a Jazzy Tones Green Bone pick. I never thought I would call a pick beautiful, but both picks were unique and the coloring was amazing. I felt like they were pieces of art. I would like to state here that since I am a vegetarian, I don’t feel comfortable using picks make of bone or any animal byproduct, but really loved the wood and stone picks.
I have been asked about guitar strings, how often to change them, which brand sounds best (although that can be subjective), what gauge to use, the list of questions could take up this entire paragraph. I want to review...