July 13, 2013 was one of those typical summertime days in St. Petersburg, Florida. One in which lots of heat and humidity spawned the kind of weather most often associated with that city and the entire Tampa Bay region...
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...
All guitarists need a tuner, whether you are a pro or beginner. I know there are a few exceptions to the rule as some guitars have built-in tuners, like my Luna Americana, but most acoustics do not have a...
There are so many brands of guitars to choose from, I think it can be overwhelming. I have tried many from Martin to Taylor to Luna, I am one of those people that the salespeople who make commissions hide...
Orianthi’s third album, Heaven In This Hell, is a blatant distant departure from her sophomore release. Despite her more recent touring with Alice Cooper, or her previous metal licks heard in the film “This Is It,” don’t expect this to...
Hal Leonard Corporation and female guitarist/singer-songwriter Ali Handal partnered together for their new book/CD pack “Guitar for Girls: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Acoustic or Electric Guitar.” Ali said, “I took great care to include encouragement, advice, and inspiring...
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...
Grammy-nominated and prolific singer-songwriter, Lisa Loeb, has come a long way with successful longevity of pure and authentic music since the day she debuted "Stay," the single that would have people mentioning her name for years to come. "Stay'" was...
How many times have you played a show and had a problem hearing, or wished that your amp was elevated somehow so you could hear better and reach it more easily? Probably enough times. There is an amp stand...
One of the most famous names with regards to professional effects for musicians and recording engineers would be Rocktron. I want to introduce the Utopia G300, something I think is amazing, although when programming your own presets can be...