The La Bella string company has been around for 100 years, so it's no surprise that they are an innovator in their industry. I had the chance to review their new, Vapor Shield guitar strings, and I was very impressed with them.
Well, this is a “can” of fun! When it arrives, just open the box, tune it, and start to pluck.
While most Atlanta avid rock fans were attending the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour at the Bobby Dodd Stadium last night, true hard core Pat Travers’ fans were at the famed Eddie’s Attic venue in Decatur, GA for the opening night of Travers’ Southeast Tour. And what a treat for those fans!
The new digital effects processor and interface for guitarists/bassists, the iRig UA from IK Multimedia, is an external device that plugs into any Android 4.2 or later device whether it be a cell phone or tablet and works with the AmpliTube UA app.  I was extremely pleased to know that IK Multimedia now offers their iRig technology for us Android users. I was given the opportunity to review this new device.
With the rise in popularity of the selfie, comes the selfie stick that even our Commander in Chief has found useful. IK Multimedia yesterday announced the release of their newest product, the iKlip Grip, a multifunction smartphone camera stand that literally is a 4-in-1 device. Not only can it be used for fun “selfies” to share on social media sites, it is quite handy for a multitude of uses to include a camera handler/stabilizer, a tripod, a monopod, or an adapter. I was given the opportunity to preview this product and was quite impressed.
The Shaky Knees festival held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month had a variety of artists and musicians grace their multiple stages. The Irish band Flogging Molly, native North Carolinian Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann’s band The Both, were just a sampling of the talented line-up for 2015. This year’s music came from all different genres – rock and roll, blues, country, folk, Americana, and even reggae -- all of whom rocked and had audience members smiling and shaking!
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.
Internationally acclaimed, two-time GRAMMY Award winning classical guitarist, Sharon Isbin, shares her musical journey in the one-hour documentary “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour” produced by Susan Dangel and producer/editor Dick Bartlett.
This is my first review of any type of iRig mic, but after using some of IK Multimedia's other products, and really liking them, I was ready to see what this compact mic could do. 
Singer, songwriter Emily Hearn played to a standing room only crowd on a beautiful Thursday night at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. Playing a venue like the famed Eddie’s Attic is like playing a hometown show, so to speak, for Emily. While currently residing in Athens, GA, Emily, originally from Griffin, GA, considers the Atlanta region home, with a solid local fan base that continues to grow nationally with each performance.