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Blues

CD Review: G. Love - "Fixin to Die"

February 23, 2011
G. Love''s latest effort handpicks blues-derived, sincere snippets from Love’s expansive catalog and fleshes them out into a cohesive country-blues package of solid songwriting and even stronger musicianship.
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Beyond Blues: Triads Over Minor Blues

February 15, 2011
Tomo Fujita''s debut column will help you break out of the old minor-pentatonic shapes.
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Interview: Luther Dickinson - Keys to the Kingdom

February 9, 2011
North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson discusses writing and recording the newly-released Keys to the Kingdom, his newfound volume knob tricks, the gear he uses with both groups, and how Ry Cooder helped him break through as a songwriter.
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Interview: Lance Lopez - Salvation From Sundown

February 3, 2011
Texas blues-rocker Lance Lopez gets back to his straight-blues roots after facing his demons
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CD Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Diamonds in the Dirt"

December 21, 2010
With her second album, Diamonds in the Dirt, Taylor brings a new authority to her playing, songwriting, and smoky vocals.
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Deep Blues: Bending - Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

November 4, 2010
Work on developing your ears and muscles to execute accurate bends for a vocal style of playing
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CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

October 20, 2010
Los Lonely Boys deliver a different flavor of their "Texican" music
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CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

October 20, 2010
Gregg Allman''s son carves a path all his own
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Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
Learning comping from B-3 and electric piano.
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CD Review: Buddy Guy - "Living Proof"

October 20, 2010
Buddy guy is in classic form in his latest blues album.
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