Blues Basics: 10 Essential Ways to Get Through the Blues

August 29, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn how to imply chord changes over a 12-bar blues. • Understand how to use the super Locrian scale. • Develop an
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Album Review: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Meat and Bone"

August 10, 2012
Blending a stew of punk, blues, twang, noise, rock, indie, and plenty more, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back after an eight-year hiatus.
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Beyond Blues: Diminished Capacity

August 10, 2012
I’ve always been a fan of Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, and more recently, Matt Schofield. Influenced by the jazz language, they will use more complex ideas but don’t sound brainy doing it.
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Rig Rundown - Sonny Landreth

July 25, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond catches up with slide master Sonny Landreth. In this Rig Rundown segment, Landreth shares his Strat mods and road amps, and demonstrates his favorite pedal combinations.
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Album Review: Royal Southern Brotherhood - "Royal Southern Brotherhood"

July 9, 2012
Royal Southern Brotherhood Royal Southern Brotherhood Ruf Records What a cool union! Two musical lineages intertwine in RSB, a new quintet headed by the mighty Cyril Neville. As a member
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Interview: Joe Robinson

July 9, 2012
Super-picker Joe Robinson explains why he went electric on Let Me Introduce You, and describes his journey from hotshot instrumentalist to singer-songwriter.
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Album Review: Rory Block - "I Belong to the Band: A Tribute to Rev. Gary Davis"

June 8, 2012
I Belong to the Band is the fourth CD in Rory Block’s “Mentor Series” of recordings, in which she pays tribute to great blues guitarists that she studied in her youth.
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Rig Rundown - Johnny Winter

May 23, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Davenport, IA, Redstone Room where he catches up with legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter where he talks about his vintage Gibson Firebird, Lazer guitar, Music Man 4x10 combo, and why he uses Chorus all the time.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Johnny Cash vs. the Ostrich

May 11, 2012
Understand the “three over four” principle.
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Interview: Santana Gets "Spiritually Horny" Making "Shape Shifter"

May 2, 2012
The guitarist''s legendary chops return to the forefront with his upcoming instrumental album. In our interview, he muses on forgetting that he''s Carlos Santana, why he doesn''t tour with his wife (drummer Cindy Blackman Santana), and how a PRS just isn''t a Strat.
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Rig Rundown - Jimmie Vaughan

April 16, 2012
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Riverside, Iowa where he talks to guitar tech Mark Weber about Jimmie Vaughan's gear.
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Album Review: Ned Evett - "Treehouse"

April 6, 2012
Roadhouse boogie, amped-up folk-blues, and swampy ballads on—get this—fretless electric, flattop, and resonator guitars.
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Bonnie Raitt: Return of the Blues Baroness

March 9, 2012
Slide master Bonnie Raitt shares her story of heartbreak, healing, and working with icons Bill Frisell and Joe Henry on Slipstream— her first album in seven years.
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Rig Rundown - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

February 22, 2012
Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks Strats and demos of all of his effects.
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Style Guide: Acoustic Blues Guitar

February 7, 2012
Today we’ll look at three types of bass lines that help define the sound of three sub-styles of fingerstyle blues: monotone bass, alternating bass, and boogie-woogie bass.
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Album Review: Heartless Bastards - "Arrow"

January 10, 2012
The band''s latest lineup showcases Wennerstrom’s hauntingly gruff voice dancing with dirty blues-rock riffs in a way that’s distinctive and starkly wholesome.
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Fretboard Workshop: Pentatonic Box Breakout

December 20, 2011
Arpeggios are the musical equivalent of greeting someone by name—it’s the most direct way you can communicate with a chord and it’s going to take your playing up a notch.
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Samantha Fish: Cachet 22

October 18, 2011
After just seven years of playing, 22-year-old singer/guitarist Samantha Fish is touring the world and garnering a reputation as a ripping blues-rocker with a very promising future.
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Twang 101: Blue Twang

October 4, 2011
In this lesson we will look at ways to add some twang to the blues scale.
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Rig Rundown - Los Lonely Boys' Jojo Garza

September 13, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location Iowa City, Iowa with Los Lonely Boys. In this video Jojo Garza and guitar tech Ish Flores talk to Rebecca about the gear they use while out on the road.
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