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Blues

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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Interview: Eric Gales - Alive and Relentless

October 5, 2010
A candid discussion of the guitarist''s continuing journey to redemption, including playing in a prison band and the development of his signature Two Rock amp.
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CD Review: Eric Clapton - "Clapton"

September 21, 2010
Clapton''s latest is packed with both the expected and unexpected
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).
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12-Bar Blues: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

April 15, 2010
Familiarize yourself with the 12-bar blues and it''ll show up in all different styles
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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Effects

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitar-slinger Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we catch up with Joe as he talks and plays us through the current line up of guitar effects on his pedalboard for the current tour.

He demos some of his favorite amp and effect setups including a Way Huge Pork Loin, a Fuzz Face (custom-made by George Tripps), a replica of an old Whirlwind phaser, a BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay, a TS-9 Tube Screamer, a Fulltone Tremolo and a rackmounted TC Electronic TC2290 delay.

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Guitars

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist powerhouse, Joe Bonamassa. In this video segment, we get to hear from Joe about his current slew of guitars for his current tour.

Joe walks us through several Gibsons, including his JB model # 001 (which he calms is his favorite), a "Gary Moore" Les Paul, another JB Goldtop model (with traditional white hardware), a cardinal red Firebird and an old Flying V. In addition, he shows off some Ernie Ball models like his Petrucci baritone and Steve Morse loaded with DiMarzios. To top it off, he breaks out a double-neck ... just for good measure!

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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa: Amplifiers

December 11, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Des Moines, IA, where he catches up with blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa. In this portion, Joe talks and demos his current lineup of amps for the ongoing tour.

In this video segment, Joe shows off his amplifier setup during the 2009 tour. The four amp collection includes a 20 year old custom Bogner Uberschall, a Marshall Jubilee, a JB-100 Carol-Ann (1 of 10) and a Van Weelden Twinkleland, which according to Joe is the only one in the US.

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Strollin' With T-Bone Walker, Part 1

February 16, 2009
T-Bone Walker influenced countless guitar greats. Jim Bastian looks at his life and licks.
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