Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Artists

Ear to the Ground: Woods’ “Tambourine Light”

August 12, 2014
With its chiming, 12-string Rickenbacker leads and boyish vocal harmonies, this is anything but a nod to Dylan.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Andy McKee: Tapping into New Territory

August 5, 2014
On his new EP, Mythmaker, the acoustic virtuoso introduces surprising new sounds—and a new approach to releasing music.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Slash: Hats Off

July 31, 2014
One of the most beloved (and humble) guitarists alive opens up about capturing the humanity in music without effects, improvising off of himself, and finding someone who would push him in the studio for the first time in years.
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Forgotten Heroes: Emily Remler

July 29, 2014
A nice New Jersey girl changed jazz guitar forever by getting so good that people had to listen to her unleash her inner Wes Montgomery.
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Ear to the Ground: The Muffs' “Up and Down Around”

July 28, 2014
Kim Shattuck’s getting fired from the Pixies was the best thing to happen to fans of the Muffs—the band is releasing its first new album in a decade.
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Ear to the Ground: Reigning Sound’s “Falling Rain”

July 28, 2014
More Link Wray than Van Morrison, Reigning Sound’s latest overflows with life experience and timeless rock ’n’ roll.
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Ernest Ranglin: Bring the Riddim!

July 24, 2014
The father of ska and reggae guitar reaches out to the people.
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Top 5 Pedals

July 22, 2014
The veteran blues guitarist names his most essential stompboxes.
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