August

Artists

Merle Haggard: 1937–2016

April 7, 2016
The real-life country music outlaw championed the American underdog and the Bakersfield sound, believed in the evocative power of the guitar, and brandished a mean Telecaster along the way.
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Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
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Elegantly Simple: Lake Street Dive’s Michael Olson

April 6, 2016
With his spare approach, bare-bones chording, conservatory training, and improviser’s ear, the guitarist known as “McDuck” gives his rising quartet wings.
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Conversations in the Key of Life Podcast: Episode 1 - I Met My Guitar Hero

April 5, 2016
In this debut episode, everyday PG fans talk to Shawn Hammond about meeting their guitar and bass heroes.
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The 1975: Adam Hann’s Sonic Obsession

April 4, 2016
A look inside the intricate studio process of U.K. band the 1975, which uses mad guitar experimentation to build meaty, infectious pop-rock songs.
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Janet Feder: Prepared for All Genres

March 31, 2016
A free-thinking experimental guitarist talks about creating surprising sounds with her baritone guitars, sans stompboxes, on her adventurous new album, THISCLOSE.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

March 30, 2016
The famed guitarist shares the tools he uses to craft the classic pop-rock riffs that fueled the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and more.
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Ben Harper’s Arresting Developments

March 30, 2016
With his Innocent Criminals back together for a new album, Call It What It Is, the lap slide guru talks about his roots, songwriting, collaboration, and the mysteries of reggae and Neil Young.
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Steve Dawson “Driver’s Wheel” Video Premiere

March 28, 2016
The roots guitar wizard previews his upcoming album with a stunning solo performance on Weissenborn lap steel and vocals.
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Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale

March 24, 2016
The alpha guitarist on building riffs, calling the shots, and borrowing mega-rock-producer Brendan O’Brien’s guitars for his band’s new album, Victorious.
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Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
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John Jorgenson: Many Moods, Magic Fingers

March 22, 2016
On his epic triple-disc set, Divertuoso, the multi-instrumentalist dives deep into bluegrass, jazz manouche, hot-rod country, and instrumental rock.
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Jeff Healey 'Heal My Soul' Album Premiere

March 21, 2016
The late blues-rock magician with a unique 6-string style continues to make scalding magic via a brand-new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.
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Rig Rundown: All Them Witches

March 16, 2016
The Nashville psych-rockers demo the bastardized, oddball vintage gear that fuels their sonic mayhem.
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Spellbinders: Ben McLeod and Charles Michael Parks, Jr. of All Them Witches

March 16, 2016
Nashville-based psychedelic tag-team avoids clichés as they use big tones, open spaces, and surprising improvisations to conjure a new vision of Southern rock’s dark side.
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Lucinda Williams: Ghost Whisperer

March 15, 2016
Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz unite with the songwriting giant to create a haunting, cosmic folk-rock guitar masterpiece built atop her own acoustic 6-string “launching pad.”
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The Shrine’s Josh Landau: Psycho Thriller

March 11, 2016
A hallucinogenic and heavy 6-string strangler plumbs the past and blends punk, metal, and classic fuzz tones to define the future of psychedelic rock.
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Deftones: A Little Darkness

March 10, 2016
Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno discuss filling different guitar frequencies, tone modeling, and keeping the inspiration alive for more than two decades.
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George Martin: 1926–2016

March 9, 2016
From the Beatles to Beck and Bond, he changed the record producer's role and set lofty benchmarks for sound and scope. Listen to PG editors’ favorite George Martin productions.
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Rig Rundown: Kurt Vile & The Violators

March 9, 2016
The Philly-based group explains how they use vintage Fender gear, classic tube amps, and a few homemade pedals to produce their brand of psychedelic folk-rock.
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