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Guitarists

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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Parliament Funkadelic: A Funk Guitar Roundtable

March 8, 2016
George Clinton, Blackbyrd McKnight, Michael Hampton, and Ricky Rouse discuss the storied history of 6-string within P-Funk.
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Jazz Innovator: Liberty Ellman

March 4, 2016
An emerging 6-string titan on developing his distinct style and sound, fanning the flames of inspiration, composing and improvising, and his cool guitar collection.
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Technically Free: Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick

March 3, 2016
On exploring the power-soaked fringes of adventurous metal, changing rigs to nail fresh tones, building tough road guitars, and live-tracking their incendiary new album, The Direction of Last Things.
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Rig Rundown: Children of Bodom

March 2, 2016
It’s all about ESP guitars and cranked Marshalls for one of death metal’s most melodic shredders.
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Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

February 24, 2016
The gypsy-Viking bluesman details his go-to road gear—including the unusual '68 Fender Strat that convinced him to become a full-time musician back in 1985.
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Stomp Stations of the Stars

February 23, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at eight of the most remarkable pedal collections we’ve seen in quite some time.
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Ouija Lord: Neal Casal of Circles Around the Sun

February 18, 2016
The psych-roots guru conjures the spirit of the Grateful Dead with his new album, talks about playing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, and explains the magic in Jerry Garcia’s legendary Wolf guitar.
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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
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Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

February 16, 2016
The North Mississippi Allstars frontman performs a song from his new solo album and gives a spirited lesson in hill country blues fingerpicking.
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Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

February 11, 2016
The guitar tag-team uses bright tones, cheap gear, and a nearly lifelong friendship to craft the feel-good music on their debut album, The Dongo Durango.
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Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
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Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz and Daniel Tichenor

February 9, 2016
For their new album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, the group took a trip to the ’60s in producer Dan Auerbach’s Wayback Machine.
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Ride’s Andy Bell: Addicted to Noise

February 8, 2016
The shoegaze vet details his subversive sonic strategies and the creation of the reunited band’s '90s classics.
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