Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Guitarists

Johnny Winter 1944-2014

July 18, 2014
The Texas bluesman's fiery licks laid the foundation for ’70s blues-rock while honoring the sound and spirit of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
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Rig Rundown: Larry Carlton

July 9, 2014
Want to take a tour of Mr. 335’s home studio and ogle his history-making gear?
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Fu Manchu: Fu-zzalicious!

July 8, 2014
Stoner-rock torchbearers Scott Hill, Bob Balch, and Brad Davis go big on Gigantoid.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder David Bryson describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Sharkmuffin: Noise Rock with Teeth

June 24, 2014
Heavy-hitting trio looks ready to swim with alt-rock’s big fish.
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Phish's "Fuego" Album Review

June 20, 2014
The Vermont quartet's twelfth LP might be their best studio effort since Billy Breathes.
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Judas Priest: Unleash the Beast

June 19, 2014
The Brit metal pioneers recruited guitarist Richie Faulkner in 2011, refreshing the creative process for the group’s 17th album, Redeemer of Souls.
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Rig Rundown: Oz Noy

June 18, 2014
Born in Israel with a Stratocaster in his hand, this NYC transplant takes jazz to the Land of Oz.
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Exclusive Stream of Eric Johnson's "Europe Live"

June 17, 2014
The Strat master offers his take on each track from his latest live album.
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