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Articles by Joe Coffey

Book Review: "Diary of a Player" By Brad Paisley and David Wild

October 18, 2011
Brad Paisley knows a thing or two about writing hooks for general music fans while still throwing in enough guitar pyrotechnics to keep his guitar-playing audience happy, if not slightly stunned.
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CD Review: Vince Gill - "Guitar Slinger"

September 20, 2011
Guitar Slinger is not a self-indulgent guitar-nut record, which will make sense to long-time fans drawn to Gill’s reserved style.
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Gibson Responds to Raid by Feds

August 25, 2011
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz addresses the media in Nashville.  Photo by Andy Ellis Nashville, TN (August 25, 2011) — Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz addressed the media in a rare
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Book Review: "Flying V, Explorer, Firebird" by Tony Bacon

August 16, 2011
Gear author Tony Bacon’s latest book explores the history of these provocative instruments and explains how they’ve impacted nearly every nontraditional solidbody shape that has come along since.
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CD Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - "How I Go"

July 19, 2011
Some Kenny Wayne Shepherd fans have been waiting for this album since the ’90s.
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CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

June 14, 2011
On the majority of these 10 tracks, which are mostly co-written originals, Schofield uses just a touch less grit than most blues players rely on these days.
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CD Review: Neil Young - "A Treasure"

May 17, 2011
Neil Young A Treasure Reprise A few explanations are in order to understand what’s going on with this new live album. It contains material from Young’s ’84- ’85 tour with
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Book Review: "Rockin’ Your Stage Sound: A Musician’s Guide to Professional Live Audio" By Rob Gainey

April 19, 2011
Either as a front-to-back read or a handy guide explaining what to do when tricky situations arise, Rockin’ Your Stage Sound is an important book that gigging musicians and engineers should check out.
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CD Review: Various Artists - "SIN-atra"

March 29, 2011
Glenn Hughes, Devin Townsend, Ripper Owens, and Dee Snider take on Sinatra classics
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Interview: Ramblin’ Down the Road with Todd Snider

March 23, 2011
Armed with some good stories and a J-200, Americana’s favorite troubadour keeps a storied tradition alive.
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