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May 2014

Articles by Andy Ellis

Album Review: Kelly Joe Phelps - "Brother Sinner & the Whale"

September 6, 2012
On Brother Sinner & the Whale, KJP sings about loss and redemption using lyrics inspired by the Bible’s Book of Jonah.
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Album Review: Mike Keneally - "Wing Beat Fantastic"

August 10, 2012
This pairing yields a set of quirky, melodic songs that manage to sound catchy while remaining unflinchingly adventurous.
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Album Review: Royal Southern Brotherhood - "Royal Southern Brotherhood"

July 9, 2012
Royal Southern Brotherhood Royal Southern Brotherhood Ruf Records What a cool union! Two musical lineages intertwine in RSB, a new quintet headed by the mighty Cyril Neville. As a member
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Interview: Joe Robinson

July 9, 2012
Super-picker Joe Robinson explains why he went electric on Let Me Introduce You, and describes his journey from hotshot instrumentalist to singer-songwriter.
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GALLERY: Montreal Guitar Show 2012

July 3, 2012
The biennial Montreal Guitar Show is home to some of the world''s most stunning handcrafted electrics, archtops, and acoustics.
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The Secret World of Hindustani Slide

June 8, 2012
Think you know every nook and cranny of the modern guitar world? Think again. Here we take you inside the burgeoning Indian lapslide scene—a place where players from one of the world’s oldest civilizations took inspiration from Hawaiians, created mind-boggling 20-string instruments, and now conjure spellbindingly virtuosic music.
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Album Review: Sonny Landreth - "Elemental Journey"

June 8, 2012
Landreth ventures into new territory with "Elemental Journey," an all-instrumental affair with 11 Landreth originals.
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Album Review: Michael Landau - "Organic Instrumentals"

May 11, 2012
Aided by an ace band, he has crafted the most satisfying all-guitar album I’ve heard since Jeff Beck’s "Blow by Blow" and "Wired."
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Album Review: Ned Evett - "Treehouse"

April 6, 2012
Roadhouse boogie, amped-up folk-blues, and swampy ballads on—get this—fretless electric, flattop, and resonator guitars.
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The Father of Loud—Jim Marshall: 1923-2012

April 5, 2012
It''s no exaggeration to say that Marshall forever changed the sound of rock ''n'' roll with his guitar amps.
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