Magnatone Giveawya

September 2014

Articles by Andy Ellis

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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Album Review: The Little Willies - "For the Good Times"

February 10, 2012
For the Good Times, the band’s second album, is a collection of country and honky tonk classics by the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, and Lefty Frizzell.
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Album Review: Sean McGowan - "Sphere"

January 10, 2012
It takes a lot of brass to tackle the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk, and when the musician attempting this feat is a solo guitarist, well, that makes the challenge even more daunting.
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Album Review: John Doyle - Shadow and Light

December 20, 2011
On Shadow and Light, Doyle’s second solo album, we’re treated to two beautifully crafted instrumentals (combined, these intricate medleys total almost 15 minutes) and a rich collection of original songs that tell the story of Irish soldiers, immigrants, lovers, and lost souls.
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Fingerstyle Guitar Legend Paul Yandell: 1935-2011

November 21, 2011
Yandell was revered and respected as the man who played guitar with Chet Atkins for almost a quarter century.
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Tuning Up: The Relentless Pursuit of Inspiration

November 15, 2011
Discovering a new musical concept or making a technical breakthrough is more exciting for me than acquiring a new piece of gear.
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Album Review: Andy Reiss, Ranger Doug, and Bobby Durham - "The Art of the Archtop"

November 15, 2011
If you’re a fan of classic archtop guitar, you’ll be delighted with this beautifully recorded and relentlessly swinging set of tunes celebrating the f-hole sound.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Exercise Your Independence

November 15, 2011
Another aspect of fingerstyle technique: fretting-finger independence.
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CD Review: Kenny Vaughan - "V"

October 18, 2011
The sound of Bakersfield honky tonk—with its punchy Telecaster twang, strong backbeat, and stripped-down instrumentation—permeates V, Kenny Vaughan’s debut solo album.
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