August

Articles by Jason Shadrick

Interview: John Scofield - Taking It Slow

October 20, 2011
On the heels of his latest album, A Moment’s Peace, we caught up with Sco to discuss his approach to ballads, the secret to playing slow and his favorite ballad performances.
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Experience PRS 2011

October 18, 2011
Premier Guitar journeys to the iconic guitar company’s fifth-annual extravaganza in Stevensville, Maryland, to bring you news, photos, and video of the brand-new amps and guitars,as well as the weekend’s lineup of killer activities.
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Book Review: "Guitar Etudes: Warmup Excercises for Guitar" By Pat Metheny

October 18, 2011
. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny recently released a book of guitar etudes that outlines what his typical pre-gig routine entails.
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Interview: Umphrey's McGee - Group Therapy

October 5, 2011
Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee talk about how the Talking Heads influenced them, making your guitar puke, and why their latest album, Death By Stereo, is all for the ladies.
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Rig Rundown - Umphrey's McGee

October 4, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location Des Moines where he catches up with Umphrey's McGee. In this video Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Ryan Stasik talk to Jason about the gear they use while out on the road.
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GALLERY: Experience PRS 2011

September 27, 2011
New gear, performances, and festivities from PRS'' annual event.
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Book Review: "Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History" By Chris Welch

September 20, 2011
Chris Welch takes us on a visual tour through every aspect of the blues god’s long career and unearths some rare photographs and memorabilia that will make even the most jaded Slowhand aficionados take notice.
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Matt Palmer: Classical Nitro

September 20, 2011
Jaw-dropping classical guitarist Matt Palmer reveals how his love of ’80s shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen and an unwanted gift from his mother inspired him to turbocharge the “Classical Gas” mentality of yore and create his own mind-bogglingly fast nylon-string picking technique.
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Rig Rundown - Eric Johnson

September 6, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with guitarist Eric Johnson.
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GALLERY: Steely Dan Touring Gear 2011

August 31, 2011
The guitars, amps, and effects used by Walter Becker and Jon Herington on Steely Dan''s 2011 tour.
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Vieux Farka Touré: Out of the Shadows

August 16, 2011
Dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré talks about growing up in the shadow of a famous dad, his unique two-fingered strumming approach, and having Dave Matthews and John Scofield join him on his new album, "The Secret"—one of the freshest-sounding guitar albums of 2011.
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CD Review: Various Artists - "The New Universe Music Festival 2010"

July 19, 2011
Last November, in a theater in North Carolina, some of the greatest jazz/rock musicians alive came together for the inaugural New Universe Music Festival.
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Rig Rundown - Keith Urban, Pt. 2: Amps and Effects

July 12, 2011
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the amps and effects that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 1 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of guitars!
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Rig Rundown - Keith Urban Pt. 1: Guitars

July 12, 2011
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the guitars that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 2 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of amps and effects!
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Rig Rundown - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

July 1, 2011
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, where he catches up with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Jason talks to Grace and bandmates Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco about their equipment on their 2011 Summer Tour.
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Rig Rundown - Buddy Guy

June 21, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour.
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CD Review: Levon Helm - "Ramble at the Ryman"

June 14, 2011
There are few American institutions with as deep a connection to roots music as the Ryman, and it serves as the perfect setting for Helm’s melting pot of blues, soul, and country.
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Hardwire HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner Review

June 14, 2011
The HT-6’s rugged casing seems capable of standing up to the roughest gig conditions, but despite its workhorse exterior, it also has a few bells and whistles inside.
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CD Review: Ben Allison - "Action-Refraction"

May 17, 2011
Ben Allison Action-Refraction Palmetto Records Combining seemingly unrelated genres or interpreting songs in an unusual way is nothing new or groundbreaking, but bassist Ben Allison’s new release, Action- Refraction, is
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Warren Haynes: Working-Class Hero

May 17, 2011
Warren Haynes takes us inside "Man in Motion", his first solo album in 15 years. Plus, co-producer Gordie Johnson and bassist George Porter Jr. discuss working with one of rock’s busiest guitar slingers.
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