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Articles by Jason Shadrick

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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New Orleans Luthier Jimmy Foster Dies

May 2, 2011
Foster honed his unique form of guitar craft by creating archtop, acoustic, and solidbody electric guitars, and counted Paul Simon as one of his biggest fans.
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CD Review: Warren Haynes - "Man in Motion"

April 19, 2011
On his latest solo album, the first studio album since 1993’s Tales of Ordinary Madness, Haynes takes another left turn and brings an old-school blues and R&B vibe into the modern era.
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Interview: Alex Skolnick - Breaking Barriers

March 30, 2011
Premier Guitar catches up with Skolnick to discuss chasing the perfect guitar tone, influences, and how a Metallica tune helped him to move past his jazz and metal repertoire.
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Soloway Single 15" Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A thinline hollowbody electric jazz box with fingerstyle string spacing and other modern options
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Book Review: "Guitar Lessons" by Bob Taylor

March 15, 2011
Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons Wiley Publishing Guitarmaker Bob Taylor has become synonymous with acoustic guitars since his early days of working out of a small San Diego workshop, fittingly named
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