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Articles by Jason Shadrick

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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Track Breakdown - Joe Bonamassa "You Better Watch Yourself"

March 11, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, where he catches up with Joe Bonamassa. In this segment, Joe Bonamassa does a Track Breakdown on the "You Better Watch Yourself" off his newest album Dust Bowl.
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CD and DVD Review: Jeff Beck - "Jeff Beck's Rock 'n' Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul"

February 15, 2011
Jeff Beck’s latest release, Rock ’n’ Roll Party, is just that—a loud, fun-filled celebration of the music, life, and legacy of Beck’s biggest influence, Les Paul.
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CD Review: Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - "Little by Little"

February 15, 2011
Little by Little is an ambitious double album full of everything from delicate Beatles-inspired fingerpicking to the barn-burning instrumentals that have become a cornerstone of Tommy Emmanuel''s live shows.
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Interview: Luther Dickinson - Keys to the Kingdom

February 9, 2011
North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson discusses writing and recording the newly-released Keys to the Kingdom, his newfound volume knob tricks, the gear he uses with both groups, and how Ry Cooder helped him break through as a songwriter.
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Rig Rundown - John McLaughlin

January 23, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, where he catches up with guitarist John McLaughlin. In this Rig Rundown video segment, McLaughlin talks to us about using his Godin Freeway and use of effects.
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