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May 2014

Articles by Tessa Jeffers

Album Review: Meat Puppets - "Rat Farm"

March 11, 2013
On this 14th effort, the Puppets’ calm complexity sprawls through folk, reggae, blues, whammy hair rock, psychedelic grunge, boom-chick twang, and more.
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Album Review: Boz Scaggs - "Memphis"

February 4, 2013
Boz Scaggs Memphis 429 Records Boz Scaggs is musically complicated. For Memphis, he brought on producer Steve Jordan (John Mayer) who also plays drums on the album, and the rest
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Rig Rundown - Samantha Fish

January 16, 2013
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Davenport, Iowa where she catches up with blues player Samantha Fish to check out her rig.
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Builder Profile: James Trussart Guitars

January 9, 2013
From the French countryside to the Louisiana Bayou, the rooftops of Paris, and the Hollywood Hills, James Trussart has spent the last 30 years following his obsession with artisan-quality craftsmanship and classic guitar designs. In the process, he''s carved out his own niche that takes iconic instruments into new sonic and aesthetic realms.
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Rig Rundown - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Judah Bauer

December 5, 2012
PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois where she catches up with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer. In this segment, Judah details his vintage parts-caster Teles, Fender amps, and array of effects.
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Rig Rundown - Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler

November 14, 2012

PG's Tessa Jeffers is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Theatre where she catches up with Blondie's Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler.


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Film/DVD Review: Led Zeppelin - "Celebration Day"

November 5, 2012
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Atlantic A tribute concert is as close as we’ll probably ever come to experiencing the “magic in the air” epic-ness and mystery surrounding the legendary group
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Rig Rundown - Neon Trees' Chris Allen and Branden Campbell

October 17, 2012
Tessa Jeffers discusses the go-to gear for Neon Trees' Chris Allen and Branden Campbell.
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Album Review: Dwight Yoakam - "3 Pears"

October 8, 2012
Dwight Yoakam 3 Pears Warner Bros. It’s been seven years since Mr. Yoakam’s last studio release, and he’s enlisted the help of Beck for two tracks (“A Heart Like Mine,”
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Interview: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

September 6, 2012
John Spencer and Blues Explosion co-conspirator Judah Bauer reignite their punk-blues fuse with "Meat and Bone"—a deliciously dirty and swaggering return to form powered by pawnshop guitars, raunchy solid-state amps, and unrelenting fuzz.
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