With a new album and a U.S. tour underway, the masterful player and singer takes a groove-heavy trip into the heart and soul of country music. His enviable collection of vintage guitars and cool amps rides shotgun.
On his second solo outing, Blake Mills grabs the spotlight with a dream team of special guests—including Don Was, Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Jim Keltner—for a poignant, heartfelt journey back in time to the way rock records used to be made.
It’s the one thing all guitarists and bassists use,
but until relatively recently many players paid little
heed to its effects on our tone. Here we detail the
specs, materials, and other factors to consider when
buying your next instrument or effects patch cables.
In the right hands, a deftly applied pedal can be infinitely more
than just another color in an aural palette. Here we take a look at
10 players whose ingenious intertwining of technique, feel, and stompbox
use redefined music and the very way we hear guitar and bass.
Her fluidly picked Fender bass lines have propelled classic songs by the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra (and his daughter Nancy), Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Sonny & Cher, and the Monkees, to name just a few.
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