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Ted Drozdowski

Ted Drozdowski

Ted is an award-winning journalist, musician, songwriter, producer, and film consultant. He has presented workshops on roots music history and on slide guitar in the U.S. and Europe. He is also the leader of Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, a psychedelic blues-based group that has toured internationally, including such festivals as Bonnaroo, Memphis in May, and Cognac Blues Passions. He is a senior editor at Premier Guitar.

ARTICLES

Dean Zelinsky LaVoce Z-Glide Custom Review

May 13, 2016
A slim, smooth playing solidbody aims to deliver a smorgasbord of tones.
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Lonnie Mack 1941–2016

April 25, 2016
The ’60s guitar hero’s early singles laid the groundwork for blues-rock and influenced generations of players, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Rokia Traoré: Global Guitar

April 8, 2016
A Malian genre-blender pursues her vision of border-crossing pop with multiple 6-strings, the esoteric ngoni, and help from PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish.
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Merle Haggard: 1937–2016

April 7, 2016
The real-life country music outlaw championed the American underdog and the Bakersfield sound, believed in the evocative power of the guitar, and brandished a mean Telecaster along the way.
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Jeff Healey 'Heal My Soul' Album Premiere

March 21, 2016
The late blues-rock magician with a unique 6-string style continues to make scalding magic via a brand-new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.
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Lucinda Williams: Ghost Whisperer

March 15, 2016
Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz unite with the songwriting giant to create a haunting, cosmic folk-rock guitar masterpiece built atop her own acoustic 6-string “launching pad.”
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George Martin: 1926–2016

March 9, 2016
From the Beatles to Beck and Bond, he changed the record producer's role and set lofty benchmarks for sound and scope. Listen to PG editors’ favorite George Martin productions.
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The Eagles’ Glenn Frey: 1948–2016

January 19, 2016
The singer/guitarist’s performances defined the sound of the band’s early, career-making hits.
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PRS SE 277 Baritone Review

January 19, 2016
This B-to-B-tuned 6-string is easy to play and boasts versatile, articulate, wide-ranging tones.
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David Bowie: 1947–2016

January 11, 2016
The legendary singer, songwriter, and performer had a career-long habit of championing and collaborating with exceptional guitarists.
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Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister: 1945–2015

December 29, 2015
We celebrate the legendary life of a beloved bassist whose wild authenticity, intense spirit, and guitar-like approach to the 4-string laid the groundwork for a generation of thrash-metal outfits.
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Nace PRO-18 Tolex Combo Review

December 20, 2015
An old-school look and choice modern features make a working player’s dream amp.
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Leslie West: “Going Down” Exclusive Song Premiere

November 10, 2015
After 50 years fusing power blues, soul, and hard rock, the guitar juggernaut is releasing his 16th solo album.
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Billy Gibbons: Havana Meets Houston

October 27, 2015
ZZ Top’s guitar wizard honors his childhood roots on Perfectamundo—his first solo record ever—with a mix of Afro-Cuban beats, rumbling Hammond B-3, and plenty of gritty, greasy, growling guitar.
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Dave Rawlings: Harmonic Monster

October 15, 2015
This crosspicking dazzler is one half of the finely tuned guitar machine created in tandem with Gillian Welch.
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The Dead Weather: Anarchy + Chaos + Melody = Rock ’n’ Roll

September 22, 2015
Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence—the guitar-and-bass team from Jack White’s other other band—talk about fuzz, their intertwined roles, and just how much their boss bosses them around.
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Slayer: Beyond the Pyre

August 20, 2015
Slayer bequeaths Repentless, which delivers an assault of machine-gun riffs with an underlying message.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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The Word: The Long-Awaited Return of a Roots-Rock Supergroup

May 28, 2015
Slide masters Robert Randolph and Luther Dickinson discuss Soul Food, the Word’s first release in 14 years.
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Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Review

May 25, 2015
A versatile humbucker/single-coil Strat with pickups by tone guru Tim Shaw.
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