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Articles by Tzvi Gluckin

Forgotten Heroes: Pete Cosey

November 19, 2015
A look at the life and legacy of the guitarist Miles Davis recruited in the mid ’70s when he wanted virtuosic playing on par with Hendrix and Muddy Waters.
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Deafheaven’s Kerry McCoy: Grasping at Hooks

November 10, 2015
How a teenage Slayer fan grew up, threw shoegaze, Britpop, and black metal in a blender, and created the perplexingly alluring sound of Deafheaven.
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Builder Profile: Israeli Luthiers

October 6, 2015
Despite limited resources, lutherie has sprung in Israel—and the scene is growing.
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Music in Exile: The Saga of Songhoy Blues

September 17, 2015
How Mali’s refugee crisis inspired a brilliant new “desert blues” band.
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Slightly Stoopid: The Feels

September 10, 2015
Whether laying down a bass groove or soloing on guitar, Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald switch instruments seamlessly.
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Forgotten Heroes: Denny Walley

August 18, 2015
While playing with Zappa and Beefheart, this blues guitarist pushed the limits of traditional form within avant-garde rock.
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Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner

July 27, 2015
On new album Coma Ecliptic, his new Ibanez, and his evolving chops.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
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Ryley Walker: Seeking the Infinite within “Weird” Tunings

June 18, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker channels the past to create a fresh take on folk music.
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Being Bumblefoot: The Many Faces of Ron Thal

May 19, 2015
Face-melting shredder, studio mastermind, technical innovator, and Guns N’ Roses hired hand.
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