December 2019

Artists

All Star Guitar Night: Ladd Smith

February 8, 2008
For those of us who spend our days interviewing rock stars, Ladd Smith is a curious creature in the music business. Growing up in his family’s shop, Argill’s Music
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All Star Guitar Night: David Grissom

February 8, 2008
For being an in-demand session and touring player who has lent his skills to an ever-growing list of artists, David Grissom is remarkably low key. Working with artists like
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All Star Guitar Night: Rusty Cooley

February 8, 2008
In the circus world of guitar playing, the art of shred guitar occupies the role of sideshow attraction – other guitarists frequently look upon these light speed virtuosos and
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CrossTalk Brings Rock to Worship

December 17, 2007
Reinventing the weekend warrior
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Soul Man

December 12, 2007
Lincoln Brewster has transformed the world of modern worship music with the help of a Strat and some solid songwriting chops. We talk with the player who has made
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Carlton/Ford Tour Expanded

December 7, 2007
New dates coincide with Grammy nod
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A Bluesy World: An Interview with Duke Robillard

November 9, 2007
He’s worked with Bob Dylan and Arlen Roth, with Tom Waits and Ronnie Earl. And that’s just a few. An interview with the East Coast bluesman who has been
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Pat Metheny Trio

October 31, 2007
New material stellar
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Interview: Joe Bonamassa

October 31, 2007
Blues Statesman talks music and gear
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The Country Jazzmaster: An Interview with Steve Trovato

October 10, 2007
Quietly, outside of Los Angeles, Steve Trovato has been leaving blazing guitar everywhere he goes. Currently, he is a full time instructor in the Studio Jazz Department at the
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Southern Gentleman: An Interview with Paul McGill

September 10, 2007
When talking with Nashville luthier Paul McGill, you get the impression that he’s perfectly content to talk about his inspirations, the people he looks up to and who he
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Interview: Levi Chen

August 29, 2007
Harvesting Liquid Gardens
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Nashville Cat: a session with Greg V.

July 11, 2007
Greg has been able to hone his chops in a variety of situations, allowing him to develop the Zen-like ability to place the right note in exactly the right space, playing for the song rather than for attention
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Driving Music Forward: a Look at Ernie Boch Jr.

June 12, 2007
To hear Ernie Boch Jr. talk – with a Boston accent and plenty of friendly colloquialisms – you’re reminded more of someone you could sit and have a beer with over the Red Sox game than a megamusical philanthropist
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The Tone Odyssey: Greg Howe’s Six-String Journey

May 14, 2007
It’s a long and winding road filled with trial and error, happy accidents, success and ultimately the thrill of the ride
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Brent Mason Interview

April 12, 2007
When you are talking about modern country music and signature Telecaster tone, you are talking about Brent Mason
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Unlocking the Secrets of Shred

March 19, 2007
The idea that virtuoso players can play “anything” without really thinking about it is a fantasy.
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From The Paul Stanley Tour - Living the Dream

March 19, 2007
When I checked my voicemail that early September day, I was shocked to hear that smokey, distinctive voice.
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Rollin' with the Changes

March 19, 2007
Dave Amato is a musician with incredible range; he’s played with everyone from Ted Nugent and Richie Sambora to Cher and Kim Carnes en route to his current gig with the legendary REO Speedwagon.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Shred, continued

March 19, 2007
According to Grady, Cooley''s blazing technique was the reason for turning to a high-tech camera system for the documentary (Cooley''s hands were too fast for Grady''s digital camera).
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