November 2018

Artists

PG Jams: Julian Lage

October 3, 2018
Watch an exclusive live Q&A with one of the most mesmerizing guitarists of his generation.
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St. Vincent Announces ‘MassEducation’ Reimagining of ‘MASSEDUCTION’

October 3, 2018
The album was recorded live in the studio over two nights in August 2017 and is performed entirely by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano
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Cedric Burnside: Lion of Mississippi Hill Country Guitar

October 2, 2018
Blues great R.L. Burnside’s grandson makes his guitar-playing debut on Benton County Relic, an album packed with grumbling tones and hypnotic grooves.
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Otis Rush: 1935–2018

October 1, 2018
The influential bluesman raised the bar for 6-string virtuosity, influencing Clapton, Page, Beck, and a host of others while adding classic songs to the American music canon.
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Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

September 28, 2018
We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!
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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger: The "Woo" Factor

September 27, 2018
With cranked amps, big riffs, and a fleet of new and vintage Gibsons, the hard-rocking duo shoots for thrills on their new Nick Raskulinecz-produced album, Vicious.
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Greta Van Fleet: Sounds Like Freedom

September 25, 2018
The band exploded onto the rock scene in 2017 before they had even made a full album. Now, three Michigan brothers and their best friend are releasing their debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
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Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup that includes Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
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Listen to the October 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

September 19, 2018
This month's tunes include tracks from Alice in Chains, Neko Case, Fantastic Negrito, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

September 12, 2018
A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.
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PG Jams: Jason Mraz and Molly Miller

September 10, 2018
The nylon-string-loving Grammy winner talks about his secret songwriting club and, together with two bandmates, plays unique renditions of tracks from his latest album, Know.
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Song Premiere: Doyle Bramhall II’s “Love and Pain”

September 6, 2018
The second single from DB2’s forthcoming album, Shades, is an introspective, fuzz-laden groover that tackles tragedy and celebrates collaboration.
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Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

September 5, 2018
The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy Teles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.
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Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis and Andy Molholt: Guitar Heroes

September 4, 2018
With a fleet of overdrive pedals and workhorse guitars, this 6-string tag team shines an angular, abrasive—yet highly melodic—spotlight on rock’s possible future on the new album, Twerp Verse.
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Rich Robinson and Marc Ford: Organic Chemistry

August 30, 2018
Ex-Black Crowes guitarists wing it with grace in their rocking band, the Magpie Salute.
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Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

August 29, 2018
The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.
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Alice in Chains: Looking Toward Home

August 28, 2018
Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall embrace the past and move forward on Rainier Fog, the guitarists’ third album together and a fitting tribute to Emerald City.
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Album Spotlight: Patrick Droney

August 27, 2018
A virtuoso guitarist with heart delivers a charged debut.
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Ed King: 1949-2018

August 24, 2018
The Lynyrd Skynyrd and Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist put his licks on rock history, cowriting hits like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Saturday Night Special,” and playing on the original recording of “Free Bird.”
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Neko Case: Free Falling

August 23, 2018
The enigmatic songstress and masterful storyteller opens up about Hell-On—her most daring album yet—her love of tenor guitars, and how collaboration opened her creative gates.
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