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Rig Rundown - Keith Urban Pt. 1: Guitars

July 12, 2011
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the guitars that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 2 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of amps and effects!
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Rig Rundown - Stanley Clarke

July 11, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bass legend Stanley Clarke for a Rig Rundown segment that has Stanley showing off his Alembic basses, Ampeg amps, and various effects and stompboxes he is currently using on tour.
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Rig Rundown - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

July 1, 2011
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the House of Blues in Chicago, where he catches up with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Jason talks to Grace and bandmates Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco about their equipment on their 2011 Summer Tour.
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Rig Rundown - Disturbed's Dan Donegan

June 28, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks caught up with guitar tech Trevor Cole who gives us a look at Disturbed's Dan Donegan's array of guitars and lets us in on how Dan has everything set up for their tour.
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Rig Rundown - Buddy Guy

June 21, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Joliet, Illinois, where he catches up with blues guitarist Buddy Guy. His guitar tech Gilbert Garza talks about and shows off Buddy Guy's current equipment and signal chain that's being used on the Living Proof 2011 tour.
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CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

CD Review: Matt Schofield - "Anything But Time"

June 14, 2011
On the majority of these 10 tracks, which are mostly co-written originals, Schofield uses just a touch less grit than most blues players rely on these days.
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CD Review: Queen - "40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Set"

CD Review: Queen - "40th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue Set"

June 14, 2011
This first box set out of the three reissue box sets due for release this year contains Queen’s first five albums: 1973’s Queen, 1974’s Queen II, 1974’s Sheer Heart Attack, 1975’s A Night at the Opera, and 1976’s A Day at the Races.
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CD Review: Levon Helm - "Ramble at the Ryman"

CD Review: Levon Helm - "Ramble at the Ryman"

June 14, 2011
There are few American institutions with as deep a connection to roots music as the Ryman, and it serves as the perfect setting for Helm’s melting pot of blues, soul, and country.
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CD Review: The Wooden Birds - "Two Matchsticks"

CD Review: The Wooden Birds - "Two Matchsticks"

June 14, 2011
This record draws on rich and dynamic folk rock with subtle backing beats, all held together with hypnotic crooning by Andrew Kenny and other members of the band.
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CD Review: Steve Dawson - "Nightshade"

CD Review: Steve Dawson - "Nightshade"

June 14, 2011
Featuring stirring performances from a host of superb guitarists (including Kelly Joe Phelps, Bruce Cockburn, Bill Frisell, and Bob Brozman), the album is both an aural delight and an inspiring collection of edgy songs.
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Rig Rundown - Billy F. Gibbons - ZZ Top

June 7, 2011
Rebecca Dirks is On Location with Elwood Francis, guitar tech for Billy F. Gibbons to check out Billy's live rig. See the Gretsches and Les Pauls, check out the detailed settings on Billy's Marshal JMP-1s, and learn what strings, picks, and slides Reverend Willy G. uses night after night.
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Rig Rundown - Victor Wooten & Regi Wooten

June 7, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, WI, where she catches up with bassist Victor Wooten and his brother Regi Wooten (guitarist) to find out what they are currently using for guitars, amps, and effects during their tour with the Stanley Clarke Band.
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CD Review: Raphael Saadiq - "Stone Rollin'"

CD Review: Raphael Saadiq - "Stone Rollin'"

May 17, 2011
Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin’ Columbia Since his days as bassist/vocalist in the soul/R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! in the late ’80s and ’90s, Raphael Saadiq has quietly worked as a
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CD Review: Neil Young - "A Treasure"

CD Review: Neil Young - "A Treasure"

May 17, 2011
Neil Young A Treasure Reprise A few explanations are in order to understand what’s going on with this new live album. It contains material from Young’s ’84- ’85 tour with
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CD Review: Ben Allison - "Action-Refraction"

CD Review: Ben Allison - "Action-Refraction"

May 17, 2011
Ben Allison Action-Refraction Palmetto Records Combining seemingly unrelated genres or interpreting songs in an unusual way is nothing new or groundbreaking, but bassist Ben Allison’s new release, Action- Refraction, is
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CD Review: Todd Grubbs - "Return of the Worm"

CD Review: Todd Grubbs - "Return of the Worm"

May 17, 2011
Todd Grubbs Return of the Worm Grubbworm Music Readers email me all the time to ask if they can send in an album for Media Reviews consideration. I always encourage
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Rig Rundown - Luther Dickinson

May 11, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, where he catches up with North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. In this segment, Luther Dickinson talks about the gear he's currently using on the North Mississippi Allstars' tour, which includes Fuch Amps, Gibson, Hagstrom, Epiphone, and Hofner hollowbody guitars, and Radial Engineering, Boss, and other guitar effects stompboxes.
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Track Breakdown - G.Love "Just Fine"

May 4, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Madison, WI, at the Majestic Theater where he catches up with G. Love. In this segment, we get to hear and see a Track Breakdown of G. Love's newest single "Just Fine" from his brand new album 'Fixin' to Die.'
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Rig Rundown - G.Love

May 4, 2011
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the Majestic Theater in Madison, WI, where he catches up with guitarist G.Love. In this Rig Rundown, G.Love shows off his pedalboard (Electro-Harmonix Wiggler, EHX Q-Tron, RC Booster, Keeley Compressor, Boss Digital Delay, Boss Flanger), amps (Ampeg J-20 Jet and Fender Deluxe Reverb), and guitars (Gretsch G.Love Signature Corvette, Gretsch Black Penguin, Gretsch Black Falcon, Gretsch 60th Anniversary, and several Gibson acoustics).
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Forgotten Heroes: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

April 19, 2011
The second installment in our new series on players who’ve shaped the history of guitar highlights an incredibly soulful gospel singer who transcended race and gender and presaged rock ’n’ roll with her white Gibson 1961 SG/Les Paul and cranked tube amps.
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