November 2020

Articles by Jason Shadrick

Dr. Molly Miller

Sister Rosetta Stole Molly Miller's Heart

October 26, 2020
The badass blues woman combined burning double-stops, raunchy lyrics, and gospel flair to forge the fire of early rock 'n' roll.
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Adam Miller

Viewing the Guitar as a Piano

October 23, 2020
Adam Miller delves into how his early training on the organ gives him special insights to the fretboard.
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Adam Miller

Can AC/DC Sound Like Bill Frisell?

October 21, 2020
Acoustic wizard Adam Miller goes in-depth on how he feels safe playing solo electric guitar and plays an impromptu sleepy-time arrangement of “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
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Tom Misch

Meet Tom Misch, the Acid-Jazz Virtuoso Hailed by Clapton & Mayer

October 21, 2020
The up-and-coming Brit talks about playing Crossroads and his analog/digital/analog gear journey.
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Adam Miller

How to Play Like You Speak

October 19, 2020
Fingerstyle wizard Adam Miller shares his secrets for mastering your own voice on the guitar.
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Kirk Fletcher

The Allan Holdsworth of Blues Guitar

October 16, 2020
Kirk Fletcher may not spin off a lot of 7-fret legato runs, but his outlook does owe a lot to the fusion master.
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Kirk Fletcher

Is There Such a Thing as Free Blues?

October 15, 2020
Kirk Fletcher weighs in on the influence of some of the genre’s most experimental practitioners.
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Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi on Why Last-Minute Jams Are the Best

October 14, 2020
The Tedeschi Trucks Band frontwoman shares her approach to sitting-in and how the band “family” is working through the pandemic.
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Kirk Fletcher

Should Bends Be Pushed or Pulled?

October 12, 2020
Extraordinary bluesman Kirk Fletcher devised an approach inspired by a lineage of string-wrangling legends.
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Eddie Van Halen

Lifetime Super Fans Remember Brushes with EVH

October 9, 2020
Way Huge founder Jeorge Tripps and journalist Matt Blackett share stories of hanging, laughing with, and getting schooled by the late guitar god.
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Ben Harper

How the Chicks’ Natalie Maines Made Ben Harper a Better Lap-Steel Player

October 9, 2020
Some of the slide veteran’s most important lessons happen when he’s on the other side of the glass.
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Jake Shimabukuro

How (& Why) Jake Shimabukuro Considers Us All Part of His “Band”

October 7, 2020
The world’s leading ukulele ambassador on exploiting the instrument’s inherent limitations.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper’s Mom Is Not Easily Amused

October 7, 2020
Coming up on his career’s 30-year mark, the guitar vet shares a heart-tugging recent text message that ranks right up there with his three Grammy awards.
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VegaTrem

VegaTrem VT1 Ultratrem Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

October 5, 2020
Divebomb addicts will rejoice for this innovative new trem system that doesn't require any additional routing—or a locking nut.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper's Lap-Steel Reboot

October 5, 2020
The longtime Weissenborn devotee reveals how a new Monteleone lap steel forced him to scrap an entire album and start anew.
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Daniel Donato

"There's Only Two Kinds of Songs"

October 2, 2020
Daniel Donato shows us why—and how—you should get complete control of the major and minor “domains.”
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Wong Notes

John Petrucci On Fighting Ego & Reuniting with Mike Portnoy

September 30, 2020
In this season two premiere, Cory Wong connects with Dream Theater legend John Petrucci about his fiery new solo album featuring founding DT drummer Mike Portnoy.
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Daniel Donato

CBD Gloves, Vitamins & Daily Recording

September 30, 2020
To stay on top of his game, jam/country virtuoso Daniel Donato has a regimen inspired by pro athletes.
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Daniel Donato

Johnny Cash + Grateful Dead = Cosmic Country

September 28, 2020
How Daniel Donato’s ethos continues to be shaped by the jam gods—and not just Garcia’s solos.
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Matt Smith

Wait—You’re Still Not Recording?

September 25, 2020
It’s not just a pandemic fad. Matt Smith on why you’re losing out if you don’t take the plunge.
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