As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.

PG’s Chris Kies hung out at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee, with Black Pistol Fire’s Kevin McKeown who goes over the Epiphone and Gibson guitars he uses, explains why he has three Fender combos onstage, and demos his favorite tones that are on tap within his pedalboard.

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Beginner

Beginner

  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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Last updated on May 12, 2022

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