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Riffs: Luthier's Bauhaus, Live Music Spending Up, José González, Gypsy Guitarist Back In USA

Luthier Builds Bauhaus Post-Bulletin Rochester, MN, luthier, Michael Keller, recently finished his Bauhaus guitar. Keller has been working on the guitar for two years for Dave Bricker, a jazz

Keller

Luthier Builds Bauhaus

Post-Bulletin


Rochester, MN, luthier, Michael Keller, recently finished his Bauhaus guitar. Keller has been working on the guitar for two years for Dave Bricker, a jazz guitar player and art professor at the University of Miami. Read the article, which has a video of Keller describing and strumming his newest stringed beauty. Also visit Keller''s web site to see the rest of his work.
Concert

Live Music Spending Up This Year

from the Hollywood Reporter


If your band wasn''t planning on hitting the road this year, you might want to think again. Despite a slowing economy, this article says corporate spending on live music is up this year. According to a recent study, North American companies have spent $1.04 billion to sponsor music this year, which is a 4% increase over 2007.
Jose Gonzalez

José González


The Swedish-born (his parents are Argentinian) classical guitarist José González is currently on his "In Our Nature" tour. The Edinburgh Evening News recently wrote an article about the acoustic musician''s recent performance. If you are unfamiliar with González''s style, watch his live videos: Down the Line and Killing For Love. If you like those, watch his Musicians@Google interview.
Bireli Lagrene

Biréli Lagrène, Back in the USA

from All About Jazz


After a three-year hiatus, renowned gypsy guitarist Biréli Lagrène is appearing at the Django Reinhardt & Charlie Christian: Celebration of the Jazz Guitar in New York City on May 2 and May 3.

Alex LIfeson, Victor

Anthem Records in Canada and Rhino Records will reissue the first-ever solo albums of Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Lifeson’s 1996 album Victor and Lee’s 2000 offering My Favourite Headache will be re-released on August 9, 2024.

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The new Jimi Hendrix documentary chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the legendary musician’s recording studio in Manhattan that opened less than a month before his untimely death in 1970. Watch the trailer now.

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Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight Simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

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The "Sandblasted" SE Series features a swamp ash top with a unique sandblasted finish in five color options.

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