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.

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Kenny Greenberg with his main axe, a vintage Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary that he found at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for a mere $600. “It had the original pickups, but the finish had been taken off and the headstock had been repaired. So, it’s a great example of a ‘player’s vintage instrument,’” he says.

On his solo debut, the Nashville session wizard discovers his own musical personality in a soundtrack for a movie that wasn’t, with stops in Africa and Mississippi hill country.

Kenny Greenberg has been Nashville’s secret weapon for decades. He’s the guitarist many insiders credit with giving the Nashville sound the rock ’n’ roll edge that’s become de rigueur for big country records since the ’90s. It’s the sound that, in many ways, delivered country music from its roots to sporting events.

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Andy Wood on Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" | Hooked

The hot picker recalls receiving a mix CD of must-know guitarists and the Grammy-winning track was the one that "hit him like a ton of bricks."

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