November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
September 13, 2018
A takeaway from the saga of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie.
August 14, 2018
To get around in the music biz, ya gotta get around.
June 25, 2018
Double-pay, free guitars, bumps, vamps, and green-room gaggles behind the magic of the small screen.
May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
May 10, 2018
Embracing whatever life on the road brings.
April 13, 2018
Fish cleaner, kissing bandit, parasite host, or bad-luck honky-tonk bass player?
February 22, 2018
Sometimes you must face—and embrace—Father Time.
January 14, 2018
The lowdown on this sideman’s life: It’s sweet!
December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
September 21, 2017
Teaching music in schools builds better brains.
August 25, 2017
How one guitarist’s effects obsession was born, ran amok, and then conquered. For now.
August 11, 2017
Talent in the raw thrives, just a thumb click away.
June 19, 2017
What to do when your axes become your axis of anxiety.
May 29, 2017
Everyone has bad days. Don’t let a case of Steve Sax Syndrome get you down.
April 24, 2017
Does anyone really win awards—or sell music—for originality?
March 29, 2017
Stepping off the creative precipice has both risks and rewards.