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Last Call: Musician, Heal Thyself

Last Call: Musician, Heal Thyself

March 11, 2019
Now there’s scientific evidence that music is a medicine for melancholy.
Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.
Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

January 7, 2019
What if brain cramps are really a sign of genius?
Last Call: Adaptation

Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.
Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
Last Call: Maybe This Gig Is Not for You

Last Call: Maybe This Gig Is Not for You

September 13, 2018
A takeaway from the saga of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie.
Last Call: It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows You

Last Call: It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows You

August 14, 2018
To get around in the music biz, ya gotta get around.
Last Call: Award Show Stuff You Don’t See

Last Call: Award Show Stuff You Don’t See

June 25, 2018
Double-pay, free guitars, bumps, vamps, and green-room gaggles behind the magic of the small screen.
Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
Last Call: The Ups and Downs of Touring

Last Call: The Ups and Downs of Touring

May 10, 2018
Embracing whatever life on the road brings.
Last Call: Worst Gig Ever

Last Call: Worst Gig Ever

April 13, 2018
Fish cleaner, kissing bandit, parasite host, or bad-luck honky-tonk bass player?
Last Call: Be Where You Belong

Last Call: Be Where You Belong

February 22, 2018
Sometimes you must face—and embrace—Father Time.
Last Call: Hired Gunning

Last Call: Hired Gunning

January 14, 2018
The lowdown on this sideman’s life: It’s sweet!
Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
Last Call: How Songs Happen

Last Call: How Songs Happen

November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
Last Call: How to Avoid Idiocracy

Last Call: How to Avoid Idiocracy

September 21, 2017
Teaching music in schools builds better brains.
Last Call: My Long, Slow Descent Into Pedal Madness

Last Call: My Long, Slow Descent Into Pedal Madness

August 25, 2017
How one guitarist’s effects obsession was born, ran amok, and then conquered. For now.
Last Call: Instagram Me, Wabi-Sabi

Last Call: Instagram Me, Wabi-Sabi

August 11, 2017
Talent in the raw thrives, just a thumb click away.