October 2020

 

Guitarists

ARTICLES

Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter Plays Drums—And You Should Too

September 18, 2020
Drumming has much to do with Charlie's signature polyphonic sound. Listen in as he makes the case that all guitarists should devote time to practicing percussion instruments.
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Rig Rundown: Suzanne Santo

September 16, 2020
The spunky solo artist/former HoneyHoney frontwoman shows off her “Sweet Baby” Eastman and a sultry 335 that accompany her smoky, impassioned voice—plus reveals how touring with Hozier "leveled-up" her fingerstyle chops.
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Spotify

Listen to the October 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

September 16, 2020
This month's collection of tunes includes Idles, Peter Green, Chicano Batman, All Souls, and more.
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Charlie Hunter

When Jazz Meets Pop

September 16, 2020
While Charlie Hunter is best known for his jazz work, he’s also contributed to pop and R&B recordings by such artists as John Mayer, D’Angelo, and Norah Jones. Listen as he recounts his experiences as a featured guest artist.
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Gargantuan Pedalboards Rig Rundown Best Ofs

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Gargantuan Pedalboards Vol. 1

September 15, 2020
Get a load of these space-station control centers from Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Steven Wilson, Dweezil Zappa, and Steve Lukather.
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Fender KWS

Fender Announces the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster

September 15, 2020
It features a chambered ash body, Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish and early ‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck.
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Bohlinger Dire Straits Hooked

Hooked: John Bohlinger on Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing"

September 15, 2020
Our Nashville correspondent explains the debt he owes Mark Knopfler for the inspiration that continues 30 years after first hearing the lively song.
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Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter's Guide to Freeing Up Your Technique

September 14, 2020
Charlie Hunter explains how he developed his astonishing contrapuntal technique—and how you too can improvise simultaneous guitar parts and bass lines.
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Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock's Studio Collaborations

September 11, 2020
Steve offers perspectives on the evolution of recording technology and reveals how his latest EP, Point of No Return, combines elements of live and studio performance.
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Rig Rundown: Enterprise Earth's Gabe Mangold

September 9, 2020
The death-metal nomad welcomes us into his converted-cargo-trailer home/studio to detail his extended-range rumblers and mobile recording setup.
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Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock on Lap Steel

September 9, 2020
In addition to being a guitar master, Steve is a lap-steel sensei. In this episode, he explains why he became entranced by steel’s slippery sounds and how bluesman Freddie Roulette inspired him to take it up many years ago.
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Hooked Johnny Stachela

Hooked: Allman Betts Band's Johnny Stachela on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

September 8, 2020
How the sharp-dressed men's Fandango hit transformed the string bender's career by introducing him to the blues.
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Rev. John Wilkins’ Trouble Is Spare and Strong-Boned Perfection

September 7, 2020
Memphis and the Mississippi Hills meet in gospel-blues heaven.
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George Benson

George Benson Announces Weekend in London

September 7, 2020
The new live album captures his 2019 performance at London’s intimate 250-seat Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
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Chasing Frets

Steve Kimock's Improvised Life

September 7, 2020
Discover what keeps Steve at the forefront of the jam-band scene and what it takes to always approach the guitar with fresh ears.
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Chasing Frets

Do You Really Need to Practice in All 12 Keys?

September 4, 2020
Adam Levy, a popular online instructor, considers the pros and cons of entering the chromatic wormhole. His observations may surprise you.
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Rig Rundown: Caspian's Phil Jamieson

September 2, 2020
The self-proclaimed “midrange mattress” makes a post-rock bed with an “Excalibur” Jazzmaster and some up-the-sleeve Strymon settings.
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Adam Levy

Self-Promo Without Pestering

September 2, 2020
Guitar guru Adam Levy shares tips on self-promotion for players with DIY careers. The key, he says, is to make your promotions valuable for the recipient.
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Orianthi

Orianthi Unveils New Album O and Releases First Single "Sinners Hymn"

September 1, 2020
The platinum-selling guitarist's first new solo material in six years was produced by Marti Frederiksen and will be released on November 6.
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Ben Harper

Ben Harper Announces New Solo Album, Winter Is for Lovers

September 1, 2020
The solo recording—featuring just Harper and his Monteleone lap steel guitar—is a 15-song work of original instrumental compositions imagined as a symphony.
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