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  • Muddy Waters
    A listener's guide to blues appreciation
    Assembling a list of the five most essential blues albums is difficult, but this chronologically-themed compendium covers each era in the genre's history, with considerations including the album's authenticity, the artist's ability to...
  • Review: Jeff Beck – 70 years old and still rockin'
    Review: Jeff Beck – 70 years old and still rockin'
    It's hard to believe Jeff Beck is 70. In his new DVD, “Live in Tokyo,” released Nov. 24 by Eagle Rock, he doesn't look all that much different than he did back in the '60s.And happily, his guitar work hasn't aged much...
  • Bradley Colten
    CD review: Classical guitarist Bradley Colten plays recently discovered works
    Bradley Colten’s new CD, “Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar,” is quite a discovery in more ways than one. It may well be most listeners’ introduction to a prolific American composer’s considerable output...
  • B.B King
    B.B King is The Blues.
    B.B King is The Blues.His Wikipedia page begins with this simple statement: “Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.”Quite possibly...
  • Hoe do you define Classic Rock?
    How is classic rock defined?
    What exactly is the definition of classic rock, genre-wise, and what era does it actually represent? Definitively classical rock is music dominated by a guitar-driven sound with four to five band members. As far as a defined era is concerned that...
  • Leo Kottke to perform at City Winery Napa
    Leo Kottke to perform at City Winery Napa
    Coming up in just a few weeks is a show at City Winery Napa that should not be missed. Fingerpicking superhero of both the 6- and 12-string guitar, Leo Kottke, will take the stage for a night that will not be soon forgotten. On Thursday, October 2...
  • Musicians struggle with airlines to keep their instruments safe
    Musicians struggle with airlines to keep their instruments safe
    Musicians fly all around the world for tours and gigs. Their instruments; trumpets, violins, guitars, are their babies. What happens when a musician wants to carry their baby on a plane? Well, it often depends on the airline. In early 2012,...
  • Terrence Brewer
    Terrence Brewer presents SFJAZZ workshop on Wes Montgomery
    SFJAZZ’s Education Program continue this week with a Wednesday session showcasing esteemed Bay Area guitarist Terrence Brewer and the music of jazz giant Wes Montgomery. Brewer will be joined by Ken Cook (piano, organ), Adam Gay bass and...
  • Susan Surftone
    Susan Surftone cooks up guitar magic on new EP
    Surf rock isn’t dead. Not if Susan "Surftone" Yasinksi can help it. Popularized by ocean-centric songs like The Surfaris’ “Wipeout” and The Ventures’ “Pipeline,” the genre exploded from the California coast in the early Sixties, coupling slick,...
  • Guitar Legend Peter Frampton
    Guitar legend Peter Frampton to rock The Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday
    Guitar legend Peter Frampton is set to come alive at he Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Doors open at 6:30 and the show is scheduled to start at 8 PM. Frampton's most successful album was called Frampton Comes Alive. The albumspawned...
  • Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton says he will tour no more due to travel being unbearable
    Eric Clapton, 69, the famed singer and songwriting guitarist, has announced that he is not going to tour with his music anymore. He has made his extremely negative feelings about traveling and touring known while being interviewed recently. He...
  • Nita Strauss living her dream as new touring guitarist for king of the nightmare
    Nita Strauss living her dream as new touring guitarist for king of the nightmare
    To say that Nita Strauss is on a Rock N' Roll high these days wouldn't begin to tell her story. Known for her work in the Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens, Strauss is part of '80s group Femme Fatale, which vocalist Lorraine...
  • Leny Andrade and Roni Ben-Hur perform at New York's Rockwood Music Hall
    Leny Andrade and Roni Ben-Hur perform at New York's Rockwood Music Hall
    Leny Andrade and Roni Ben-Hur quietly mezmerized the audience at Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, June 19. Andrade has been called “The Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil”, a title which she has definitely earned. Her husky voice is surprising...
  • B.B. King - 3 O' Clock Blues b/w Slow Burn (Kent)
    The keys to King: B.B. King - 'The Life of Riley' (review)
    The B.B. King documentary film 'The Life of Riley' seeks to portray the musician as something other than a blues legend, and when Bono, for all practical purposes, calls King a 'shaman,' the purification is complete.In the 21st...
  • Brad Paisley performing in St. Louis Friday
    Brad Paisley satisfies large crowd with a great set in Saint Louis Friday
    Country superstar Brad Paisley brought his Country Nation World Tour to a jam-packed Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Friday, and he also apparently brought the heat.Being a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, Paisley knows how to give a live...