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  • Guitar duo makes return to Dearborn this weekend at the Center
    Guitar duo makes return to Dearborn this weekend at the Center
    Loren & Mark will be making a return to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center for a concert this weekend.They first appeared on the same theatrical bill as Tommy Emmanuel, who opened the Michael A. Guido Theater's 2014/15...
  • D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary
    Martin Guitar to Release 50th Anniversary of Their Iconic D-35 Model
    C. F. Martin & Co. will debut its D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Dreadnought at the 2015 NAMM Show, which takes place in Anaheim, California, January 22 - 25, 2015. A limited run of 100 units will be made of this stunning...
  • Eric Johnson and Mike Stern
    Eric Johnson and Mike Stern get "Eclectic" on new album and tour
    Eric Johnson is among the most acclaimed guitarists of the past 30 years, a talented Texan whose six-string prowess has gained him fans across a variety of genres. Count jazz guitarist Mike Stern among them.“The way this cat plays! I’m...
  • The Wonderful World of Marcus Singletary
    The Wonderful World of Marcus Singletary (part one)
    The Wonderful World of Marcus Singletary is a four-disc, forty-track box set that features the very best recordings from the numerous albums that Marcus Singletary has done. Its chronology encourages interest from newcomers, and gives the familiar...
  • 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...