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Sparky Parker: In the Dark

Read "In the Dark" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Crafting the perfect riff has been the goal of every blues and rock guitarist since Jimi Hendrix first began channeling Albert King. Welding a memorable theme to jaw-dropping technique is the surest way for a budding guitarist to elevate his or her reputation. Houston, Texas' Sparky Parker's debut opens with one of those defining ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Ten Artists: February 2019

Read "Ten Artists: February 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cecilia Bartoli Antonio Vivaldi Decca 2018 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli recording for Decca, her label for the duration of her career. Bartoli's first recording was Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (London/Decca, 1989) opposite famous baritone Leo Nucci. My own introduction to Bartoli was through her Mozart ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Read "Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl Eagle Rock 2017 As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero

Read "Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero" reviewed by Doug Collette

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero Ed Ward 224 Pages ISBN: # 1613733283 Chicago Review Press 2016 Whether he meant to or not, in writing Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero, Ed Ward mirrors his subject's style of guitar-playing. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Moving Sidewalks: New York, NY, March 30, 2013

Read "The Moving Sidewalks: New York, NY, March 30, 2013" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The Moving Sidewalks B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill New York, NY March 30, 2013 Before the beard, before ZZ Top and before the dawn of the '70s, Billy Gibbons was the guitar slinger for another Texas-based band. The Moving Sidewalks were active during the late '60s--1967 to 1969, to be ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Saint Blues Guitar Workshop

MEMPHIS, TN: Saint Blues Guitar Workshop announced the suspension of their Korean imported Pro Series, and that they are moving their USA made Workshop Series and Custom production back to Memphis where the brand started in 1984. There are two main reasons for these moves: the desire to focus on production in the US, and the ...


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