Author: Oscar Jordan

Oscar Jordan is a Chicago born; Los Angeles based guitar freak, guitar teacher, martial artist, actor, and shootist. As a guitarist, some have called him the missing link between Jimmy Reed and Vernon Reid. He fronts his own band, shreds without shame, and has two critically acclaimed CDs, Mister Bad Luck and Eclectic Soul.
Jimi Hendrix - The Hendrix Concerts
Albums

Six Live Guitar Albums That Blew My Mind

Live albums come and go. They can dazzle, thrill, or run its course like the tail end of a piece of Bazooka bubble gum. Then it’s time to spit it out. Some make you drive faster, and some send you running off to the woodshed. It’s a feeling. It’s the energy and excitement. It’s the combination of great songs being captured at a special time, at the perfect moment. These are the six live guitar albums that blew my mind.

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Dweezil Zappa
Gear

The 2011 LA Amp Show

Read Time 4 Minutes“The Amp Show is about finding your sound and creating your reality as a guitar player. Most of the people who come to the show are guitar players that wish they had the key to make a living doing what they love. They come to the show to purse their passion and […]

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Johnny Winter Roots Album Cover
Albums

Johnny Winter “Roots” CD Review

Long before Internet guitar players, auto-tune, instant gratification, and Lady Gaga, giants walked the earth. We called them heroes. Guitar heroes. They played cool guitars, wore bellbottoms, laid down the law, and traveled in private planes with their names stamped on the side.

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Richie Kotzen - 24 Hours Album Cover
Albums

Album Review: Richie Kotzen – 24 Hours

Ritchie Kotzen – 24 Hours: On this new release, Ritchie has managed to create a cohesive musical environment where soul, funk, shred, and blue-eyed soul co-exist in harmony.

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Eric Gales
Albums

Album: Eric Gales – Transformation

Transformation is Eric Gales’ fifth studio album (not counting the compilation record Layin’ Down The Blues) from Mike Varney’s Shrapnel Records (Blues Bureau International). With Varney as co-songwriter and producer, this pairing has unquestionably done great things for Gale’s tumultuous career.

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Beth Hart Joe Bonamassa - Don't Explain Album Cover
Albums

Album Review – Beth Hart / Joe Bonamassa “Don’t Explain”

Blues-rock belter extraordinaire Beth Hart and the Encyclopedia Britannica of the blues lick Joe Bonamassa, have joined together to create an album of dark and gritty soul drenched covers. Here’s Oscar with the skinny.

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Greg Howe
Artist Spotlights

Interview With Greg Howe

Greg Howe is always on the run, but Guitar-Muse.com went the distance and managed to track him down to find out what he’s up to, and get the inside story on his next record.

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Rival Sons
Artist Spotlights

Interview: Scott Holiday of Rival Sons

Guitarist Scott Holiday is the chief songwriter, handles the guitar duties, and is a notorious gear freak that knows how to dial in a fuzz pedal. Guitar Muse caught up with him to find out the story behind the band’s sound, and the secrets to their phenomenal success.

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Al McKay
Artist Spotlights

Al McKay: Grandmaster Of Funk Guitar

Left-handed grandmaster of funk Al McKay was born in New Orleans in 1948. He would go on to become a multi-talented guitarist, producer, session player, and songwriter. His energetic style of funk guitar was the power source that propelled Earth Wind & Fire to become one of the most popular bands of the 1970’s.

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