When you’ve recorded with Muddy Waters and some guy named Jimi Hendrix tells you he digs your work, you know you did something right.
Like Hendrix, the great Rory Gallagher unfortunately passed far too young—but he left us with some truly rollicking riffs and solos.
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.Read More
Here’s a spotlight on Jeff Healey highlighting his ability to overcome an incredible obstacle and for his great musical talent. Some killer video is included as well.
Norman Jeffrey “Jeff” Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008)
It’s always a stunning and sad time when a music great leaves this earth.
First we’re stunned, then we bask in their music, as much as we can handle for a few days, but soon the realization sets in that we won’t be hearing anything new from this artist ever again – and the sense of loss doubles.
With Rory Gallagher, we’ve been lucky enough to get a few good albums since his death, and there’s another on the way.
B.B. King and Lucille. A match made in heaven if there ever was one, right?
The story behind Lucille begins in 1949, when B.B. King was playing at a dance hall in Arkansas, and a fight erupted at the bar.
When people start throwing Hendrix’s name around what comes to mind? A lot of things. A lot more than I have time or space for in this article, but without a doubt amongst those various things is inevitably a reversed Fender Stratocaster.
However it was not the only guitar he was known to play.
Read Time 1 MinutesThere’s always been something about worn down guitars that have intrigued me. From whence my eyes doth advert to these wonderous instruments my adventurous imagination does ponder what journeys this seemingly innocent, innocuous tools of the trade has seen. Granted this one in particular was custom built to look naturally worn as […]Read More