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January 30, 2014

"I like to play all kinds of music, says 66-year-old Elliott Randall. “So if there’s a theme to my new album, it is that it’s like an art ex...

January 30, 2014

Greg Koch talks like he plays: mile-a-minute, impossibly clever, funny as hell, with a seemingly inexhaustible collection of phrases that he...

July 23, 2013

Recording General Paolino in South Sudan

December 1, 2009

LES PAUL MADE IT COOL TO BE A GUITAR player, and caused the world to take notice of the instrument. (When I began to play guitar the mo...

November 1, 2009

LEGENDARY SCOTTISH folksinger and fingerstylist Bert Jansch recorded three LPs for Tony Stratton Smith’s The Famous Charisma Label during...

October 26, 2009

JOE MEEK HAD ENGINEERED dozens of hits for major labels in state-of-the-art London studios by the time he went independent in 1960.

October 7, 2009

You've heard monster player Carl Verheyen's guitar work hundreds of times, on TV, in movies, with Supertramp, and on his own records, lik...

October 1, 2009

IF JEFF BUCKLEY, SYD BARRETT, BERTOLT BRECHT, and Erik Satie were all to arise from the grave and team up with Tom Waits, the result m...

September 1, 2009

THE TWO GUITAR DUDES IN THE FREEWHEELING improv ensemble known as Lackawanna are pretty good at trusting the process—believing that ...

September 1, 2009

BILL FRISELL IS SO PROLIFIC THAT WHENEVER YOU SPEAK WITH HIM IT’S DIFFICULT TO do more than take a snapshot of his kaleidoscopic caree...

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