Jun 1 2009 2:40AM
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR AN ENCORE AFTER PLAYING a stint with Eric Clapton, and accepting a personal invitation from Carlos Santana to open a string of dates on his tour? Derek Trucks drew upon those thrilling experiences—in
May 1 2009 12:55AM
VIVA DECONCINI—A.K.A. “VIVA”—IS A NEW York City-based guitarist and vocalist with a solid groove and a dramatic flair, who honed her rhythmic and performance chops during a six-year stint with legendary Brazilian
Vieux Farka Touré
Nov 1 2009 5:55AM
AS THE SON OF MALIAN MASTER GUITARIST Ali Farka Touré (1939-2006), Vieux Farka Touré had some enormous shoes to fill when he opted to forego military service for a musical career. On his eponymous 2006 debut—a multifaceted
Video: Matthew Montfort's Purple Raga
Sep 10 2009 1:45PM
The Ancient Future guitarist demonstrates his modern raga derived from the solo notes in Hendrix's "Purple Haze."
Béla Fleck’s Africa Project
Aug 1 2009 2:05AM
SOUTH AFRICAN GUITARIST AND SINGER songwriter Vusi Mahlasela grew up hearing the banjo, though mostly at missionary gatherings or in carnivals where the banjo evoked shades of American vaudeville. Since the early ’70s,
Jan 1 2009 10:35AM
AT THE HERBST THEATRE IN SAN FRANCISCO, a guitarist takes the stage carrying a Greg Smallman guitar, sits down, and launches into a blistering “Leyenda” by Albéniz. Later, there is a sensitive, romantic interpretation of
Oct 20 2008 5:30PM
FINGERSTYLE SUPERSTAR TOMMY EMMANUEL won’t give himself a break. Despite having to stop touring in 2007 due to exhaustion, he’s back on the road again, and is booked solid through mid-2009. At these one-man guitarfests (not to be
101 Forgotten Greats & Unsung Heroes
Feb 1 2007 12:00AM
It’s no secret that the talent, technique, and creative force of magnificent and awe-inspiring guitarists runs deep. And going deep doesn’t mean studying only the obvious guitar heroes. You have to get out on the fringes, and
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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