Jim Beaugez has written about music for Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Guitar World, Guitar Player and many other publications. He created My Life in Five Riffs, a multimedia documentary series for Guitar Player that traces contemporary artists back to their sources of inspiration, and previously spent a decade in the musical instruments industry.
After he regretted not playing more guitar on his solo albums, Chris Shiflett assembled a six-string dream team for Lost at Sea. The result is a treat for the ears
With the help of "a really gritty velcro fuzz", blues guitarist Eric Johanson gets into the raw experience of the moment on his latest album, The Deep and the Dirty
Video The Fender signature artist and Grammy-winning bluesman talks vital influences from Albert King and B.B. King to Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Hazel
“African music is sometimes weird; the beat is difficult. So I said to myself, If I play an instrument like guitar, I’ll probably get it,” says the former West African star
Video The multiple Grammy-winning maestro's journey intersected some serious guitar techniques
Video The singer, songwriter and guitarist reveals the music that inspired his southern fusion
Video From the Byrds to Minutemen, the Wilco guitarist reveals five inspiring guitar tracks that changed his musical life forever
As he drops his 35th album, ‘Game Changer,’ the Americana stalwart is learning to be a better musician
From Mississippi Fred McDowell to Cedric Burnside, here’s how a new generation is taking the juke joint sound forward
Washed up at age 30, the legendary bluesman was rediscovered in 1964, just five years before his death.
The St. Paul and the Broken Bones guitarist calls on the wisdom of his heroes on the band’s latest, ‘The Alien Coast.’
Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson may have sung about having a hellhound on his trail, but Skip James sounded like the one on the run.
The Nashville session ace takes us from a porch in Belmont, Mississippi, to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he worked sessions as a teenager, and finally to Music City.