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  • Weekend music fun and whatever comes with it...

    07/11/2015 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Baynative · 48 replies
    Me again | July 11, 2015 | Me
    When we talk of guitar playing it is often in the text of rock and roll and what immediately comes to mind for most folks is the driving and powerful popular classics of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and others. Because guitar playing and rock music most always conjure up the hits that made us stomp our feet and dance. A former hard rocker and “party ‘til you puke” concert consumer myself, I don’t quarrel with any of the hard rockers getting their due. But, just for fun on a slow Saturday night I’d like to offer up a couple of...
  • Ted Nugent to DC Political Class: Prove Trump a liar or shut up

    07/10/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by tatown · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/10/15 | Michael Shaus
    Ted Nugent is letting the political class have it — and he’s firing both barrels! In a column responding to criticism of Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration, the hard-charging rocker lampooned the Washington political establishment as being out-of-touch political insiders — and challenged all of them to prove Trump wrong. With the colorful language he is known for, Nugent ripped into the political class in D.C., including former Bush administration press secretary Ari Fleisher, for their “politically correct” outrage over Trump’s comments that illegal immigration is flooding America with drug-runners, rapists, and criminals. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/07/09/ted-nugent-to-dc-political-class-prove-trump-a-liar-or-shut-up-222902#ixzz3fX60zCHj
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' performance lands rocker in police trouble

    07/09/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by rikkir · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/15 | Cody Derespina
    Celebrating America’s freedom nearly cost Lane Pittman his. The 22-year-old University of North Florida senior was issued a citation on July 4 for breaching the peace following a raucous guitar rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a verse of Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold.” Pittman said, however, he was nearly arrested and sent to jail for the night. “I’m going from this emotional high, and then all of a sudden I just go to this extreme low of being in the back of a police car,” Pittman told Fox News. “I can’t tell you how many times they told me I would...
  • Today is the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Les Paul, One of Music's Greatest Innovators

    06/09/2015 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Hugin · 18 replies
    Today is the 100th birthday of one of the greatest innovators in music history, Les Paul. Not only was Paul a popular performer, but his inclination to tinker and invent led to the development of the solid body electric guitar, multitrack recording, tape delay, phasing and a number of other innovations. Born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on June 9, 1915, Paul started playing harmonica at the age of eight before learning the piano and then switching to guitar. An innovator from the beginning, Paul invented the neck-worn harmonica holder that enabled him to accompany himself on guitar at...
  • Hard Rock Removes Ad After Accusations That a Guitar-Playing Orangutan Is Offensive

    04/21/2015 10:42:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | April 21, 2015
    Hard Rock Removes Ad After Accusations That a Guitar-Playing Orangutan Is Offensive Inset: Hard Rock's offending ad by KATHERINE TIMPF April 21, 2015 Ad was intended to promote new location in Malaysia. Hard Rock Cafe has ended a promotional campaign featuring a Photoshopped picture of an orangutan playing a guitar after facing accusations that the picture was outrageously offensive because the orangutan was playing a guitar. The ad was intended to promote the chain’s new location in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the state of Sabah in Malaysia and home to a famous wildlife refuge for the endangered animal. Seeing...
  • Iconic Les Paul 'Black Beauty' guitar to hit auction block

    01/31/2015 7:56:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2015-01-30 | Alicia Powell
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - One deep-pocketed bidder will get a chance to own a piece of rock and roll history when the iconic Les Paul guitar known as "Black Beauty" goes up for auction in New York next month. The electric instrument, which is the original prototype for the Les Paul Custom guitars made the Gibson Guitar Company, will be sold by Guernsey's Auctions at the Arader Galleries on Feb. 19th. No pre-auction estimate, or reserve price, has been put on the instrument. But some music experts believe it could exceed the record auction price of $965,000 paid in 2013...
  • It's almost Friday. Guitar time! [Allen Collins Freebird Solo - Lynyrd Skynyrd 1975]

    01/29/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 51 replies
    youtube ^ | 1975 | Lynyrd Skynyrd
    McLean told us the music died in 1959. If it did, it sure recovered quickly. I think it may have died again in 1977, and we still haven't seen its return.
  • Question for FR's Guitar Players

    01/23/2015 7:09:15 PM PST · by rdb3 · 60 replies
    My brain... | 23 JAN 2015 | rdb3
    I was listening to Carlos Santana's "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)" and it made me wonder how in the world did he do those two looooong sustains or bends in this piece? Was this an amp trick or something that can be done only in the studio?I mean, 4 second sustains are amazing. How did he do it? Jesus Christ: You can’t impeach Him and He ain’t gonna resign.
  • Secret Place by Robin Trower (studio version to die for)

    10/04/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT · by Windflier · 65 replies
    Searchmp3.mobi ^ | Robin Trower
    From the album, "20th Century Blues", by Robin Trower. This is one of the most haunting and beautiful electric guitar tracks that you will ever hear. Not at all what some might expect from this old master of heavy metal rock. Click on the play button in the video screen to listen.
  • Is Quinn Sullivan the Next Stevie Ray Vaughan? (15-yr-old blues guitar prodigy)

    09/28/2014 2:17:16 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2006-14 | Quinn Sullivan
    I caught guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, this weekend at the Eastern States Exhibition. I saw him perform the extended version of his new single. I was able to speak to him briefly after the show and get a CD signed. Here is a link to his performance of his new single at "Legends." It's starts slow, but the second half is a wonderful, extended blues jam. The below links give you some idea of his rapid musical development: Age 5 Age 6 Don't miss the heartwarming, surprise ending after the 3 minute mark. Age 9 Performs "Texas Flood" at "Legends."
  • Concert of classical, piano, guitar music in Austin August 9? Help

    08/07/2014 4:53:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    7 August 2014 | Mene
    Anyone have any information on any venue of any kind in Austin Saturday, August 9 where one could listen to some pretty music? Interested in classical, guitar, piano, etc. and would be most grateful. That failing, anyone know of a venue where one could watch a good quality foreign film with an actual plot?
  • ELECTRO-HARMONIX B9 ORGAN MACHINE (video)

    07/18/2014 5:11:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-18-2014 | EHX
    With 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate the most legendary organs from the '60s and beyond, the B9 Organ Machine will transform your guitar or keyboard. Tracking is fast and flawless. Control of its signature percussive click and sweet modulation is precise. Blend your dry instrument to create lush layers.
  • John Kerry Plays Guitar in China; Experts Critique His Chops — Video

    07/13/2014 5:11:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Guitar World ^ | July 11, 2014 | Damian Fanelli
    Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry showcased his guitar-playing skills when he hosted a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing, China. In the Wall Street Journal news item about the performance, which was posted last night, reporter Sarah Larimer reached out to two guitar "experts," asking them to comment on Kerry's skills.
  • Dear Dad [by Travis - son of Glen - Campbell]

    07/07/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-13-14 | Travis Campbell
    Growing up with him as my father I was completely immersed in a musical culture long before my earliest recollections .I knew he was an incredibly gifted musician and singer because I saw him on stage while huge crowds were cheering, giving him standing ovations, basically just going nuts but all the while I never really understood what all the hype was about, he played that boring, yucky, country music. Being a drummer John Bonham was my idol and I was the craziest, most fanatical Zep- head (been a long time since I rocked and rolled) you had ever seen....
  • [Vanity] Things We Said Today (Beatles)

    05/17/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    2014-05-17 20:50 US/Central | Nobody but me
    If you search my posting history, you'll find that I never really got acclimated to the rock music of the 50s, 60s and beyond. My tastes still remain rooted in Southern Gospel (The Kingsmen, Happy Goodmans, Florida Boys and such) and traditional country (Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells and the like).Today while heading back from errands, my car radio happened to scan onto a station playing a song I had never heard before, "Things We Said Today" by the Beatles.
  • A couple of guitar videos I came across on youtube. [Vanity]

    05/16/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    youtube | May 16, 2014 | Me
    Flamenco street buskers in Spain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4mArn9RkkMatt Otten. This is a true virtuoso jazz guitarist IMO. Very smooth, effortless, style similar to Jim Hall. Maybe some will find him too cerebral but I could watch him move around the neck of that guitar for hours. One oddity about him is he seems to have never gigged or jammed with anyone else except rarely, a vocalist. All his videos are accompanied by backing tracks. Sunnyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX8bmZitKaw&list=PLB883E04FDBAB4C06 Beautiful Love.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx4sxLxBn8gCan't believe I never heard of this Australian guy before! His name is Tommy EmmanuelClassical Acoustichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnkTommy playing the blues. He is probably most famous for this...
  • Government Series II Les Paul

    02/03/2014 10:26:57 AM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 19 replies
    Gibson.com ^ | 2/3/14 | Gibson.com
    Great Gibson electric guitars have long been a means of fighting the establishment, so when the powers that be confiscated stocks of tonewoods from the Gibson factory in Nashville—only to return them once there was a resolution and the investigation ended—it was an event worth celebrating. Introducing the Government Series II Les Paul, a striking new guitar from Gibson USA for 2014 that suitably marks this infamous time in Gibson’s history.
  • What Gibson Guitars Did with the Wood the Government Returned

    02/02/2014 1:02:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-2-2014 | Victor Keith
    In 2011, the Department of Justice conducted raids on the Tennessee facilities of the famed Gibson Guitar company and confiscated large quantities of tonewood that had been imported from India and Madagascar. The action included armed SWAT teams, with automatic weapons, who apparently feared being garroted with a guitar string by an enraged Gibson employee. These raids were conducted due to the Lacey Act, which bans the importing of certain woods. The issue at hand was not that the wood was endangered or illegally harvested, but that it was not of the proper thickness that would have meant that some...
  • Hands vs. Machine: The Survival of the Guitar in an Electronic World

    01/25/2014 10:21:49 AM PST · by giant sable · 35 replies
    NextSound.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Tad Malone
    One of the great paradoxes of modern popular music is the endurance of the guitar. After all, electronic music has now been generally available for a half-century – and logic would suggest that with its wide range of effects (including synthesizing the sounds of traditional instruments), its programmability and editing, and its plummeting price, that the guitar, that ultimate refinement of analog music creation, would by now have gone the way of the harpsichord.
  • Step Aside Eddie Van Halen, This 11-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy is Ready to Rock Your Cradle

    01/08/2014 11:35:08 AM PST · by Excellence · 12 replies
    If you can get over just how good 11-year-old Aidan Fisher is on the guitar, you will never believe how it happened that he took the stage with Steel Panther.
  • Stock tumbles after raid of Lumber Liquidators

    09/27/2013 12:32:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/27/2013
    Federal investigators raided the offices of Lumber Liquidators on Thursday, the company and authorities said. Stocks of the hardwood flooring retailer fell sharply on Friday as the news emerged, dropping just over 10% at midday. No arrests were made and the search warrants remain sealed, said Brandon Montgomery, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security. He said the search involved special agents from the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Justice. Lumber Liquidators (LL) suggested the investigation involved its importation of wood products, which come from "approximately 110 domestic and international mills...
  • Lumber Liquidators Import Probe Follows Gibson Guitar

    09/27/2013 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 09/27/2013 | James Detar
    Although details were initially sketchy, Lumber Liquidators' (LL) stock price plunged as much as 10% early Friday after a reported raid by federal investigators on its headquarters related to a probe of illegal imports. In a statement, the top flooring retailer with more than 300 stores nationwide, said it would provide to investigators information and documents related to the import of certain products. The Department of Homeland Security, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Justice conducted the raid, acting under a sealed court-issued warrant.
  • Red cape drawing bids during Jackson Jr. auction (guitar pulled)

    09/19/2013 2:35:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Lake Wylie Pilot ^ | 9/18/13 | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO -- A showy red cape and an autographed Michael Jackson poster drew the most interest from potential buyers as a government auction of around a dozen personal items forfeited by prison-bound ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. got underway Tuesday. **SNIP** The red cashmere cape drew the most attention in the hours just after bidding began early Tuesday. By evening, it registered 39 bids — pushing the initial asking price from around $300 to $965. Court documents say Jackson purchased it — with campaign funds — for $1,500 from an Edwards Lowell Furs store. After a sluggish start, bidding surged during...
  • Phil Keaggy:"Shades of Green" - One-Man-Band Maestro (YouTube Video)

    08/05/2013 9:12:00 PM PDT · by time4good · 11 replies
    WJTL The Junction Center ^ | 6/3/2013 | Phil Keaggy
    For those who know Phil, or simple like watching a maestro fluent with his instrument. I've seen Phil play for the past 38 years. God has blessed him with his talent and creativity. Here's a video my brother sent me of Phil doing an acoustic set for a small audience. Since the early '80's Phil has been using digital loopback but I just laugh at the fluency and creativity he has. Enjoy!
  • Amazing Street Musician

    05/04/2013 7:27:00 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Sept, 2012 | unknown
    Lots of good street musicians around, and lots of videos of them, but this guy is something special.
  • Peter Banks, guitarist from British band Yes, dies at 65

    03/14/2013 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:01pm EDT | Tom Brown
    Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London. He was 65. A statement on Banks’ website said he died on March 7 and was found in his home after he failed to show up for a recording session. …
  • Delta offers new service for musicians: complimentary guitar crushing

    01/07/2013 6:45:47 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 79 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1-7-13 | Turbo Zamboni
    Dave Schneider's vintage Gibson guitar was worth close to $10,000. Thanks to Delta, it's now worth considerably less. Schneider, lead singer of the hockey-themed band The Zambonis, begged airline staffers to let him carry his 1965 Gibson ES-335 onto the plane, even offering to buy a separate seat for the guitar. Delta refused, forcing him to check it. When he reached his destination, he heard a "crazy sound [of] metal on metal," and you know this story is going to end poorly, right? That was the sound of his guitar being crushed in a service elevator, sustaining almost $2,000 in...
  • UNKNOWN HINSON to end touring over rising costs after the election.

    11/09/2012 11:15:29 PM PST · by Finatic · 6 replies
    If you are reading this you know who the Unknown is, if you are just browsing, he is the King of Swingbilly, a very talented guitarist. He plays a variey of styles from country to rockabilly to metal. He has a great sense of humor in his music too, you cant help but to laugh. Do a search for him on Youtube and get ready to be entertained! He had been quite active on his Facebook presence about the the squeeze that is put on small business, be it a hardware store or a traveling music act. I received an...
  • Guitar World Magazine: Eddie Van Halen Named #1 Guitarist of All Time (Top 100 List)

    10/11/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 194 replies
    1. Edward Van Halen - Van Halen 2. Brian May - Queen 3. Alex Lifeson - Rush 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Joe Satriani 6. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin 7. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath 8. Stevie Ray Vaughn 9. Dimebag Darrell - Pantera 10. Steve Vai 11. Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot 12. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth 13. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd 14. Les Paul 15. Duane Allman 16. Robert Johnson 17. John Petrucci - Dream Theater 18. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne 19. James Hetfield - Metallica 20. Ritchie Blackmore - Rainbow/Deep Purple 21. Angus Young...
  • Confession (v) (guitar caucus)

    08/04/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies
    Self | 080412 | Tih
    <p>"Not fit to be used to clean up after your dog" - or something like that. That's my opinion of Rolling Stone magazine.</p> <p>However, the picture of Jimi Hendrix on the cover (not the best picture, either) did get my attention at the checkout stand last night. And lo, the cover was peppered with tantalizing bits of guitar talk. But what got me to actually pick it up and thumb through it was this: "Pete Townsend on Jimi Hendrix....Eddie Van Halen on Eric Clapton..."</p>
  • Peter Frampton Reunites With Missing Guitar 31 Years Later

    01/05/2012 9:31:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4 Jan 2012 | Erin Carlson
    Peter Frampton and his favorite guitar are together again following a 31-year estrangement, the New York Times reports. The singer, who played the Gibson Electric Guitar on his 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive!, assumed the instrument had been wrecked in 1980 when a cargo plane crashed in Caracas, Venezuela, en route to Frampton's concert in Panama. As it happened, the guitar was recovered -- and sold to a musician on the Caribbean island of Curacao. “For 30 years, it didn’t exist – it went up in a puff of smoke as far as I was concerned,” Frampton told The Times...
  • Golden Loves Guitar!! (Funny Dog Video)

    12/28/2011 7:21:58 PM PST · by stylecouncilor · 14 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 22, 2011
    Funny video of a dog rockin' out!
  • The Government and the Guitar Man

    11/13/2011 1:15:54 PM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/12/2011 | Nancy deWolf Smith
    On Aug. 24, federal agents descended on three factories and the Nashville corporate headquarters of the Gibson Guitar Corp. Accompanied by armored SWAT teams with automatic weapons, agents from the Fish and Wildlife Service swarmed the factories, threatening bewildered luthiers, or guitar craftsman, and other frightened employees. A smaller horde invaded the office of CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, pawing through it all day while an armed man stood in the door to block his way. "I was pretty upset," Mr. Juszkiewicz says now, sitting outside that same office. "But you can only do so much when there's a gun in your...
  • A different type of protest: Hundreds rally in support of Gibson Guitars (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 4:48:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2011 | Tina Korbe
    As the Occupy Wall Street protests grow “increasingly debauched,” Tea Partiers in Tennessee remind us what a polite, impassioned and principled protest looks like:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Hundreds of Gibson Guitar supporters rallied for the legendary guitar factory at a dual demonstration-concert in Nashville, Tenn. Saturday, following a federal raid in August over the company’s importation practices.The “We Stand With Gibson” rally drew about 500 attendees, including members of the Tea Party, according to the Tennessean. Some carried signs that read “Who’s next“ and ”When they come for you, who will be left to speak?”Gibson supporters have railed...
  • Feds to Gibson: Hand over more wood

    09/30/2011 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    http://www.bizjournals.com ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Annie Johnson
    Federal authorities are pressuring Nashville-based Gibson Guitar to hand over an additional 25 bundles of Indian wood that the company allegedly planned to use in its famous guitars. The complaint was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and mirrors a 2010 action that sought official forfeiture of wood obtained in a 2009 raid of Gibson facilities. The latter of those cases has been stayed, pending the outcome of the most recent suit. As has been the case in previous allegations, at issue is the classification of certain wood imported to the United States from...
  • Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid

    08/30/2011 3:31:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Gibson Guitar Corp, YouTube.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Gibson Guitar Corp.
    Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: "Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence."
  • Gibson Guitar CEO: We're Under Attack By Obama Administration

    08/28/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 27, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars, Inc. was on The Dana Loesch Show on Friday. Gibson is under attack by the the Obama Justice Department for accusations that the company broke American Indian laws. Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company's use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India. The Holder Justice Department raided at least two Gibson manufacturing plants this week forcing hundreds of workers off their jobs. Juszkiewiz says the company lost a million dollars this week. Finally, Henry...
  • CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican donor; Democrat competitor uses same wood

    08/27/2011 11:58:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 81 replies
    Landmark Report ^ | 08/27/11 | John Nolte
    On Thursday, the iconic Gibson Guitar Corporation issued a press release stating that government officials raided their Tennessee manufacturing facility over warrants concerning the legality of the importation of wood purchased from India that they use in their world famous guitars. The wood–which is certified and regulated by the Forest Stewardship Council–is not illegal, but rather subject to a domestic law in India frowns upon the processing of this wood by non-Indians. (Gibson uses American labor for the processing.)
  • Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

    08/26/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 26, 2011 | ERIC FELTEN
    Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle. It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife...
  • REMEMBERING PAUL CHAMPION

    07/29/2011 1:54:01 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    REMEMBERING PAUL CHAMPION ^ | Jult 29, 2011 | swampsniper
    Back in the 60s St. Augustine was a gathering spot for some of the best folk and bluegrass artists. I got to know some of them.Paul Champion was a quiet and shy man, he could sit in a corner unnoticed for hours, until he started with a banjo or guitar.One night he was onstage picking, stomped a little too hard and went through the stage up to his knees. and he never missed a lick.Lots of MP3 files you can download.
  • Vanity: Fans of Spanish-style guitar check this out

    07/09/2011 10:28:08 AM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 30 replies
    me
    Buddy of mine recently turned me onto a Mexican duo that is just awesome. I've always been a fan of guitar, with a soft spot for Flamenco or Spanish guitar, or whatever you would call it. I'm not sure how to categorize these two musicians, but I love their stuff. Rodrigo y Gabriela, aka Rod and Gabi, they claim not to play Flamenco, sometimes picking with just fingers and sometimes using a guitar pick. A couple of their CDs come with bonus DVDs where they demonstrate their style and attempt to explain it. Fascinating to watch.
  • SONG: "Obamanation"

    06/11/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT · by fr_freak · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 31,2008 | Ash Soular
    I was surfing around on YouTube and stumbled across this amazing female guitar player, then was blown away to find out she wrote a protest song against Obama just before the election. The video is a couple of years old, but I couldn't find it posted here, so I thought I'd give Freepers the chance to see this girl in action.
  • Islamic former guitarist now preaches against music

    02/16/2011 1:38:07 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 82 replies
    National Post ^ | February 15, 2011 | Stewart Bell
    Bilal Philips was once a guitar god. Now he is trying to convince Muslims that God doesn’t want them listening to guitars. A Saudi-trained Canadian, Mr. Philips is among a small group of lecturers who preach against most forms of music — a controversial prohibition that surfaced in Manitoba recently, where a dozen Muslim families want to pull their children from music class. “A heart filled with music won't have room for God’s words,” he writes in his book Contemporary Issues, which also defends child marriages, wife beating, polygamy and killing apostates while calling homosexuality “evil and dangerous.” “Wind and...
  • Busker attacked critic with guitar (...smashing a perfectly good guitar...)

    09/14/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Orange UK ^ | 9/14/10 | Orange UK
    A US busker called Bongo Jesus has been arrested after hitting a man who criticised his playing over the head with his guitar. The busker, whose real name is Brandin Hochstrasser, 31, was playing in the street in Madison, Wisconsin, when his critic approached him. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the 54-year-old homeless man had been unable to keep his thoughts about the guitar playing to himself. "The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing," Mr DeSpain told the Cap Times. "He went over to Bongo Jesus and provided some sort of critique which did not sit well. "When police...
  • Top 50 Guitar Albums: Full List, Readers Poll Revealed

    08/19/2010 5:38:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 149 replies · 1+ views
    Gibson ^ | 7-30-10 | staff
    The top 10 1. Van Halen, Van Halen (1978) 2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced (1967) 3. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 4. Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 5. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction (1987) 6. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II (1969) 7. The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East (1971) 8. Cream, Disraeli Gears (1967) 9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968) 10. AC/DC, Back in Black (1980)
  • Guitar for the Birds

    07/06/2010 1:22:35 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | July 6, 2010 | swampsniper
    No new stuff, can't get the critters to work my schedule. I just put some oldies together.This night shift work is rough!
  • Dave Carroll's United Airlines Trilogy Ends On A High Note

    03/03/2010 2:46:20 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 263+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-03-10 | Gerry Ashley
    It’s the video millions of people around the world have eagerly anticipated. And it delivers the goods! It’s the third – and final – song of the United Breaks Guitars trilogy by Canadian Singer/Songwriter Dave Carroll. It was launched with a gala Interactive Webcast the introduced the video before Carroll took questions from the local audience as well as those watching from around the world via the Internet. The video features some of the best bluegrass musicians around hand-picked by Carroll himself. Grand Rants is proud to have been chosen by Dave for an exclusive interview which you can read...
  • Join Us At Dave Carroll’s Launch Party Tonight!

    03/02/2010 9:22:57 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 87+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 03-02-10 | Gerry Ashley
    Dave Carroll wants to take you to launch. That’s launch, not lunch. And Grand Rants has your invitation right here, right now. Dave is a man true to his word and with that will be releasing the third and final installment of the United Breaks Guitars videos tonight (Tuesday Mar 2, 2010) via a special webcast release party. This is by no means the last you will hear from Dave; as we like to say, United has broken his career. Since the release of the original United Breaks Guitars song on July 7, 2009, Dave has traveled extensively throughout North...
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    NY POst ^ | 08/05/2009 | NY Post
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    08/14/2009 6:33:10 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 39 replies · 1,736+ views
    National Post ^ | 08/14/2009 | Colby Cosh
    Two men, Les Paul and Bob Moog, stand above all others as creators of the musical environment in which our brains are all now marinated. Moog, who died in 2005, stepped into the nascent field of digital music and devised an interface that took pure sound synthesis across the bridge from engineers to practicing musicians. Paul, who died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 94, is less recognized as a digital innovator. But maybe he should be. Underlying many of his incredible inventions was an abstract notion that demanded, almost as an afterthought, radical changes to the hardware of...