Albert King – One Of The Three Kings Of The Blues Guitar

Albert King played a huge role in blues music, not only because of his stature standing at about 6 foot 4 inches, but because of his guitar, his voice and his story.  Albert King became known as one of the three Kings of the Blues Guitar, along with Freddie and B.B., and had such hit…

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A Slight Departure From The Blues With Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery is considered to be one of the top innovators of modern jazz guitar by many of the key guitarists in all of music history.  Even rock and blues greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Johnson have mentioned their admiration for Montgomery.  I decided to depart from the more traditional blues…

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British Blues Guitarist, Matt Schofield

One of the blues guitarists that I’ve definitely been digging lately is Matt Schofield.  Schofield brings together his influences in the blues, jazz, and rock to create his own distinct sound.  He’s also a big student of music who has listened to all the greats and built his own style from them in his blues…

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Battle of the Blues 2012 Round 2

We had quite a night in Murrieta for Guitar Center’s “Battle Of The Blues 2012” last night! Fortunately, between Laura and I we were able to capture all of the winning contestants on video… but the audio is of varying quality due to the different cameras we used. First round: After all 6 of us…

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Up And Coming Blues Guitarist, Quinn Sullivan

A few years back, Quinn Sullivan took the stage with Buddy Guy and killed it.  Sullivan has done some growing up and has toured with Buddy Guy playing his guitar for audiences all across the country.  Sullivan plays with a feeling that most guitarists take years to get, so I’m hoping he’ll stick with it…

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Sonny Landreth On The Slide Guitar

Few slide guitarists are as well known as Sonny Landreth.  Landreth has had an awesome solo career in music, producing albums for over three decades and has an impressive list of guest appearances including Jimmy Buffett, John Hiatt, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.  I threw together three videos that offer some cool live…

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Gary Moore Talks About His Music, His Sound, And His Gear

We lost the great Gary Moore too soon, and although he isn’t around now to melt our brains with his guitar, his music lives on.  As I was looking around for cool content to share with you, I came across a few interviews with Gary Moore talking about his music, his sound, and his gear. …

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Pedal Steel Guitar With Robert Randolph And The Family Band

One of the great pedal steel guitar players to emerge in the music world is Robert Randolph.  Robert Randolph uses a unique approach to the pedal steel guitar, which is already a very hard instrument to play, and most of the time sounds like an electric guitar on heavy overdrive.  I put together a post…

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SRV, Albert Collins, And Eric Johnson On Austin City Limits

Since I’m playing the Belly Fest Blues Festival in Midland, TX this weekend, I’m in a Texas guitar kind of mood.  What better way to celebrate three of the best Texas guitarists to hit the music industry then share video performances from one of the great Texas showcases, Austin City Limits.  ACL has featured some…

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Battle Of The Blues Round 1 – Winner!

Alright… got through round 1 at the Murrieta store. Thanks to everyone who voted for which track to use (Austin Skyline Shuffle) and here’s the video of the performance. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/sa1IeAWEjmE” width=”640″ height=”360″ rel=”0″]I will try and TAB this out for you at some point… but it will take me a little while to figure…

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