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Mark Knopfler

by The Staff October 8, 2015


  Do we really have to go into a lengthy biographical rundown of Mark Knopfler’s life and career? The dude’s been a guitar monster for almost four decades, first with Dire Straits and then on his ...

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Tommy Emmanuel

by The Staff September 24, 2015


  The late Chet Atkins, one of the original guitar gods of the early electric era, once bestowed the title “certified guitar player” on Tommy Emmanuel. This will give you some idea of the twice-Grammy-nominated Australian’s ...

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by The Staff September 26, 2013

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  Adam Sandler will not be on hand for the Waterboys’ show at the Egg tonight (Thursday, 8 PM, $39.50-$49.50, 473-1845). . . . Rock & soul band the Jay Vons and Lovesick will play the ...

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John Fahey

by B.A. Nilsson April 4, 2012


Beginning in 1958, and for seven years, guitarist John Fahey recorded for the quirky Fonotone label, which issued hand-cut records on demand. At first he recorded in Joe Bussard’s Fonotone studio; at a later point ...

Alan Holdsworth Band

by The Staff March 22, 2012

Musician magazine lists Alan Holdsworth near the very top of its ranking of the greatest guitarists of the century—and most, if not all, jazz critics and enthusiasts are in agreement. A seminal innovator within, and ...

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Peter Frampton

by The Staff February 9, 2012


Peter Frampton is the original T-Pain. Sure, he’s done a lot of different stuff in his career (starring alongside the Bee Gees in the 1976 film adaptation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, for ...

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Robin Trower Band

by Shawn Stone June 15, 2011


Of course I once owned a Robin Trower Band album on 8-Track tape. It was the 1970s. Those were the days when rock & roll was just a code word for nostalgia a la American ...