Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival was rocking the weekend of April 12th at New York’s Madison Square Garden…this was the fourth annual festival. The first one was at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
The official event website sums it up this way…
The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams…featuring two nights of musical performances with once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations. Source: crossroadsguitarfestival.com
Here’s an prime example…Keith Urban and John Mayer performing “Don’t Let Me Down”
Eric Clapton online ericclapton.com
Crossroads Guitar Festival on Facebook facebook.com/CrossroadsGuitarFest
Happy Birthday to music icon, singer, songwriter, guitarist Willie Nelson who is 80 years old today!
I found a great article on Willie in a most unlikely place…forbes.com
Willie just released a new album ‘Let’s Face The Music and Dance.’
Willie’s 4th of July Picnic @ Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth Texas/ticket info: http://bit.ly/YpmMQw
Willie Nelson online: willienelson.com
Wille on Facebook
Willie on the air: SiriusXM channel 56, Willie’s Roadhouse
I recently made a bitter sweet discovery…the amazing talent, music, wit and humor of Bob Brozman.
It’s sweet because Bob played so many different styles of music as a blues guitarist, so his music is a wonderful mix of global styles and textures that have been touched by cultures from all over the world.
In fact Brozman has jammed and recorded about half of his amazing discography with various musicians from about sixty different countries. He was a highly regarded player, educator, performer, and Ethnomusicologist.
What’s bitter about my discovery is that Bob Brozman just recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy of a ...
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ElmoreMagazine.com reports the passing of Deke Richards, who was a member of The Corporation, which was the in-house team of songwriters and producers at Motown Records.
Richards was instrumental in the success of a number of Motown artists, most notably The Jackson Five with their hit “I Want You Back” and Diana Ross & The Supremes “Love Child.”
ElmoreMagazine is a great resource of American music; the website says it’s for true music aficionados who see music as the sound track of their lives and identify with the creative people who are saving American music as our cultural calling card to the world.
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Believe it or not, it was fifty years ago that The Beatles recorded their debut album, ‘Please Please Me.’
rollingstone.com has a great article about this golden anniversary, which highlights some amazing facts, like…
The Beatles recorded ten songs for their debut album, all in one day-long session at Abbey Road Studios, with a budget of a mere 400 pounds…
Producer George Martin wanted to capture the group’s live sound in the studio, which they did with minimal overdubs…
The Beatles had already released two singles with B sides, so with those four songs already recorded, they just needed ten more songs to add ...
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