Robert Johnson…remembering the King of the Delta Blues

Today we remember the King of the Delta Blues… Robert Johnson, (May 8, 1911 – Aug. 16, 1938) whose influence has been felt all over the blues and rock & roll world. On the album Me And Mr. Johnson, Eric Clapton pays tribute to Robert Johnson, reknown as the most mythic figure of the blues era, and covers 14 of the 29 songs Johnson wrote and recorded in his 27-year lifetime. One hundred years ago, a boy-child was born in Mississippi – a dirt-poor, African-American who would grow up, learn to sing and play the blues, and eventually achieve worldwide renown. In the decades after his death, he has ... More on Robert Johnson…remembering the King of the Delta Blues →

The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale) by Eric Clapton & Friends

  Eric Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians to honor J.J.’s legacy, a year after his passing.  With performances by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, Willie Nelson and Don White. J.J. Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians.  Eric Clapton has often stated that Cale’s influence on him and many of today’s artists cannot be underrated.  (read more) The Breeze                  (Tribute to J.J. Cale)   by Eric Clapton & Friends     Shop:  Eric Clapton & Friends  ~  The Breeze ... More on The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale) by Eric Clapton & Friends →

Croz

Croz by David Crosby David Crosby just turned 73.  This guy has led an amazing life, what a survivor.  Kinda reminds me of the Grateful Dead’s lyric…”what a long strange trip it’s been.” Rolling Stone posted a great article about Crosby…David Crosby: The Golden Years of Rocks Unlikeliest Survivor. The official website for David Crosby has information about the summer/fall CSN tour with Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. David Crosby’s latest album…Croz…is his first studio album in over twenty years, featuring eleven new recordings, with guest appearances from Leland Sklar, Mark Knopfler, Steve Tavaglione and Wynton Marsalis…on Blue Castle records.   Related articles across the web Crosby Stills Nash ... More on Croz →

David Gilmour at 68

Any classic rock fan can name their favorite Pink Floyd album, but it’s hard to imagine the band’s sound without David Gilmour’s searing guitar and atmospheric vocals. My favorite of Gilmour’s solo albums is his first self-titled release from 1978.  Listen to “There’s No Way Out of Here…” the sustain is amazing…he can squeeze so much emotion out of just one note. Happy Birthday to guitarist David Gilmour, who is 68 today… Solo Albums: David Gilmour (self-titled, released in 1978) About Face (1984, several songs co-written with Pete Townshend) On an Island (2006, “Castellorizon” won a Grammy for best rock instrumental) Live in Gdansk (2008, the last recording featuring keyboardist Richard Wright before his death) davidgilmour.com pinkfloyd.com Tweet

The Beatles Fab Gear

So I was thinking how cool would it be to post a story about the original instruments that The Beatles used in 1964 during their first American tour and appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. After a little research I found some awesome websites like thebeatlesgear.com that features guitars like the group used…here’s a little snippet of their fab gear… John Lennon’s 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri guitar was extensively modified from the original model, and featured a black finish (to match the group’s black suits from that early period) and a Vintage Bigsby vibrato. George Harrison’s 1963 Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar, a model of which was endorsed by ... More on The Beatles Fab Gear →
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