Danny Gatton, 'the greatest unknown guitarist in the world' has been eulogised here previously
, but that was before someone had digitised and uploaded his instructional video and put it on You Tube. Here it is: 1
posted by mhjb
on Aug 29, 2010 -
"Tone-Quester" is generally a musician (more than likely a guitarist) who purchases/modifies amps/pedals/cabinets in search of a certain sound. They fiercely pride themselves on being able to distinquish the differences between pickups, tube amps vs. transistor amps. With this in mind, Wolfe McCloud, a pickup designer
, decided to challenge My Les Paul
forum members. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jun 18, 2010 -
She's been called "the greatest posthumous success story in music history." But when she died of melanoma at age 33, few people outside of the Washington DC-area had heard of Eva Marie Cassidy
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I stopped there, in a sort of awe. here's the new Choir teacher, (way too flamboyant for a small town in the 70's and fired the next year), sitting in his office with an ES175 and a small amp just wailing some kind of jazz I had never heard, I played guitar, but was still on a CSNY diet. He just sits up, looks at me, and says...
"What!? You telling me never heard of Joe Pass
?" [more inside]
posted by timsteil
on Jun 16, 2010 -
Her full name is María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten, but she's better known to the world as Charo
. According to Wikipedia
, "One of Charo's regrets is that because of her flamboyant stage presence, she has been overlooked as a serious guitar player." So here' some Charo on guitar: [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie
on Apr 26, 2010 -
The other day someone asked me "who's the most deeply grooving and truly exciting electric guitar player you've heard lately?" and I said "this guy"
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Apr 10, 2010 -
was one of the most prolific Detroit session and solo guitarists. His revamped site features a couple phenomenal podcasts of his music and interviews.
posted by klangklangston
on Mar 25, 2010 -
Every so often, the Opie and Anthony radio show run a Homeless Shopping Spree, where they take some homeless people off the streets and take them out to an upscale mall to buy clothes for them. This year, a man who calls himself Mustard mentioned to them that he used to be a musician, so they gave him a guitar
posted by flatluigi
on Dec 12, 2009 -
I had this concept--after a strange dream, while scoping out the I Dreamed I Saw st. Augustine
tab in my just-in-case-it-disappears downloaded dylanchords
, of ...St. Augustine
as a slow moody slide in Open D ala Blind Texas Marlin. But then I got to wondering whether someone might have a chord dictionary online where a few variations on a first position B Minor
in Open D might be found. Voila! Achtung, Baby! Behold Brian's huge chordlist collection
. Oh, man, he's got your standard and open tunings on guitar plus mandolin, uke, banjos, bouzouki, pipa and lute. A living room guitarist's must have, no doubt, although a few more open tunings for pipa would have been nice... [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Dec 9, 2009 -
I've always thought you were safe in a house from lightning storms as long as you were off the land-line or computer. A Mississippi man's Gibson Les Paul got positively roasted while sitting in his home, in its case, leaning against a wall. That's a powerful bolt
. Lots of gory photos here
and in the auction linked above including a nice shot of some of the parts
that exploded off of the guitar, some shooting like bullets
through the case.
Awesome! And it still held quite a bit of its value.
Via [more inside]
posted by JBennett
on Jul 10, 2009 -
Sometimes music really is a weapon.
Big surprise, United Airlines messed up some luggage and refused to do anything about it. But I have to give props to this guy for taking a bad situation and making something positive out of it. Bonus points for the song being pretty catchy. I wonder what would happen if that song was so popular that the record label wanted it on the in flight music station...
posted by theichibun
on Jul 7, 2009 -
Van Shipley was the first electric guitarist in India. The name Van Shipley is Methodist, he [was] from Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh, India]. He designed his own electric eight string steel guitar in the 1940's. The reason he did this was that he'd studied Indian classical music under Ustad Alaudin Khan, the leading classical musician in India, who was also a contemporary of Ravi Shankar. He also studied the violin with a German teacher... so he made an eight string guitar, instead of a five string. His guitar was a solid guitar, designed to his style at the time, it was futuristic. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Jun 14, 2009 -
is a free guitar lesson website with hundreds of articles, tips and reviews
for students of this versatile instrument. Whether you are a beginner, a lefty, a bass player or a singer, Guitar Noise has lessons
on nearly everything and anything to do with the guitar. There are many talented musicians out there. The artist profiles
section includes interviews with dozens. The forums
help you keep up with this thriving community.
posted by netbros
on Feb 23, 2009 -