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September Releases Deliver the Goods

Highly-anticipated releases from Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr. and Bruce Sudano, as well as a historic concert featuring guitar icons Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin are out now. Artist: Don Henley. Title: Cass County (Capitol). You might like if you enjoy: The Eagles, Merle Haggard, Martina McBride. Tell me more: Fifteen years after his last solo album…
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Electronica, Blues, Rock and Country Celebrated on September Releases

Outstanding LPs from synthpop pioneer Erasure, bluesman Joe Bonamassa, country singer Tim McGraw and genre-defying singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr. are among the wonderful new releases out this month. Erasure. Title: The Violet Flame (Mute). You might like if you enjoy: Depeche Mode, Moby, Arcade Fire. Tell me more: As they prove…
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Gary Clark Jr. Stunning at House of Blues Anaheim

As astounding as the talents of young guitarists such as Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa are, it’s unlikely they are effecting the future survival of blues with the same impact as Gary Clark Jr. Sunday night (Sept. 29, 2013) at House of Blues Anaheim, the Austinite’s first major headlining appearance in Orange County following a spot opening for Dave Matthews Band in Irvine earlier this month, it was fascinating to see so many teens and young 20-somethings in the…
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10 All-Star Tips For Improving Your Guitar Skills

When you’ve just started out playing guitar, it is always a good idea to draw inspiration from other guitarists around you. There’s nothing better than learning from other musicians. An experienced guitarist can certainly steer you in the right direction as you try to strum your first few chords on the six string. But surely, nothing would be better than getting advice from your guitar heroes, right? Slash spoke to Guitar World about how he’s been able to become one of the world’s best guitar players with a limited knowledge of scales…
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10 Great Albums of 2012

Whenever I look back at a year, at first glance I think “there weren’t many albums that I liked this past year,” or something to that effect. But as soon as I actually start listing them I always find myself having so many new favorites, and 2012 is no exception. I’ve decided to list 10 albums that I think stand out from the crowd. Some are obvious choices, and others might be a bit obscure, but well worth a listen, and a great way to discover some new music. ZZ Top – La Futura. 2012 was the year of classic rock. Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top all…
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Robert Kinsler – My Favorite Albums of 2012

I have always been reluctant to post any so-called “Best Of” album lists. Rather I prefer to title my end-of-year lists “Favorite Albums” since I think that while a certain album might be recognized as significant or essential in any given year it might wear out its welcome in the years ahead. To be honest, I rarely listen to Nirvana’s Nevermind but still love to play Pearl Jam’s timeless Ten and both were released in 1991. The list that follows here is a subjective look at what I like and albums I’m pretty sure will sound great in 2013, 2020 or beyond…
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Austin City Limits To Live-Stream Gary Clark Jr’s Taping Nov. 30th

Austin’s own rising star, rock ‘n’ soul phenomenon Gary Clark Jr. makes his highly-anticipated return to Austin City Limits (ACL) this week, and ACL announces the taping will be live-streamed on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8 p.m. Central Time. Fans can log-on to ACL’s …
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