The Ukulele As an Educational Tool

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Ed. note: This is the first in a series of posts by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ about the ukulele and its growing popularity among musicians and educators.  Photo credit: Zachary Sumners via Flickr Creative Commons Aloha! Since this is my first editorial article for Guitar Lifestyle, I figured it would be best if I introduced myself and explained why I'm … [Read more...]

Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster

Mike Bloomfield's Telecaster is an iconic instrument of the 60s. He used it on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album as well as the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album, which is one of my favorite blues albums from the 60s. Legendary guitar technician Dan Erlewine recently had a chance to take the guitar apart and check it out. It's unfortunate that it has been so … [Read more...]

Waterloo Guitars by Collings

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Earlier this year, Collings Guitars introduced a new brand of guitars called Waterloo: The Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music … [Read more...]

Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival

This looks like an interesting guitar competition and festival being held this Fall in the Milwaukee area: The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. Four competitions, one festival. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money! The … [Read more...]

Robben Ford “Into the Sun”

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Robben Ford has announced a new album titled Into the Sun that will be released on March 31. Into The Sun, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed A Day In Nashville and 2013’s Bringing It Back Home, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history. The album features a coterie of … [Read more...]