On Twitter

Just a reminder that I'm still posting on Twitter. I've been posting over there since last May, and it's been a lot of fun. There's a lot of other guitarists and musicians on Twitter, so there's always some interesting discussion going on. If you're already on Twitter, follow me and I'll likely follow you back. If you're not yet on Twitter, give it a shot. I think you'll enjoy … [Read more...]

Sean Costello

I was browsing YouTube over the weekend looking at guitar-related videos and noticed some videos by a blues artist named Sean Costello. Costello had a classic voice, and was a great guitar player. Unfortunately, Costello passed away this past April, just shy of his 29th birthday. This interview was completed hours before his death. Before his death, Costello recorded … [Read more...]

Daily Deal: Sonny Landreth From the Reach for $2.99

Amazon.com publishes a daily deal each day featuring MP3 albums that are on sale for $2.99. Today's MP3 Daily Deal is Sonny Landreth's From the Reach, which features Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, and others. For various reasons, I don't typically buy anything from Amazon, but this is a great deal on a great album. If you haven't yet purchased From the … [Read more...]

Joe Bonamassa on the Les Paul

Joe Bonamassa discussing why he chose the Les Paul as his instrument of choice: “One night, I was doing this classical thing I do using the volume control, and I was playing it on a Strat,” Bonamassa said. “When I finished the show someone came up to me and told that I sounded like Stevie Ray [Vaughan] playing a violin. Well, bless his heart, and God bless Stevie Ray, but … [Read more...]

Tommy Emmanuel Live

I had the pleasure of seeing Tommy Emmanuel perform live at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) this past Friday, June 27. Although I've heard many great things about Tommy Emmanuel as a guitarist and performer, I wasn't all that familiar with his music. So, before the show, I listened to the samples on Amazon's page for Emmanuel's recently released Center Stage album. … [Read more...]