Joe Bonamassa “Different Shades of Blue”

Joe Bonamassa has released details about his upcoming album, which is titled Different Shades of Blue, and he has also released the first video for the album: The album will be released on September 23 and will feature all original material: "It's been a while since I've been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original … [Read more...]

PRS SE Bass Guitars: Kingfisher and Kestrel

PRS have released new basses to their popular SE import line. The basses are called the Kingfisher and the Kestrel: Designed in PRS’s Maryland shop, the Kingfisher and Kestrel both feature neck through construction for sustain and evenly balanced tone, but are very distinctive instruments. The SE Kingfisher is a huge-sounding bass with distinct old-school tonal character … [Read more...]

Anthony Stauffer and TrueFire: 50 Monster SRV Guitar Licks You Must Know

Anthony Stauffer of Texas Blues Alley has recently created a course for TrueFire called 50 Monster SRV Guitar Licks You Must Know. Learning SRV ’s licks note-for-note will only get you halfway there, but understanding the underlying harmonic approaches and technical construction of those licks will take you all the way home. And that’s precisely how Anthony Stauffer … [Read more...]

Anthony Stauffer Demos the Wampler Velvet Fuzz

My Internet pal Anthony Stauffer of Texas Blues Alley posted a video demo of the Wampler Velvet Fuzz pedal earlier this week. I first heard and saw the Velvet Fuzz pedal at last year's Summer NAMM show, and it's been on my radar ever since. It seems like a really versatile fuzz pedal that can also get fairly smooth. Check out Anthony's demo below. I think he does a good job … [Read more...]

Oz Noy – Twisted Blues Vol. 2

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Guitarist Oz Noy has released Twisted Blues Vol. 2, which is, as the name implies, a follow up to his last album, Twisted Blues Vol. 1. Like that album, Vol. 2 features Noy's unique blend of jazz, blues, funk, and rock with the help of a few special guests. If you're into instrumental guitar music, I think you'll like this album. Laying the foundation for the album is Noy's … [Read more...]