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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Live albums can be a remedy for contract disputes or a way to stall for time during a creative dry spell. For Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, it’s really the best way to be heard on a recording. Live is their natural habitat. When they’re feeding off each other and the raw energy of an ... ...

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Various Artists

Subtitled “1950s & 1960s Oddball Labels,” these three boxed sets collect nuggets from dozens of independent record labels that popped up across post-Elvis America then faded away as the British Invasion and the pretentious spoiler called “rock” put – ironically – a choke-hold on its own roots. Each 10-disc box covers the state’s homegrown blues, country, ... ...

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George Barnes

When Chet Atkins arrived in Chicago for his first RCA recording session in August 1947, he was astounded to meet George Barnes, who’d been hired to play rhythm guitar. To Chet and others, Barnes was guitar royalty, a virtuoso the teenaged Atkins encountered the same place he’d first heard Merle Travis and Les Paul – ... ...

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Judas Priest and Deep Purple

This 30th-anniversary reissue of Judas Priest’s 1986 album is above average, but not for the reason you might think. Turbo itself was slick ’80s metal, festooned with guitar synthesizers and that ubiquitous “gated” snare drum, à la Phil Collins. It’s all remastered here, for better or worse, but the real prize is a pair of ... ...

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Museum of Making Music to Host Harp-Guitar Exhibit

The Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, California, will host an exhibition on the harp guitar beginning October 7 and running through April 29. Curated by Gregg Miner, “Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” will include approximately four dozen instruments including historical rarities and modern creations. Miner and The Harp Guitar Foundation ... ...

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Sell Your Guitar Event

FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE appraisals, FREE advice! We will be appraising Guitars, Basses, Amps, Pedals, Banjos, Mandolins, Ukes, Drums, and other musical instruments. NEW DATE: May 14, at the Washington Country Fairgrounds, 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI. Show hours 10-5. For more info, contact Scott Neuser (920) 467-4762, cell (920) 918-3306, wisconsinvintageguitarshow.com. ...

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Nancy Wilson

Responsible for guitar-laden classics such as “Crazy On You,” “Love Alive,” and “Devil Delight,” Nancy Wilson has been inspiring musicians for decades. Nancy and her sister, Ann, have churned out one well-crafted Heart record after another, followed by successful tours. This summer, they released a new album, Beautiful Broken and followed with the Rock Hall ... ...

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Buzz Osborne

Over the years, fans have come to expect the unexpected from the Melvins. But they just may have outdone themselves this year, with the arrival of two albums – one started nearly 20 years ago and another that features the two main Melvins, singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover, joined by a host of ... ...

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The Steepwater Band

The Steepwater Band, based in Chicago, has been a trio for most of its career, purveying guitar-based Americana. Guitarist Jeff Massey, bassist Tod Bowers, and drummer Joseph Winters recently added guitarist Eric Saylors, and the change has worked well. “Eric was playing in an Indianapolis-based band called the Healing Sixes, and on occasion we would ... ...

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