Friday, 3 April 2009

Cesar Huesca: improvising with the boss


Improvising with the Boss DR-880

Chris Poland: ohm free gigs announced


Thursday May 14
The Roxy
9009 West Sunset, West Hollywood , California 90069
Doors 8 PM
Big Light 8:30 - 9:15 PM
OHMphrey 9:30-10:30 PM
NIAS 10:45-12:45 PM

Friday May 15
1221 State Street, 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Doors: 8:00 PM
TBA opener
OHMPhrey 10:15 - 11
NIAS 11:15 - 1:00

Saturday May 16
1921 Bacon Street, San Diego , California 92107
Doors: 8 PM
OHMphrey: 9:00-10:00 PM
North Indiana All Stars: 10:30-12:30 PM

Sound sample from Chris Poland posted at MySpace:

Track Listing
1. Someone Said You Were Dead
2. The Girl From Chi Town
3. Denny's By The Jail
4. Ice Cream
5. Lake Shore Drive
6. Not Afraid Of The Dark
7. Shrooms 'n Cheese
8. What's The Word, Thunderbird

Mike Keneally: steve vai could play anything

Kudos to Rich Murray for spotting this one

Mike Keneally Interview

Steve Vai: israel dates planned


Steve Vai is bringing his acclaimed Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class to Israel!
This will be Steve's first appearance in Israel, and he's excited to visit.

As previously reported, Vai recently added another date to his upcoming Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class schedule for Italy, this time for Sardinia. On May 3rd he will be in Olbia, Sardinia at Auditorium Museo Archeologico Nautico.

His complete schedule is now as follows:

18 - Reggio Emilia - Tempo Rock
19 - Montebelluna (TV) - Essemusic
20 - Milano - Accademia Del Suono
22 - Montegranaro - Teatro La Perla
23 - Roccaforzata - Go West Saloon
24 - Caserta - Oddly Shed (NEW LOCATION)
25 - Messina - Teatro Annibale Maria di Francia
29 - La Spezia - Jux Tap
30 - Torreano di Martignacco - The Groove Factory

1 - Roma - Stazione Birra
3 - Olbia (Sardinia) - Auditorium Museo Archeologico Nautico

Steve Vai - Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class
Date: June 30th
Venue: Culture Palace, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Tickets - On sale to be announced.

Jeff Loomis: rock hard interview

Jeff Loomis, another guitar player walking around musikmesse along with Gus G... this is his rock hard interview.

Nevermore: Jeff Loomis Licks & Tricks and Shred

Adam Fulara: three treats from the double neck threat


Adam Fulara - Polskie Drogi (A. Kurylewicz) - two-handed tapping

Adam Fulara - The Goldberg Variation No. 9 (J. S. Bach) - doublenecked tapping guitar

Adam Fulara - Goldberg Variation No. 18 (Bach) - doublenecked tapping guitar

Thomas Blug: blue cat shakes musikmesse 2009

Thomas Blug, Geoff Whitehorn, Mika Tyyskä shared the same music stage at intervals during the day. I never got close enough to film because the crowd was sooo deep! But watch this and see why the crowd was enthralled... this guy is a natural!

Thomas Blug Musikmesse 2009

Tristan Klein: musikmesse 2009


This is one I missed but one that Rick Graham managed to see!

tristan klein musikmesse 2009 cause we ended as lovers

tristan klein musikmesse 2009 roll

Mattias IA Eklundh: musikmesse guitar fight club... don't you hear?

Mattias IA Ekklundh featuring Guitar Fight Cub

Tag 2 | Guitar Fight Club | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2009

Jimmy Herring: live tour dates


Jimmy Herring is hitting the road under his own name, with a hand-picked ensemble of all-star musicians in support.

4/24/09: Handlebar, Greenville, SC
4/25/09: Melting Point, Athens, GA
4/26/09: Trustees Theatre, Savannah, GA
4/28/09: Cox Capital Theatre, Macon, GA
4/29/09: Pourhouse, Charleston,SC
4/30/09: Pourhouse, Charleston,SC
5/1/2009:Visulite, Charlotte,NC
5/2/2009:Visulite, Charlotte,NC
5/3/2009:Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh,NC
5/5/2009:Rhythm and Brews, Chattanooga, TN
5/6/2009:Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
5/7/2009:Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
5/8/2009:Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL
5/9/2009:Crossroads, Huntsville, AL
5/10/2009:Workplay, Birmingham, AL

John McLaughlin: joins chick corea and plays a live date

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin's play intense five-way, complex material.

Chick Corea - keyboard
John McLaughlin - guitar
Kenny Garrett - saxophone
Christian McBride - bass
Brian Blade - drums
Check out for tour information and to preview their new CD: LIVE

The New CD is available only at the Five Peace Band shows and the artists websites. To buy online go to

The Keswick Theatre
April 26, 2009
Shows at 3:00 and 7:30pm
The Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA 19038

Shawn Lane: rockefellers!

Here Shawn Lane plays a live Guitar solo (with Sean Rickman on drums), at Rockefeller's, Houston, TX, on the 29th Jan 1993.

Shawn Lane - Guitar solo (Rockefeller's, Houston, TX 29th Jan 1993) (AUDIO)

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot musikmesse accordo interview

Accordo posted a great video from musikmesse with Joe Satriani

Musikmesse 2009 - Joe Satriani interview

Wim Roelants: lick library lesson

Wim Roelants returns with another installment in his Guitar Experince series, this time looking at soloing ideas over a I Major to III Major progession:

Andres Ludmer: super heavy time

Normally fusion orientated... Andres Ludmer goes all heavy!

Andres Ludmer says:
This is me, playing on my custom maxera 8. this is a crazy song by Messhugah. I played over the drum track that i made with toontrack EZ DRUMMER DFH KIT. hope you enjoy

MESSHUGAH - BLEED (maxera 8 string guitar and DFH drums) - played by Andres Ludmer

Jeff Beck: live at jazz de montreal


Jeff Beck will make his first ever festival appearance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montral.
As part of the massive lineup for the 30th anniversary of the summer concert event, Jazz legends Ornette Coleman and Wayne Shorter, Jackson Browne, a blues pairing of Buddy Guy & Susan Tedeschi, Chris Botti, Pink Martini, King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force are among the 3,000 musicians & entertainers from 30 countries that will play more than 650 concerts from July 1 - 12 in Montreal.

Tickets for the festival and individual concerts are one sale now at fulldetisl from allaboutjazz

News: musikmesse madness


OK this is just a sample of the things I intend to post when I get back home to good old blighty!

Mattias IA Eklundh

Christophe Godin

Tea for two... Aka George Marios and Tom Quayle

Rick Graham