Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nicolas Waldo: Guitar Brainbox T.V. #3

LICK NÂș 3 - Guitar Brainbox T.V. (Week 2) June 20/2012

Jason Becker: new live CD, so close you can almost touch it.

Exclusive Live CD
New live album of the benefit festival for Jason Becker. Pledge for the live disc! Proceeds will go to Jason Becker! Final mixes this week, next week to mastering! Digital release early July!!

I can announce that I have have heard some of the mixes and you are in for a real treat! Thanks to Kris Claerhout for his stirling efforts in coordinating this amazing project.

Alex Machacek: Abstract Logix Music announce new release

Abstractlogix MusicMedia

Abstract Logix Music is excited to announce the release of FAT, the new album from Guitar Visionary Alex Machacek. The music is so incredible that we cant wait for you to listen to it on September 18 2012 !!

Aleks Sever: new album review and interview

1. Showtime
2. Nightclub Art
3. Joker
4. Wild Love
5. Backstage
6. First Day
7. Danger Girl
8. City Rain
9. Silhouette
10. Stars

Guitar Noize review:
Aleks Sever’s CD “Danger Girl” features her brilliant guitar playing, soulful songwriting and outstanding musicianship throughout. “Danger Girl” combines the best of Funk/Jazz and Rock and establishes Aleks Sever as a major talent in today’s modern instrumental music...

There aren’t many female funk guitarists around let alone someone of this calibre and I’m mentioning that Aleks is female because it’s a fact, she is, but it shouldn’t matter and it doesn’t. Aleks’ playing is exceptional, her phrasing is glorious and her tone sublime. From the opening track ‘Showtime‘ I knew I was in for a treat with it’s laid back funk groove and Aleks’ Robben Ford-esque guitar tones playing smooth Jazzy and Bluesy phrases... Danger Girl‘ had me hooked on first listen and I’ve gone back to it again and again and again, I love listening to funk and it has been a long time since I’ve found the perfect blend of Funk/Jazz/Blues and Rock, this album is definitely one of my favourite releases of 2012 so far so make sure you check out Aleks Sever’s website for more info and check out the video below to hear Alek’s playing some of the tracks from her album Danger Girl live. Full review

Guitar International Interview 
Rick: How did you end up with a guitar in your hands and was it an immediate “love at first bite” kind of relationship?

Aleks Sever: When I was very young I started playing piano, but I knew that I had to find something different. Piano wasn’t quite it. I got my first acoustic guitar from my parents when I was 12 years old. I would pick out chords and melodies to the songs I heard on the radio and I knew immediately that I loved the guitar. About 1 year later I came across some records from Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

I remember thinking they play guitar like me, but I don’t sound anything like that. Being fascinated by the tone and feel, I finally discovered the electric, and it was so exciting to play with overdrive and express yourself with all kinds of different sounds. Full interview

Aleks Sever

Paul Gilbert, Russ Parrish: Electric Fence

The Electric Fence -
Paul Gilbert, Russ Parrish, Jeff Martin
Video provided by Paul Gilbert and posted with his permission.
Paul Gilbert - Sacrifice

Rachel Brandsness: Fools For Rowan Shreddelicious interview

Courtesy:  Arica Norzagaray
Rising Stars Fools For Rowan have an ace in the pack in the form of lead guitar player Rachel Brandsness.

The mini bio on Fools For Rowan web site gives you some insight into this young rocker!

"I secretly want to be Jimmy Page when I grow up. Nancy Wilson of Heart's guitar playing makes me want to go practice right now. I'm not very coordinated and I trip a lot but have a couple of killer dance moves (ask Erin and's true!) I like to stay up late at night. I try to never take myself too seriously...I feel like people miss out on a lot of good laughs that way."
Klamath Falls, OR
Music, recording, quoting "Anchorman" with Erin, skiing, movie scores, attempting to speak Spanish
" 'Sweet Odin's raven' by Ron Burgundy. I'll also settle for 'Sweet Methuselah's ladle!' by Ryan Nanney!"
"When I was five years old, I wore a red Power Ranger costume to the dentist. It was not Halloween."
"A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Emperor's New Groove
"Crazy On You" by Heart
"Let Down" by Radiohead
"The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen
"Angels of the Silences" by Counting Crows
"Dead Flowers" by The Rolling Stones
Carnitas burritos, chicken pad thai, cheesecake, Bongo Java coffee
"Family Guy"
We sent Rachel Ten of The Best and this is what she had to say: