Monday, 30 July 2012

Eric Johnson: Accadia Blues 2012 session

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Eric Johnson: Accadia Blues 2012

Javier G F Escudero, Guthrie Govan: Berklee College of Music

Born in Santander (Spain) in 1983, Javier started his musical studies at the age of eight with Juan Jose Saenz and Paulino Garcia. He studied his Bachelor of Arts on Classical Music Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with José Luis Rodrigo. Javier is currently studying modern music at Berklee College of Music with David Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller thanks to the support of AIE (Spanish Performers Association) and Berklee College of Music.

He was awared a music scholarship by the prestigious Fundación Marcelino Botin for higher education for three consecutive years and one (additional) year in New York to study with Pablo Saiz Villegas (classical guitar), Mike Stern (electric guitar) and Pedro Da Silva (NYU film scoring teacher).

He was fortunate enough to win the Guthrie Govan Contest and had the pleasure to perform with Guthrie Govan and John Finn. (2011)

He has given recitals in different places in Spain and countries such as the United States, France, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Finland and Mexico in chamber groups; as a soloist, with chamber orchestra, and as soloist. He has played in various jazz festivals specially the Heineken festival in Puerto Rico where he shared the stage with Paco de Lucia, Michel Camilo, Jose Heredia, Giovanni Hidalgo, Christian Scott and Abraham Laboriel

Javier G. F. Escudero Band has signed a contract with Jazz Revelation Records to record a track in their upcoming album that will be released in 2012.

Javier has produced a vast number of bands in a wide range of styles in Spain, also at an international level.
He has produced the album “Ferdinand Rebay” Oboe and Guitar Music for the International Label NAXOS. 

The styles in which Javier has worked as a producer vary fom classical music, film scores, flamenco and chamber music to more modern such as Rock, Pop, Jazz and electronic music.

Guthrie Govan, Javier G. F. Escudero

Keyboard, Michael Hurwitz
Bass: Alejandro Zorrilla
Drums: José Stewart
Guitar: Javier G. F. Escudero,
Funk Show Case, Live at Berklee

Javier G. F. Escudero, Grove Street

Sam Coulson,Paul Gilbert: the interview

This video was taken at The Great Guitar Escape where I was teaching this summer.

Paul Gilbert interviews Sam Coulson

Brand new artists at Jam Track Central sees Sam Coulson join the ranks!

This video is one of five tracks Sam has recorded for his brand new Rock Blues Series 1 package.

For the full video, track, backing track and completely accurate tab check out Sam's page at the site:

Sam Coulson - Blow Your Top

The charismatic lickmaster Sam Coulson improvises over our HOLLYWOOD BLUES jam track taken from our ESSENTIAL BLUES SERIES package. See....
Please note that the package contains a different solo to this one.
Do yourselves a big favour and check out Sam's Youtube channel for loads more impressive jams and more info on this great British player now living in Canada.

Sam Coulson improvises over our 'Hollywood Blues' Jam Track

Guthrie Govan, Jon Finn: talks about the Guitar Workshop Plus in Toronto

Guest artist / instructor Guthrie Govan plays, teaches, and talks about his experience at Guitar Workshop Plus in Toronto.
Guthrie Govan at Guitar Workshop Plus in Toronto - 2012

Guitar Workshop Plus faculty member Jon Finn playing and speaking about the program and guest artists.

Jon Finn at Guitar Workshop Plus - Toronto - 2011

plus a little snippet of Guthre Govan with Jon Finn at The Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry NH July 22, 2012

Guthrie Govan and Jon Finn

Guthrie Govan and Jon Finn

Marc Meesters: Psycho and Bend Note entry

Hi there,

This is my song Psycho wich is the 3rd song on my solo album called Psycho. Marcel Coenen mixed and mastered the whole cd and played a guest solo on it. Another Dutch guitarist called Joost Vergoossen played a guest solo on the album. I played along with a backing track. Originally I wrote this song and Dennis Leeflang (Bumblefoot drummer) recorded the drums for the demo. Keep an eye on my channel, loads of live gigs are on its way and I drop some footage on my channel. In november me and my band will play the support act for Andy Timmons, so stay tuned:)

If somebody wants the backing track for this song, just send me a message!


Cheers Marc

Marc Scarescone Meesters - Psycho LIVE

plus Marc's Bend Note Entry

Marc Meesters - Minds - Next Bendnote Talent

Cameron Allen: Next BendNote Talent competition! - This is my submission to the Next BendNote Talent competition! Please vote for me! This is a song from my album, "Between the Lines", which is available on, iTunes, and!

Official Website -
Buy The Album -

Cameron Allen - "Jackknife on a Hairpin" - Next BendNote Talent

Performing his original song, "The Loft", from the new album, "Between The Lines" - available on iTunes,, and! Be sure to vote for Cameron on!
Official Website - http://www.cameronallenmusic.comBuy The CD -

Cameron Allen - "The Loft" performance

Performing his song "Sirocco", from the new album, "Between The Lines" - available on iTunes,, and! Also, be sure to vote for Cameron in the Next BendNote Talent Competition 2012 at:
Official Website - http://www.cameronallenmusic.comBuy The Album (CD or mp3) -

Cameron Allen - "Sirocco" performance

Cameron Allen: Between The Lines

Cameron Allen: Between The Lines
1. Jacknife On a Hairpin 5:50
2. Sirocco 6:22
3. The Loft 5:45
4. Three Hundred Miles 6:09
5. Standing Room 5:37
6. Run Between the Lines By Night 5:12
7. Snake Eyes 6:41

Important web links

Michael Schenker: announces April UK Tour

photo credit Lee Millward

Due to the critical acclaim Michael Schenker received on his 2012 UK tour, the legendary guitarist will return with his classic rock band Temple of Rock on a 12-date UK tour in April 2013. The tour starts at the ARC, Stockton on Tees onTuesday 9th April. Tickets go on sale Monday July 30thfrom and 0844 478 0898.

Boasting Ex-Scorpions stars Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), MSG stalwart Wayne Findlay(keyboards) and Scottish vocalist Doogie White (ex Rainbow,Yngwie Malmsteen), the Temple Of Rock concerts will feature plenty of hits spanning Schenker's career with the Scorpions,UFO and MSG.

Songs to be performed by the Temple of Rock include UFO’sRock Bottom and Doctor Doctor, MSG’s Armed and Readyand Into The Arena, and Scorpions classics including Rock You Like A Hurricane. Schenker will also perform new songs from his latest album, Temple of Rock, including Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

Michael Schenker: April UK Tour
Stockton Arc April 9
Aberdeen Lemon Tree April 10
Edinburgh Picture House April 11
Newcastle o2 Academy April 12
Holmfirth Picturedrome April 13
Warrington Parr Hall April 14
Falmouth Princess Pavilion April 16
Bristol O2 Academy April 17
Salisbury City Hall April 18
Oxford o2 Academy April 19
Nottingham Rock City April 20
Norwich Waterfront April 21

Read the official announcement and download hi res images

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts unveil the Cybertech T-RON!

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts unveil the Cybertech T-RON!

The first in a series of high-concept electric guitars inspired by popular culture.
Artisan instrument builder James Hutchinson releases the first in a series of high-concept electric guitars inspired by popular culture and reimagining iconic themes from Films, TV and video games.
The Cybertech T-RON draws its namesake from Disney's 1982 Sci Fi classic 'TRON' by taking Hutchinson's original Cybertech concept and applying a retro-futuristic ‘living circuit’ theme, with dazzling light pipe inlays across the body.

A pair of Gibson humbuckers provides iconic analog warmth which is easily transformed by the recessed XY Midipad and further augmented by the on board Ghost MIDI interface system. Incredible arrays of tones and effects have been painstakingly engineered into this guitar.

Locking tuners complement a custom made through-body string retainer in solid brass, assuring stable tuning and ample sustain. The high gloss paintwork has been evenly worn by hand, creating a finely textured surface to better showcase the lighting system, whilst offering a robust and roadworthy finish.
Orders for the Cybertech T-RON can be placed through the Hutchinson Guitar Concepts website, which also features a portfolio of finished instruments that exert design inspiration from themes as diverse as Steampunk, Natural Disasters, and Chinese dynasties.

Hutchinson's Cybertech, Molten Lava, and Bronze Top guitars are just a few examples of what can be achieved through intricate wood carving, masterful finishing and state of the art electronics. Hundreds of hours of work go into every fine detail, ensuring that each Tibetan symbol is perfectly engraved, and each ripple of molten lava oozes and glows with incredible LED lighting effects.

Every guitar featured in Hutchinson’s portfolio is available as a theme to order for your own guitar and several of these portfolio items are commissions from world touring, platinum selling artists. Look out for Hutchinson Guitar Concepts this summer, as our instruments make their way to the largest festival stages and hottest tours in 2012.

 Hutchinson Guitar Concepts accept requests for new custom concepts and designs, offering extensive modifications to existing guitars, or complete concept instruments built to the highest standard. If you’ve ever wanted a guitar built to embody your favourite place, time, movie, game, fashion, genre or style, look no further than Hutchinson Guitar Concepts! Quotations can be provided via the website contact form.
To learn more about Hutchinson Guitar Concepts visit: For further information, images, and interview opportunities, please contact:

Ignazio Di Salvo: Improvising blues fusion

Ignazio Di Salvo - Bluesy solo

Ignazio Di Salvo - Improvising over minor blues Fusion style

Robbert Hanenberg: On The Way - tribute to Jack Thammarat

On The Way (J. Thammarat) - Robbert Hanenberg

Brett Garsed: If 6 was 9 Experience

Brett Garsed and Stuart Fraser perform Gypsy Eyes ,If 6 was 9,Third Stone from the Sun at the Experience Jimi Hendrix 2012 performance at the Forum for Guitar Gods and Masterpieces TV Show

Brett Garsed Stuart Fraser - Gypsy Eyes If 6 was 9 Experience Hendrix Guitar Gods and Masterpieces

Gus Drax: Break The Core

Hello my friends

Here is a new video demonstration from my band Sunburst with my new Guitar from Schecter!
The Song is called "Break The Core".
Hope you like it.
Video Taken and Edited by Steve Drax
Audio Edit by Gus Drax
Music by Sunburst
Lyrics by Vasilis Georgiou
Enjoy and Subscribe

Gus Drax - Break The Core Demonstration (Sunburst)

plus a great cover of the classic Michael Romeo solo

Gus Drax: Sea Of Lies (Symphony X cover)

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