Thursday, 3 January 2013

Misha Mansoor,Jeff Holcomb: The Coachfire Chronicles - memories of a Periphery tour

During the Fall of 2012 I sold merch for Periphery on their Euro tour with BTBAM and The Safety Fire. I made this video for the memories... enjoy, and please share it!

Music (chronologically)
00:12 Periphery - "Luck As A Constant"
02:58 Alex Markides - "Gyaaahhd"
16:44 Between the Buried and Me - "Sun of Nothing"
19:51 Rap-Jan - "Old Waltz"
23:49 The Safety Fire - "Anomolous Materials"
25:28 The Safety Fire - "DMP (FDP)"
27:17 Periphery - "Ji"
33:33 Periphery - "Luck As A Constant"

The Coachfire Chronicles

Dweezil Zappa: Rig Rundown

Rig Rundown - Dweezil Zappa

Timo Somers, Barend Courbois: with Ian Parry - Tribute to Gary Moore and Phil Lynott

Please support The Roisin Dubh Trust and come and visit us on the 12th of januari 2013. An evening full of good music and Guinness.
Follow us @RememberPhil (twitter)
Our new website is in progress (
We are going to celebrate the musical legacy they both left behind for us....
Great songs full of passion, unique and original in their own way. An inspiration to many around the globe!

Claudio Pietronik: 8 finger Pentatonic lick

Pentatonic lick (8 finger tapping) - Claudio Pietronik
An Em pentatonic lick i created and played with 8 finger tapping technique.

Matthew Mills: First Night Alexandria Virginia 2012

Matthew Mills Performance At 2012 First Night Alexandria Virginia
Matthew Mills Performance At 2012 First Night Alexandria Virginia

Simon Kinny-Lewis: Tasty Blues Shuffle Guitar Licks

Tasty Blues Shuffle Guitar Licks p1 ( Advanced ) This is part 1 of 2 (advanced level) of a series of blues shuffle guitar lick lessons. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more FREE LESSONS!!
You can download the backing track free at
The whole series of Blues Shuffle Licks ( Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced ) that includes
6 LESSONS IN HD, (30 LICKS IN TOTAL), BACKING TRACK AND TAB will be available soon for purchase via my website.
Slow Blues Licks will also be available so don't forget to subscribe to watch the first 5 licks FREE and learn. Some of my main influences for these lessons are Blues/Rock masters Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Richie Kotzen, Ray Beadle.
Check out my NEW Blues/Rock album " Behind the Blue Mask" that will be available on itunes and via my website now early 2013.

Bruno Pinheiro Machado: Mayones Guitars and Seymour Duncan competition

My entry to this competition by Mayones Guitars and Seymour Duncan pickups!!!

#MayonesDuncan - Bruno Pinheiro Machado

Rocky Athas: John Mayall blues band

Another fine song from British blues legend John Mayall and band, when they performed a spectacular set at the MEZZ venue, in Breda, the Netherlands, on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. Featuring Rocky Athas on guitar, following in the footsteps of other great Mayall guitarists of the past, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and Buddy Whittington. Featuring the amazing Greg Rzab on bass, and Jay Davenport on drums.

From Wikipedia:
In November 2008, Mayall announced on his website he was disbanding the Bluesbreakers, to cut back on his heavy workload and give himself freedom to work with other musicians. Three months later a solo world tour was announced, with: Rocky Athas on guitar, Greg Rzab on bass, and Jay Davenport on drums. An album was released in September 2009. Since then, Mayall has continued to tour.

John Mayall -vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica
Greg Rzab -- bass
Rocky Athas- guitar
Jay Davenport -- drums 

Alex Martinho,Sydnei Carvalho,Gustavo di Padua: Double Vision - live

This is the last song of the show. In the following Monday will be posted three videos "bonus tracks" that complete the online DVD.For more info: This show marks the 20th anniversary of instrumental solo career of Alex, who started on his return to Brazil after attending GIT (USA) in 1992.complete show with big band, string quartet and special guests.Produced by Alex Martin, co-produced by Sydnei Carvalho and Gustavo di Padua. Following the last music being posted, the full show in high definition will also be available for free download on the site CREDITS: Recorded at the Teatro Municipal João Caetano (Niterói-RJ) on 06 October 2011 .Produced by Alex Martin Co-Produced by Sydnei Carvalho and Gustavo di Padua All compositions and arrangements by Alex Martin except "Gratefullness" and "Double Vision" (Martin and Alex Carvalho Sydnei) Musicians: Alex Martin - Guitar Gustavo di Padua - Guitar Jorge Mathias - Bass Rodrigo Martin - Drums Deivison White - Violin Hugo Baptista - Violin Vanessa Dutkus - Viola Daniel Silva - Cello Special Interests: Sydnei Carvalho - Guitar Daniel S'antana - Guitar Kuko Moura - Piano Victor Rangel - Publishing and Imaging Gustavo di Padua - Mixing and Mastering Audio Selim Humbaraci and staff - Cameras Anderson "Kbeça" - Capture audio"Palito" - Light Cris Ribeiro - Photos Thiago Freitas - Assistant General Flavio Freitas - Roadie ALEX USA: NIG Strings and Pedals | guitars NZAGANIN | cables SANTO ANGELO | SERGIO pickups Rosar | accessories PowerClick

Music 15 - "Double Vision" - DVD "Alex Martinho 20 years of road"

"L.A." - DVD "Alex Martinho 20 years of road" (Bônus track)

Abe Navarro: Seymour duncan & Mayones contest

Nice, a different approach to this popular solo competition.

#MayonesDuncan The reason I bought a 7 string guitar, was mainly: Korn, Deftones, Meshuggah, Limp bizkit, etc. Always loved that fat tone plus a regular tuning!

Abe Navarro - (Seymour duncan & Mayones contest) #MayonesDuncan

News: Making Money from Your Music in 2013: The 7 C’s


[This article was written by guest contributor — and longtime friend of CD Baby — Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR.]
It’s the new year, and the current news surrounding the music business is still bad. At this stage of the game, CD sales are barely part of the conversation and it can feel discouraging and downright depressing if you are trying to earn actual money from making music.
I believe the way a vast majority of artists will make money in 2013 will be through crowd funding. However, crowd funding will not work unless you actually have a crowd who is willing to fund.  This is why authentic communication and a plan are vital.

Eugene Berger: To B or not to B - Tommy Emmanuel

Eugene Berger - To B or not to B
The beautiful fingerstyle classic "To B or not to B" by Chet Atkins, arranged by Tommy Emmanuel and performed by Eugene Berger

Maurizio Santoro: Gangnam Style... er... I mean PROGnam style

Become a fan "OFFICIAL FACEBOOK" :

Gangnam Prog version
ARRANGEMENT: Maurizio Santoro

Gangnam Style - Maurizio Santoro (PROGnam style)

News: Caravan UK tour dates

CARAVAN, the UK’s premiere progressive rock band, start their 10-date UK tour on Tuesday January 8th at London’s Queen Elizabeth HallSpecial guest is Garron FrithTickets are available from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 
The tour sees Caravan celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the most groundbreaking British prog rock albums of all time; For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night. The band will also perform songs from their other classic albums, including In The Land Of Grey And Pink.
Originally formed 1968, Caravan were at the heart of the 1970s burgeoning Canterbury progressive rock movement. The current line-up features Pye Hastings (1968 founding member: guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas(keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).  

London Queen Elizabeth Hall (Tues Jan 8) 
Cambridge Junction (Wed Jan 9) 
Wolverhampton Robin (Thur Jan 10) 
Sage Gateshead (Sat Jan 12) 
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (Sun Jan 13) 
Salford Lowry (Mon Jan 14) 
Bridport Electric Palace (Wed Jan 16) 
Bath Komedia (Thur Jan 17) 
Tavistock The Wharf (Fri Jan 18) 
Falmouth Princess Pavilion (Sat Jan 19) 

Full details:

Jarle H Olsen: Random Improvisation and Quadrasonic live

Jarle H. Olsen - Random Improvisation 2011

Live in Norway 2012 - All Music Copyright © Jarle H. Olsen

Jarle H. Olsen Quadrasonic - Live 2012

News: a selection NAMM show gigs

For the current list of shows


12:00 pm
Julia Kosterova
Main Stage

3:00 pm
Don Alder
Presented by Seymour Duncan
Marriott Center Stage

3:00 pm
Scott Tarulli
Presented by Orange Music Electronic Co.
The Venue Stage

4:00 pm
The Rob Balducci Band
Presented by Majik Box and Gallo Engineering & Design
The Venue Stage

7:00 pm
The Larry Mitchell Band
Presented by Tech 21
Marriott Front Stage


4:00 pm
Gil Parris & Bernie Williams
Presented by Reverend Guitars and Tech 21
Main Stage

5:00 pm
Living Legends Concert
Main Stage
Over 35 artists from legendary bands like The Motels, Three Dog Night, Blue Oyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Asia, Yes, Bad Company, BB King, Quiet Riot and more will take the stage in NAMM's 7th Annual Living Legends Concert. This extraordinary and unique assembly of artists, who have all volunteered their services, promises to be one of the live entertainment highlights of the 2013 NAMM show.

11:59 pm
Monte Pittman
Presented by Fishman Transducers, Jarrell Guitars, Orange Music Electronic Co.
Marriott Center Stage


6:00 pm
Victor Wooten's Night of Film and Music
Presented by Dean Markley USA, Inc., Hartke and Cort USA
Hilton Anaheim, Grand Pacific Ballroom
Join Victor Wooten and the filmmakers of Haiti 10 for an inside look at selected scenes from the film, to be released in 2013. Victor will perform and tell the story of Haiti 10 between scenes. For tickets, visit sponsor booths.

9:00 pm
Alex Skolnick Trio
Marriott Front Stage

11:59 pm
Paul Reed Smith Band
Marriott Center Stage

Vernon Neilly: set ready for the NAMM show

Vernon Neilly
Hey guys glad to see that you are all here in the new year with me because I am going to be doing some really cool promotions and giveaways this year! Cool stuff like more guitars, strings, pedals, hats, t-shirts, visors, beenies, music packages, ipod touch nanos, and other stuff so you have to stay in touch with me here so that you will know when these things are happening. I will be at NAMM here in beautiful Southern California, so if you plan on attending and see me there please stop me and say hello!!!! It will be great to meet you in person and talk to you! I am recording a new CD I have already started and hope to release this sometime in the spring or early summer. As always I am going to have some very special guests making music with me, so it's going to be a fun year so join in the fun with me !!!!! More information on the promotions and giveaways coming very soon!

Wishing you all Love and Peace !!!!!


Zezza ChristianVincent Lessur,Omer Cay,Karim Enosare Chetitah: Next BendNote Talent 2012 - four more from the show

Next BendNote Talent 2012 : Zezza Christian- Blinded

Next BendNote Talent 2012 : Vincent Lessur - Polka From Hell

Next BendNote Talent 2012 : Omer Cay - Sonat

Next BendNote Talent 2012 : Karim Enosare Chetitah - The Cat Factory

dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales: Thomas Pridgen album five star reviewed

dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales Thomas Pridgen

★ Pinnick Gales Pridgen ★ Flying The Freak Flag High For 2013 !!!
First Amazing review of the album PGP on Rock Guitar Daily

☀ An amazing Review ! ☀

Review by Tony Conley: Pinnick Gales Pridgen is an absolutely fabulous record. I hope I hear a bunch of records this brilliant before this new year is over, but if I do, I'll be pretty shocked. This band has nailed it. The record won't be released until February 12th, but having heard it, I can't sit on the information - the word must be spread. You, you need to hear rock this brilliant. A beautiful and stunning debut. dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, and Thomas Pridgen - I salute and thank you, gentlemen. You have made my world a better place.

Read it on :
◕ Their new album "Pinnick Gales Pridgen" will be released
February 12, on Magna Carta Records
 — with DUg PinnickThomas Pridgen and Eric Gales.

Fabian Bruegge: Chromazone - Good German Fusion

CHROMAZONE's debut cd is still available for € 10,- plus shipping! To order a copy, contact us via email (

Fabian Bruegge: guitar,
Jesco Bressem: drums,
Winfried Miertsch: bass,

recorded @ rehearsal, July 8th, 2012

Lithium (Chromazone)

Replica (Chromazone)

Eric Calderone: ERock for EMG and a bunch of Hobbits!

EMG TV presents - Eric 'EROCK' Calderone, performing 'Switch To Kryptonite' from his debut solo record 'No More Heroes' which is now available at iTunes or CD Baby

Gear used: Guerilla Custom Guitar loaded with EMG 81/85, Boss NS-3, MXR M77 Custom Badass Modified O.D., MXR Carbon Copy Delay, Mesa Boogie Mark V 1x12 combo and 1x12 extension cab

EMG - Eric "EROCK" Calderone "Switch To Kryptonite"

EMGtv presents Eric "EROCK" Calderone performing "The Hobbit Meets Metal".

EMG - Eric "EROCK" Calderone "The Hobbit Meets Metal"

Nicholas Llerandi: Mayones/Seymour Duncan Solo Contest

Thanks for watching :) and thank you Keith Merrow, Mayones Guitars, and Seymour Duncan Pickups.

Mayones/Seymour Duncan Solo Contest - Nicholas Llerandi #MayonesDuncan

Javier Reyes: "Luz y Cielo" for EMG

Javier Reyes (Animals as Leaders/T.R.A.M./Mestis) stops by EMG studios and performs "Luz y Cielo" from his debut Mestis record 'Basal Ganglia'.  Gear used: Ibanez RGA8

Fractal Axe FX II
EMG - Javier Reyes "Luz y Cielo"

Richard Hallebeek,Antti Kotikoski: Fives - from upcoming new album!

Great news to hear that Richard Hallebeek,Antti Kotikoski are back and hard at work on an upcoming release!

The track 'Fives' from Richard Hallebeek and Antti Kotikoski from the forthcoming album 'Insides'. With Richard Hallebeek - guitars, Marco Minnemann - drums, Jaan Wessman - bass.

Richard Hallebeek & Antti Kotikoski - Fives

Uli Jon Roth, Warren DeMartini, TD Clark: North American Tour date during NAMM

Friday, January 25, 2013
7:00pm - - All Ages
Whisky A Go Go (map)
8901 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, USA 90069

Stéphan Forté: names some of his favourite players!

Stéphan Forté
Some of you asked me who were my favorite actual players, There you go : Paul Wardingham, Andy James, Daniele Gottardo, Sergey Golovin Сергей Головин, Tom Quayle, Jeff Loomis, PJ d'Atri, Ola Englund, Christian Muenzner.....I Am SURE I forgot some, but I will update as soon as it comes back to my mind :) If you're not familiar with some of them: Go and check their incredible talent on Youtube NOW !!!

Stéphan Forté Damn stupid me, I forgot Guthrie [Govan].................

Stéphan Forté Forgot Per Nillson, Andy Wood and Martin Miller too !

Stéphan Forté Damn Keith Merrow, I forgot you too !!!!!!!!! I should definitely stop drinking, I love your stuff man and got your two album

To be continued? .... 

Geddy Lee: Planet Rock Interview

Planet Rock Interview With Geddy Lee

Don Lappin: Tapped In - Kickstarter project sounds awesome!

"Tapped In" Don Lappin's New ALBUM!
I am proud to finally bring you my new album, "Tapped In".
Launched: Jan 1, 2013
Funding ends: Jan 30, 2013


Hi everyone. I am really excited to finally bring you my CD "Tapped In". This long awaited record features myself on Guitar, Steve Hunt on Keys, Joe Santerre on Bass, and Chad Wackerman on Drums.Don Lappin's "Tapped In"!!!

Marta Witiw: MayonesDuncan competition - the only female entry?

Marta Witiw - Mayones Duncan competition

Currently the only female entry I could find for this mega prize winning competition

My entry to The Mayones/Seymour Duncan Regius Competition. Thanks to Keith Merrow for this great backing track. Hope you enjoy!

#MayonesDuncan competition, solo by Marta Witiw

How to enter the competition
Keith Merrow:  January 20th 2013

Erja Lyytinen: Forbidden Fruit the new blues album

Erja Lyytinen
The new CD "Forbidden Fruit" now available on webshop!! Delivery right away! Official release date 18th of January. UUSI "Forbidden Fruit" albumi saatavilla nyt webshopista! Toimitus heti! (Kaupoissa julkaisupäivänä 18. tammikuuta)

Erja Lyytinen: Forbidden Fruit
 Erja Lyytinen - Forbidden Fruit CD

1. Joyful Misery
2. Hold On Together
3. At Least We Still Fight
4. Forbidden Fruit
5. Death Letter
6. Change of Season
7. Jealousy
8. Press My Button
9. Things About Coming My Way

‘Forbidden Fruit’ finds Finnish slide guitarist Erja Lyytinen taking the blues into the personal realm, to find new ways of expressing her feelings, understanding life experiences and realising her musical ambitions. From the deeply felt lyrics and well crafted songs, to the emotional input of her solos and expansive band harmonies, ‘Forbidden Fruit’ embodies the essence of everything we identify as the blues. Whether you could call it therapy, deeply held personal convictions, or more simply a celebration of life, this album has it all. And as Erja humorously remarks; ‘It was all made without an auto tuner (laughs), so everything is played and sang as you hear it’.

‘Forbidden Fruit’ is a multi layered album. Peel away a layer and you will find another rich seam of lyrical meaning and intricate guitar parts. The heart felt lyrics match the deep guitar tones and sonic textures, all glued together by Erja own natural vivacity.

Recorded at Helsinki’s Rescue Room Studios, the album’s sensual front cover photo was shot at Murder Mile studios in London by Finnish photographer Tina Korhonen. The all female crew added to an apparent statement of Erja’s self confidence. And there’s much to be proud of, as ‘Forbidden Fruit’ explores the full spectrum of life’s experiences; up, down and sideways. There’s a imperceptible meeting of old blues traditions - the art of story telling and sexual double entendres - with contemporary musical values and guitar solo’s that evoke lyrical meaning.

For every well crafted turn of phrase there’s an intricate guitar part to match, ranging from co-producer Davide Floreno’s tremolo guitar figure on ‘Joyful Misery’ to Erja’s guitar- led wall of sound on ‘Jealousy’. She further explores the full tonal possibilities of her new custom shop Fender Stratocaster on ‘Forbidden Fruit’, ‘Joyful Misery’ and the dual guitar fest that is ‘Change Of Season’, while the radical arrangement and unusual chords on ‘Death Letter’ re-invigorate the blues standard and help integrate it into the albums sequential flow.

Co-song writer Alan Darby (who has worked with Bonnie Raitt and Bonnie Tyler) provides the American feel on two relationship songs, the self explanatory ‘At Least We Still Fight’ and the deeply personal ‘Joyful Misery’. The latter is inspired by a 50 year relationship between her uncle and aunt. The lyrics of the title tracks pull no punches - ‘A flower in  blossom attracts all kind of bees’  - as Erja achieves her goal of ‘sounding honest, beautiful and sad at the same time’, before she belatedly offers us a cathartic release with Lil Johnson’s ‘Press My Button’.
‘Forbidden Fruit’ is an album of real substance, emotion, superb band interplay and Erja’s very best vocals. The blues never sounded more essential.

Tour dates 

Thu, 24 Jan
Chislehurst, BRY, UK
The Beaverwood Club
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Sat, 26 Jan
Aylesbury, UK
The Limelight Theatre

Sun, 27 Jan
Skegness, UK
Skegness Rock and Blues Weekend
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Mon, 28 Jan
Oxford, UK
The Jericho Tavern

Thu, 31 Jan
Billericay, LO, UK
The New Crawdaddy Club

Wed, 06 Feb
Spijkenisse, NL
Theater De Stoep
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Thu, 07 Feb
Purmerend, NL
Theater de Purmaryn

Sat, 09 Feb
Capelle Aan Den Ijssel, NL
Isala Theater
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Tue, 12 Feb
Lahti, FI
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Wed, 13 Feb
Espoo, FI
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Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals as Leaders, Live in Toronto

Animals as Leaders, Live in Toronto. Full Concert Video - Multi-cam, 1080 HD.

Filmed by:
Adam Stutt
Chris Bryson
Greg Francis
Zachary McSweeney

Edited by Chris Bryson

Audio Mix by Maks Gabriel

1. Cylindrical Sea
2. Tempting Time
3. Point to Point
4. Isolated Incidents
5. thoroughly at home
6. Wave of Babies
7. Cylindrical Sea

Animals as Leaders Live in Toronto. FULL CONCERT

Jason Becker: Happy new year from your fans around the world!

Happy New year Jason Becker ♥♥♥

Andre Nieri: Single Cut Dreamer T-PRO

Hussein Haddad Super guitar demo Dreamer DT-PRO a super telecaster! made by my partner André Faisal! 

Dreamer T-PRO demo.

Dreamer T-PRO

Carlos Osnaya: announces NAMM appearence

It is a great pleasure to announce that a Carlos Osnaya will be back on the most important fair of world music NAMM SHOW 2013

Tom Quayle: Evening Practice

Evening Practice
For lessons with me go to

I've made a practice routine for myself for the first time in about 10 years and I'm recording an improvisation every night. Here's this evenings one for analysis! Sorry about the poor image quality and sound.

News: Twitter - after almost 44,000 tweets, 2000+ followers!

Truth In Shredding

Bringing the world of guitar to the Twitter Verse


News: Why Music Moves Us

Jeanette Bicknell, Ph.D., is the author of Why Music Moves Us. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from York University, and has taught in universities in the U.S. and Canada. She is the author of academic articles on the philosophy of music, aesthetics, ethics, and the history of philosophy, and is currently working on a book about singing. She also works as a mediator and business consultant.

Music, Detachment and the Loss of Self

New research on music and dissociation