Friday, 8 March 2013

Andre Tonelli: Fill the Sky new album

Andre Tonelli Fill the Sky
Master André, CONGRATULATIONS!, a very impressive and original sound, we expected no less of the tremendous expressive and creative ability of the author, a hyper-dynamic disk, with melodic and rhythmic changes that will leave you breathless, keeps its metal rock roots and it's seasoned with a unique blend of western and eastern rock fusion. You should not miss it. Thanks mister André Tonelli !!

Vivian Campbell: Win a Buddy Blaze Vivian Campbell

Win a Buddy Blaze Vivian Campbell 'Lightning Storm' Shredder
Buddy Blaze, Seymour Duncan, and Floyd Rose are giving away a very special guitar: the Buddy Blaze Vivian Campbell 25th Anniversary Shredder VC-II/LS, which is modeled after the historic guitar used by Campbell in his Whitesnake days.

Justin Derrico: Going Nowhere Album

Justin Derrico is one of the most talked about guitarists in the music industry right about now. The 28-year-old New York native has toured all throughout the country, lending his dynamic skills to popular artists such as Pink, The Calling, Lil' Wayne and Robin Thicke. Although his debut album suggests that he is 'Boldly Going Nowhere,' the truth is Derrico is on the fast track to being a legendary guitarist. Throughout this instrumental 10-track collection, the innovative musician incorporates a bluesy vibe into his eccentric modern rock style. That is captured on songs like "Fricken Chicken," "Goodnight Nurse" and "Manic." There are also lighter records like "Easy Days" that'll fill the needs of the adult contemporary audience, and a Phil Collins cover of "In The Air Tonight," the latter of which features a computerized vocal rip. Derrico might claim to be 'Boldy Going Nowhere,' but it's clear that he is going somewhere and that somewhere is in the right direction.

*NEW* Justin Derrico at

Fred Brum: Rocktron G300 - Frozen Soul

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)

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The kind folks at Rocktron Germany sent me a cool Utopia G300 floor unit to review a while ago, so here it is! Since most of the stuff I had seen showcasing the unit had it into a typical guitar amp + cab setup, I thought a cool variation would be to use it to record direct, no bells, no whistles - just the unit's inbuilt features straight into the computer.

Signal chain is simply guitars - cable - Reaper. No post EQ or FX were added so that the unit is the one thing doing all the work, which I believe will make it easier to hear how I used it.

Thanks to the guys at Rocktron for sending me the G300 to toy with - it does sound great and it's a lot of fun to fiddle with! :)

Gear used here:
- Jaden Rose Guitars -
- Decibel Guitars -
- Rocktron Effects -
- Sik Piks -
- Hufschmid picks -

- Gruv Gear Fretwraps (i.e. thing around neck) -

Fred Brum - Rocktron G300 - Frozen Soul

Robin Trower: Roots And Branches new CD

Robin Trower: Roots And Branches
Robin Trower: Roots And Branches

Robin Trower, one of the most justly-acclaimed of British Rock music s elder statesmen, will release his latest album entitled Roots & Branches on February 4th 2013 On the new album Roots & Branches, Robin has produced unique cover versions of some classic Blues and R N B tracks such as Hound Dog, The Thrill Has Gone & Little Red Rooster. Of the new album Robin says I started off thinking I would do a complete album of covers, I wanted to get as far away from the originals as possible. I came up with half a dozen arrangements, which felt different enough, so I ended up writing some new songs as well. I have tried to make the new songs be influenced by what I have done with the classics, so the album blends together The unassuming Robin Trower has, over the forty-odd years since his departure from Procol Harum, assembled an incredible body of work, from his commercial high water mark with the epochal Bridge of Sighs album in 1974, through to the brand new Roots & Branches. His music has never attempted to make concessions to commercial demands, and his improvisational skills have consistently re-set the bar in terms of blues-soaked inspiration and intensity. Never abashed about crediting the late Jimi Hendrix as one of his main influences, Trower remains one of the most talented musicians that the UK has ever produced.

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Track 1 Hound Dog (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2 The Thrill Is Gone (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3 When I Heard Your Name (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 Little Red Rooster (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 I Believe to My Soul (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 Shape of Things to Come
Track 7 That's Alright Mama
Track 8 Save Your Love
Track 9 Born Under a Bad Sign
Track 10 Sheltered Moon

Michael Bernier,Tony Levin,Pat Mastelotto: Stickmen - Deep

Michael Bernier,Tony Levin: Stickmen - Deep

Stickmen/Michael Bernier/Tony Levin/Pat Pat Mastelotto: Deep

Michael Bernier (Chapman Stick); Tony Levin (bass, stick); Pat Mastelotto (drums)

Stick Men is as unique a rock trio as there ever could be. Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon) plays the Chapman Stick, Markus Reuter (Tuner, Centrozoon) plays his self-designed Touch Guitar, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr. Mister, XTC) plays acoustic and electronic drums -- this does not sound like three guys! Their newest and best work yet, Deep features heavy rock pieces Concussion, Horatio, the 11 minute tone poem Whale Watch and the musically amusing Nude Descending Staircase. Mixed by Machine (Producer for King Crimson, Clutch, Lamb of God), this is a must have for King Crimson and Progressive Rock fans.

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Guitar The Smorgasbord (2 CD) now available

Mattias IA Eklundh:The Smorgasbord
Mattias Eklundh's Freak Guitar with Jonas Hellborg, Guthrie Govan, Dweezil Zappa, Ranjit Barot and more: The Smorgasbord (2 CD)

Mattias Eklundh, Dweezil Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Andy Timmons, Georg “Jojje“ Wadenius, Guthrie Govan, Morgan Ågren, Ranjit Barot, Kiko Loureiro, Jonas Hellborg, Selvaganesh Vinayakram and many more.

Hot, delicious news! Prepare to devour! Steve Vai and Favored Nations will my release my audio feast Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord worldwide March 5th! An intense buffet with no fewer than 40 tracks, served in double disc packaging (with close to two hours worth of nutritious music!) Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord also features a number of prominent, tasty guests: Dweezil Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Andy Timmons, Georg “Jojje“ Wadenius, Guthrie Govan, Morgan Ågren, Ranjit Barot, Kiko Loureiro, Jonas Hellborg, Selvaganesh Vinayakram and many more.

Disc 1
1. Amphibians Night Out (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Mattias - The Beautiful Guy (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. Hells Bells (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. The Smorgasbord (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Friedrichs Wahnbriefe (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Sexually Frustrated Fruit Fly Flamenco (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
8. Daily Grind Disco March (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
9. Lease With an Option to Buy (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
10. The Swede and the Wolf (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
11. Mambo Italiano (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
12. Mind Your Step (at Schiphol Airport) (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
13. Crossing the Rubicon
14. That's Amore
15. Keep It in the Dojo
16. Infrared Jed
17. Peter, I Won't Drive Another Meter
18. Larvatus Prodeo
19. Blaha Blaha
20. Lullaby for Gabriel

Disc 2
1. In the Goo of the Evening
2. The Dogs of Delhi
3. Special Agent Bauer
4. Mahavishnu John
5. The Harry Lime Theme
6. Dark Matter
7. Trumpet Lesson
8. Mandur and Morgan's Camel Safari
9. Shore Thing
10. Captain Smith's Moment of Truth
11. Mah Ná Mah Ná
12. The Nigerian Gynecologist
13. 6 Rue Cordot
14. Kali Ghat
15. Safe to Remove Hardware
16. Did You Actually Pay for That?
17. Those in Badiyah
18. The Essence of Emptiness
19. Meralgia Paresthetica
20. Guano Afternoon

Chris Duarte: My Soul Alone new CD

Chris Duarte: My Soul Alone
Chris Duarte Group: My Soul Alone
Chris Duarte (guitar); Steve Evans (bass); Aaron Haggerty (drums)

Chris Duarte recorded his next album "My Soul Alone" in October 2012 and it will be released February 26! This will be his seventh title with Blues Bureau International (and his 12th since "Texas Sugar" or his 14th if you want to be a completist). The sessions went down in October at the cozy and familiar Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, California. Playing bass on the album is Steve Evans and Aaron Haggerty is on drums (he also played on the "Blues In The Afterburner" album)!

1. Show Me That You Want It (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. Yes, It's You (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Take Me Now (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. A Dollar Down and Feeling Low (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. I Bucked It Up (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Outta My Way (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Leave My Soul Alone
8. Sweet Little Girl
9. Lazy Afternoon
10. Can't Shut Me Out
11. Blue Jean Outlaw
12. Carelessness


Jonathan Kreisberg: One New CD available

Jonathan Kreisberg: One
Jonathan Kreisberg: One

While recognized for his band leading skills on his international tours and countless CD's (as well as side man work with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, and Ari Hoenig among others) One marks guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg's first recording made up of entirely solo guitar performances. The program boasts a daring range of material and introduces the world to his unique polyphonic approach. Although at times it's hard to believe, the entire recording is one man on one track. Modern jazz, a Brazilian mythical tale, folk, and improvised music for an imaginary science fiction soundtrack are all refracted through Kreisberg's prism to create a bold and complete tale.

1. Canto de Ossanha (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. Summertime (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Without Shadow
4. Skylark (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. Caravan (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Tenderly
7. My Favorite Things (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
8. Hallelujah
9. E.S.P.
10. I Thought About You
11. Escape From Lower Formant Shift

Hiromi,Anthony Jackson,Simon Phillips: Move CD available

Hiromi: Move
Hiromi (Piano); Anthony Jackson (Bass); Simon Phillips (Drums)

Pianist/composer Hiromi returns with a powerhouse trio, including contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce).

Hiromi with Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips: Move

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Track 1 Move
Track 2 Brand New Day
Track 3 Endeavour
Track 4 Rainmaker
Track 5 Suite Escapism Reality
Track 6 Suite Escapism Fantasy
Track 7 Suite Escapism In Between
Track 8 Margarita
Track 9 1:49 PM

Hiromi - Move

Danny Bryant: blues rock new album Hurricane!

Track Listing
1. Prisoner Of The Blues
2. Greenwood 31
3. Can't Hold On
4. Hurricane
5. Devil`s Got A Hold On Me
6. I'm Broken
7. All Or Nothing
8. Losing You
9. Painkiller

British-bred blues rock guitarist, Danny Bryant, will release his hotly tipped new studio album “Hurricane” via Jazzhaus Records in the UK on Monday 6th May.

Fans who want to get a taste of the upcoming release can download the free song “Greenwood 31” from

Originally hailed as a young guitar virtuoso, and a protégé of Walter Trout, Bryant is building a formidable reputation as a leading British blues rock guitar heavyweight in his own right. Recorded as a power trio, the new album was produced by Richard Hammerton (Manic Street Preachers). The new album showcases the evolution of Bryant as guitarist and songwriter, and bursts with power-fuelled originals, groove-driven up-tempo songs, and soulful blues ballads.

"The songs are the result of hard work and have gained considerable complexity," says Danny. This is evident not only in the melodic title track, but also with the ballad “Can`t Hold On”, not to mention the funky-bluesy “Greenwood 31”, a song that harks back to a similar urgency in the style of Jimi Hendrix mixed with the attitude of Lenny Kravitz.

Inspired by American rockers including John Hiatt and Bruce Springsteen, Bryant looks back on some of his career highlights. “Recording 2012’s live album “Nightlife” was a milestone,” reflects Danny. “Over the past few years we’ve constantly toured Europe, and in doing so, we have broken new ground both musically and geographically.”

Danny Bryant 'Hurricane' Album Preview

Read the official press announcement

Tour Dates

Friday 22nd March
Rubigen – Switzerland, Muhle Huzniken
Box Office: +41 (0)31 721 0 721
Mühle Hunziken, CH-3113 Rubigen

Saturday 23rd March
Scherzingen – Switzerland, Backerstubli
Box Office:+41 (0)71 688 59 37
Dorfstrasse 2, Scherzingen

Friday 29th March
Blakeney – UK, The Harbour Rooms
Box Office: 01263 741666 / 01263 740783
139-141 High Street, Blakeney, Holt, NR25 7NU

Thursday 4th April
Billericay – UK, New Crawdaddy
Box Office: (01702) 347007
Harding Elms Road, Crays Hill, Essex

Friday 5th April
Derby – UK, The Flowerpot
Box Office: 01332 834438
25 King Street, Derby, DE1 3DZ

Saturday 6th April
Hartlepool – UK, Camerons Club
Box Office: O1429 233234
81 Waldon Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7QR

Sunday 7th April
Glasgow – UK, The Ferry
Box Office: 01698 360085
25 Anderson Quay, Glasgow, G3 8BX

Friday 12th April
Apeldoorn – Netherlands, Blues Café
Box Office: +31 (0)55-578 50 14
Nieuwstraat 74a, Apeldoorn, Holland

Saturday 13th April
Weert – Netherlands, De Bosuil
Box Office: +31 (0)495-524269
Vrakkerveld 2c, Weert

Thursday 18th April
Unna – Germany, Lindenbrauerei
Box Office: + 49 (0)23 03 25 11 20
Rio-Reiser-Weg 1 59423 Unna

Friday 19th April
Cologne – Germany, Yard Club
Box Office: + 49 (0)221 – 167 916 16
Neusser Landstr. 2 50735 Köln, Cologne

Saturday 20th April
Rutesheim – Germany, Uhlenspiegel
Box Office: + 49 (0)7152 44640
Im Bonholz 3 71277 Rutesheim

Sunday 21st April
Freiburg – Germany, The Jazzhaus
Box Office: + 49 (0)761 – 79 19 78 0
Schnewlinstr. 1, 79098 Freiburg

Monday 22nd April
Salzburg – Austria, Rockhouse
Box Office: +43 - 662 - 88 49 14 – 0
Schallmooser Hauptstr.46 A-5020, Salzburg

Wednesday 24th April
Munich – Germany, Garage Deluxe
Box Office: +49 (0)89 / 54 81 81 81
Friedenstr. 10 81671 München

Thursday 25th April
Erfurt – Germany, Museumskeller
Box Office: +49 (0)361 562 4994
Juri Gagarin Ring 140a, 99084 Erfurt

Friday 26th April
Torgau – Germany, Kulturbastion
Box Office: +49 (0)3421 737610
Straße der Jugend 14B 04860 Torgau

Saturday 27th April
Berlin – Germany, Quasimodo
Box Office: +49 (0)30 318 045 60
Kanstr 12A, Berlin

Sunday 28th April
Groesbeek – Netherlands, Blues Moose Festival
Hotel de Wolfsberg, Mooksebaan 12 te Groesbeek

Thursday 2nd May
Farnham – UK, The Maltings
Box Office: 01252 745444
Bridge Square Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, Farnham

Friday 10th May
Kendal – UK, Bootleggers
Box Office: 01539 723824
24 Finkle Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4AB

Saturday 11th May
Mainsforth – UK, Blues/Rock Festival
Box Office: 07814 965724
Ferryhill Station. Co. Durham, DL17 OAG

Saturday 18th May
Newmarket – UK, Memorial Hall
Box Office: 01353 749749
HIgh Street, Newmarket CB8 8JP, Newmarket

Thursday 6th June
Chislehurst – UK, Beaverwood Club
Box Office: 07850 867955
Beaverwood Rd BR7 6HF, Chislehurst

Wednesday 12th June
Kings Heath Birmingham – UK, Hare and Hounds
Box Office: 0121 444 2081
High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ

Sunday 14th July
Crewe – UK, The Box
Box Office: 08444 77 1000
Pedley Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AG

Eric Clapton: Fender "Layla" Guitar available again

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Eric Clapton Tribute Stratocaster®

Eric Clapton bought the Stratocaster® he affectionately nicknamed “Brownie” secondhand at Sound City in London on May 7, 1967, a few days before Cream flew to New York to record their second album, Disraeli Gears. It was a 1956 Stratocaster® with a two-colored sunburst finish and a well-worn maple neck and fingerboard.

You don't need to go to London or travel back to 1967, however. The limited edition Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton “Brownie” Stratocaster® will be available internationally this May.

The guitar comes in a special black textured vinyl Derek and the Dominos “Fragile” case that also contains several special extras, including a numbered certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Clapton, the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition box set of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, a Fender Custom Shop story and photo album booklet, and a Crossroads Antigua brochure.

Juan Carlos Portillo: Sometimes, rainy days

Sometimes, rainy days Prehispanic Fusion. My first recording with my new Gibson Les Paul Humbucker Special. Recorded through a Marshall VS100 amp

Thorsten Praest: Gut announce new Fusion CD and Tour

Great news for fans of great fusion guitar

Our new album will be released officially on 17.05.2013 by JAZZSICK RECORDS! We're really satisfied with the result...the album is a huge step forward for us...both musical and production-related. Check out our website for information where you can purchase the album.

Our debut album "Nerd Alert" you can check out and get here

We're proud to be on tour in the Czech Republic and Slovakia again! Last year's tour really was a blast and we're looking forward to play for our friends and fans there and promote our new album. The NEW ALBUM will be available at the concerts prior to it's official be there and be one of the first to get it!

So here are the tourdates:
30-03-2013 Kutna Hora - Klub Ceska 1
31-03-2013 Tabor - Malý sál Střelnice
01-04-2013 Zdar - Klub Batyskaf
02-04-2013 Kladruby - Rehabilitační ústav Kladruby
03-04-2013 Prag - Unijazz Kaštan
04-04-2013 Havirov - Jazz Club Havířov
05-04-2013 Nitra - A cafe
06-04-2013 Ruzomberok - Clubcek (Klub u Dubceka)

Our website had been updated heavily...we included a blog so that you can communicate with the band more easily. Check it out!

So...that's it so far! We hope that you enjoy our music and that you continue supporting us!

Greetings and take care!

The guys from GUT:-)

Gut: Nersd Alert

News: SampleTank App for iPhone 5

IK Multimedia Updates SampleTank App for iPhone 5
User interface enhanced and polyphony increased
March 7, 2013 - IK Multimedia, a leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iOS - is proud to announce the release ofSampleTank 1.4, the latest version of its professional-quality sound-and-groove-module app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app is now fully optimised to support the larger screen of both iPhone 5 and the new iPod touch while providing eye-catching graphics that showcase amazingly on the Retina display.

SampleTank now also sports increased polyphony (the number of simultaneous notes that can be played). Up to 64 simultaneous voices are now available, and this expanded note capacity gives users even more freedom to produce complex, professional-calibre arrangements in SampleTank's 4-track recorder, right on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Lots in the Tank
SampleTank comes loaded with hundreds of world-class sample-based sounds and patterns, giving users a broad sonic palette for producing professional-sounding tracks and beats, or for use as a sound module for live performance.
SampleTank features 16 instrument categories and includes over 500 sounds, from drums to pianos to basses to synths to guitars and many more. Users can customize the sounds through editable parameters such as volume, attack, and filter; and with insert effects and a master reverb. Thanks to a newly streamlined user interface, navigation through Sample Tank's powerful features is now even easier and faster.
Get More for Less
Additional instruments, patterns and grooves are available in convenient instrument-specific expansion sound packs, making it easy for users to add the specific sound types they need.
IK offers two great options for controlling SampleTank externally: iRig KEYS is a 37-mini-key, bus-powered, ultra-portable keyboard; and iRig MIDI is an iOS MIDI interface that makes it possible to plug any external controller into an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Pricing and Availability
The SampleTank App is available for €17.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or The app includes over 130 sounds and 1000 MIDI patterns that can further be expanded via In-App Purchase. The update is free for existing users.

A free version of the app, SampleTank FREE, is also available, which includes 20 instrument sounds and can be expanded with the optional sound packs via In-App Purchase.

George Lynch: River OF Love - unplugged - Official video

Lynch Mob "River of Love" from the CD Unplugged...and from the soon to be released Episode 35 of Live From Sugar Hill Studios! Featuring George Lynch (Guitars), Oni Logan (Vox), Robbie Crane (Bass), Brian Tichy (Guitars) and Tyson Sheth on percussions.

Produced by Rat Pak Records, Sugar Hill Studios and Zenfilm.

Executive Producer: Dan Workman
Producer: Gina Miller
Engineer: Chris Longwood
Director: W. Ross Wells
Producer: Brittany Holland
Camera: Richard Lacy

Pre-order your exclusive copy of Lynch Mob "Unplugged" Live From Sugar Hill exclusively @


Jeff Kollman,Jason Becker: Jam For Jason to be played at Baked Potato show!

Jeff Kollman
Cosmosquad live this Saturday.. We're gonna bust out some rare heavy Squad and a bit of 'Jam For Jason' -a tribute to guitarist extraordinaireJason Becker. With special guest Jude Gold on the 6string AXE. You remember Jam For Jason.?? Chris Poland, Vinnie Moore, Jeff Watson, Steve Morse and yours truly grinding the axes.

Jude Gold
Jeff Kollman can do it all! Here, he channels one of the greats. (WithJohn Payne) Catch him Saturday with Cosmosquad at The Baked Potato.

I might even sit in on a tune or two :-)

One of the best instrumental tunes of the last 20 years. Gotta love all the different soloists besides Jeff Kollman who wrote the song:

Chris Poland: 3:28
Vinnie Moore (acoustic): 4:44
Vinnie Moore (electric): 5:43
Shane Gaalaas (drums): 6:00
Barry Sparks (bass): 6:49
Jeff Watson: 7:19
Jeff Kollman: 8:30
Chris Poland: 8:47
Steve Morse: 9:17

Jam for Jason Cosmosquad