Friday, 7 February 2014

Gianluca Ferro: makes it to the Japaneses Young Guitar magazine - you know you have arrived when...

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Gianluca Ferro - Young Guitar

It's such a great honor to be part of the judge panel for the "Jonas Tamas Guitar Competition" "Gitarverseny", together with legendary guitarists as Steve Lukather, Brad Tolinski, Rick Graham and many others ! This is my solo contribution as member of the jury ! Hope you dig it !

Gianluca Ferro - MoneyMaker Solo

4 note legato - Gianluca Ferro

Fidel de Jesus, Karlo Li: Tower Sessions | Dark Crayola - Race With Destiny

Tower Sessions Presents: DARK CRAYOLA
For the sixteenth episode of the third season of Tower Sessions, Dark Crayola performs their song, "Race With Destiny." This performance was filmed and recorded at Tower of Doom Studios during a live recording session. \m/

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Ana Popovic: Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is hosting its second annual Blues edition

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is hosting its second annual Blues edition of the popular camp on April 10-13, 2014 in Las Vegas! Blues virtuosos Jonny Lang and Ana Popovic will be joined by the returning John Popper of Blues Traveler.

With five albums that charted on the top 50 of the Billboard 200 chart and Grammy award for his album, Turn Around, Jonny Lang is one of the most recognizable names in Blues today. At age 13, Jonny's voice was compared to that of a 40-year-old blues veteran and the wide vibratos on his guitar solos have set his apart from the rest. Ana Popovic is an Award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger who blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals like no one else in the Blues business. Eric Gales has recorded ten albums on major record labels, and has done session and tribute work. Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. Walter Trout tours world wide playing his special brand of guitar based blues-rock. After years as a side man with John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers and

Canned Heat Walter has enjoyed playing his emotional brand of fired-up, hardcore guitar heavy music, writing and recording his own songs for over 20 years as a solo artist. Founding member of Blues Traveler,John Popper, heads back to camp for the second time to jam on harmonica with the campers and show them that blues soul. Keyboardist for Eric Clapton's Blues/Rock band Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock will be joining the session with CoCo Carmel to give campers insight on how he came to write hits like, "Tell the Truth," "Why Does Love Got to Be so Sad?" and so many more. This four-day camp session invites blues lovers to follow the progression of the genre that started as a soulful play on the harmonica and slowly transformed into a mélange of a sound influenced by Credence Clearwater Revival, The Doors and The Rolling Stones. As with every Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, this special assembly offers the rare chance to jam out to any type of southern rock and blues music, pay homage to the classics and star in your own band.

Rock star counselors participating in this thrilling camp include Gary Hoey, Denny Seiwell, Teddy Andreadis and so many more. This once-in-a-lifetime experience provides the rare opportunity for anyone passionate about the blues to explore their own inner talent with the help and direction of musicians they've always admired.

You'll spend four days rehearsing with the band, jamming with over legendary rock stars, professionally recording your very own song and performing live on the Crossroads Stage at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. And before you can say "guitar solo", you will be singing the blues and wanting more. Space is limited so sign up now

The Opening Act package is your chance to immerse yourself into Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy camp without the pressure of knowing an instrument. Gain insight into the music industry, get introduced to the joy of playing musical instruments, singing and songwriting all while being able to meet some of Rock 'n' Roll's most famous musicians.

Bruce Bouillet: Tune in to Oscar’s Guitar Shop this Friday

Tune in to Oscar’s Guitar Shop this Friday live at 2pm PST on to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about former Racer X guitarist Bruce Bouillet. We’ll discuss his new album The Order Of Control, surviving carpal tunnel, and how to play epic guitar.

Where? On Oscar's Guitar Shop on Friday February 7th 2pm PST.

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Rick Graham: Carlsbro EVO 50 Watt Amp - Win This Amp!

Rick Graham reviews the Carlsbro 50 Watt Amp!

Carlsbro is one of the UK's longest serving amp makers, with a history stretching way back into the 1950s. During the sixties it became a mainstay of the 'British guitar sound' with a series of tough, no-nonsense heads and combos. Over the decades the company also branched out into PA gear and produced a succession of combos and heads that a generation of players cut their teeth on.

Now Carlsbro is back with a bang. In issue 19, our very own Rick Graham reviewed the attractively priced Evo 50 DC valve head and 4x12 cab saying: "I have to be frank and admit that I was fooled by the price of this amp. I simply wasn't expecting the EVO50 DC to be as good as it is. It produced some really great clean tones on both channels, particularly the second channel, and cooked up a storm when it came time to push the gain. Coupled with the EVO 412, this deadly duo makes for a fantastic combination."

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Marty Friedman,Ben Azar: It's The Unreal Thing

Recorded Live in Guitar Universe 2012 European tour @ Salamandra Club, Barcelona, Spain on by Ami Bornstein

Marty Friedman - Guitar
Ben Azar - Guitar
Or Lubianiker - Bass
Chargee - Drums

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Steve Vai: Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp

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Announcing Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp June 23-27, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Join Steve for an intensive, hands-on 4-day songwriting, music and guitar workshop experience where attendees will write, record, publish a song with Vai. To add even more fire to the garden, guitar greats Guthrie Govan, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter & Vernon Reid will join Vai as they share music insight and acumen. The event, which will feature jams and live performances, is open to players of all instruments and skill levels.

Announcing Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp - June 23-27, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

News: Guitars The Museum, Umeå: take a look inside with Guitarist

Almost 300 ultra-rare and valuable vintage guitars on public display in Sweden.
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Back in September 2013, Guitarist visited Guitars The Museum in Umeå, Sweden, 2014's European Capital Of Culture.
At the time of our visit, the museum was still under construction, an incredibly ambitious project that's been years in the making. The museum opened to the public on February 1 2014. We were only too happy to go back and have a look around.

We chat with Fredrik Fagerlund from Guitars The Museum and also the twin brothers who own the collection, Samuel and Michael Ahden.

Here's the first video we posted, from our visit in September, so you can see how far they've come in just five months.

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Ivan Chopik: NAMM 2014: Guitar Messenger chats with Caparison Guitars 2014 - Ivan Chopik of Guitar Messenger chats with Jeff Williams about Caparison Guitars at NAMM 2014!

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