Monday, 23 June 2014

Nita Strauss: Guitar World talks to Nita about the upcoming Alice Cooper tour.


Nita Strauss
Awesome! Huge thanks to Guitar World for taking the time to chat with me!

Do you have advice for female guitar players?
The paramount thing is to always compare yourself to the guitarists you're influenced by. Don’t just limit yourself to female musicians. Compare yourself to the best of the best. If you strive to be the best, that's what you’re going to become.
At what point do you think the feeling of being on a tour of this magnitude will really sink in?
I think it will be that first show and first note — the surreal moment when I see myself standing on stage with Alice Cooper. He's got this larger-than-life persona and wants the same out of the band members. When I'm there playing to him, I think that's when it’s really going to hit me the most.
Full interview


Nita Strauss http://www.alicecooper.com/tour-dates/ gonna be a party!!!

Chris Feener: Andy James Guitar Academy Dream Rig Competition - surely we have a winner here?!



Chris Feener

YAY GUITAR CONTEST TIME AGAIN! When your entry basically uploads with an automatic 4 dislikes. Guitarists. lolz. Anywho, here's my entry to Andy James Guitar Academy "Dream Rig" competition for the Facebookers.

Andy James Guitar Academy Dream Rig Competition - Chris Feener


more guitar punishment

Chris Feener - Ibanez RG8570z-BBE Guitar Demo (NGD!)

Fab Muratori: keyboard Improvisation on Gambale's backtrack



Fab Muratori: keyboard Improvisation on Gambale's backtrack

Christian Muenzner: The Pit And The Pendulum - killer track from the latest album



Christian Muenzner
Pause
neoclassical
The Pit And The Pendulum

Track nr. 4 from my current solo album "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep", feauring the amazing Jimmy Pitts on keyboards, Hannes Grossman on drums and Linus Klausenitzer on bass.

Richard Daudé: #Bicio #DVMark Competition - great harmonic ideas


#Bicio #DVMark Competition - Richard Daudé
Richard Daudé
"Alien Abduction"(available at http://bit.ly/1lMHxi2) New Bicio album "Spectrum Of My Past" pre-order (http://bit.ly/1jGDUNE)Sponsored by DVMark.it ,jellybeard.com,truthinshredding.com,riffstation.com

Sam Birchall: killer solo studies with tab - one to watch out for!



Tab: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1lwdHtWcyd2TlAwTlVCeENPVVU/edit?usp=sharing

Solo Study 2


Tab: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1lwdHtWcyd2TlAwTlVCeENPVVU/edit

Solo Study 1


Sam Birchall: www.sambirchall.co.uk

Danny Bryant: Walter Trout's protégé to release solo album



British blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Danny Bryant will release his new album “Temperature Rising” in the UK on Monday 1st September. The album, released by Jazzhaus Records, is produced by Richard Hammerton, and is the follow-up to Bryant’s critically acclaimed 2013 album “Hurricane”. The album is followed by a UK tour that starts at The Robin 2, Bilston on Wednesday 3rd September.

To celebrate the release of the “Temperature Rising” album, Bryant is giving fans a free MP3 download of the song “Nothing At All”which is featured on the new album. From Monday 23rd June, fans will be able to download the song from www.dannybryant.com/free-download.

Bryant is a guitar protégé of the American blues guitarist, Walter Trout. In 1994, at the age of fourteen, Bryant first met Trout at one of his concerts in Cambridge. The two have remained close friends for the past twenty years. In May 2014, when Trout underwent a liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska, he was in no condition to tour his new studio album “The Blues Came Callin”. He asked Bryant to front his band and tour America. Bryant’s manager/wife, Kirby, was responsible for setting up the online fundraising campaign for Trout’s liver transplant, which, to date has generated $240,000 U.S. dollars.

On the U.S. tour, which starts 31st July in Hermosa, California, Bryant will perform songs from Walter’s new album, plus songs from his own “Temperature Rising” album. “Temperature Rising” is edgier, fiercer and rockier than his previous albums, but still has its roots steeped in the blues.

To read the official UK album and tour press release, and download hi-resolution photos and album artwork, please click HERE.

Album Track Listing
1. Best Of Me
2. Take Me Higher
3. Nothing At All
4. Together Through Life
5. Razor Sharp
6. Temperature Rising
7. Time
8. Mystery
9. Guntown

http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/jazzhausrecords/dannybryant.htm

Tour dates

03 SEP UK, BILSTON, THE ROBIN 2: TICKETS
04 SEP UK, NOTTINGHAM, THE RESCUE ROOMS: TICKETS
05 SEP UK, ST. HELENS, CITADEL THEATRE: TICKETS
06 SEP UK, STOCKTON-ON-TEES, ARC THEATRE: TICKETS
09 SEP UK, SWANSEA, THE SCENE: TICKETS
10 SEP UK, NORWICH, THE WATERFRONT: TICKETS
12 SEP UK, LONDON, THE BORDERLINE: TICKETS
14 SEP UK, NEWBURY, ROPETACKLE ARTS: TICKETS
19 SEP CHINA, NANJING JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC FEST
20 SEP CHINA, NANJING JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC FEST
21 SEP CHINA, NANJING JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC FEST
22 SEP CHINA, NANJING JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC FEST
02 OCT UK, NEWBURY, ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE: TICKETS
16 OCT CZECH REP, MORE INFO SOON
17 OCT CZECH REP, PREROV
18 OCT POLAND, KRAKÓW
20 OCT POLAND, GŁOGÓW
21 OCT POLAND, PIEKARY ŚLĄSKIE
22 OCT SLOVAKIA, BRATISLAVA
23 OCT CZECH REP, CESKE BUDEJOVICE
24 OCT CZECH REP, HOLEŚOV
25 OCT CZECH REP, OLOMOUC
26 OCT POLAND, ŁÓDŹ
29 OCT UK, LONDON, BLUES FEST @ ROYAL ALBERT HALL: TICKETS
30 OCT NL, AMSTERDAM, NORTH SEA JAZZ CLUB: TICKETS
31 OCT NL, WEERT, DE BOSUIL: TICKETS
01 NOV NL, ROSMALEN, ROSBLUES: TICKETS
06 NOV IRELAND, DUBLIN, WHELAN'S: TICKETS
07 NOV UK, BELFAST, THE EMPIRE: TICKETS
08 NOV IRELAND, DUNDALK, THE SPIRIT STORE: TICKETS
20 NOV GERMANY, ERFURT, MUSEUMSKELLER: TICKETS
21 NOV GERMANY, BERLIN, QUASIMODO: TICKETS
22 NOV GERMANY, BERLIN, QUASIMODO: TICKETS
23 NOV GERMANY, RHEINBERG, SCHWARZER ADLER: TICKETS
25 NOV GERMANY, BREMEN, MEISENFREI: TICKETS
27 NOV GERMANY, WUPPERTAL, BÜRGERBAHNHOF: TICKETS
28 NOV GERMANY, HAMBURG, DOWNTOWN BLUES CLUB: TICKETS
29 NOV GERMANY, KIEL, RÄUCHEREI: TICKETS
30 NOV GERMANY, FÜRTH: TBC
01 DEC AUSTRIA, SALZBURG, ROCKHOUSE: TICKETS
02 DEC GERMANY, HAIMING, LIVEBÜHNE EISCHING
04 DEC GERMANY, MUNICH, GARAGE DELUXE: TICKETS
06 DEC GERMANY, FREIBURG, JAZZHAUS: TICKETS
07 DEC GERMANY, MUNSTER: TBC
21 DEC UK, COCKERMOUTH, SAINT ROOMS: TICKETS