Monday, 8 September 2014

AC Myles: Reconsider Me - new Blues album available

AC Myles: Reconsider Me
San Jose, CA – Blues-rocker guitarist/singer AC Myles' new studio recording, 'Reconsider Me', groups songs that outline his musical development and his maturing into one of the more valid guitarist and vocalists in the blues arena. Recorded & produced in San Jose, CA. by Kid Andersen at his own Greaseland Studio, the album combines originals and choice covers to tell the roadworthy story of this well traveled and very talented Californian.

“Perhaps the only soulful thing to come out of Fresno, AC Myles can play the hell out of a guitar, and he's growing as a songwriter” - San Jose Metro Editor Steve Palopoli

With 'Reconsider Me', Myles very confidently delivers a “beyond amazing” vocal range, as well as his unyielding lead and slide guitar work. The song selections vary from traditional blues to 70's blues-rock overload. With the opening track of the Jimmy Johnson inspired & Fenton Robinson penned “You Don't Know What Love Is”, as well as the amazing vocal workout of the title track, Johnny Adams “Reconsider Me”, Myles proves his traditional stylings are up to snuff both vocally and on guitar. The self-penned tracks “Three Ways to Fall’’ and the tour de force “Livin' a Lie” showcase fierce rock n roll slide guitar and vocal chops, following right in line with Rory Gallagher's “Do You Read Me” and the co-written clever southern rocker “Call 'em All Baby”.

Says Myles, “ 'Reconsider Me' is the culmination of originals with choice covers that reflect the career & growth. The covers are songs of artists that influenced me and is the first step into something uniquely AC Myles. Most I have had the fortunate to work with while sprouting musically in the SF Bay area and developed relationships with over the last 10 years.”

Myles spent his later teens and twenties touring with his own band eventually finding his way to the San Francisco Bay Area, playing sideman to a wide array of acts, most notably blues man Fillmore Slim and modern day soul man John Nemeth. Along the way, with a keen ear and sincere passion, A.C. has become a gifted entertainer and musician. His personal appearances have a 'take no prisoners' approach which; along with a healthy dose of humor, usually gets even the toughest audiences on his side.

In addition, 'Reconsider Me' features tracks by artists Myles has had the opportunity to share stages with in his career, including Elvin Bishop's “Rock my Soul”, Roman Carter's blues gem “Queen Bee”, and the Fillmore Slim funk arrangement of the Fats Domino R&B classic “Blue Monday”. The self-penned “Death Bed Blues”, which has a darker lyrical output and showcases his grasp and retention of blues traditions, while “What Is Love”, a cover of Oakland’s blues/mod/soul kings The Loved Ones, is an ode to the region of California that became adopted home territory for Myles and sprouted his musical growth and career.

Says Myles, “The album was recorded live in two days (sans a few keyboard and vocal overdubs) at Greaseland Studio headed by Kid Andersen in San Jose, CA. Very little was written 'for the album' as opposed to reaching into the vault and pulling from near dormant ideas. It was rewarding to complete them as well as some of our favorite live covers. Once the pre production demos were complete and we worked the kinks out we went in and cut the record.”

In support of 'Reconsider Me', AC Myles and his band have been touring throughout the summer with record release parties held in his home state of California in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Central California. Also added to AC's official website is some great looking and sounding video of the live band. Festivals and club dates, as well as support to other acts, for 2015 for U.S. & Europe are currently being booked. AC also has begun to write the next untitled album, which should be ready for summer 2015 as well.

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SteveTerreberry: A Day To Remember with lead guitar

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I added solo guitar parts to 'Right Back At It Again' by ADTR! I hope you enjoy!!

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Doug Aldrich, Paul Gilbert,Martin Goulding: Institute Supports Guitar Idol Guitar Competition

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is pleased to announce that it will once again sponsor the amazing Guitar Idol Final.

Now in its 4th year the Final will take place at Electric Live as part of the London Acoustic Guitar Show at Olympia Conference Centre on Saturday 13th September 2014.

The 2014 competition began in June, and saw guitarists from all over the world submit online videos, with over 3 million votes from all around the globe being cast to select the eight finalists who will compete at the live Final to win prizes from a selection worth over $20,000. Judges include Doug Aldrich, Paul Gilbert and Institute’s tutor Martin Goulding, who has been involved in the competition since its first year, and is a columnist for Guitar Interactive Magazine.

The finalists will be accompanied by Institute tutors Ben Jones, on Bass (who will also MD the sessions) and Gareth Dylan-Smith (Senior Lecturer) on Drums with rehearsals for the final will take place at the Institute’s north London campus. Institute alumnus Michael Tillotson, who took the Institute’s BMus Degree course in 2008, will be one of the finalists vying for the title of Guitar Idol 4.


For those of you considering coming to see the live finals we have been given a slot from 12-1 for set up then 1-2 for the show.

Due to the amount of contestants we have to get through, we're aiming to start as early as possible, so be with us by 12:30 to avoid disappointment!

For details of the live final

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Marc Meesters: Scarescone live footage from the gig

Marc Scarescone Meesters

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Kosta Vreto,Kostas Vaporidis: WARDRUM - live 2014

live @ up the hammers IX festival Athens Greece 8 march 2014

Wardrum are
Kostas Scandalis Bass
Stergios Kourou Drums
Kosta Vreto Guitars
Yannis Papadopoulos Vocals
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3.Lady Jane Grey 11:00
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5.Sign of Treason 21:20
6.In Dependence 25:30
7.After forever 31:40
8.Phoenix 36:50
9.Urban storm 41:50
10.Parental 47:00

Kosta Vreto, the finger picking expert, live with WARDRUM playing Travel far away.

WARDRUM - Travel far away - Live @ Up the Hammers IX

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Jag Panzer - Symphony of Terror live@Eightball, Thessaloniki Greece 2014

Michael Angelo Batio,Dave Reffett: No Boundaries - Mexico 2014

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Michael Angelo Batio & Dave Reffett - No Boundaries - México 2014

Rick Graham: Developing Motifs within improvisation

Demonstrating motivic development within improvisation at a masterclass. Checkout my HD guitar lessons here:

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Kee Marcello, John Norum, Mattias IA Eklundh: documentary 'Axemen of Sweden' coming soon

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Morten Faerestrand: Jazz Guitar Lesson - MB Signature Lick

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• The lick from lesson is used in the first improvised solo at 1:34
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Anouck André, Laura Klinkert: Gruv Gear NAMM 2014

Anouck André, Laura Klinkert, when two continents collide... a nice and restrained jam session from two guitar players from France and Colombia respectively.
Anouck André

Anouck André, Laura Klinkert: Gruv Gear NAMM 2014

Eva Vergilova: Purple Rain (Prince) - Cheapcaster style

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Purple Rain (Prince) cover by Eva Vergilova

Annie Grunwald: Ibanez Seymour Duncan session 2 NAMM 2014

The Second session of Annie Grunwald, aka Annie Shred was invited to perform at the Seymour Duncan booth. Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow are watching
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Annie Grunwald: Ibanez Seymour Duncan session 2 NAMM 2014

Jaden Carlson: jamming at NAMM 2014

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Jaden Carlson blows minds. Possessing an amazing ear and an insatiable passion for playing and performing, her abilities as a guitarist, singer and songwriter are truly astounding. The Jaden Carlson Band is a high-energy power trio based out of Boulder, Colorado that melds funk, soul, jazz, fusion and rock.

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