Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Rob Garland, Maurice Arenas: "So What" Fusion Jam

Here is a video featuring TrueFire fusion artists Rob Garland and Maurice Arenas jamming "coast to coast" via video on a modernized version of Miles Davis' 'So What" changes.

Rob Garland endorses Mesa Boogie Amps, Hell Guitar Parts and D'Addario strings.

Maurice Arenas endorses G&L Guitars, Marshall Amps, Dean Markley Strings, Spectraflex Cables and Gravity Picks.


"So What" Fusion Jam - Rob Garland and Maurice Arenas

News: 660 aircraft-grade aluminum Guitars to display at SXSW

660 Guitars to display at SXSW

Gilmer, TX - 660 Guitars, today announces their exhibition at The South by Southwest Festival, in Austin, Texas, between March 17-19. 660 Guitars, builders of American-made, aircraft-grade aluminum guitars, will be displaying their full line of guitars, including the newly released US76, Aviator, and their first bass design, named the Rhino. The Texas-based 660 Guitars recently debuted their new guitar designs at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, where they were met with tremendous media coverage and positive reviews. 660 Guitars will be located in Booth #318.

660 Guitars was forged on the friendship of builders Drew Emory and Myke Wilkerson, both independent builders who found they shared the same ideas in constructing guitar bodies out of metal, namely aircraft-grade aluminum. Aluminum is an extremely rugged and durable building material, and offers the guitar world a change from traditional wood construction. The results are warm and resonant guitars with tank-like construction, and minimal weather-related issues. Combine an aluminum body with a carbon graphite neck and the end result is one nearly indestructible guitar.

Traditional instruments are subject to many issues, from humidity, airline handling, to general use. The US76, along with all of 660 Guitars’ instruments, is handcrafted with pride in the USA, precision engineered, and built to exacting standards to minimalize maintenance and downtime, while ensuring the instruments are around for generations.

To learn more about the 660 Guitars building process, please visit www.660guitars.com

Or, experience 660 Guitars at South by Southwest, booth #318

Joe Bonamassa: set to play 3 UK concerts in March ahead of the new album Blues Of Desperation


Internationally renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joe Bonamassa plays three UK concerts this month, leading up to the release of his new studio album Blues Of Desperation which is released on Friday 25th March. The UK concerts include Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on Saturday 19 March, Bournemouth BIC on Sunday 20 March, and Plymouth Pavilions on Monday 21 March.

Production hold tickets have just been released. Check availability from jbonamassa.com, ticketmaster.co.uk,eventim.co.uk, and seetickets.com.

Bonamassa’s new album, Blues Of Desperation, is getting rave reviews. Q Magazine gave the album 4 stars - “Bedroom guitarists everywhere should brace themselves for No Good Place for the Lonely, a song whose grand-finale solo will have them sobbing with envy and admiration."

Uncut Magazine said the new album is, “A barnstorming triumph.” Purple Revolver said, “Bonamassa has laid down possibly the finest album of his career to date with Blues of Desperation and, arguably, one of the finest Blues-Rock albums of all time.”

For further information about the March 2016 UK Tour, click HERE

For information about the new Blues of Desperation album, click HERE

David Escobar: Kangding Love Song - demo of the Slow Engine pedal by Mooer.

This arrangement of Kangding Love Song (康定情歌) was originally recorded for a demo of the Slow Engine pedal by Mooer.

"Kangding Love Song" or "Kangding Qingge" is a traditional folk tune of Kangding, China.

You can see the complete demo video for the Slow Engine here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLzS9-...


康定情歌: Arranged and performed by David Escobar.

Brian Carroll: Buckethead 222 Digital albums on bandcamp available for under $200