Sunday, 31 July 2016

Andy Powell: Wishbone Ash - 'Take It Back' on North American Fall Tour announced

Wishbone Ash Feat. Guitar Legend Andy Powell 'Take It Back' on North American Fall Tour

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, bring it to their North American fans on the 2016 “Take It Back” Tour. As they celebrate their 47th anniversary at shows from Denver, CO, to New York City, the guys will present time-honored classics and deep tracks from the back catalog, as well as material from recent recordings.

“We'd like to mix it up a little,” says founding member Andy Powell. “Perhaps include a different epic instrumental, dust off a couple of the old harmony-driven songs, feature an unexpected track from our latest album, 'Blue Horizon.'”

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Powell.

“We laid down strong musical roots in the '70s, and these roots continue to prove productive,” he says. “Also, we nurtured our fan base as much as possible through fan club conventions, newsletters and the like; but this was all given a great boost once the digital age came into being, with websites and social media.”

Wishbone Ash is led by Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finnish guitar master Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, an 19-year veteran of the band, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers, himself an 8-year Ash veteran who also handles a lot of the band's tech requirements.

Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.

“The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.”

The fruitful results of near-constant touring are evident on the latest DVD release, “Live in Paris,” recorded in May 2015 during a three-day residency at Le Triton Theatre in Les Lilas, Paris.

Powell says, “We recorded three nights of material, including current versions of some classic songs, plus some deep tracks that people won't necessarily expect.”

The band recently released a four-disc “Road Works” box set, a compilation of four separate shows recorded in Germany and the UK. In October 2015, Powell completed his autobiography, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with Irish music journalist Colin Harper. The book, published by Jawbone Press, has met with public and critical acclaim.

“Our concept was to root my musical story and that of the band's to the times in which I came of age,” says Powell. “That is to say, relating it to those times, decade by decade, so that the reader could get a picture of how I was impacted by the social and musical trends and how I weathered those changes. We also wanted to keep it breezy and poke a little fun at this music game at the same time.”

There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash. Be sure to catch them on the Take It Back Tour this September. Tour dates and more information can be found at

WISHBONE ASH “Take It Back” Tour North America September 2016
SEPT 8 Denver CO Soiled Dove
SEPT 9 Colorado Springs CO Stargazers
SEPT 10 Kansas City MO Knuckleheads
SEPT 12 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theatre – Turner Hall
SEPT 13 Minneapolis MN Famous Dave’s
SEPT 16 Edwardsville IL Wildey Theatre
SEPT 17 St. Charles IL Arcada Theatre
SEPT 18 Auburn Hills MI Callahan’s
SEPT 19 Fort Wayne IN C2G Music Hall
SEPT 20 Pittsburgh PA Rex Theater
SEPT 21 Buffalo NY Sportsmen’s Tavern
SEPT 22 Albany NY The Upper Room
SEPT 23 Jim Thorpe PA Mauch Chunk Opera House
SEPT 24 Norfolk CT Infinity Hall
SEPT 25 Londonderry NH Tupelo Music Hall
SEPT 26 Annapolis MD Rams Head
SEPT 27 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
SEPT 28 New York NY Highline Ballroom
SEPT 29 Pawling NY Daryl's House Club

Joe Satriani: 60th Birthday bash!

Dream Theatre , Sammy Hagar , Steve Lukather , Chad Smith , Tré Cool , Ian Gillan Deep Purple , Brian May wish a Happy Birthday at GUITARE EN SCÈNE FESTIVAL FRANCE to Guitar legend JOE SATRIANI !!! Thanks to Jacques Falda and his team who organized all that !!



Eric Meyer: New Recording Studios - The Noiz Faktory

New Recording Studios -  The Noiz Faktory

The Noiz Faktory is located in the quiet city of Georgetown, Texas. The studio allows artists an area to get musicians away from the stressors of city life while being able to step outside the studio and decompress and not be surrounded by distractions when they need to take a break. A combination of great gear, comfortable work and lounge areas, a relaxing setting both in and out of the studio are just a few things that make recording here a great choice.

The live room is 1,100 sq. ft. with 14 ft. walls and an 18 ft. vaulted ceiling. Inside the live room there is a 77 sq. ft. large vocal booth, two amp rooms each totalling 636 sq. ft., and a balcony for video recording of live performances. Additionally, there is a small vocal booth 50 sq. ft. in size.

The control room is 1,100 sq. ft. with plenty of room for musicians to be in the control room along with the Audio Engineer and Producer. Modern audio excellence employs analog and digital technologies and these are seamlessly integrated at The Noiz Faktory. The control room contains a vast selection of mic pre's, outboard gear, effects, and microphones.

Eric Meyer - The Owner

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Gianluca Ferro

Demetrio Scopelliti

Michel Oliveira: DANG Dance EP by M.O Project - djent progressive math metal São Paulo

DANG Dance EP by M.O Project

Michel Oliveira - Guitars and vocals
Wallace Ribeiro - Bass
Murillo Xavier - Guitars
Raphael Carvalho - Drums

DANG Dance EP is out now on bandcamp!

1. DANG DAnce 03:25
2. Carta Para o Inferno 03:44
3. The Monster 03:58
4. Avalanche 06:23
5. Destination 02:53
6. Time To Say Good Bye 03:37
7. Garoa 03:04

released April 18, 2016


Fernando Molinari: Bass recording - beating out the Heavy stuff

Recording some heavy stuff for @ivingbarros new album.
@aposanale on drums.
FBass BN6
DR Strings - Hi Beam
Analysis Plus Cables - Yellow Oval
WBass Cabinets - 3x12

Bass recording (Heavy stuff)

Misha Mansoor: Periphery - Remain Indoors: The Making of Select Difficulty

Periphery's documentary, Remain Indoors: The Making of Select Difficulty. Get the album Periphery III: Select Difficulty now on Sumerian Records:

Directed and Edited by Jeff Holcomb
Filmed by Jeff Holcomb and Josefa Torres
Music by Periphery and Jake Bowen

Periphery - Remain Indoors: The Making of Select Difficulty

Joey Concepcion: Fusion Freestyle Guitar on Fender Strat - tasty noodling

Improvising over a backing track for fun!
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Fusion Freestyle Guitar on Fender Strat

Angel Vivaldi: The Silent Humming of Highways: Episode 1

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Angel Vivaldi embarks on the Shape of Color tour with his band, crew and a camera.
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devin greig |touring drums
tom tierney |crew
blake leonard |crew
Filmed by Laura Desantis Olsson
Edited/Produced by Angel Vivaldi

The Silent Humming of Highways: Episode 1

Justin Liew: smooth jamming for JTC Jam Of The Month July 2016

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JTC Jam Of The Month July 2016 - Justin Liew

Mike Campese: Chapters - New Album Release, Announcement

A video announcement for the new Mike Campese album, "Chapters". This album is now available on all major platforms. For for info, visit

1. The Quake of Laviano
2. You Take My Breath Away
3. Capriccio Di Parma
4. Lonely Road to Rome
5. Romeing the Colosseum
6. Dance of Venice
7. Riding to Amalfi Coast
8. Cathedral of Florence
9. Treviso Skies
10. Across the Mediterranean
11. Cardinale
12. Ariel’s Dream
13. Live Tribe
14. The Garden Isle
15. Kona

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Mike Campese - Chapters - New Album Release, Announcement

Kenny Serane: 20 Super Chilled Rock Licks'!

*NEW* Kenny Serane's '20 Super Chilled Rock Licks'!
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Kenny Serane is back, bringing you 20 super chilled inspirational rock licks to help you create intense subzero jams! Learn them, master them, and rock them out in your own solos!

Filled with interesting phrases, cool rhythmic motifs and an impressively laid back time feel this full track broken down into 20 licks will help you to incorporate these fantastic rock ideas into your own jams.

You'll find all the tools required to write a rocking solo here, slides, bends, alternate picking, motif development, dynamics, groove, articulation... Theory-wise you'll be making creative use of Mixlodydian, Dorian, Pentatonic, and Blues scales, superimposing arpeggios, adding in chromatic passing notes and underlining the harmony of the track by using chord tones in your lines. Kenny has it all and he's here to help you master it for yourself!

These 20 licks each come with video (fast/slow), audio (fast/slow), backing tracks, complete TAB/Notation and bonus text notes so that you have everything you need to thoroughly learn and dissect Kenny's ideas, practise them, then work on adding them into your own stock pile of awesome licks!

We've even included the full track video and full backing tracks so you can piece it all together as a song, or just jam out over this high quality backing track!

Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!

*NEW* Kenny Serane's '20 Super Chilled Rock Licks'!

Rick Graham: My Guest Solo - Jason Richardson's 'I' album

Honoured to be a part of this incredible album. Go Buy It! LINKS BELOW:
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My Guest Solo - Jason Richardson's 'I' album. OUT NOW!

Jan Akkerman, Michel Staat: Juke Joints, Blommenkinders Roosendaal 2016

Fine blues music on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Roosendaal, with shining guitar interactions between Jan Akkerman and Michel Staat (Boogie Mike), when the Juke Joints played to an appreciative audience at the annual Blommenkinders festival in Roosendaal, The Netherlands, on Sunday, July 24th, 2016.


Trevor Rabin: Interview - The Prog Report

Legendary guitarist/singer/producer for Yes and soundtrack composer Trevor Rabin, talks about the reunion with Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, how they decided on doing the ARW reunion, picking the setlist and other great stories about his past. For more info on the ARW tour visit:
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Trevor Rabin Interview - The Prog Report

Vinai Trinateepakdee: Line6 Helix 1983 Fender JV ST57-55 SN 49754

Vinai Trinateepakdee: Line6 Helix 1983 Fender JV ST57-55 SN 49754

1983 Fender JV ST57-55 SN 49754 quick test with Line6 Helix direct

Jason Richardson: " I " The Documentary - 2016 Documentary of my story so far and the recording process of my debut album!

2016 Documentary of my story so far and the recording process of my debut album! Enjoy :)
Directed by Joey Creel
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Lessons/Tab Store: https://www.jasonrichardson.bigcartel...
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