Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Julie Slick: shredding bass Adrian Belew Power Trio's "e" while Ben paints.

video by Ben Hallman (hallmanproductions.com)

shredding bass Adrian Belew Power Trio's "e" while Ben paints.

Gretchen Menn: Abandon All Hope pre-release party

Album pre-release party announcement for Abandon All Hope
Track playing is "Savages"
Music by Gretchen Menn
Image by Max Crace
Concept and Libretto by Michael Molenda

Abandon All Hope pre-release party

Scott Stine: added to the Swiss Picks Endorsed Artists

Swiss Picks

Endorsement NEWS !! Very happy to welcome Shrapnel recording artist, Scott Stine to the Swiss Picks crew !! His Shrapnel release 'Broke' had us scratching our heads in amazement at his flawless fluidity and record breaking runs. On top of that, Scott's phrasing is top notch and can bend with the best of them! Scott's been digging our Jazz Mini 1.30 as does his virtuoso brother, Brett Stine. — with Scottt Stine, Ibanez Guitars and Shrapnel Records.

Gianluca Ferro: Announces DV Mark Artist endorsement

Active since the late '90s in the italian prog-metal scene with bands such as Time Machine, Doomsword and Arkhè, Gianluca records many albums and performs intensively in Italy and abroad.

He plays at the legendary Gods Of Metal in Milan in different occasions sharing the stage with bands such as Iron Maiden, Slayer, Slipknot, Dark Tranquillity, Testament, Rammstein, Manowar, Symphony X, Running Wild and many others. At the same time he collaborates with Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth, Angra) and Rafael Bittencourt at the album "Reviviscence" by Time Machine. While devoting himself to guitar teaching, toward the beginning of 2000 Gianluca starts working on his solo debut album, "Involution" released in 2005 and worldwide distributed by Century Media.

His solo career marks an artistic transition blending his Jazz-Fusion skills with modern metal influences and complex harmonic and rhythmic textures, exploring polyrhythms and polymeters in pristine, original vision. He then takes part to many guitar compilations, among them the prestigious "The Alchemist Vol.II" produced by liquid note together with players such as Brett Garsed, Bumblefoot, Richard Hallebeek, Terry Syrek and Doug Doppler. In 2008 he release a guitar trio album with Strings 24 with whom plays at the Peralta Auditorioum in Spain together with Patrick Rondat and, with the same line up he performs at the Guitar Day 4 in Milan together with Paul Gilbert, Mattias Eklundh.


Marco Sfogli, Virgil Donati, Alex Argento: new band, new music, more details coming soon!

Alex Argento
The Time Has Come...

Marco Sfogli, Virgil Donati, Alex Argento: new band, new music, more details coming soon!

Wayne Krantz: An Improviser's OS Book - a great Christmas present for fusioniers

Wayne Krantz: An Improviser's OS (Book) FREE SHIPPING
from Wayne Krantz

What is this book? It could be: "A discipline; a long-term method of mastering the guitar", However: 'a discipline' implies something ritualistic; uncreative 'long-term' implies that nothing can be accomplished in the short-term. For something to inspire it needs to give some degree of consistent gratification from the start 'method' implies a closed system: dead, sterile 'mastering' implies finality. There is no end to the development of a musician with an active imagination 'the guitar' glorifies an object. The instrument itself is of passing importance. What we do with it is the thing of meaning music is a thing of meaning.

This book is an improviser's Operating System. Its basic premise is that pattern playing can ultimately limit the growth of one's skills as a creative improviser. Since most of us rely heavily on patterns to find notes, alternative means of finding notes must be used to overcome our pattern dependency.......WK.

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Aynsley Lister: Award-winning blues-rock artist back on tour in the UK




Award-winning blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister is back on tour in the UK again after playing 20 shows in Europe. Aynsley kicks off the second part of his UK Tour on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Putney Half Moon.

Aynsley Lister’s 41-date UK and European tour dovetails the release of his eighth studio album ‘Eyes Wide Open’.

When Joe Bonamassasa was interviewed by the Nottingham Post whilst on tour in the UK in October 2015, the newspaper asked the blues guitarist who his favourite British blues guitarists were. “There is a great little crop of blues musicians out there over in the UK right now,” answered Bonamassa. “There is an Irish kid called Simon McBride who is very good, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a superstar in waiting, and I think and Aynsley Lister is also very good.”


John Kiernan: Mettle Of A Man - new single

Mettle Of A Man (Single)
by John Kiernan https://johnkiernanmusic.bandcamp.com/album/mettle-of-a-man-single

Garrett Peters: Wintersun Audition - great job

My audition video for Wintersun!
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So as some of you know, Wintersun is looking for a second guitar player! They asked that you play the first 6 riffs and leads (with a click track and no backing track), a minute of playing whatever you wanted, and to talk a little bit about yourself. So here it is... wish me luck! :D

1. Sons Of Winter And Stars “Behold The Rain Of Stars" (0:37)
2. Sons Of Winter And Stars "Killer Riff" (1:00)
3. Battle Against Time "Intro Riff" (1:28)
4. Battle Against Time "Verse Riff" (1:52)
5. Starchild “Meshuggah” Riff (2:21)
6. Death And The Healing "Sweeps" (2:37)
7. Shadowless Riff #1 (3:02)
8. The Way Of The Fire "Downpicked solo" (3:21)
9. Shadowless Riff #2 (3:34)

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Nili Brosh: The Nili Brosh Band will be back at Alva's Showroom in San Pedro

Hello everyone, and happy holidays!

With the season of giving upon us, I felt compelled to bring you an update of several pieces of good news:
Firstly, the Nili Brosh Band will be back at Alva's Showroom in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, Dec. 10th (8 pm). As some of you may know, this is a particularly special venue for me, as it is where I've seen several of my heroes up close, as well as witnessed live DVDs being made and had some of my own personal favorite performances. There is no opener, so make sure to get there early for a good seat. Also, Alva's allows you to BYOB (or wine, or food, or whatever you'd like), so I'm looking forward to picnicking with you all. :)

For advanced tickets http://www.alvasshowroom.com/calendar.php

Next, I'd like to announce a special album coming out early next year: Steve Vai's label, Favored Nations, is releasing the very first compilation CD of female guitar artists, "She Rocks Volume 1"! I'm very honored to be included among a list of such fantastic players as Lita Ford, Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, Nita Strauss, and others, many of whom are my close and personal friends. The record is coming out on January 20th, 2017, and features tracks by Orianthi, Yasi Hofer, Kat Dyson, Sarah Longfield, Lita Ford, Jennifer Batten, Nita Strauss, Steph Paynes, Gretchen Menn, Yvette Young, and myself.

As always, I'd like to thank you for your continued support, and wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season, whether or not you may be celebrating, and wherever you are in the world! I definitely have many things to be grateful for this year, not the least of which is YOU! :)

More coming soon,


Daniele Maraspin: "A Bat's Project" Heart Of Steel Records 2016

We are proud to present the first official video titled "A Bat's Project" taken from "A Bat's Project" (De Fox Records - Heart of Steel Records 2016) debut EP of guitar virtuoso Daniele BAT Maraspin.
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Daniele BAT Maraspin "A Bat's Project" Heart Of Steel Records 2016