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14 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Jeff Beck's call of the wild

Jeff Beck, one of the great names of English guitar, a man who walked in the same shoes - in the Yardbirds - as Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page but forged his own sometimes fractious, but never-repeating career, is at home ''with my feet up on the couch''.

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Related Topix: Jeff Beck, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds, Blues

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Guitarists still making memorable music with Strat

Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month.

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Related Topix: Fullerton, CA, Blues, Robert Cray, Corona, CA

RTE.ie

Cream cancel reunion tour plans

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Jack Bruce revealed that the band were ready to return to play together.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Blues

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

It's not about Al... it's about music

DURING a sold out show at Swindon Arts Centre around 18 months ago Andy Fairweather Low, former Sixties pop star turned exquisite guitarist who for many years toured as a member of both Eric Clapton and Roger Waters' bands, took a couple of minutes out to make an announcement.

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Related Topix: Blues

OnMilwaukee

Wait?! Is that an Italian pop star in Milwaukee?

It's true, the appearance in Milwaukee of an Italian pop star is so rare that a blog post about the event warrants a headline like the one above.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Theater, Arts, Blues, Social Software

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte celebrates the life of entertainer Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith

The Avett Brothers sing "Amazing Grace" during a public memorial service for Arthur Smith at Calvary Church in Charlotte on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Country, George Hamilton IV, Anson County, NC, Blues, Concord, NC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Telluride Watch

One Step Ahead of the Blues | Ruminations on Taj Majal and the Making of - Scrapple'

Bunzy Bunworth and Scrapple the pig in the 1998 cult classic, 'Scrapple.' The film's producer/star Geoff Hanson has organized an April 5 Scrapple Fest as a new KOTO-radio fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Blues, Taj Mahal, Telluride, CO, The Blues Brothers, Pop/Rock, The Allman Brothers

Loudoun Times

Wine and Art: a oeIta s Only Rock and Rolla at 8 Chains North

As Richard Busch describes it, his photographs of iconic figures from the 1960's were all "just luck."

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Related Topix: Tommy, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Blues, Tina Turner, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Cloisters (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NOLA.com

Live music in New Orleans for Sat., April 12, 2014: Zucchero, G-Eazy

On Saturday, April 12, the choices for live music in New Orleans include a famous Italian blues-rock singer and guitarist, a suave rapper, and a big benefit concert by a local favorite.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Zucchero, New Orleans, LA, Blues, John Lee Hooker, Music, Entertainment

Guitar Player

Truefire Presents Sonny Landreth's Slide Supernatural - an Interactive Instructional Video

Eric Clapton calls him "the most underestimated musician on the planet and also one of the most advanced."

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Blues

RTE.ie

Drum legend Ginger Baker plays Belfast on May 7

Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion play the Festival Marquee, Custom House Square at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast on Wednesday May 7. He has always shrugged off his rock persona, despite being a key member of early 70s blues rock pioneers, Cream.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Cream, Jazz, Blues, Classic-Rock, Blind Faith

IcNetwork

Porthcawl Jazz Festival: Our guide to the highlights of the three-day event

The sounds of jazz will be echoing through the seaside town of Porthcawl this weekend as its annual jazz festival takes place at nine venues.

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Related Topix: Bridgend County, Wales, United Kingdom, Barber, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet

Thu Apr 10, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Richie Sambora Added To Download 2014 Bill

Celebrated rock icon Richie Sambora has been added to the line-up for Download Festival 2014.

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Related Topix: Blues

New Jersey Herald

Southside Johnny's roots are showing

John Lyon, aka Southside Johnny, has always had an acoustic, rootsy side. Now, after 45 or so years, one of the Jersey Shore's original rockers is showing off his "quiet" side with his alter-ego band, The Poor Fools.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blues, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Jon Bon Jovi

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Chicago Reader

12 O'Clock Track: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood double-time riffing on 'Had to Cry Today'

I had always assumed that Eric Clapton was a mostly useless windbag. But recently I discovered that, in fact, there was a period between 1965 and 1970 or '71 during which Clapton was not a useless windbag.

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Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Bluesbreakers, The Cream

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Guitar World

Mojo Workin': 10 Great Muddy Waters Covers

If Muddy Waters were an actual god - instead of just a blues god - he would've turned 101 years old today, April 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters

Thu Apr 03, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Southside Johnny's roots are showing

John Lyon, aka Southside Johnny, has always had an acoustic, rootsy side. Now, after 45 or so years, one of the Jersey Shore's original rockers is showing off his "quiet" side with his alter-ego band, The Poor Fools.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blues, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Jon Bon Jovi

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Johnny Winter brings blues power to Yoshi's Oakland

He was backstage at a club, getting ready for his headlining set, when his ear caught a bit of the opening act.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Blues, Johnny Winter

PRLog US Entertainment

Copious Jones In A Dream Tour 2014

With their first appearance at Mountain Jam June 5th - June 8th, Hunter Mountain, NY.

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Related Topix: Progressive-Rock, Live Oak, FL, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues, Pop/Rock

NOLA.com

2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest best bets for the first Sunday, April 27: Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Rodriguez

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Eric Clapton makes his debut as a performer at the New Orleans Jazz Fest , after visiting the Fair Grounds in the early '90s.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Pop/Rock, Vampire Weekend, Blues

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