Category Archives: Guitar

Justin Farren Live: Faith, Hope, Etc…


Just found this dude on SoundCloud. Lyrics and chops galore!

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Cigar Box Guitar – Sun’s Gonna Shine Blues


Soulful little slide piece from daddystovepipe on a cigar box guitar. Think I’m going to look into making me one of these. What a great sound. Free guitar lessons from daddystovepipe can be found on youtube here.

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Allman Brothers Band w/13 yr old Derek Trucks


He already had his signature sound at 13… 3:20 Derek duels with Dickey on the intro 6:48 – 7:45 Derek solos

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My short year with Sal Salvador


As I mentioned in my last post, my last formal guitar teacher was Sal Salvador. Before I studied with him (and I use the term “studied” loosely because I was out of my league) I only knew him from his … Continue reading

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Guitar lessons: a new beginning after 30 years


My last formal guitar lesson was in 1981 with jazz guitarist Sal Salvador while I was attending the University of Bridgeport as a music performance major. Realizing quickly that there were musicians possessing far, far greater talents than I, I … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, music can change the world: Springsteen and Jackson Browne in 2004


I was reading this from American Songwriter and near the end it mentioned some of what Bruce Springsteen said during his speech inducting Jackson Browne into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. I’ve seen it before but … Continue reading

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New music: Singer/songwriter Hannah Fair will leave you anxious to hear what’s next


Hannah Fair is a young singer/songwriter from New England working hard to make a name for herself. Her eponymous first recording project is a promising collection of six songs that reveals a nice sense for the atypical lyrical and melodic … Continue reading

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Nice take on “T for Texas” by David Peterson and friends


I’ll take the traditional country sound any day over the pop-country being pushed today. Every one of these guys nails it during their solos – clear that they’ve put in their “10,000+ hours”.

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Guitar Magic for Monday – Leo Kottke plays “Airproofing”


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Shawn Colvin – “Shotgun Down The Avalanche” with Alison Krauss


I saw Shawn Colvin at Toad’s Place in New Haven CT back in the ’90s. It was a solo show and it was spellbinding. So she doesn’t need anyone on stage with her but if it’s going to be someone, … Continue reading

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