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Cover Story: Gary Clark Jr.

Cover Story: Gary Clark Jr.

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

  The Chosen One. The Future of the Blues Guitar. The Next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Savior of the Blues. At only 35-years of age, Gary Clark Jr. has carried a lot of pressure on his slim shoulders. But from the time he was a teen, blasting away his elders at Austin nightclubs, a grand destiny […]

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Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

Spins: The Beatles – The White Album at 50

| November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Beatles The Beatles (aka The White Album) anniversary editions (Apple/Universal) Following 2017’s 50th anniversary retooling of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, producer George Martin’s son Giles Martin takes a deep dive into the original White Album reels for a revelatory remix. Pepper’s remix incited heated debate. On one side were fans (and even […]

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Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Britain’s oldest hitmakers” return to their blues roots. Instead of revisiting tired cliches, Jeff Elbel says they sound inspired and re-energized, in Spins.

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Gear: April 2013

Gear: April 2013

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I wonder how much I paid for it,” says Eric Clapton, struggling to remember, in a promotional video for Fender, the London shop where he first purchased the iconic guitar in May of 1967.

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Gear: January 2011

Gear: January 2011

| January 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rock Lock Company The Rock Lock If you constantly worry about your guitar getting stolen from the stage, then entrepreneur Chris Goulet thinks a lot like you. While in college, he had a pretty good idea when he sketched out a drawing for a way to lock up his guitar after his roommate “borrowed” it […]

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Crossroads Guitar Fest review!

Crossroads Guitar Fest review!

| June 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Toyota Park, Bridgeview Saturday, June 26, 2010 Eric Clapton called in enough favors Saturday to make Bridgeview the one-day center of the musical universe.

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Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood live!

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood live!

| June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

United Center, Chicago Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Considering the nucleus of Blind Faith hadn’t toured together since 1969, it was particularly monumental when Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performed a short set together at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park in 2007 as part of the Crossroads Guitar Festival. Given that evening’s rave reviews and the pair’s unfathomable […]

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