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Blind Pig, 0; Acorn, 1 Jan 23, 2020
I've been trying for two days now to write something witty, enlightening and succinct about Bix Beiderbecke, and all I've come up with is a bit of...
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Guitar King Jan 16, 2020
Maybe the best thing about Guitar King, David Dann's brick-like new biography of Michael Bloomfield, is how it succeeds in putting the...
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Captain Trips – Video Now Available Jan 09, 2020
Clearly, I'm a little rusty. Not only did this morning's Letter not go out to everyone; when it did, the new video was not visible yet on Youtube....
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John Freaking Renbourn Dec 12, 2019
Austin, Texas, where I presently suspend my chapeau, brands itself "The Live Music Capital of the World." Said branding is the subject of much...
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Just the Contrafacts, Ma'am Dec 05, 2019
The secret to holding insider information is to scrupulously avoid becoming the kind of person who uses it for evil, rather than for awesome. If...
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Spy Vs. Spy Nov 21, 2019
I'm beginning to think fingerstyle guitar is the great leveler. I touched on this in an earlier post, quoting jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini's...
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Cheveux en Feu Nov 12, 2019
Here it is, the traditional end-of-signup email. Registration for Fingerstyle Blues Composition closes in less than an hour, so get it while you...
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And...Go! Nov 12, 2019
The summer my friend Victoria worked at the Sirius Community in western Massachusetts, her boss routinely answered the phone: "Sirius! No kidding."...
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