2013 has been one of celebration for Milton Nascimento. Besides celebrating his 71st birthday on 26 October, Milton has been commemorating his 50-year career as a musician that began with the EP Barulho de Trem recorded in Belo Horizonte in 1963. If the London installment of Milton’s tour 50 Anos de Carreira—Uma Travessia [50-Year Career—A Traverse] is any indication of his vibrancy, then I expect to see many more commemorations to come.
When Sammy Hagar and The Wabos hit the stage at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA, you could instantly tell from the grin on his face that he loves what he’s doing – making music and playing live.
You invest so much time, effort, and money when purchasing a guitar, why would you not give that same amount of attention and detail to the strap it hangs from?
Alice Cooper made a grand entrance at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in NJ this past Saturday, appearing on stage amidst a curtain of fireworks to his opening song, “Hello Hooray.”
It was 1973 when the Steve Miller Band released their 8th recording, The Joker. The album would go platinum and provide Miller and his band their first commercial success, reaching #2 on the Billboard charts. Little did they know then, that the title track would manage to weave itself not only into the musical lexicon, but into the fabric of American pop culture.
In what many hope will become an annual summer tour tradition, Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus brought fans across the land, not only the incredible joy filled performances that Frampton is known for, but he would meet up with some of the biggest names to ever pick up a guitar in different cities and regions; some advertised, some a surprise.
Heavy metal was alive and well at BB King’s night club in the heart of New York’s Times Square on Friday night, where veterans rockers Saxon, put on an explosive show. Back in the ‘80s, when the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was a musical force not to be reckoned with; you would be taking your life in your hands walking down 42nd Street, as it was lined with head shops, porn theaters, and drug dealers.
When home recording is mentioned in conversations between musicians, microphones, mixers, Macs, tons of cables and complicated software often come to mind. All of these items are expensive and time consuming to set up for the guitarist who just wants to plug in and play without any hassle, so I was excited to be able to try a product that would make this long process simpler.
Teaching the guitar can sometimes feel like quite an isolated profession. But one event that brings together guitarists from all over the UK and abroad each year, is the Registry of Guitar Tutors Conference held in London every September.
One of the nation’s stalwart summer tour favorites, The Doobie Brothers brought their extensive catalog of hits to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, for an evening of feel good rock and roll that spans generations of fans.