Eric Clapton has often praised legendary blues maestro Buddy Guy as the greatest guitar player alive. Now some seventy six years young, the influential Guy is still wowing audiences, releasing stellar new records and playing hundreds of live dates a year setting the stage afire with his testifying, soulful vocals, incendiary six string wizardry, and tornadic live performances.
For many years, longtime fans of Triumph have been willing to “Lay It On the Line” for a chance to have the full original lineup come back together after their 20 year hiatus, and bring their signature Magic Power back to the stage.
Ozzy Osbourne is world renowned for his unique and powerhouse vocals, his powerful and sinister sounding music, and the long arsenal of incredibly talented and well known for his choice of amazing guitarists.
The Steve Miller Band returned to The Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia, for what has become an anxiously awaited annual highlight of the gorgeous outdoor amphitheater’s summer season schedule.
After a 14-year hiatus, Accept emerged from their metal hibernation in 2010, boasting a new powerhouse lead singer, Mark Tornillo, as well as their most successful and arguably strongest album yet, Blood of the Nations.
An evening of homespun humor and country ballads and rock rolled into Wolf Trap starting with an expressive set by Loudon Wainwright III, followed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, both Grammy winning artists.
There are thousands of guitar method books available on the market, which cover a wide variety of fingering and playing techniques. For that beginner guitarist who’s interested in learning the guitar, choosing the wrong or too difficult guitar method book could discourage them completely from learning how to play a fantastic instrument.
It’s 8pm sharp on an unseasonably cool summer night at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, and a large audience is on hand expecting to hear their favorites from three musical icons of the classic/adult contemporary rock genre, The Dukes of September.
Most music journalists meticulously pore over recordings both live and studio of each band at an upcoming festival, making note of which bands will likely put on a good live show that warrants coverage. They will learn what the members of the bands look like and will know the history of each band well enough for an impromptu interview in the press area. But not this guy. This guy likes to go in blind, guns a-blazin’ with little to no idea what he’s in for musically. Call it lazy, that’s OK. I just have a more exciting time at festivals. Here’s who excited and surprised me at Lollapalooza 2012.
Extreme summer heat and a forecast for severe thunderstorms would fail to prevent thousands of new wave and retro rockers from filling The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, as Squeeze and The B-52s were on tap for an evening of feel good music and memories.