Michael Landau, one of my all time favorite guitarists, has a band with his wife Karen called Hazey Jane. They've just released a new album entitled Holy Ghost. From the samples I've heard, the material sounds somewhat like their previous vocal band Stolen Fish. Very cool stuff; imagine Landau's unique chordal stylings in a folk-rock or alternative setting and you'll get the idea. Great vocals by Karen as well. Definitely worth checking out.
Friends, I'm leaving for Guatemala early tomorrow for a family trip. I'll be back sometime on Memorial Day. I won't have much internet access while I'll down there, so you probably won't see any new posts here for a week. I may post something on Facebook or Twitter during my layover in Miami tomorrow, but that will probably be it. See you soon...
NEWSFLASH: Bassist Neal Fountain will be replacing Matt Garrison for Jimmy Herring's upcoming summer tour (Garrison had to bow out due to unforeseen circumstances). Fountain previous played with Herring in the Herring, Rodgers, Sipe, and Fountain project a few years back. In other news, here is a cool video of "Scapegoat Blues" from the Charlotte, NC show that was just uploaded by Jimmy's label Abstract Logix.
Jimmy Herring Band Summer Tour Dates
6/4/09 Wakarusa Music Ozark, AK 6/5/09 Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, OK 6/7/09 Telluride Jazz Fest Telluride, CO 6/9/09 Belly Up Aspen, CO 6/10/09 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO 6/11/09 Aggies Theatre Ft Collins, CO 6/12/09 Cervantes Ballroom Denver, CO 6/13/09 Cervantes Ballroon Denver, CO 6/16/09 Crystal Bay Club Casino Reno, NV 6/17/09 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA 6/18/09 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA 6/19/09 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA 6/21/09 Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach (San Diego), CA
I'm giving away two copies of Ed DeGenaro's great new CD Less Is Seldom More. This is a killer album that features an impressive lineup (Ray Gomez, Marco Minnemann, Dave Weckl, among others), and of course, loads of great guitar playing by Ed. For your chance to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Ed DeGenaro CD Giveaway. On Friday May 29th,
I will choose 2 entries at random and announce the winners on the site.
One entry per person please; past Guitar Channel contest winners are
not eligible. Good Luck!
I saw Allan Holdsworth's show last night at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, IL. What an amazing gig. It's so cool to see a guy like Holdsworth playing at a place that's 20min from my house. I saw him when he played there in 2004 as well. He has a great band for his current tour - longtime bandmate Chad Wackerman on drums, and Ernest Tibbs on bass. Tibbs has played with Holdsworth in the past, but I'd never seen him before. Great player - has a cool straight-ahead vibe to his phrasing and lines. Here's an album of the best pics I took, plus the one video I shot.
Guitar Center and Ernie Ball/Music Man proudly announce an evening
of dialogue and music with guitar and bass virtuosos Steve Morse and
Dave LaRue. Hosted by Sterling Ball, this in depth conversation looks
back on a quarter century of passion and commitment, building the
finest instruments made exclusively in the United States. Steve
Morse, Dave LaRue and Sterling Ball will discuss the development of the
Morse signature guitars, Bongo bass, and the unveiling of 3 new Music
Man Instruments, The 25th Anniversary guitar, 25th Anniversary 4 &
5 String basses and the Big Al bass. The Ball Family is the last of a
dying breed, crafting instruments in San Luis Obispo CA for the last 25
years. This dedication to excellence has culminated into a premier line
of custom quality instruments played by some of rocks most iconic
instrumentalists. Come celebrate with guitar and bass legends Steve
Morse and Dave LaRue for an evening of insight, inspiration and
May 25th 7:00pm Guitar Center Orlando #777 12402 Orange Blossom Trail Orlando FL 32837 (407) 251-6659
UPDATE: I've just learned there are other Ernie Ball/Music Man Sessions scheduled at other Guitar Centers that will feature Steve Lukather with Morse, and a John Petrucci session as well. More details here.