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Mark Goffeney is a musician born without any arms. He lifts just about everything with his feet and doesn't let his disability get in the way of achieving his dreams.
Mark Goffeney is a musician born without any arms. He lifts just about everything with his feet and doesn't let his disability get in the way of achieving his dreams.
I have had the opportunity to watch 17-year old Massachusetts native Quinn Sullivan open for blues legend Buddy Guy on numerous occasions, as well as perform on the Experience Hendrix tour. What I know for certain is that this guitar player has come a long way from being discovered by Buddy Guy in New Bedford, Mass when he was 7. That's right. . . seven.
Whatever it is that you love, that's what you gotta do. If Led Zeppelin moves you, or if Black Sabbath moves you, or Neal Young, or Elton John -- that's what moves me. So, why play music that didn't have anything to do with that?
The album's first play shows a confident, seasoned folk-pop star-to-be. You can easily envision his tracks being included
Jon Butcher is a recognized American rock and blues guitarist and songwriter from the Boston music scene whose career has spanned more than thirty years. I caught up with Jon and talked about the songwriters who have inspired him, the difference in writing for himself vs. writing for television and movies, and his newest CD titled 2ROADS EAST.
Belgrade, Serbia is not known for being a city that churns out blues musicians. But this is in fact where a young Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues and the guitar. Jump to twenty years later and she is one of the most popular female blues guitar players in the world.
Although the roots of blues music came from the United States, it doesn't mean that you have to be from here to have the blues. Case in point: Hamish Anderson.
As someone who has interviewed a lot of guitar players, I also spend quite a bit of time reading about them. If you are thinking about buying the guitar player on your holiday wish list a book this year, you might consider one of these titles.
Through my interviews, I have learned that some musicians try to have an escape from what they do on a daily basis in order
Most people know William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons as the sunglasses-wearing, bearded guitarist in the band ZZ Top. This born & bred "Sharp Dressed" Texan recently spun his signature rock and blues into something a little bit different -- something you may never have expected.
Thirty years of playing and Josh Smith is still learning new tricks. His most recent CD, Over Your Head, is filled with gritty, rockin' blues with guest appearances by Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa.
As a fan of blues music, I tend to gravitate toward the old masters. But as I started to listen to more of the contemporary guitar virtuosos, I could see that some, like Joe Bonamassa, are taking the genre of blues music and kicking it up a notch.
He may be known as the "Motor City Madman," but when Ted Nugent called me up a few months back as I sat in my hotel room in New Orleans, the way that he spoke reminded me of a book that I once read.
Music does heal. And if you have been listing to what Gary Clark Jr. has been singing and strumming over the past few years, you may have found your special musical elixir.
If he is not teaching young, aspiring guitar students at the Berklee College of Music, you can find Tomo Fujita hosting guitar clinics, posting guitar videos to his YouTube channel, or on stage playing his unique blend of jazz and blues music.
Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. The soulful singer, smart and sensuous songwriter, and scintillating guitarist has been hidden in plain sight with three gorgeous solo albums.
When it comes to guitar, Dweezil Zappa has shown that being the bandleader on the Zappa Plays Zappa tour and through his numerous solo efforts that he could go toe to toe with his late father Frank Zappa, lick for lick, any day of the week.
"When they handed me my diploma at the end of it all, I thought... I don't feel any closer to God from all this stuff I'd