Nico Bereciartua.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Argentinian guitar player, Nico Bereciartua play live on 2 occasions. Once at Applehead studios in Woodstock, New York, and once at Chicago’s, Metro.  Oddly enough he is also the person that took my bucket list photograph of Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and myself at the previously mentioned Applehead recording

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Tony Logue

Kentucky has always been a hot bed for great music artists going back to the beginning of country’s roots.  Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Tom T Hall, and Dwight Yoakam are the roots of where country has been, and help lay the foundation on which some of the best music has been built.  Luckily for us

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Ian Noe and Colter Wall.

In October, I attended another show at Codfish Hollow and was stunned by the music created by these two gentleman and their accompanying band mates. They are simultaneously the roots of where their individual brand of music came from and, the direction that great music should be going. They each blend personal life experience with

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McSwain Guitars push the boundaries of building guitars.

One of the many aspects that I love about being a guitar player and lover of the instrument, is the crazy variety of styles, materials, and designs that go into the instruments.  From acoustics that take into account not only the wood, but the way they are braced and glued, to the almighty electric guitars

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A quick conversation with Caleb Crosby from Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown.

Back in April I saw Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown open up for Blackberry Smoke and while I had their album, the live show was amazing and really made me a fan of their music.  After their set I talked to Caleb Crosby, drummer and co founding member of the band, and told him I’d

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965 Guitars in the Newbo district.

Growing up in Cedar Rapids in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we had a number of unique  places to pick up musical instruments. My buddy Rhett and I would spend a ton of time at Somewhere in Iowa guitars, Carma Lou’s, The Music Loft, and West music.  Sometimes we’d hit them all just to

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Tyler Bryant & The Shake Down and Blackberry Smoke shake the Surf!!

I’m a bit late on posting this but here is my write up for the concert back in April. What better way to spend April 20th than at a concert.  And not just any concert, at any venue, but Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and headliners Blackberry Smoke for one night at the historic and

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