When I was a kid, growing up in the bosom of the San Fernando Valley--a suburb in the Los Angeles basin, I was surrounded by about 13 orange trees. Yet, when my Mother would tell me to go pick some oranges, so she could squeeze some fresh orange juice for us, I would complain.
Time for the Blues fans--how about some free blues? Yes--I said FREE! Our friends at Alligator Records are offering a 17 song sampler for Public Radio Music Month that’s free to download! Read on for the links and comment back to us your favorite tracks and we’ll feature them on future shows and give you credit!
If you play it they will come... OK, couldn't resist that. But its true. A non-descript, no name electric guitar has been fretted around the world by thousands of fingers. Its story this week on The Electric Croude as we continue our celebration of International Guitar Month. Simple rules for those in the mix... original tune/keep it for a week/pass it on. Check this out for more details.
Some times we all need a little distraction. It's a good idea to once in awhile take a break from whatever is bogging you down or clouding your mind and listen to some music. What a great escape music can be, don't you think? So, on this week's World Music Show (4/6), they'll be two hours of some fun and distracting music.
Guitar Player magazine got it right calling Jake Hertzog the ambassador to the non-jazz world. Readers of GP know that Jake is a talented Berklee educated musician--and as eloquent as he is smart. I was thrilled to chat by phone with him recently at his place in NYC as he readied for a gig at the prestigious Iridium club.
Join us the week (4/7/13) as Time for the Blues features legendary guitarists--tracks from the new Jimi Hendrix release as well as a newly remastered version of Albert King's late 60's Stax classic "Born Under a Bad Sign" -- isn't that a cool cover? These tracks sound as fresh as if they were recorded yesterday! We'll also check out the new CD by Andy Poxon!