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Essential Guitar Licks: Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The Sky Is Crying" Bends

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example. Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever.Or, sometimes it acts more subliminally: You suddenly find yourself playing a certain lick over and over again, wondering, Where have I heard this before... …

Fabulous Thunderbirds Frontman Kim Wilson Channels Elmore James on "Searched All Over"

On October 20, longtime Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson will release one of the best traditional blues albums of the year, Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1, via Severn Records. We know this to be true because we've heard it—over and over again.As readers discovered when we premiered "Same Old Blues" last month, Wilson—a serious blues devotee—has gone back to basics on Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1... …