Producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the Black Crowes, Aerosmith and Journey, was attending Guitar Center's King of the Blues event in Los Angeles in November 2009 when he happened upon an inspirational sight — a jam session involving master blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa and legendary bassist/frontman Glenn Hughes.
In an industry gone mad with detail, where every guitarist knows to the nth degree not only the gauges of his strings but the alloys which made them up, where every player has a rack of pedals, gadgets and gizmos which would befuddle most any NASA representative, Angus Young stands apart as a guitar player who's uninterested and unamused. When referring to his variously dated Gibson SG's, Young calls them "This guitar" or "This thing."
If you have been to a concert recently and the guitar player has a glowing pedalboard, there’s a good chance it is made by Trailer Trash Pedalboards. Trailer Trash is a producer of high-quality pedalboards with as a much a focus on aesthetics as function and durability.
Rock music has always been comprised of two factions: architects and heroes. The architects lay the foundation and develop a sound that will be emulated by others for years to follow. The heroes, on the other hand, step in and grab all the glory. They do it with style, talent and reverence to those who came before them. Thankfully, thrash metal has its latest hybrid of these two phenomena: Warbringer.
It’s no secret that Nashville is home to more incredible guitarists than any other place on earth. Here’s a list of five country pickers with enough chops and dizzying technique to make even Yngwie Malmsteen envious.