Some have called him a future guitar god, and with good reason. At age 21, Tyler Bryant's resume already reads like a guitarist who's been performing for a long time. Before he had even reached the legal voting age, Bryant was awarded the Robert Johnson Foundation’s New Generation Award and was chosen by Eric Clapton to play at his Crossroads Guitar Festival.
I recently performed at B.B. King Blues Club on 42nd Street in New York City. The band was well-rehearsed; the staff fed us well and poured red wine (and Red Bull) down our gullets, treating us like the swell blokes we are. Our friends were there, plus lots of strangers. The sound crew did a great job. We even had chord charts right there in front of us. Yet we all made careless mistakes here and there.
The 35th-annual Kennedy Center Honors aired last night, December 26, on CBS. And while honorees Led Zeppelin are garnering the most headlines out of the event, blues guitar great Buddy Guy also was honored.
Mick Jagger hosted the May 19 edition of Saturday Night Live, which happened to be the show's season finale -- and the final appearance of longtime cast member Kristen Wiig (Gilly, Penelope, Kat and a million other characters).
As we recently reported, Mick Jagger will be hosting the May 19 season finale of NBC's Saturday Night Live. It was an announcement that left us wondering about that night's musical guests -- especially since Jagger was merely named the host.
"There's a whole thing in the book about the different places I've been with Jeff and his mental state. With Truth, it was before any of them [the Jeff Beck Group] were really known. It was just a bunch of great guys, and we had a blast recording it. When we were gonna start the next album, they came in after their first American tour and they had egos out the door. It was obvious very quickly we weren't gonna work well together."