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12-String King: Lead Belly’s Big-Bottom Blues

Lead Belly’s Big-Bottom Blues

In 1925, folk/blues phenom Huddie William Ledbetter, a.k.a. “Lead Belly,” won his way out of jail (he’d been convicted of murder) by way of a “pardon”—swayed by Lead Belly’s undeniable musical...

Why (and How) We Should Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

A king’s crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled mane hiding a face us mere mortals are unworthy to completely glimpse.