When Metallica announced their first-ever music festival, it's safe to say there was a healthy dose of skepticism from fans and press alike when they discovered the line-up was far from metal-centric. Boasting a two-day schedule that included indie rock, comedians, metal bands of all stripes, alternative rock, blues and even a brass ensemble, many balked at the band's attempt to bring a "European style" festival to the States.
Here's a photo gallery of Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes performing at the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival, which took place this past weekend -- May 25 to 28 -- at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Gorge, Washington.
The blues tradition runs deep in Texas, which has produced a constant stream of innovative blues guitarists, including T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddie King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Albert Collins, Billy Gibbons and Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In the new March 2012 issue of Guitar World, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler tell how the most important contemporary metal group in the world has blazed a new trail for itself with Resolution, Lamb of God’s diverse new album.
Last night, a group of rock and blues luminaries assembled at the White House for the latest concert thrown by First Lady Michelle Obama, who has taken a personal interest in celebrating the American songbook.