News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/%3Ehttp%253.../%3Ehttp%3A/vanswarpedtour.com en The DIY Musician: Want to Appreciate Your Current Guitar? Take a Look at These Photos http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-want-appreciate-your-current-guitar-take-look-these-photos <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple of weeks ago, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-weesay-oil-can-guitar-master-exploring-african-can-guitars-part-1">I wrote a column on Wesseh Freeman (a.k.a. “Weesay”) and his oil can guitar.</a> </p> <p>He’s the blind artist from Liberia who had a video go viral last December. </p> <p>You guys responded so enthusiastically that I got in contact with Freeman. Through his biggest fan/helper in Liberia, Sachin Ramchandani, I’ve been able to become friends with this amazing guitarist. </p> <p>What I found was not just a one-trick-gimmick video, but a talented and passionate musician who refuses to let the worst hardships get to him.</p> <p>Let’s take a look at his primitive oil can guitar and the details surrounding it.<br /> <br /><br /> <img src="/files/imce-images/Wesseh%20Freeman%20full%20guitar.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="Wesseh Freeman full guitar.jpg" /></p> <p>Several years ago, Freeman’s mother told him that in spite of his blindness, he had to find a way to become the breadwinner of his family. Using a machete as a carving knife, he spent three days building his oil can guitar. Coat hangers became frets. Nails served as tuning pegs. He even begged local mechanics for old brake cables from motor scooters and turned them into strings.</p> <p>Brake. Cable. Strings. (Let that sink in for a minute.)</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Wesseh%20Freeman%20strings.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="Wesseh Freeman strings.jpg" /><br /> <br /><br /> After completing the guitar, he holed himself away for seven days to learn how to play it. </p> <p>“The first time I played it, I pulled a crowd,” he told me proudly. “And the second day [of performing publicly], there was more people.” By the third day, he was earning enough to call himself the breadwinner.</p> <p>I should note: Freeman considers making an average of $4 a day a good job.</p> <p>I requested close-up photos and descriptions of Freeman’s homemade oil can guitar, and Sachin delivered. The details are extremely humbling and inspiring at the same time.</p> <p>Check out the guitars in the photo gallery below and be astounded at the simplicity of his axe. They’ll definitely make you appreciate whatever guitar you’re playing right now.</p> <p>One more thing: Many people have asked if they could donate a real guitar; I’m happy to tell you that <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQNAKUKKC4">somebody bought him one.</a> He's still in need of the most basic necessities, and we’d love to see him eventually get his own home. <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wesseh-the-free-spirited-liberian">Sachin just started a crowdfunding campaign</a> to help him out. If you want to do something cool, toss a few bucks into his virtual tip jar. (Don’t mind the high goal that's posted on the page; just throw a few dollars in there. Anything can help.)</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1dgsTWMV_iA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Shane Speal is the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" and the creator of the modern cigar box guitar movement. Hear the music, see the instruments and read about his Cigar Box Guitar Museum at <a href="http://www.shanespeal.com/">ShaneSpeal.com</a>. Speal's latest album, </em><a href="http://shanespeal.com/holler">Holler!</a><em> is on C. B. Gitty Records.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-want-appreciate-your-current-guitar-take-look-these-photos#comments Shane Speal The DIY Musician Weesay Wesseh Freeman Blogs News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:04 +0000 Shane Speal http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23813 Metal for Life with Metal Mike: How to Construct Classic Eighties-Style Metal Guitar Parts — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metal-life-metal-mike-how-construct-classic-eighties-style-metal-guitar-parts-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Back in the Eighties, during the heyday of metal, bands like Van Halen, Judas Priest and the Scorpions were releasing incredible, killer albums packed with amazing guitar playing. </p> <p>Today, I feel that the majority of metal is more focused on rhythmic parts with less harmonic movement than what I think of as the approach representative of Eighties-style metal. It is from that perspective that I put together the three “classic” metal-style riffs featured in this month’s column.</p> <p>During the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) days of the late Seventies and early Eighties, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest were forging blazing, melodic metal earmarked by powerful and memorable song riffs. </p> <p><strong>FIGURE 1</strong> is indicative of Iron Maiden’s style: above the progression of three different pedal tones, shifting two- and three-note chord shapes create the melodic content that keeps this part interesting and moving forward.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4122083130001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4122083130001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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We responded with the following five tracks. </p> <p>While these sound amazing using <a href="http://ceek.com/ceekars">Ceekars</a> 4D technology, they also sound great even using the most modest ear buds. Enjoy!<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Grateful Dead, “Unbroken Chain”</strong></p> <p>This epic tune on the Dead’s <em>From The Mars Hotel</em> was so difficult for the band to play that it had to be recorded in carefully orchestrated sections. </p> <p>Filled with cascading piano licks, jazzy guitar runs that dance in both sides of the stereo spectrum and weird synth burbles that tease the top of the brain, it’s the perfect headphone experience—especially when you’re “Truckin’” where it’s legal. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6WycvYhKW08" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Mastodon, “The Czar”</strong></p> <p>This is one case where a song not only sounds great under headphones, but the sprawling arrangement almost makes more sense. In fact, that description applies to almost every track on Mastodon’s underrated 2009 progressive metal masterpiece, <em>Crack the Skye.</em> </p> <p>Richly detailed, “The Czar” is virtual feast of brilliantly layered guitar tones that demands the deep dive you can only get through some fab ‘phones.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jx2fp-kKOIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Muddy Waters, “Feel Like Going Home”</strong></p> <p>If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to stand in the same room with Muddy Waters while he played the greatest blues the world has ever heard, just get a copy of the <em>Folk Singer</em> album recorded in 1964 and listen to this haunting studio performance. You will feel the very earth shake underneath your shoes. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3sjzp6nGw-w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Queen, “Killer Queen”</strong></p> <p>Everybody knows Queen are the masters of layering and overdubbing, but how do you get all those sounds to speak properly in the mix? </p> <p>“Killer Queen” from the 1974 album <em>Sheer Heat Attack</em> is a great mini-lesson in how to place all those elements in an entertaining stereo field, and it can only be appreciated with a great set of earphones. Guaranteed to blow your mind. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BAf2S6ij2gk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Pantera, “5 Minutes Alone”</strong></p> <p>When most people think of headphone jams, they usually flash on something ethereal like Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix. But sometimes it’s great to just get a swift kick in the head, especially when you’re hitting the gym or getting psyched up for great night out. </p> <p>Almost anything off Pantera’s <em>Far Beyond Driven</em> does the trick, but “5 Minutes Alone” always works for me.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7m7njvwB-Ks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8PZdxCGorls" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Brad Tolinski is the editor-in-chief at </em>Guitar World.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/grateful-dead">Grateful Dead</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/queen">Queen</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mastodon">Mastodon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/five-songs-made-better-through-advancements-headphones#comments Brad Tolinski Ceek Ceekars Grateful Dead Mastodon Muddy Waters Pantera News Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:22:49 +0000 Brad Tolinski http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23774 Fingerpicking Beatles: Learn Solo Guitar Arrangements for 30 Beatles Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">Fingerpicking Beatles: Revised &amp; Expanded Edition</a></em> features 30 Beatles songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tab. </p> <p>The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book also includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar. </p> <p>The 30 songs include "Across the Universe," "All You Need Is Love," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hey Jude," "In My Life," "Let It Be," "Michelle," "The Long and Winding Road," "Something," "Yellow Submarine," "Yesterday" and more.</p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">The book is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ms65JQTBCcQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs#comments The Beatles News Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:42:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17202 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy Jam at Legends in 1989 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-buddy-guy-jam-legends-1989-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Some more incredibly rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan in action has suddenly become available on YouTube.</p> <p>Below, watch Buddy Guy jamming with Vaughan on July 30, 1989, at <a href="http://www.buddyguy.com/">Buddy Guy's Legends</a> in Chicago.</p> <p>The event? Guy's 53rd birthday party.</p> <p>This video mysteriously appeared on YouTube March 19. We think the top commenter (on YouTube) puts it best:</p> <p>"Wow is all I can say!!!!! I've heard this was video taped from a few people, even saw a couple grainy photos from said video. But I never thought any of this would see the light of day! Please tell me the whole thing was recorded!!?" </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gr-DVjbrMaM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/buddy-guy">Buddy Guy</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-buddy-guy-jam-legends-1989-video#comments Buddy Guy Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:53:01 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23804 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Tips for Keeping Your Chops Warmed Up and Razor Sharp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-tips-keeping-your-chops-warmed-and-razor-sharp-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>A question I’m often asked, aside from, “How can you possibly be that good looking?” is, “What do you do to warm up?”</p> <p>Personally, I don’t think about warming up that much, maybe not as much as most players do. But we’ve been touring a lot lately, and, especially in Europe, there just aren’t any heaters anywhere. </p> <p>So, basically, I am freezing all day long. Then I’m given a guitar five minutes before we go onstage, and I’m expected to be able to burn right from the start! And there I am, frozen to the bone. So I will usually grab my guitar a few minutes before the show and play through a bunch of the riffs and patterns illustrated in this month’s column. </p> <p> It’s good to have your fingers warmed up a little for when that first solo comes along in the first song, so one of the things I like to warm up with are legato exercises, where I’ll pick the string once and then sound a long series of notes in a repeating phrase using only hammers-ons and pull-offs. </p> <p>A good example of something I’ll warm up with is the lick shown in <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, which is a repeating six-note sequence performed entirely on the high E string. Play the lick over and over, speeding up and slowing down while striving to articulate every note as clearly as possible. The first note, G, 15th fret, is fretted with the pinkie, followed by a pull-off to D, 10th fret, fretted with the index finger. </p> <p>I then hammer onto the 12th fret with my middle finger to sound E, followed by another hammer up to the initial G note, and then a double pull-off back down the string to E and D. The sequence then repeats on each subsequent downbeat, but I hammer-on back up to the initial high G, so that the rest of the phrase is performed entirely with hammers and pulls, which is great for developing good fret-hand “traction.”</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4121851214001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4121851214001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The band also features Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan Diprima and Will Fiore. </p> <p>They began work on <em>Crooked Doors</em> in early 2014, returning to Aria Recording Studio, where they recorded their debut, <em>CVI.</em></p> <p>The band has shared several songs from the new album, including <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-time-machine">“Time Machine,”</a> <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-forget-you/s-JHKg9">“Forget You”</a> and <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-glow">“Glow."</a> </p> <p>Pre-orders for <em>Crooked Doors</em> are available now, with music available on CD/2LP/digital via <a href="http://relapse.com/royal-thunder-crooked-doors/">Relapse.</a> </p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crooked-doors/id963913145">Digital pre-orders</a> include instant downloads of “Forget You” and “Time Machine.”</p> <p>The band recently announced a North American tour, with Wild Throne opening (except June 5 to 14, where Royal Thunder opens for Halestorm). You can check out all the dates below.</p> <p><strong>For more about Royal Thunder, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RoyalThunderMusic">Facebook</a> and visit <a href="http://royalthunder.bandcamp.com/">royalthunder.bandcamp.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lOQ4gzt3hM0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <p><strong>Royal Thunder on Tour:</strong></p> <p>May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia<br /> May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s<br /> May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada<br /> May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain<br /> June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge<br /> June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout<br /> June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove<br /> June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom<br /> June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater<br /> June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo<br /> June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center<br /> June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre<br /> June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory<br /> June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom<br /> June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station<br /> June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest<br /> June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge<br /> June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar<br /> June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar<br /> June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen<br /> June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme<br /> June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus<br /> June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott<br /> June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour<br /> June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie<br /> June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery<br /> July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel<br /> July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop<br /> July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl</p> <p><em>Photo: Kevin Griggs</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/josh-weaver-discusses-making-royal-thunders-new-album-crooked-doors-video#comments Josh Weaver Royal Thunder Videos News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23796 Otherwise Premiere “Soldiers" Lesson Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/otherwise-premiere-soldiers-lesson-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Otherwise have posted an exclusive lesson video for “Soldiers," and you can check it out below.</p> <p>"Soldiers" was a single off their 2012 debut album, <em>True Love Never Dies.</em></p> <p>Be sure to visit <a href="https://www.weareotherwise.com/site/">weareotherwise.com</a> for the band's current tour dates and additional information.</p> <p><strong>The band's latest album, <em>Peace at All Costs,</em> is available now at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/peace-at-all-costs/id905286082">iTunes</a> and <a href="http://smarturl.it/PAACAmazon">Amazon.</a></strong></p> <p>Stay tuned for more exclusive Otherwise lesson videos on GuitarWorld.com.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4133915476001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4133915476001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Last month I presented the six-note E minor hexatonic scale (E F# G A B D), which has a dark, serious quality that’s ideal for creating a pensive, reflective mood. </p> <p>I’d now like to turn you on to another, equally appealing and useful hexatonic scale (depending on your musical tastes), one that is comprised of the very same notes, which would qualify it as a mode, but sounds completely different—beautifully bright and joyous—and that is D major hexatonic (D E F# G A B).</p> <p>As I explained last month, E minor hexatonic is formed by taking E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) and adding one note, the second, F#, resulting in the intervallic spelling 1 2 b3 4 5 b7. </p> <p>It may also be analyzed as the combination of E minor (E G B) and D major (D F# A) triads. D major hexatonic is formed by combining these same two triads, but in this case oriented around a D root note. The two scales may be thought of as opposite sides of the same musical coin, or, as the Chinese say, yin and yang. </p> <p>To illustrate, <strong>FIGURE</strong> 1 shows E minor and D major triad inversions “leapfrogging” each other up the neck on the top three strings, just like <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> from last month’s lesson, only now we’re starting and ending on D instead of Em. (To get the sound of the D root note in your head, pick your open D string before strumming the chords.) </p> <p>To hear the scale played as single notes, play only those on the B string, then try adding finger slides and vibrato and pairing any two of the three strings to create some “down-home,” heart-warming, gospel-flavored harmonies. As an additional resource, <strong>FIGURE 2</strong> shows D and Em triads passing each other up the neck on the D, G and B strings.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d1_30M9wBhU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/string-theory-jimmy-brown-e-minord-major-hexatonic-connection-video#comments April 2015 Jimmy Brown String Theory Videos News Lessons Magazine Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:13:11 +0000 Jimmy Brown http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23611 The Top 10 Biggest Hair Bands ... Literally http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-biggest-hair-bands-literally <!--paging_filter--><p>Face it: They weren’t called “hair” bands for nothin’. In fact, the copious coifs of the artists on this list were so high, the FAA had to adjust flight patterns whenever these bands hit town.</p> <p>And don't just take our word for it. Check out the photo gallery after the list!</p> <p><strong>10. Whitesnake</strong> Most people think that Tawny Kitaen married Whitesnake singer David Coverdale for his big, um, white snake. Truth is she fell for his massive head ... of hair.</p> <p><strong>09. Cinderella</strong> The cover of their debut, <em>Night Songs</em>, depicts the four members of Cinderella standing in a dark alley. Insider secret: It wasn’t really dark — their hair was just blocking the sun.</p> <p><strong>08. Britny Fox</strong> The duties of a guitar tech are many and various, and this was particularly true for guitarist Michael Kelly Smith’s tech. Let’s see — cleaning, polishing, maintenance. Oh, and when he was done with Smith’s hair, he’d work on his guitars, too.</p> <p><strong>07. Firehouse</strong> These guys finally found the love of a lifetime, and her name was Aqua Net. Unfortunately for Firehouse, their debut record came out the same year as Nirvana’s <em>Nevermind</em> — and for hair metal, that was all she wrote.</p> <p><strong>06. Mötley Crüe</strong> If you had the vinyl version of <em>Shout at the Devil</em>, you’ll recall it was a fold-out cover featuring Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy in living color, with four of the biggest heavy metal hairdos of all time. Makes you wonder if the band was standing in a pool of water when they came in contact with a “live wire.”</p> <p><strong>05. Winger</strong> When your name is Kip Winger, you’re pretty much doomed to a life of ridicule, so big hair can only help. But when a respected stick man like Rod Morgenstein, formerly of the Dixie Dregs, buys into the bigger-is-better philosophy of money-making hair, something’s terribly wrong.</p> <p><strong>04. Twisted Sister</strong> It’s rather appropriate that the <em>now</em> ponytailed <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/dee-throned-rockers-comedians-lay-dee-snider-revolverguitar-world-rock-roll-roast">Dee Snider</a> hosts the weekly <em>House of Hair</em> radio gig. In 2001, his famous curls made a comeback when he performed “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink. Oh wait, that was Christina Aguilera.</p> <p><strong>03. Stryper</strong> Michael and Robert Sweet possessed feathered ’dos that even a peacock would envy, but guitarist Oz Fox takes top prize for monumental moptop. What would Jesus say?</p> <p><strong>02. Vixen</strong> Soft rocker (and big-hair farmer) Richard Marx helped kickstart this all-female band by co-writing their signature hit, "Edge of a Broken Heart." We can't confirm whether or not he also co-styled their bountiful hair for that song's music video.</p> <p><strong>01. Poison</strong> Only Vixen could hang with Poison in the Aqua Net marathon, except they weren’t nearly as pretty as Bret, C.C., Bobby and Rikki.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/twisted-sister">Twisted Sister</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/motley-crue">Motley Crue</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-biggest-hair-bands-literally#comments Dee Snider Motley Crue Twisted Sister Guitar World Lists News Features Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:42:23 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/1994 D’Angelico and Will Dailey Team Up for an Acoustic Guitar and Music Giveaway http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we’re sharing something really fun.</p> <p>It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration.</p> <p>We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!</p> <p><strong>About the D’Angelico Lexington SD300</strong></p> <p>In the early 1900s, the word ‘dreadnought’ referred to a massive battleship. Well, here’s D’Angelico’s interpretation! </p> <p>A booming non-cutaway dreadnought, the Lexington (SD-300) offers a powerful low-end so resonant that playing lush, full chords may very well become addictive.</p> <p>A solid Sitka spruce top meets a sapele back and sides to create the Lexington’s subtle elegance, complemented by a tortoise pickguard. The slim, mahogany neck makes for wonderful playability. Though capable of great projection, the Lexington’s high-end is uncompromised by its rich low-end, producing a consistently balanced sound and making it an excellent choice for a great variety of players. More at <a href=http://www.dangelicoguitars.com">dangelicoguitars.com</a></p> <p>It’s valued at $899! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now to win>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DAASD300CSB_2%20copy%2072%20horizontal.jpg" width="620" height="288" alt="DAASD300CSB_2 copy 72 horizontal.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus: Will Dailey’s <em>National Throat</em></strong></p> <p>And here to show you one of D’Angelico’s gorgeous new acoustics in action is Boston-based artist Will Dailey. Dailey’s latest release, <em>National Throat</em>, debuted in the top 20 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart, is winner of a Boston Music Award for Album of the Year and Dailey himself was awarded this year’s Artist of the Year.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/national%20throat.jpg" width="179" height="160" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="national throat.jpg" />In preparation for a special bonus release of a deluxe version of that excellent album, Dailey recorded several songs using a hot-off-the-presses D’Angelico acoustic.</p> <p>The Deluxe version due out March 24th will include all the songs from <em>National Throat</em> and 6 bonus tracks, “Stand Where I Can See You” (Live), “Why Do I” (Live), the full studio of “Sunken Ship,” a demo of “Higher Education,” “$300 Dollar Man,” (written in a reaction to being a part of Farm Aid), and a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)."</p> <p>We’ll be giving away a few copies of <em>National Throat</em> on CD and Vinyl as well digital downloads of the Deluxe version in addition to this fabulous guitar! More at <a href="http://www.willdailey.com">www.willdailey.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now!!</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Contest D'Angelico Guitars News Will Dailey Gear Blogs Contests News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:52:54 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23618 Joe Bonamassa's "Vintage Marshall Amp Shootout" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassas-vintage-marshall-amp-shootout-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Gear lover and self-declared guitar geek Joe Bonamassa has posted another gear-centric video to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa?fref=nf">his Facebook page,</a> asking fans to "share it along." </p> <p>So that's exactly what we're doing.</p> <p>This time around, Bonamassa presents a clip called "Vintage Marshall Amp Shootout." </p> <p>In the video, which you can check out below, the guitarist grabs a Gibson Les Paul, channels his inner-Bluesbreaker (which isn't very difficult for him to do) and compares the different sounds you can produce from five vintage pinstripe models.</p> <p>He shot the video especially for the Les Paul Forum in London. Enjoy!</p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.0"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153145507094659" data-width="620"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153145507094659"> <p>JBWM: Attention Fellow Guitar Geeks! Check out Joe&#039;s vintage Marshall amp shootout recorded for The Les Paul Forum in...</p> <p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153145507094659">Tuesday, March 24, 2015</a></p></blockquote> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-bonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassas-vintage-marshall-amp-shootout-video#comments Joe Bonamassa Marshall Marshall Amplification Videos Amps News Gear Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:44:17 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23793 Van Halen Announce 2015 North American Tour http://www.guitarworld.com/van-halen-announce-2015-north-american-tour <!--paging_filter--><p>Van Halen will tour North America this summer and fall in support of their new live album, <em>Tokyo Dome Live in Concert.</em> </p> <p>The tour, which will feature David Lee Roth at vocals, is expected to kick off July 5 in Seattle and wrap up October 2 in Los Angeles.</p> <p>The band's 2015 trek also will include stops in Camden (Yes, we're leading off with Camden, New Jersey!), Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Dallas and Phoenix. You can see the full list of tour dates below. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be the opening act for all the dates.</p> <p>But wait, there's more. Van Halen also will perform on <em>Jimmy Kimmel Live</em> March 30 and 31, right around the time <em>Tokyo Dome Live in Concert</em> is released. It’s being billed as the band’s first U.S. TV appearance with Roth. The band is also scheduled to perform on <em>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</em> April 2.</p> <p>Also in late March, Van Halen will issue remastered versions of <em>Van Halen</em> and 1984. Updated versions of <em>Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning</em> and <em>Diver Down</em> are expected to follow later in the spring.</p> <p>Below, you can hear two more songs from <em>Tokyo Dome Live in Concert</em>; check out "I'm the One" and "Unchained." <em>Tokyo Dome Live in Concert</em>—the band’s first live album with Roth—includes 23 songs and documents a show recorded June 21, 2013, in Tokyo.</p> <p><strong>Visit <a href="http://van-halen.com/">van-halen.com</a> for updates and more information.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1-Lbd5fEDHw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><stromg>VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:<br /> <em> All dates, cities and venues subject to change.</em></stromg></p> <p>Sunday, July 5 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre<br /> Tuesday, July 7 Portland, OR Amphitheater Northwest<br /> Thursday, July 9 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion<br /> Saturday, July 11 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater<br /> Tuesday, July 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre<br /> Thursday, July 16 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre<br /> Saturday, July 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre<br /> Monday, July 20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre<br /> Wednesday, July 22 Bonner Springs, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater<br /> Friday, July 24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre<br /> Sunday, July 26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre<br /> Tuesday, July 28 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion<br /> Thursday, July 30 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion<br /> Saturday, August 1 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center<br /> Monday, August 3 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center<br /> Wednesday, August 5 London, ON Western Fair District<br /> Friday, August 7 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre<br /> Sunday, August 9 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center<br /> Tuesday, August 11 Hartford, CT Xfinity Center<br /> Thursday, August 13 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater<br /> Sunday, August 23 Hershey, PA Hershey Park<br /> Tuesday, August 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center<br /> Thursday, August 27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center<br /> Saturday, August 29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live<br /> Monday, August 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center<br /> Wednesday, September 2 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center<br /> Friday, September 4 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre<br /> Sunday, September 6 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts<br /> Wednesday, September 9 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater<br /> Friday, September 11 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion<br /> Sunday, September 13 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre<br /> Tuesday, September 15 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre<br /> Thursday, September 17 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre<br /> Monday, September 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater<br /> Wednesday, September 23 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion<br /> Friday, September 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion<br /> Monday, September 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion<br /> Wednesday, September 30 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre<br /> Friday, October 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/py-90gT3jeE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/van-halen-announce-2015-north-american-tour#comments Van Halen News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:21:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23792 Guitar World's New 'Talkin' Blues Part 3' DVD Features Seven New In-Depth Video Lessons http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-new-talkin-blues-part-3-dvd-features-seven-new-depth-video-lessons <!--paging_filter--><p>A new DVD, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/talkin-blues-dvd-part-3/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TalkinBluesDVDpart3">Talkin' Blues Part 3</a></em>, is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</p> <p>With more than two hours of instruction, <em>Talkin' Blues Part 3</em> provides you with seven NEW in-depth video lessons to build your blues chops. Lessons include: </p> <p> • New Orleans-style rhythms and grooves<br /> • Pops Staples-style gospel riffs<br /> • Jimi Hendrix's R&amp;B-influenced rhythm guitar style<br /> • Organ-style pedal-point licks<br /> • The classic Stevie Ray Vaughan shuffle<br /> • Chromatic phrasing<br /> • How to create eerie musical tension</p> <p>...and much, much more! Get this deepest dive into the blues today!</p> <p><strong>Your instructor:</strong> For more than 35 years, Keith Wyatt has been active as a guitarist and educator specializing in American music. He is a prolific author of books, instructional videos and columns on subjects ranging from theory and ear training to beginning guitar methods and blues and "roots" styles. Since 1978, Keith has been an instructor at the world-famous Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of Curriculum. Since 1996, he has been touring internationally and recording with LA's legendary Blasters. </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-new-talkin-blues-part-3-dvd-features-seven-new-depth-video-lessons#comments News Features Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:15:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23741 Robben Ford Premieres New Album, 'Into the Sun' — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/robben-ford-premieres-new-album-sun-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of <em>Into The Sun</em>, the new album by guitar great Robben Ford.</p> <p>The album will be released March 31 via Mascot Label Group.</p> <p>Five-time Grammy nominee Ford, who has worked with George Harrison, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and many others, describes the 11-song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done,” a pretty staggering observation considering his extensive discography, which includes more than 35 albums under his own name and with his various bands. </p> <p><em>Into The Sun</em> is the followup to last year's <em>A Day in Nashville</em> and 2013’s <em>Bringing It Back Home</em>. On it, you'll hear guest appearances by Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes (“High Heels and Throwing Things"), slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth (“So Long 4 U”), Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Randolph (“Justified”), ZZ Ward (“Breath of Me") and Southern rocker Tyler Bryant (“Stone Cold Heaven”).</p> <p>“The album is really upbeat,” Ford says. “It has a positive vibe to it—a good-time feel. There are a lot of different rhythms and colors and the way the instruments are used is really different on this. It makes me very happy to have something so diverse.</p> <p>“This album is obviously of these times. And the rule during the recording process was to have no lid on things. I’ve worked very hard to master my craft as a musician and a songwriter, but other than relying on my strengths in those areas, I made sure there was room for new ideas and everything my collaborators brought to the music. When you’re open to different concepts and approaches, the most beautiful things can happen.”</p> <p>Ford's gear on the album includes a pair of Gibson SG’s from 1963 and 1964, his beloved 1960 Telecaster and his Gibson B-25 acoustic. As he’s done on every album he’s made since 1983, Ford used a Dumble Overdrive Special amp. </p> <p>Ford already has a number of shows lined up to support the album, both in America and overseas, and you can check out the dates below. Another notable appearance will be Robben Ford’s Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, in the Catskill Forest Preserve (about 30 miles west of Woodstock) August 31 to September 4. <a href="http://www.musicmasterscamps.com/traveling-dojo-guitar-camp/">Head here for more information.</a></p> <p><strong>For more about Ford and the new album, visit <a href="http://robbenford.com/">robbenford.com</a> and follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RobbenFordOfficial">Facebook.</a> Be sure to check out Ford's upcoming tour dates, plus an EPK for <em>Into the Sun</em>, below.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Into the Sun</em> Track Listing:</strong></p> <p>01. Rose of Sharon<br /> 02. Day of The Planets<br /> 03. Howlin’ at the Moon<br /> 04. Rainbow Cover<br /> 05. Justified (with Keb’ Mo’ &amp; Robert Randolph)<br /> 06. Breath of Me (with ZZ Ward)<br /> 07. High Heels And Throwing Things (with Warren Haynes)<br /> 08. Cause of War<br /> 09. So Long 4 U (with Sonny Landreth)<br /> 10. Same Train<br /> 11. Stone Cold Heaven (with Tyler Bryant)</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/71892742%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-6sBkw&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>ROBBEN FORD – INTO THE SUN - 2015 TOUR DATES</strong></p> <p>April 10 - Ft. Worth, TX - Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival<br /> April 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Academy of Contemporary Music<br /> April 12 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon<br /> April 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center<br /> April 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall<br /> April 16 - Evanston, IL - SPACE<br /> April 17 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Park Street Saloon<br /> April 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater<br /> April 19 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater<br /> April 21 - Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theatre<br /> April 22 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall<br /> April 23 - Fall River, MA - Narrow Center For The Arts<br /> April 24 - Beacon, NY - Towne Crier<br /> April 25 - Norfolk, VA - Infinity Hall<br /> April 26 - New York, NY - City Winery<br /> April 29 - London, England - O2 Academy Islington<br /> April 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Club<br /> May 1 - Breda, Netherlands - Mezz Concerts &amp; Dance<br /> May 2 - Groningen, Netherlands - Rhythm n Blues Night<br /> May 5 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot<br /> May 8 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Tollhaus<br /> May 9 - Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik<br /> May 10 - Cologne, Germany - Kantine<br /> May 12 - Munich, Germany - Technikum<br /> May 18 - Zvecan, Kosovo - North City Jazz and Blues Festival<br /> Kosovska Mitrovica - Cultural Centre “Trepca"<br /> May 20 - Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten Festival<br /> May 30 &amp; 31 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s at Jack London Square<br /> June 2 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre<br /> June 3 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door<br /> June 26 - Carpentras, France - Auzon Le Blues<br /> <em>Additional dates to be announced soon…</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9Ud7A8OrU4Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/robben-ford-premieres-new-album-sun-exclusive#comments Robben Ford Videos News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:13:23 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23791