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Upstate guitar legend Bonamassa rocks out during latest SPAC stop – Troy Record

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LAUREN HALLIGAN LHALLIGAN@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM Joe Bonamassa and his band perform Tuesday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Lauded guitarist Joe Bonamassa stopped in the Spa City on his summer tour this week, giving fans a memorable night of rock and blues music. The upstate New York native, considered one of the…

The NEPA Creative Series: Scranton guitarist makes, shares original music – The Weekender

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rob Palmitessa, of Scranton, is the 33rd #NEPACreative of 2017. Rob brings creativity to the area through playing guitar. Rob began playing guitar 15 years ago and started writing his own music five years ago. Rob is inspired by a variety of musical artists including Thom Yorke/Radiohead, Isaac Brock, Jim James, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Robby Krieger, Max Beamis, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain and Bradley Nowell. He credits his dad…

Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Announced As Special Guest At Atlanta KISS Expo – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has been announced as a special guest at the the Atlanta Kiss Expo next year. According to the official web site for the Atlanta Kiss Expo, the 65-year-old musician will be signing autographs and taking photos during the special VIP Meet & Greet on Friday, January 19, 2018, as well as all day long at the Atlanta Kiss Expo on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The…

Stream Tuesday’s Interview with Steve Vai Right Here – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Late Drummer Mike Secreti Honored At Sunday Benefit – Syracuse New Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On Aug. 11, 2016, Syracuse musician Mike Secreti died at age 63 from complications after surgery. Although he had suffered from stage-four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and bladder, esophageal, colon and rectal cancer, it was only after surviving the removal of most of his esophagus that he died due to infections contracted at the hospital. “He was fighting for more than 10 years,”…

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

A working-class guitar hero – MyStatesman.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“I am paid poorly to exploit my own personal human experience, and the payoffs are mental illness and dying poor,” Austin blues-rocker Eric Tessmer says with a wry smile between sips of his bottomless Kerbey Lane coffee. “Sign me up!” The guitarist rattles off sardonic one-liners about the music business faster than our waiter can refill his mug, yet he always follows up with the sort of aggressively optimistic…

Toontrack Announce Superior Drummer 3, Coming Next Month – Metal Injection.net

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Umeå, Sweden, August 15, 2017 Today, Toontrack announced that Superior Drummer 3 will be released worldwide on September 12, 2017. Building on the legacy of its predecessor, Superior Drummer 3 was redesigned from the ground up to introduce a completely new and improved workflow, integrated drum audio to MIDI conversion, 35 mixer effects, scalable interface, detachable windows, a comprehensive MIDI library and much, much more. “Both in terms of design…

Belle and Sebastian Forget Their Drummer at a Walmart – Pitchfork

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Belle and Sebastian were traveling to their show in St. Paul, Minnesota when they realized they left something behind in North Dakota—their drummer. Upon realizing drummer Richard Colburn was forgotten at a Walmart, frontman Stuart Murdoch tweeted out for help: “Shit, we left Richard in North Dakota. Anyone want to be a hero and get him to St Paul, Minnesota somehow. The gig hangs in the balance.” In an interview…

Cue the carrots! Strike up the squash! It’s a vegetable orchestra – Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments and played the first notes of a Bach chorale. The conductor stopped them. The snake gourd had not hit the D and the butternut squash had come in a little sharp. Take it from the top, he told the players….

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic preps major new series for Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In May, Chicago cultural commissioner Mark Kelly invited key players in the city’s jazz scene to help him reshape the Chicago Jazz Festival. “How do we make it stronger and better, so that it supports the jazz landscape of the city?” he asked the club owners, musicians, promoters and others he’d invited to his first Chicago Jazz Convening. It didn’t take long before trumpeter-bandleader Orbert Davis and colleagues from his…

Violin-playing protester freed from jail in Venezuela – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Venezuelan violinist who is a well-known face of protests against his country’s socialist government has been freed after more than two weeks in prison. The office of Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday night that a court granted its request for Wuilly Arteaga to be let out on parole. He was detained last month during a protest and his lawyers have said he was beaten with his violin while during…

The 10 Greatest Guitar Melodies – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Traveler Guitar Unveils the Travelcaster Deluxe – Premier Guitar

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Redlands, CA (August 15, 2017) — Building upon their ever popular travel-sized guitar line, Traveler Guitar has broken the mold once again with the bold and brave Travelcaster Deluxe, an incredibly portable and insanely playable take on an American icon. Inspired by over six decades of heritage and tradition, the Travelcaster is a full 25 1/2” scale electric travel guitar. At just 5 lbs. 3 oz. and an overall length…

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic preps major new series for Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In May, Chicago cultural commissioner Mark Kelly invited key players in the city’s jazz scene to help him reshape the Chicago Jazz Festival. “How do we make it stronger and better, so that it supports the jazz landscape of the city?” he asked the club owners, musicians, promoters and others he’d invited to his first Chicago Jazz Convening. It didn’t take long before trumpeter-bandleader Orbert Davis and colleagues from his…

Great Scots! Indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian lost its drummer in ND en route to St. Paul – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Belle & Sebastian’s drummer Richard Colburn, third from right, had to be saved from a landscape much like this one by frontman Stuart Murdoch, third from left. / Courtesy Matador Records   No, it’s not a ruse from those wily Scottish pop-rockers: Belle & Sebastian really did lose their drummer in North Dakota as they made their way to St. Paul for tonight’s Palace Theatre concert. “He was left at…

Drummer Richard Colburn on what’s changed for Belle and Sebastian over the past two decades – and what hasn’t – City Pages

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The group was founded by Stuart Murdoch, who recruited various friends and fledgling musicians to help him get the sound he was after. The ramshackle twee group didn’t seem built to last or organized enough to release an actual album. But following the release of Belle and Sebastian’s indie cult classic, Tigermilk, the group was signed to Jeepster Records and began winning the hearts and minds of despondent music fans…

QUIET RIOT Drummer Isn’t Bothered By Negative Opinions: ‘If The Source Isn’t Credible, Then I Simply Don’t Care’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In a brand new interview with I’m Music Magazine, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was asked if the negativity ever gets to him from some of the people who won’t give the band’s new lineup a chance. Banali responded: “There are a couple of factors; one of the things that I always look at when someone criticizes QUIET RIOT or me personally or the choices that I’ve made is I…

Drummer Richard Colburn on what’s changed for Belle and Sebastian over the past two decades – and what hasn’t – City Pages

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The group was founded by Stuart Murdoch, who recruited various friends and fledgling musicians to help him get the sound he was after. The ramshackle twee group didn’t seem built to last or organized enough to release an actual album. But following the release of Belle and Sebastian’s indie cult classic, Tigermilk, the group was signed to Jeepster Records and began winning the hearts and minds of despondent music fans…