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Eighty-six-year-old keeps the beat with her guitar – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

CEDAR FALLS — Eighty-six-year-old Lilly Patnode rarely misses a beat. With a steel bar in one hand and a pick in the other, she strums her Regal Resonator guitar in her lap and taps her foot to the tune of her all-time favorite musician, Don Williams, during her weekly lessons at Bob’s Guitars in Cedar Falls. She keeps her guitar teacher, Matt Rigdon, on his toes,…

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra returns to stage after year-long hiatus with big band swing and Sheila E – The Advocate

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The crisp opening drum strikes of “Sing, Sing, Sing” signaled a fresh start for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. After powering the 18-piece big band through the swinging Louis Prima standard at the New Orleans Jazz Market on Thursday, drummer and newly appointed artistic director Adonis Rose greeted the capacity crowd with, “We missed y’all.” The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, or NOJO, had not performed publicly…

Concert review: Violin and viola shine equally in husband-and-wife duo – Press Herald

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The repertory for violin and viola duo is quite large, yet few concertgoers can list more than a handful of pieces, beyond the Mozart Duos, transcriptions of Bartók’s works for two violins and Johan Halvorsen’s arrangement of a harpsichord Passacaglia. Robert Lehmann, a violinist best known as the director of the string and orchestral programs at the University of Southern Maine, and Kimberly Lehmann, a violist in the Portland Symphony…

Pops Orchestra features celebrities in its 2017-18 season – Bradenton Herald

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Besides the usual array of great local musicians that we’ve become used to, the upcoming Pops Orchestra season features a couple of big-time national celebrities. One is Audrey Landers, who’s an accomplished singer even though she’s probably better known as an actor. Landers played singer Afton Cooper on “Dallas” during its heyday, and she was a ubiquitous TV presence in the 1980s. In the ’90s, she and her sister Judy…

It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K – Page Six

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month. Heritage Auctions said the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that once belonged to the singer-songwriter will be offered up Nov. 11 in Dallas. Heritage says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in…

After a year-long absence, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra returned with big band swing and Sheila E – The Advocate

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The crisp opening drum strikes of “Sing, Sing, Sing” signaled a fresh start for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. After powering the 18-piece big band through the swinging Louis Prima standard at the New Orleans Jazz Market on Thursday, drummer and newly appointed artistic director Adonis Rose greeted the capacity crowd with, “We missed y’all.” The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, or NOJO, had not performed publicly…

It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K | Page Six – Page Six

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month. Heritage Auctions said the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that once belonged to the singer-songwriter will be offered up Nov. 11 in Dallas. Heritage says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in…

"Have guitar, will travel": Jeff Daniels performing in Chippewa Falls on evening of Halloween – Chippewa Herald

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

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It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K – Page Six

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month. Heritage Auctions said the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that once belonged to the singer-songwriter will be offered up Nov. 11 in Dallas. Heritage says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in…

Meet the "Hammer-On from Nowhere" – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Of the infinite number of cool things about the guitar, among the coolest are the many means of articulation possible for producing and expressing notes. More often than not, notes are picked, plucked, slapped, popped, tapped, slid in to, pulled off to or hammered-on to from another note. But there is another oft-overlooked technique that can add slippery finesse, intervallic interest and muscular, musically arousing power to your playing: the…

How to Balance Your Guitar’s Vibrato – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

We interrupt our regular top nut series to bring you a request. I’ve had a lot of you asking for a guide to balancing your guitar’s vibrato unit. Well, here it is. The good news is that the whole balancing process is the same for most locking and non-locking vibrato units; i.e. any unit that’s based on the classic Stratocaster spring vs. string tension design. The first step is to…

Eighty-six-year-old keeps the beat with her guitar – Half Moon Bay Review

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

CEDAR FALLS — Eighty-six-year-old Lilly Patnode rarely misses a beat. With a steel bar in one hand and a pick in the other, she strums her Regal Resonator guitar in her lap to the tune of her all-time favorite musician, Don Williams, during her weekly lessons at Bob’s Guitars in Cedar Falls. She keeps her guitar teacher, Matt Rigdon, on his toes, too, with her quick…

Jimmy Chamberlin would bring “different stuff” to Smashing Pumpkins album – TeamRock.com

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Jimmy Chamberlin says he would “bring some really different stuff to the table” if a reunion of the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup was to happen. The drummer revealed earlier this year that he and Billy Corgan were in talks about the possibility of getting back together with James Iha and D’Arcy Wretzky for possible live shows in 2018. And earlier this month, Corgan reported that he was open to the…

Def Leppard drummer brings his veteran-inspired art to local galleries – Reporter Newspapers

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Posted by John Ruch on October 27, 2017. As the drummer for the legendary rock band Def Leppard, Rick Allen knows that timing is everything. So it’s no coincidence that his upcoming appearances at Buckhead and Dunwoody galleries to showcase his other creative work —mixed-media paintings, decorated drums and jewelry — are set for Veterans Day. Rick Allen, an artist and the drummer for Def Leppard. (Special) The “Drums for…

Hole’s Drummer Shares Her Brutally Honest Tale of 90s Grunge and Addiction – VICE

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

This article originally appeared on VICE UK. In the streets of Paris, a boy thrust a package into the hands of Hole drummer Patty Schemel. Back at the band’s hotel, French-speaking bassist Melissa Auf der Maur read the gift aloud. It was a music fanzine that featured an interview with Schemel’s close friend Kurt Cobain, who had died almost exactly a year before. The interviewer had asked about Courtney Love,…

It ain’t free, babe: Dylan guitar expected to fetch $300K – SFGate

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Caption Close DALLAS (AP) — A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month. Heritage Auctions said the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that once belonged to the singer-songwriter will be offered up Nov. 11 in Dallas. Heritage says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh…

Hole’s Drummer Shares Her Brutally Honest Tale of 90s Grunge and Addiction – VICE

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

This article originally appeared on VICE UK. In the streets of Paris, a boy thrust a package into the hands of Hole drummer Patty Schemel. Back at the band’s hotel, French-speaking bassist Melissa Auf der Maur read the gift aloud. It was a music fanzine that featured an interview with Schemel’s close friend Kurt Cobain, who had died almost exactly a year before. The interviewer had asked about Courtney Love,…

Albums Featuring Drummer Tom Rainey Showcase 2 Styles Of Jazz Counterpoint – NPR

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Drummer Tom Rainey is featured on two new CDs. One is by Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein. The other is by Rainey’s own quintet, Obbligato. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says they demonstrate two different approaches to playing jazz counterpoint. Here’s his review. (SOUNDBITE OF JASON STEIN QUARTET’S “DEXTERITY”) KEVIN WHITEHEAD, BYLINE: A couple of things you don’t hear much on Jason Stein’s new…

Drummer, an assistance dog with severe arthritis, is in desperate need of the Supervet’s help – Metro

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Gorgeous Drummer the Labrador needs Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick’s help (Picture: Channel 4) Noel Fitzpatrick meets another inspiring animal in the latest episode of The Supervet. Drummer, an 11-year-old Labrador, comes to see Noel at Fitzpatrick Referrals with severe elbow arthritis. He arrives with his human Susie, whose husband Mike lost his short term memory after a brain tumour 12 years ago. Drummer plays an important role in Mike’s life, acting…