Clarence Clemons: A Tribute to a Musical Legend

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clarence ClemonsJune 18th, 2011. A somber day for the world. For on that day, we lost a true musical hero; a veteran of blue collar, down and dirty rock n’ roll… and his name was Clarence Clemons. Read more

Carvin Jones: An American Blues Guitar Virtuoso

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Carvin Jones CarvinatorBlues You Can Use From the Desert Southwest – Every once in a while, you run across something that is just astonishing, something that you’d never expect to find. For this writer, that “something” is bluesman Carvin Jones, who has long been the pride of Phoenix, Arizona and has over time become a familiar and welcome face on the European concert circuit. Read more

Why Won’t The Blues Evolve?

August 17, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Blues MusicI love the blues. Blues was my favorite music for many years and I have played it, listened to it, supported it, and written about it. I also realize its historical importance as one of the four table legs that hold up the last 100 years of American music, the other three being jazz, country, and early rock. There is, however, a question that gnaws at me about the blues from time to time and, since this is my gig, I wanted to pose it to you, my faithful Gear-Vault readers and that question is this: why won’t the blues evolve? Read more

9 year old guitarist rocks on guitar

July 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Young Tallan Nobel Latz is a name to remember. After you watch the video below you’ll know why.

A 9-year-old who plays blues guitar? Sounds like perfect fodder for a talent show. With an interest in “rocky blues,” this little soul man wows the audience with his technical prowess. As host Nick Cannon exclaims, “Tallan got talent!” The boy has class, too — he says he’d like to win the prize money so his mom can quit her job and they can spend more time together.

This kid can teach me how to play guitar!

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