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Jun 16
MartinT

Acoustic magazine's Summer 2016 Edition featuring interviews with Martin Taylor, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Clive Carroll is now available.

You can order your copy by going to... http://bit.ly/acoustic_summer

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Jun 13
ArtistWorks

Google Hangout with Keith Wyatt, Scott Henderson, and Howard Levy

On Saturday, June 18, ArtistWorks will be hosting a special live stream on our YouTube channel with our blues guitar teacher Keith Wyatt. Also joining us on the panel will be guitarist Scott Henderson, and ArtistWorks harmonica teacher Howard Levy.

The live event will begin on Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 pm PST, you can watch it as it's happening at the YouTube page right here (or on the embedded player here).

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Jun 6
MartinT

Martin Taylor, Ulf Wakenius, and Howard Alden recently played in London at the iconic PizzaExpress Jazz Club to celebrate the club's 40th anniversary.

Martin first played at the club 38 years ago and has performed there regularly ever since.

Last year Martin & Ulf played the club for three nights as a duo. Those sessions were recorded for Gearbox Records and will be released on vinyl only in September.

So, get your old record decks down from the attic... there's some great great playing on that record!

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Jun 3
andreas

Hey all,

Another month has started, I personally really enjoy this time of year. Happy to announce that I have co-written the new A-side single "MINT" by the legendary Japanese artist Namie Amuro. I also co-produced this one together with my friend Maria Marcus. The track has a lot of cool 1960's inspired guitars with a surf guitar-twang and sound inspired by Dick Dale and other greats from that era.

The song was the most downloaded song in Japan during it's first week, staying on the top spot of Japanese itunes for 7 days straight. After almost three weeks, it's still at Nr 2. The song has also been used as the theme song of a popular Japanese Tv-drama called Boku No Yabai Tsuma. Check out the music video below, really cool choreography featuring Amuro and her 40 back up dancers :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHF7qL1juNc

On the physical release of this song, I also co-wrote and co-produced the B-side called "Chit Chat" with Emyli & Maria Marcus.

Regards Andreas

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Jun 2
PaulGilbert

I always love spending some time with Velcro, patch cables, and tones. Here is my pedalboard... until I change it again. I haven't used the MXR Phase 100 in a while, so I'm excited to get some swirly tones from that. The strange looking pedal in the upper left is a delay pedal that Josh Rand from Stone Sour gave to me. I think he might have built it. It has a light in the middle that is so crazy that I had to cover it with tape so it wouldn't distract me. But it's a great sounding pedal. The BOSS delay is set for infinite repeats, which I sometimes use to sample a small chunk of my playing, and loop it as an effect. The blue pedal is an Empress Effects Para EQ. I had to get out my reading glasses to help read the labels for the knobs, but it's nice for eliminating any harsh frequencies. The TC Electronic MojoMojo, MXR Distortion Plus, and MXR Phase 90 are almost always on my pedalboard. And the Foot Bass pedal is being send to a Roland TM-2 Trigger Module to get a bass drum sound. Now it's time to ROCK!

Thank you,

Paul

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