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Derek Trucks: Smokin’ Solo on Government Mule’s “Rockin’ Horse” Recorded “Live At The Beacon Theatre”

“Live At The Beacon Theatre” in New York City has become an annual jam tradition for Gov’t Mule and they bring out the big guns, like The Allman Brothers‘ guitarist Derek Trucks. Here Trucks solos at length on “Rockin’ Horse.” Trucks starts out quiet with some gentle blues-y picking before reaching into his pocket… Read More

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Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society “In This River” (Live)

A spectacular in-concert solo from Zakk Wylde on “In This River. “ Although Wylde actually wrote the song before his close friend Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abott was murdered in 2004, Wylde began dedicating the song to him soon after and now plays it in tribute to Dimebag at every Black Label Society show.

 

Here Wylde combines incredible speed with lyrical lines and soulful bends… Read More

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Larry Carlton & Robben Ford: LIVE in Tokyo

Two of the greatest blues/jazz guitarists—Larry Carlton and Robben Ford—jam together live in Tokyo on “Rio Samba.” This performance was recorded at the Blue Note in Tokyo in 2006 and appears on the DVD Live in Tokyo: Larry Carlton with Special Guest Robben Ford. The band includes Travis Carlton on bass, Jeff Babko on keys, and drummer Toss Panos.

Larry Carlton’s “smooth jazz” style made him one of the most in-demand session players in LA during the 1970s… Read More

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The One and Only Prince – Guitar (Unaired Performance)

This video starts off with Prince having a moment all guitarists can relate to – stopping and re-starting a song because one’s tone ain’t quite right. It’s fun to see and doesn’t stop him from launching into a super-tight version of “Guitar,” from his 2007 album Planet Earth.

 

Shot on a small stage, this is a more intimate look than we usually get at Prince in performance, down to clear views of his pedal board, which is set up in a… Read More

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Monster Jam: Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and Steve Lukather Live in Japan

Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and Steve Lukather attempt to out-jam each other on an old Santana tune at a live show in Japan.  Adding to the monster-jamness are Toto (and Jeff Beck) drummer Simon Phillips and Jan Hammer of Read More

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Great Performances: Steely Dan Guitarist Jon Herington Unplugged

A popular New York City-based session guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jon Herington is also “the new guy” in Steely Dan. He played on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album Two Against Nature and the band’s more recent release Everything Must Go. An exceptional musician and a real class act, Herington has also toured with Boz Scaggs and played in the Broadway show… Read More

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