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Great Venues: Rosa’s Lounge – Chicago

Rosas Chicago

 

According to its website “Rosa’s Lounge operates in the hallowed tradition of Chicago blues lounges, family owned and operated by an Italian immigrant who came to Chicago in 1978 after meeting Junior Wells in Milan. Tony Mangiullo found the true spirit of the blues at legendary South Side lounges like Theresa’s, and he opened Rosa’s (1984) as a tribute to those cradles of blues tradition, and named it after his mother, Rosa, who had followed him here to help.”

 
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Shop Spotlight: Sam Ash Music – New York

Sam Ash

 

President of One of America’s Coolest Guitar Emporiums
Sammy Ash, President/COO of Sam Ash Music talks with GuitarShopTV at the famous Sam Ash Guitar, Amp & Technology store (formerly Manny’s Music) located on West 48th Street on New York City’s “Music Row.”

 

Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, and is the largest family-owned and operated musical instrument retailer in the USA, with dozens of… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Classical Guitar Legend Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the reigning diva of the classical guitar” and “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.” She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine‘s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, the Madrid Queen Sofia and Toronto Competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition.

 

Sharon Isbin

An NYC resident, Isbin is also the director of the guitar department at The Jullliard School, which she created in… Read More

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Jim Morrison & The Doors -The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Where Legends Live

124 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012-3103
(212) 941-8770

 

The very cool Morrison Hotel Gallery was founded in 2001 in New York by former record company executive and producer Peter Blachley, former independent record store owner Rich Horowitz and music photographer Henry Diltz. The Gallery specializes in photographs of iconic rock bands and personalities, and  “has grown to become the major brand in fine art music photography.”

 

Its collections are indeed… 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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Exclusive Interview: Top Studio Guitarists Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz is a time-honored veteran of the guitar world and one of New York‘s most exciting players. He has more than twenty years of studio experience and is a first-call session guitarist for some of the top studios in New York and Los Angeles. He’s worked with many of the top names in music, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vanessa Carlton, and many, many others.

 

Schwartz jokingly describes himself as being in the “musician’s witness… Read More

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