Tag Archives: Shop Talk
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.
An NYC resident, Isbin is also the director of the guitar department at The Jullliard School, which she created in… Read More
From the BBC show Blues Brittania: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites? comes this fascinating early 1960s footage here of the teenage Rolling Stones playing blues songs like Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster.” Archival footage is interspersed with recent interviews with Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Paul Jones and other British… Read More
Cline is of course lead guitarist of the Grammy-Award winning Chicago alternative rock band Wilco. Critics have called Cline “one of the best guitarists of any genre” and his distinctive “Avant Romantic” style incorporates exciting jazz, rock, country and experimental elements.
Cline has performed on over 150 albums and in 2007 was selected by Read More
In this exclusive interview, renowned session guitarist Larry Carlton talks about how his early love of The Beatles and jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery influenced the development of his style. He also explains why growing up listening to steel guitar players led to his signature use of volume pedals to mimic that sound, and talks about discovering B.B. King at age 16 in his grandmother’s record collection.
Robben Ford is a true guitarists’ guitarist. His abilities as a jazz, rock and blues player led to him being named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine. The California native initially made his name in the ‘70s with Tom Scott and the LA Express. After leaving the Express, Ford enjoyed a successful solo career recording with his band the Yellowjackets… Read More