Vintage oil can and antique lunchbox guitars that sound as funky and cool as they look… Works for us!
Are you a guitar-picker bored with your 57 Fender Strat or vintage Les Paul, (yeah, right), and looking to add a decidedly different twist to your six-string stable? Well then friends… behold Bohemian Guitars. Read the rest of this entry »
Warning! If these guys don’t make you wanna get up and dance… You may be dead.
Now this is fun stuff! Described as “soul-influenced indie pop, Fitz and The Tantrums brings an eclectic mix of Motown and Stax label sounds stirred in with a strong dose of the blue-eyed, Philly soul sound of Hall & Oates. And that’s a very good thing… Really! Read the rest of this entry »
This just in!… Old world, master craftsmanship is still alive and well!
In this highly informative behind-the-scenes look at the the making of the cover artwork for John Mayer’s recent release ‘Born and Raised’, we find reassuring proof that traditional hand skills and a craftsman’s attention to detail and devotion to their art has not been completely lost in this cold, sterile digital age.
Follow along as traditional sign-writer/designer David A. Smith explains his creative process and the thoughts and emotions that went into creating this beautiful piece of art.
A Life Designed
With the release of Blak and Blu, Gary Clark Jr. is rewriting the blues guitar rule book.
Sounding like a mash-up between Jimi Hendrix meets the Black Keys with a touch of Jack White thrown in for good measure and liberally sprinkled with Stevie Ray and a host of other Texas blues legends, Austin-based guitarist/singer Gary Clark Jr. has exploded in a BIG way with his new release, Blak and Blu. Read the rest of this entry »
Playing music for a living may not make you rich, but these guitar picks made from actual coins will have you sounding like a million bucks.
Any guitar picker who has been at it for a while knows the feeling; Inspiration strikes, you reach for your trusty guitar pick and… nothing! So you reach for a dime or quarter instead. Next time, reach for one of these beautifully-crafted Coin Guitar Picks! Read the rest of this entry »
Prince’s New Video for “Rock and Roll Love Affair” lands… Let the debates begin!
With the release of “Rock and Roll Love Affair”, the man formerly known as symbol, (we just call him ‘genius’), has returned with an understated, stylish and sexy slice of Princely funk. What do you think… Hit? or Miss?
Randy – A Life Designed
Global superstar, singer-songwriter, philanthropist and all around “cool guy”… Sting adds vintner to his résumé.
If I didn’t have a man crush on this ridiculously talented artist already, I absolutely do now! Sting and his wife Trudy Styler over the past few years have entered the wine-making business to much acclaim and fanfare and the results?… Delicious! Read the rest of this entry »
The poster boy of 50s-era ‘hip’, trumpeter Chet Baker epitomized cool jazz and cool style.
Long before chronic drug and alcohol abuse wreaked havoc on his matinee-idol looks and health and ultimately turned him into a man who at his untimely death at age 58 looked more like 88, jazz trumpeter Chet Baker was making a fashion statement that can still be felt to this day. Read the rest of this entry »
New original music by Randy Sloan
Ahh.. Love. The subject of countless songs. To the list, I humbly add yet another. ‘Where Is Love?‘ For those lucky enough to have it, to truly be in love, the answer is clear… It’s magical, it surrounds you, consumes you. For the rest of us hoping to find it, love can be an elusive, fickle and sometimes cruel ghost. And yet, despite the dead-ends, false starts and empty promises, still we search. It’s what we do, we are human and humans need ‘love.’ Read the rest of this entry »
Pickin’ and Grinin’ goes uptown in this hip Portland Music Store.
On a recent walkabout in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, my best friend clued me in on a beautifully-executed music store called Pro Guitar Shop. How I had never heard of these guys before is beyond me! Read the rest of this entry »