Guitar Moderne Festival XI

We are in the heart of the festival season. Here is a Festival we all would love to see. Beginning with this match made in avant heaven.

Medeski Martin & Wood with Nels Cline – Cully Jazz Festival 2014

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Introducing: Alan Murphy

In the early part of the Millennium I had a column called “Super Unknown” in the now defunct Guitar One magazine. I was lucky enough to have free reign to write about any guitarists I thought under recognized. I tried, even then, to expose readers to modern guitarists like, Eivind Aarset, Knox Chandler, Gerry Leonard, G.E. Stinson and others. Though not as experimental as some of the aforementioned, Alan Murphy was unique in bringing fusion level chops and noises as well as notes to subvert the soul pop music of Go West. Unfortunately, Murphy had already died when I began my column, but I got to interview his band mate in Go West, drummer Tony Beard. Here is that piece as well as video of this major guitar talent.

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Review: Phantom Focus eChair

I recently decided that one of the culprits responsible for my back problems was the cheap office chair in which I spent way too many hours. Considering how long I spent GM_Awardpracticing and playing guitar, writing articles, watching videos and movies, recording, etc. it was apparent I needed a better chair. When I got an email about a chair Carl Tatz was marketing, it looked promising, not just for the audio engineering purposes for which it was designed, but for all of the above as well. I reached out to Carl and he had one sent me for review. Here is what I found.

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Guitar Through Eurorack Modules Explained

If you have witnessed the growing modular synth craze and wondered how guitar might fit in, Emiliano Bagnato shows one way here. For any who have difficulty understanding his video narration, his written explanation below should help.

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