This track actually started off as a collaboration between myself and Jeff Loomis, but as schedules didn't allow I needed a new track to perform on EMG TV at the beginning of 2014. So that is the very first version of it. After sitting with the track a while I started to cement a lot more of how I wanted the track to sound. I booked into the studio with Scott Atkins and recorded the finished version you will hear on this downloadable version.
With this 10-disc set (9 DVDs and 1 CD), guitar master Steve Krenz shows you how to play beautifully and cleanly using his tried and true fingerstyle method. Each session is accompanied by both a beginner and an advanced workshop session. Best of all, you'll learn more than just technique. Steve teaches you how to arrange songs on your own for fingerstyle guitar. Imagine playing your favorites for family and friends, even if you've never heard them played fingerstyle before. You'll cover basic through advanced techniques in classical, jazz, Merle Travis style and more.
Norwegian singer Issa (full name: Isabell Oversveen) released her new album, "Run With The Pack", on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Nothing if not prolific (this is Popa Chubby's sixth set of original material in six years), the New York City-based guitarist nonetheless scores with fresh, often inspired material on this outing, Stealing the Devil's Guitar. He has already shown he can push past the rather strict boundaries of blues-rock by gradually infusing hip-hop, Latin, Southern swamp, and even reggae influences, and continues to do so throughout 12 new songs, along with a cover of Jessie Mae Hemphill's "In This World." Chubby loves to ride a chunky riff and he serves up a tasty selection of them here. The instrumental "Kinda Dicey" is a perfect example; it's a tough, sticky, funky groove, ideal for Chubby's licks. Same with the strutting "Smuggler's Blues," a story of the titular character who is both desperate and determined, with a smoking guitar solo that mirrors its narrator's intensity to get his job done.