| Dec 23, 2008
Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68.
Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
| Jul 27, 2008
Let's be clear about one thing: They were a great band. I thought so wholeheartedly in 10th grade. But then my musical taste broadened, grew more "sophisticated" or "adult." They became a guilty pleasure, a reminder of my adolescence, the kind of band I...
| Sep 25, 2009
The conceit is simple enough. Round up three generations of famous rock guitarists, use home movies, visits to their old stomping grounds and concert footage to tell their stories, then put them in a room together to see what happens.
It Might Get Loud?...
| Oct 11, 2009
It may not be an Arthurian tale of Sir Percival in pursuit of the Holy Grail, but Tony Bacon's "Million Dollar Les Paul" (Jawbone: 288 pp., $19.95 paper) is still about a romantic quest.
The object of his interest? The 1959 sunburst Les Paul electric...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 6:25 AM
The Music Gallery of Highland Park
2558 Green Bay Road
Guitars Featured on The Show
1959 Custom Shop "Les Paul" Standard, MSRP $8033. Most valued for its capacity to hold notes and produce true tones....
| Dec 8, 2009
| 8:39 AM
It's easy to be intimidated by the sheer immensity of Rachel Barton Pine's accomplishments. The young Chicago based violinist has performed on stages all over the world in front of hundreds of thousands of people, released 13 albums, won countless...
| Jun 7, 2009
1. You have a lot going on: You started a label, Third Man Records; youre in the upcoming It Might Get Loud, a guitar documentary with the Edge and Jimmy Page; and now youre in the Dead Weather. Are you ever too busy?
When art and music are happening,...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 9:28 AM
Big band music by the daughter of one of music's legendary artists, the "Year of the Cat" balladeer, a bluesy jazz legend, compelling singer-songwriters and a new twist on the sounds of Broadway highlight Musikfest's 2009 PNC Bank Candlelight Concert...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 9:22 AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94.
According to Gibson Guitar,...
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
| Dec 18, 2009
| 7:56 AM
Several masters of the electric guitar are profiled by director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") in this documentary that will appeal automatically to rock music fans, given who its main subjects are: The Edge of U2, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin...