A great tune by Michael Hedges. I really like the way the video catches him close up, the expressions as he plays get me caught up in the music and how he taps and strums. Cool stuff
Jeff Buckley has an interesting style. Not the mainstream pop you hear on the radio and TV, but a style I really enjoy listening to on occasion for a change up. This song makes me think of a lonely boy yearning for his girl. The emotions really come through on this rendition.
This video highlights Tal Wilkenfeld playing a solo on stage with Jeff Beck. She is definitely someone to watch over the coming years. We wish her the greatest success
Vahid Iran Shahi, reputed to be the fastest guitarist in the world. You decide.
Jon Gomm wrote this song about a plant he grew in his backyard.
“I put the seeds in a tiny tub, but it grew like a Ronald Dahl story until it took over the whole yard, then one day the sun shone extra hard and 100 flowers all went “Pop!”. It was amazing, so I wrote a song for it.” The mp3 and guitar tab for this song are available from http://jongomm.com/store
Max Webster, another one of those amazing bands that shaped my teen years, beyond on into my twenties. In this video we are watching Kim Mitchell rock out with what I would have to say is the climax of his signature serial tunes about the Moon. It started on the album “High Class in Borrowed Shoes” (1975) where they blew us away with the the last song listed on the album – “In Context Of The Moon”. Then in 1978 they came out with “Mutiny Up My Sleeve” and recorded the second version of the Moon series with “Beyond The Moon”. Then completing the series Kim recorded “A Million Vacations” in 1979 and added the last song in the trilogy “”Moon Voices”
If you haven’t heard of this until now, don’t walk, RUN to your nearest download site and grab a copy of these underground rock classics. Believe me you will not regret the extra effort to find these gems and add them to your collection. Better yet, download everything you can find from Max Webster. A stellar Canadian rock band from the Seventies. This was recorded at The New Music studio in Toronto 1980
Steven Wilson, the leader of Porcupine Tree is a musical genius that very few people in the mainstream are aware of. Rumor has it that he decided to self promote instead of selling out to the big dogs in the industry. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Porcupine Tree they are worth investigating.
Freeway Jam is from the 1975 album BLOW BY BLOW. An album I had on vinyl but never did pick up on disc. One of those great tunes that take me back to my younger days.
I first heard of Guthrie Govan when I discovered Porcupine Tree. He plays with Steven Wilson on the album “The Raven Who Refused to Sing” His solo on the second song “Drive Home” is stellar! I listen for it with anticipation each time, loving every minute of it. Here is a short excerpt edited from his Wikipedia page.
“Guthrie Govan is an English born guitarist known for his work with the bands The Aristocrats, Asia (2001–2006), GPS, The Young Punx and The Fellowship as well as Erotic Cakes. He is a noted guitar instructor through his work with the UK magazine Guitar Techniques, Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music, Lick Library and currently the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. He is the 1993 winner of Guitarist magazine’s “Guitarist of the Year” competition.”
The Pat Travers Band live in the Rockline studio with Bob Coburn, 2009, Hollywood, CA. This was shot from inside the control room, so you can see reflections of the studio crew and audience in the glass. Great performance by an awesome band.