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A Capo Conversation

By Richard Gilewitz

Never in a million years could I have guessed that the day would come when I would be in a playfully heated discussion defending the validity and purposes for the existence of a Ukulele capo while on the way to Liverpool, England, home of my idols ,The Beatles. While on the road with Mark Pugh, […]


And, My Guitar’s Name Is…

By Richard Gilewitz

The thought about naming one of my guitars has honestly never crossed my mind. Don’t get me wrong; it’s nothing against those who do. Whether it’s your favorite car, instrument, computer or plant, if that’s your thing, knock yourself out. However, this naming thing may change for me because of a recent experience I had […]


My Home on the Road – Touring Musician

By Scott Woodward

Most of my year is spent staying in casino hotels and doing my lounge gig with a country-rock band, The Voodoo Cowboys. I spend a lot of time in hotel rooms and after a while they all start to look the same. Sure, some are nicer than others, but all in all, it’s still a […]


The Importance of Tunnel Vision

By Riley Wilson

When I was in grade school, we lived in Lexington, KY. Beautiful country and thanks to the proliferation of race horses, “(horse) flies as big as Buicks,” to quote Emmylou Harris. I remember first going to Keeneland, the quarter horse track in Lexington when I was about nine years old. It was exciting to see […]


Review: QSC K-Series

By Robert Lindquist

QSC K-Series powered speakers demonstrate their versatility and “K” pability. Thinking back to the winter NAMM show a year ago this past January, I recall QSC being very hush-hush about a product that was set to release that following spring. In fact, they were so secretive that they would not allow members of the press […]


Stage Plots: What They Are, Why You Need One, How To Make One

By Jake Kelly

What goes where? That is the question and the stage plot is the answer. This simple picture is usually nothing more than a large rectangle that represents the stage that shows where the musicians and their gear will be located within it. Guitar and Bass amplifiers and speaker cabinets (including monitors) are typically represented with […]


Overall, the iRig Stomp is Pretty Awesome

By Tim Hemingway

If you have read any of my other IK reviews, you may have noticed one common gripe, the inability to use IK products in a live situation. Keep in mind; this is almost always touted as a feature. Well, it looks like someone at IK has heard my rants, or more likely, the rants of […]


New Way Of Helping Artists Get Paid

By Robert Lindquist

When artists are unable to sustain themselves by making music, they typically have to take a day job—and that takes them away from creating music. Now, Pizicato is changing the way fans interact, connect, and (most importantly) support their favorite bands and performers. Pizacato is an online donation platform. Through, fans can send electronic […]


Music Around the World: Salt Lake City & Rock Springs

By Richard Gilewitz

From Germany to New Zealand to the USA. How’s that for picking up some air miles and extra peanuts? Upon my return from touring the beautiful land of New Zealand, I flew to Salt Lake City to join my Nashville friends, “Plaidgrass”. We then drove to Rock Springs, Wyoming to perform at International Day, a […]


Pickin’, Grinnin’, Breathin’, and Clenchin’

By Richard Gilewitz

No matter how long I’ve played my instruments, worked with my teachers (past and present), or relived the memories of indoor and outdoor stages I have performed on, as a solo fingerstyle player I am completely aware there is always going to be a new challenge around every corner. Sometimes it can be an absolutely […]

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