Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Final Day of July Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom remembers this week in 1964, when Bobby Dylan made his Hawai'i debut at the Waikiki Shell. The best tickets for the show cost $3.50.

Like George Harrison? Head to Asheville!

Just go ask Alice

Latest from the never-ending saga of the Guitar Hero co-founders

Yet more R & R memories go on the auction block

That's A Wrap

Good Rockin' Tonight in New Orleans...

The Friends of The Barn in Arkansas are throwing a Luau!

Beach Boys news of note

And Suzi Quatro Touches Basses

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sunny Saturday Music News You Can Use

The Newport Folk Festival kicks off at the Blues Cafe

New Jersey's Lincoln Park Music Festival turns 8

Jazzing up high tea

Slack Key in SFO

Last call for Liverpool in Branson

Yet another attempt at an Ookelele World Record

The Lowell Folk Festival gets a last-minute cash infusion

Onstage at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival,0,4316024.story

Air Guitar Championship time again

And what's the most compelling way into a musician's mind?

Friday, July 26, 2013

T.G.I.F. Music News You Can Use

Robert Earl Keen gets ready to play some Stupid Music in Sun Valley

Jazz on the Peaks

The New York State Blues Hall of Fame prepares to induct some new members

The Lowell Folk Festival is about to begin

Jake Shimabukuro talks Extreme in Boston

Jeff Lynne describes his work in the studio

New tunes from Dhani Harrison

Inside the Great Guitar Escape

Buddy Guy has a new album out

And New Orleans jazz guitarist Steve Blailock meets a very sad end

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Midweek Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt travels back in time to Gab about 1954, when Roller Derby made its first Hawaiian appearance

Jazz on a Summer's Day returns to Chicago,0,2044212.column

Johnny Winter sighted (where else?) on the road

Today's hot music picks in New Orleans

Some more cigar box guitars

Biscuit & Blues announces its lineups for August and September

R3hab heads to GI

An update on the status of Ringo's childhood home

Wynton Marsalis does Ronnie Scott's

And R.I.P. to pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stormy Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Doing a Jazz Crawl in London

Great Britain's Ookelele Orchestra heads to Dublin

Remembering a young Johnny Cash

A rather unique Bob Dylan tribute

A preview of this weekend's Lowell Folk Fest in MA

Loyola gets ready for the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival

A report from this year's Pittsburgh Blues Festival

George Harrison's childhood home gets a facelift

How to play guitar: the 10 essential youtube videos

And putting the Ponderosa Stomp into historical perspective

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday Music News You Can Use

The Hawai'i Food and Wine Fest adds a new venue on another isle

Summer Jazz Camp

Stones Music enjoys an Ookelele Boom

The Guitar Bar All Stars shoot for a new record

Shakespearean text meets New Orleans Jazz in Beantown

An up-and-coming race horse named after George Harrison?

Bergen's Performing Arts Center announces some new shows

A report from last weekend's Blues Crawl in Southern Pines

Hawaiian Music comes to Arizona

And the Voodoo Saints say farewell (temporarily) to one of their mainstays

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

7/15 Music News You Can Use

The Appalachian Children's Choir heads to Hawai'i

A musical preview of next weekend's NZ Art Show

Upcoming music lessons from the Durham Ookelele Group

Frank Vignola and his guitar head to the Cape of Cod

Arlo Guthrie sighted heading for the Rockies

A Chambers Brother gets assaulted onstage

Music students find their groove in New Orleans

Music plays on at Britain's oldest jazz pub

The High Plains Music Camp is underway

And the lineup for next month's Reykjavik Jazz Festival is announced

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

Sitting in in NYC

Back home in Indiana with the Winchester Steel Guitar Fest

An update on concert webcasting

Not your father's Gypsy Jazz band

Free concerts this summer at the Boston Public Library

Coltrane's time in Philly examined in film

Australia's Central Coast Ookelele Club heads th Hawai'i

Guitar World's 40 best albums of 2013 (so far)

Todd Rundgren heads across the pond

And Blues Broads Down East

Friday, July 12, 2013

T.G.I.F. Music News You Can Use

A preview of this weekend's 26th Annual Big Island Hawaiian Music Fest

Jazz on the Canyon Rim

Introducing Rocket Ookelele

The Nashville Sounds' guitar-shaped scoreboard is still a hit after 20 years

Music this weekend in N'Orleans

Did a producer doctor Ringo's drums?

Previewing next week's Blockapalooza in MA

Time again for the Kaua'i Music Festival

An update on that guitar-playing brain surgery patient

And England's Bath Guitar Festival turns 20

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stormy Tuesday Music News You Can Use

The Instanbul Jazz Festival kicks off its second week

A recovering manic Pixie Dream Girl speaks out

To learn the guitar, build one

Pearl Jam is hitting the road this fall

My Morning Jacket cover George Harrison

An intro to Canto-Jazz

A Swing Awakening in Nutley

Starkey shows off his birthday cake on Twitter

Yet another update from Portland's Waterfront Blues

And a report from this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the very first one

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

A dose of Los for the 4th

A preview of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The lowdown on Sunday's 18h annual Tommy Gallant Jazz Festival here in New Hampshire

A report from this year's Red Clay Fest on Kaua'i

Yet another new Ookelele band: meet The Pukes!

The top five collectible guitars

Uncle Hugh Masekela heads to Afrofest in Canada

Day 1 at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Oregon

Music on the Merrimack

And tonight central New Hampshire welcomes The Zombies!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tuesday Music News You Can Use

Time for ArtsFest in East L.A.

A new Ookelele Festival to take wing

Guitar Hero from the Black Mountain

100+ top bars with music

Remembering Bobby "Blue" Bland

"She Loves You" turns 50

Almost time for 4Chambers on Governors Island

Johnny Mathis sighted

A look at this month's schedule for Harlem's National Jazz Museum

And celebrating the 4th in Algiers