Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last Day of August Music News You Can Use

The month before last is June for one more day. But tomorrow, the month after next will be November!

Jack DeJohnette sighted at the Chicago Jazz Fest,0,7095105.column

Guitar Shop 101: Tuning Keys

The Ookelele Renaissance reaches Morristown

Sheila E talks percussion

Dale Watson leads today's hot music picks in The City That Care Forgot

Jazz with a Jamaican Accent

A visit to this year's 25th Illinois Blues Festival

Shakespeare and Music this weekend in Vermont

Some vintage New Orleans music photos rediscovered

And the Top 10 electric guitar colors for 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

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

The Lowell Summer Music Series winds down

David Clayton-Thomas sighted heading to Big Muddy

The best Labor Day music in the Aloha State

A new project from The Concord Music Group

Time for the Wirrall Guitar Festival

Big Stars, Bright Nights

A preview of September's Aloha Festivals,0,1184359.story

Music from another era

Time for the Boulder Music and Art Fest

And Louisville's Guitar Emporium lives!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gone Fishin'

Back on Monday!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Music News You Can Use

11 for the price of 10 today.

A report from the recent Baton Rouge Blues Foundation shindig

Gary Burton finally gets around to writing his autobiography

Music in the Park in Los Gatos

New Stupid Music from The Turnpike Troubadours

5 best covers on the Ookelele

Slash makes a horror movie

Strolling and playing, but no more saluting

The 10 best Beatles musical performances on film

Today's hot music picks in New Orleans

A jazz band leader files a huge lawsuit against some rappers

And a guitar pedal entrepreneur goes global

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sunny Thursday Music News You Can Use

Yes, they DO come in 3's...

R.I.P. to jazz pianist Marian McPartland

Talking Story with the Wellington Ookelele Orchestra

Yet another great new band name-meet The BiPolar Bears!

John Mello knows his axes

Ronnie Wood has a new student

A preview of next month's Hugh Masekela Heritage Festival in Soweto

New Orleans' Piety Street recording studio is no more

Doug Kershaw Talks Story

R.I.P. to another great jazz pianist, Cedar Walton

And also leaving the building: Sid Bernstein, the man who brought The Beatles to Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hump Day Music News You Can Use

Uncle Tom Moffatt Gabs about this week in 1969, when Blind Faith played their last-ever US show at HIC

From Cuba to America

Amanda Shires heads to the Mountain Stage to play some Stupid Music

Blues on the Beach

News about an upcoming guitar auction in St. Augustine

Hal Leonard releases the Martin Ookelele Book

Yet another volume of Dylan Bootlegs

A preview of this year's Rite of Summer Fest on Governors Island

Bill Cosby talks Jazz

And are you ready for the "Treme" cookbook?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Music News You Can Use

Yes, they do come in threes...

R.I.P. and Aloha to Lahaina music legend Auntie Edna

Hugh Laurie sings the blues

George Duke's final bow

Previewing this week's annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

A look at a vintage guitar from 1958

R.I.P. to longtime Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne

A new art show remembers the early East L.A. music scene

A second-year LPGA pro takes her ookelele on the tour

Catching up with The Royal Southern Brotherhood in CT

And R.I.P. to jazz vocalist Jane Harvey

Friday, August 16, 2013

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

NYC Jazz listings for the upcoming week

The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation gets ready for the Muddy Waters Centennial

J. Geils heads to P-Town

This year's dates for New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp are announced

"Storyville" will end its off-Broadway run on Saturday

The first season of the Hawai'i Pops gets underway

Getting ready for Neil Young's new PONO music system

The Fargo Blues Festival turns 18

A brilliant week in Chicago Jazz,0,6144272.column

And R.I.P. to Blue Oyster Cult's co-founder, Allen Lanier.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Music News You Can Use

Los Lobos are heading to Hawai'i for 4 shows

Blues music returns to Fern Island

Making Slack Key history

New Orleans Sax man Clarence Johnson III releases his first album in 15 years

A new film about the late guitarist John Fahey

Guitar lessons in Where the Hell is Marcellus

Uncle Hugh Masekela and his longtime partner in crime Larry Willis will tour the UK this fall

Today's hot picks for NOLA music

Almost time for the annual Concord (CA) Hawaiian Fusion Luau

And "Help!" will be restored for Blu-Ray

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunny Monday Music News You Can Use

Jewish Soul hits the road

Another great new band name: meet Heavy Glow

A new Afro-Gospel Jazz album from Zodwa Samboko

Another report from NAMM 2013

R.I.P. to "Cowboy" Jack Clement

Previewing this week's new music releases

Connecticut's Litchfield Jazz Fest turns 18

It's all about the music

More on the effort by Guitar Center employees to unionize

And Gibson honors the great Scotty Moore

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Music News You Can Use

R.I.P. to singer Eydie Gorme

Church music with a touch of jazz

A new Blues festival in Pennsylvania

Yet another new iPad guitar gadget

Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Live music meets live hacks

Got Vivaldi?

Spiro Gyra is headed to Joplin

A Fat City guitar jam @ Trout Forest

And a visit to NAMM 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Midweek Music News You Can Use

How about a nice Hawaiian Punch?

Uncle Tom Moffat remembers the 1974 Hawaiian Jazz Fest

A new album from...Paul Allen?

Chowing down on Armenian hamburgers at this year's Lowell Folk Festival

The beat goes on at the Long Beach Jazz Festival

A preview of this week's Gabby Fest in Waimanalo

Previewing the 2013 Navasota Blues Fest, which kicks off this weekend

Mick Jones talks story

Some Bob Dylan portraits go on display in London

Today's New Orleans hot music picks

And the Hawai'i PBS station creates an ono documentary about...Uncle Tom Moffatt!