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Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Frank Bros, 'Arcade'
Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V is a new series featuring the one and only Josh Smith, one of the greatest all round guitar players on the planet. As well as studio tips and tricks Josh will be getting up close and personal with some of his favorite guitars and showing why they're the mainstays of his formidable arsenal. In episode 1, Josh introduces us to his unique (made especially for him) Frank Bros, 'Arcade' Model.
'Sidemen: Long Road To Glory' : Exclusive Movie Package
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Sidemen: Long Road To Glory: Movie Trailer
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory: the movie package with over 40 minutes of bonus never before seen interviews is available NOW to rent or buy in Fab's Movie Night in AGN On Demand: Sidemen is an intimate look into the incredible lives of three of the last Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen, piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin. These legendary bluesmen, who performed and recorded into their 80's and 90's, played a significant role in shaping modern popular music. The film features some of the last interviews conducted with all three men as well as their final live performances together. These memorable live performances, vividly capture these blues legends with the blues and rock stars they have inspired including, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Elvin Bishop (recent rock ‘n’ Roll Hall inductee with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band), and Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band. Personal insights from artists such as, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter offer heartfelt accounts of how these three legendary sidemen helped shape their careers as well as rock ‘n’ roll. Sidemen takes us on the road with Pinetop, Willie and Hubert, three of our last direct links to the origins of the blues, as they share the incredible stories about each of their personal histories. From their upbringings on Delta plantations of the Jim Crow south to lives spent on the road in the shadow of two of the biggest figures in music history, their stories are not only a part of music history, but American history as well. As we ride along, we can’t help but fall in love with these three endearing men as we experience all the trials and triumphs of these remarkable lives. In the summer of 2008, a group of legendary bluesmen, some of the last surviving members of the Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters bands, were brought together by director Scott Rosenbaum for a cameo appearance in his feature film, The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Hubert Sumlin were cast for their authenticity and ability to underscore the film’s critical subplot, the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll through the blues. During breaks in production, these bluesmen thrilled Rosenbaum with their tales of a lifetime spent on the road. Firsthand accounts of experiences with the mythical Robert Johnson, the larger-than-life Howlin’ Wolf, the seminal Muddy Waters and disciples such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones got the director’s creative wheels spinning. Between takes, Sumlin called Rosenbaum over to the bandstand and prophetically told him of his feeling that they would be working together again. In an instant, an idea that had been germinating with the director for years took root. When the bluesmen’s booking agent, Hugh Southard approached Rosenbaum, asking him to lend the film’s name to help galvanize a world tour featuring these legendary musicians, a concept had fully blossomed. Having grown up on Martin Scorsese’s valediction to The Band, The Last Waltz, Rosenbaum wanted to make a film that similarly honored the life and musical legacy of these aging bluesmen. When Pinetop, Hubert and Willie "Big Eyes," along with Sugar Blue, Robert Stroger and Bob Margolin hit the road as The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Band, Rosenbaum, along with producers Jasin Cadic, Tony Grazia and Joe White were determined to capture this important moment and fleeting history. Over the next three years they would follow these blues legends, shooting live performances, an historic Grammy win, dozens of intimate interviews, countless behind-the-scenes moments, and documenting their lives on the road. Sadly, the 2011 deaths of Willie, Pine and Hubert altered the film’s initial Last Waltz style vision; to capture these legends performing live versions of classic blues songs with the musicians they had so heavily influenced. Luckily, several of these performance pairings were filmed before their deaths. Those treasured moments are complimented by over two dozen subsequent interviews with some of blues and rock’s biggest names, demonstrating the true impact and tremendous respect that these men engendered over the course of their long careers. Members of The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Aerosmith, The Dave Matthews Band, as well as artists like Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter, Bobby Rush and Shemekia Copeland share their personal and professional recollections of these men and the impact that they’ve had on their own careers. When asked how they hoped to be remembered, Willie, Pine and Hubert consistently expressed their wish to be known for both having kept the blues alive and to serve as an inspiration for the younger generations of musicians. Interviews with blues acolytes Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Warren Haynes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Derek Trucks affirm that their legacies are alive and well. Several of these musicians have even contributed searing on-camera solo performances in tribute to these late blues legends. Haunting imagery of the Mississippi Delta region, the birthplace of the blues and these legendary bluesmen, punctuates this powerful piece of history. This film succeeds in capturing the personal triumphs, tragedies and tremendous perseverance of three of the last original Delta and Chicago bluesmen while preserving a critical legacy that is nothing short of our last links to the origins of all popular music.
AGN News: July 15; Gibson offers $59,000.00 Cash For 1959 Ledger...Do you have it...??
Gibson is launching a global search for missing shipping ledgers from 1959-1960. The 1959-1960 Gibson ledgers contain the shipping records of all the Gibson guitars created during that year, and documents an important period in Gibson’s history now seen as the pinnacle of the Gibson Golden Era. The 1959-1960 shipping ledgers in question disappeared from Gibson’s archives around thirty years ago and may have never made the move with the company from Kalamazoo, MI to Nashville, TN. The 1957-1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitars are some of the most intrinsically valuable in history, even without a famous player attached as only 643 of the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard were ever made. They have been played by some some of the world's greatest guitarists including Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Mike Bloomfield, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Joe Bonamassa, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Kirk Hammett, Mike McCready, Brian Ray, Dave Amato, John Shanks and Jason Isbell, to name a few. The 1958 and 1960 Les Paul models are almost identical to the 1959 with minor spec differences, and each year is highly prized; a 1959 with a figured Tiger Maple design can start at $500,000. So, if you think you may have something of value, there's a three step process to get the ball rolling. 1.) Send validation requests to: 59Ledger@gibson.com or Ledger@gibson.com. Emails must include: a. Written description b. Photograph(s) and/or videos of the items c. Contact email and phone number 2.) The validation email request will be reviewed within 15 business days by the Gibson Historical Committee (GHC), composed of Cesar Gueikian, Mat Koehler (Head of Product Development), Mark Agnesi (Director of Brand Experience) and Jason Davidson (Director of Consumer Services). 3.) Based on the GHC’s analysis, the submitting party will be contacted with next steps click the INFO BUTTON for more.
AGN News: Outdoor gigs resume in England this weekend
This weekend outdoor gigs resumed throughout England with the strict proviso from the government that they ensure, quote, “a limited and socially distanced audience.” Along with reduced capacity, outdoor venues are being asked to employ the use of electronic ticketing in order to ‘track and trace’ cases of COVID-19 and enable anyone who may have been exposed to be contacted quickly. Now, how to open indoor gigs, the bread and butter venues for the majority of musicians. For more on this story, click the INFO button, now.
AGN News, July 10th, 2020: "Lady A Sues Lady A"
Country trio, Lady A, formally Lady Antebellum is suing Seattle blues artist, Lady A, real name Anita White, over a dispute for the rights to the name. The band’s lawsuit specifies that the trio has held a copyright for the “Lady A” name for over a decade and has used ‘Lady A’ interchangeably with ‘Lady Antebellum’ since 2006. Anita White said the band hadn’t reached out prior to the announcement and that she has been using the name for decades, has released multiple albums under the name and in fact, has a new album coming out on the 18th of this month entitled: Lady A: Live in New Orleans. The country trio officially changed its name publicly last month because of the racial undertones associated with the word “antebellum”. To see the full story in Rolling Stone and to read a copy of the full lawsuit... Click the INFO button.
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Mr. Brownstone solo - Erik Findling
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AGN News: July 9th, 2020: Big names receiving Covid-19 PPP Loans
Some pretty big names in the music industry are receiving financial support during the COVID-19 crisis as part of the government’s $2 trillion CARES act. The data was released by America's Small Business Administration and Treasury Department, following mounting pressure from media outlets, who previously sued the SBA for information on who has been granted loans. To see the complete story in Rolling Stone, click the INFO button, NOW
AGN NEWS: Charlie Daniels has died at age 83
Charlie Daniels has died. He was 83 years old. Charlie Daniels was born Oct. 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina and kicked off his career playing bluegrass before moving to Nashville in 1967. He already had a reputation as a songwriter having co-written a song for Elvis titled, "It Hurts Me," in 1964. As an in-demand session player Charlie played guitar and bass on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, and worked with Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and many others. In 1979, he won a Grammy for his biggest hit: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which featured his incredible Bluegrass fiddle skills and in 1980, the band appeared in the film Urban Cowboy. Charlie Daniels was very outspoken politically over the years, had close ties to the NRA, and as recently as 3 days ago was posting thoughts on a section of his website entitled "Soap Box." Charlies Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 For more, click the INFO button, NOW
AGN News: July 5th, 2020: LED ZEPPELIN ORIGINAL ART SELLS AT CHRISTIE'S FOR $325,000!
One of the smallest, yet most iconic original album cover artwork was just sold at Christie's for $325,000, the highest price ever received at auction for such a work! Measuring only 7”x 7”, the hand-stippled original artwork created for the cover of Led Zeppelin’s debut album in 1969 by artist George Hardie, captured the image of the famous 1937 Hindenberg disaster. Previous high prices for Rock And Roll related artwork include $1.85 million dollars for the movie poster, entitled The Scream, created by artist Gerald Scarfe for Pink Floyd's, The Wall and $900,000 for the set of seven photographs which make up the entire Abbey Road album cover photo-shoot. But according to Christie’s this is “the most expensive piece of original album cover art ever sold.” For more, click the INFO button, NOW
AGN News: July 2nd: The Dixie Chicks change their name to "The Chicks"
In the midst of America's struggles with racial injustice and inequality, comes the news that Texas trio, the Dixie Chicks have changed their name to simply, The Chicks. The name change comes in conjunction with the release of a new song, "March March," ,with its lyrics and video referencing public protests involving racial justice, police brutality, gun violence, climate change and LGBTQ rights. In the video, the names of dozens of Black victims of police brutality and those who died in apparently racially motivated confrontations, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner and Amadou Diallo. The Chicks made no public statement regarding the name change but it does come hot on the heels of another country group, Lady Antebellum, changing its name simply to Lady A. , and they did issue a statement via social media saying that the country's recent attempts to reckon with racial justice issues had made the band members' eyes open wide to inequality. For more, click the INFO button, NOW
AGN News: Roland and Korg hit with big fines in UK for price-fixing
News From London that Roland and Korg have been fined a combined total of £5.5m, which equates to $6.9 million US dollars, by the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK in 2 separate cases of price fixing. The CMA hit Fender with a £4.5m fine back in January, bringing the total number of cases to 5 and and the total fines to £13.7m. Also caught in the crossfire was UK musical instrument retailer GAK who have also been fined more than £250,000. The judgement was levied after a price-fixing agreement between GAK and Yamaha was disclosed to the CMA by Yamaha in exchange for the latter’s immunity from fines for being the first to bring the conduct to the Authority’s attention. This disclosure subsequently led to the CMA sending warning letters to dozens of other instrument suppliers and retailers and publishing an open letter to the industry writ large, reminding them of their legal responsibilities regarding Retail price management. The Competition and Markets Authority are also using a dedicated online tool they developed that automatically monitors price levels amongst retailers and detects any suspicious pricing activity. For more on this story, click the INFO button now.
David Becker Jazz Guitar: The Complete 'On Green Dolphin Street' Soloing Series
David Becker Jazz Guitar: On Green Dolphin Street - Trailer
David Becker Jazz Guitar: On Green Dolphin Street; The Complete Soloing Series is a comprehensive series of lessons on this Jazz standard from Grammy nominated Jazz guitarist, David Becker.. David introduces the tune, from its beginnings in 1947 as the theme to the movie GREEN DOLPHIN STREET to its introduction into the Jazz standard repertoire by none other than Miles Davis. David explores the unique chord structure and harmonic complexities, all of which add to the possibilities for building great solos. The concepts David unlocks in this 13 episode immersive series of instructional videos will also serve you well in Rock, Blues and other music genres. Available now in the MY AGN STORE in ON Demand on the web version of All Guitar Network.