August 2016


Eric Johnson Releases His First All-Acoustic Solo Album

Submitted by Mascot Records on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:54 am

Thirty years after his breakthrough solo release 'Tones' brought him national recognition, Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his first all-acoustic album on October 7th via Provogue. Showcasing nine original compositions and four covers, 'EJ' is easily Johnson's most intimate album to date. "Ever since I was young, I've played piano and acoustic guitar in my private life," Johnson says. "This type of music has always been a part of me, but I never showcased it on any kind of bigger level, like a full acoustic record.

Real Gone Announces October '16 Releases

Submitted by Real Gone Music on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:24 am

Real Gone Music’s October schedule is definitely adding some color to the autumnal soundscape, as the label “leaves” no genre unexplored in its continuous pursuit of unexplored crannies in every genre of popular music. Leading the line-up is the great female singer and entertainer Keely Smith, whose ‘60s solo sessions for Frank Sinatra’s Reprise label represent one of the last strongholds of unreleased recordings from the decade.


Jeff Beck + Buddy Guy | Mountain Winery

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:05 pm

Guitar icons Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy have drastically differing backgrounds and history, yet the two fared perfectly in a double bill for an extensive U.S. Summer tour that just made its way through the West Coast. Beck is hailed as one of the finest guitar innovators in history, as member of the Yardbirds (amongst Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page,) followed by an illustrious solo career with backing musicians including Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Nicky Hopkins, and many others.