Guest post by Al Wood of Ukulele Hunt: “What Ukuleles Can Do For Guitar Players” (Feb 4, 2014)
Guest post by John Thomas: “The True Adventures of the Great Guitar X-Ray Project” (Jan 29, 2014)
Photography: Photos from “Gotham Rocks” (September 2009)
Peter Walker’s long-lost 1970 solo guitar session finally gets issued, and countercultural struggle lives again by Edd Hurt for Nashville Scene.
Cut in New York City in December 1970 after Walker had spent the year refining its material, Freedoms displays his talent for rhythmic strategies that imply a ground beat as much as they state it. Creating a tangle of drones with a Gibson Hummingbird steel-string guitar, Walker lends his immaculate touch to a series of melodic cells that occur above the drones, and sings his lyrics in a transfixed, distracted tone that suits the music perfectly.
John Lennon’s historic guitar goes on display at Rock Hall (slideshow) by John Forbes for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland).
See you next week!