Guitarkadia Weekly: January 28, 2014

by guitarkadia on January 28, 2014

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Guitarkadia Weekly, posted Tuesdays at 9 AM (EST), is a digest of original guitar stories  published on Guitarkadia and elsewhere the previous week. An email newsletter goes out at the same time as well. Archive of past posts can be found here.

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Tomorrow on Guitarkadia: “The True Adventures of the Great Guitar X-Ray Project” by John Thomas.


Pete Seeger Dies at 94. [NY Times]

“Letters To Answer, And Logs To Split” NY Times Sunday Routine with Pete Seeger (2010)

The mail comes in by the bushel. That’s the principal news of my life. There’s no time. The mail swamps us. In one way, it’s a very sad situation. I see all sorts of bushes that should be cut. I barely have time to split the wood for our fire. We heat one room with a fireplace and heat the other with a stove.

Treasure trove of audio pieces on PRX on Pete Seeger. Free sign up to listen to full pieces.

Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest with Johnny and June Carter Cash. [VIDEO]


Guitar makers use design software to create custom instruments by Michael Cousineau

“Growing up, I would always take a pawn shop guitar and disassemble it and kind of see how it was put together,” the Bow resident said last week. He and his brother, Jonathon, later teamed up in a band at Ohio State, and recently reunited – this time to build guitars, not break them. Thus was born Orphanage Guitars, which grew out of a marketing campaign for AutoDesk software.

Jazz guitar trio proves three’s company by Robin Lynam

The trio of Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan, who have a new album, Travel Guide, are very different, although coincidentally, like the original Great Guitars trio, they were assembled for an Australian tour.

After Band’s Equipment Stolen in Wicker Park, Fans Donate Guitars, Pedals by Quinn Ford.

They had 460 miles to drive to a gig in Pittsburgh, their second stop on a tour for the Louisiana-based band. The band had played Tuesday night at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. But when they got to their van to head out on the road, they noticed a problem. Nearly all their music equipment was gone.

Badi Assad: Guitar-Driven Brazillian Pop on NPR

Program Helps Students Sharpen Guitar Skills (Las Vegas)

The four-year program is designed to get students into college, and it works. Students have been accepted at the University of Texas, Florida State University and University of California Berkeley.

Retired tool and die maker Jack Moody turns to making guitars by James Garcia

If Jack Moody isn’t strumming some jazzy tune on one of his guitars, it’s probably because he’s out in the garage making a new one from scratch. “I’ve got three granddaughters. I fix up guitars for them,” Moody said, in the garage-turned-shop of his Loveland home. “From scratch I’ve made about 10.”



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