Peter Green

Peter Green died this week at the age of 73. You may know Fleetwood Mac from the lineup that included Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in addition to Jim McVie (bass), Christine McVie (keyboard), and Mick Fleetwood. Peter Green was gone by then but was a co-founder of the group.…

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I Got Rhythm

I was browsing jazz guitar videos on youtube the other day and came across John Pizzarelli doing the following version of I Got Rhythm. John, like his dad Bucky, plays a seven-string guitar and starts out accompanying himself as he sings (i.e., comping). Later her breaks into scatting while playing…

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Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz is another extremely talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has played with Aoife O’Donovan who I featured in my previous post. As with many artists, it is difficult to peg her into a genre. I think that’s a good thing. She might be labeled bluegrass, old-time, folk or…

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Kristin Lems

It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Kristin Lems. She has been a folk musician since the 1970s or earlier. She also has a Ph.D. in English as a Second Language. She and I both were on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign/Urbana in the 1970s. I was working on my doctorate part…

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Peggy Seeger

I’ve avoided starting a series featuring women musicians until now because I felt it somehow sexist. There are many musicians I enjoy. The fact that some of them are female should be irrelevant. But I’ve now changed my mind and have decided to try living in the real world. Although…

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Holiday Music

It’s Christmas time and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you can enjoy the music. Here’s a small selection to get you started. Of course they feature guitars, guitarists or ukulele or jazz/blues. Happy Holidays from Dan♥Guitars. Sleigh Ride by John Pizzarelli on Conan 12/21/2011 Martin Taylor plays Fingerstyle Guitar…

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