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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

Blues Tools – Bigsby: Bending the Blues

Most people are familiar with the “whammy bar.” The most famous, Bigsby, has an awesome history and an even more awesome sound. Find out why, and how a motorcycle enthusiast changed music.
Ludwig Orange Drumset

Element-al Sound from Ludwig Drums

Ludwig is no stranger to the drum world. Having been in business since 1909, they know a thing or two when it comes to putting together a good kit.

Tech Pan Alley: The Wah Pedal

Following with our guitar signal path, here at Tech Pan Alley, we are now passing to the next stage, the stompboxes.
Contino - Back Porch Dogma

Blues Believers! Contino – Back Porch Dogma Review

Bring yourself up to Contino's Back Porch Dogma, and you’ll find a blues message to believe in!
Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies

Musical Triumph in "A Hundred White Lies" by Shane Dwight

Blues is often about broken hearts. With A Hundred White Lies, Shane Dwight gives us his, in musical sadness and triumph.
Toronzo Cannon - Leaving Mood (Delmark Records)

"Leaving Mood" by Toronzo Cannon Knocks one out of Wrigley Field with Great Chicago...

This is Chicago blues -- today’s Chicago -- as good as it gets.

"They Call Me Big Llou" by Big Llou Johnson is Silky, Sultry Blues

They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!
Gibson ES-335 FEATURED

Tech Pan Alley – Gibson ES-335

We maintain focus at the guitar stage of the signal -- In other words, on guitars that are usually seen in the hands of our favourite blues masters. This article will enter Gibson’s semi-hollow body territory, the ES-335.

Studebaker John’s “That’s the Way You Do”— A Maxwell Street Revival

From the first track the listener knows this won’t be a bells and whistles experience.
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - The Big Payback

Horns & Funk — The Big Payback from Big James & the Chicago Playboys

The Big Payback, due out tomorrow through Blind Pig, is a full helping of horn-driven funk, soul and blues.
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