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Whether or not one celebrates Halloween, most will agree that there always seems to be a tinge of evil in the air.
T-Bone Walker 1. T-Bone Walker March 16th, 1975: One of the most influential pioneers of Jump and Electric Blues, Aaron…
In the early ‘20s a Vaudeville guitar player named George Beauchamp paid a visit to a stringed instrument shop. His complaint: no matter how loud he played, his guitar just couldn’t compete with the rest of the instruments in the orchestra.
So, the owner of that shop, John Dopyera, developed the idea of fitting a guitar body with aluminum cones. Discs of fine-spun aluminum that vibrate to amplify sound. Make the body out of metal, and you’ve got a National guitar.
Among the 2014 Blues Hall of Fame inductees are a number of both notable musicians and notable tracks. Now! Listen to and watch the artists who’s music changed the world!
Ben Prestage recently brought his one-man-band act to the back porch to talk about his musical heritage, his influences, and his rockin’ new CD, One Crow Murder!