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The 3rd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival: Mick Fleetwood and Steve Vai Headline!

The 3rd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival  runs from May 18th – May 21 and should be no exception to the high-caliber performances and amazing examples of musicianship I became familiar with at last year’s festival. Day after day, band after … Continue reading

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Ray Goren, 16-Year-Old Guitar Phenom, Rocks at Genghis Cohen, Talks about Leon Russell and More

Ray Goren is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. Not many guitarists his age—or any age—have shared the stage with Leon Russell and opened in Monterey for B.B. King. He’s also played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Kreiger … Continue reading

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Hot Tickets For The Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July weekend almost upon us, here’s one of the hottest tickets in town that do not involve fireworks and standing out in the open, staring up at the sky. Personally, I would much rather stand in … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Fest: 4 Days Of Guitar Worship And Amazing Music!

The Malibu Guitar Festival is in its second year and boasts an impressive list of musical artists, mostly and obviously guitarists, who have been influentially known for their craft or have been GRAMMY nominees and award winners, and who have … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Presented by D’Angelico’s Guitars

This weekend starts early in Malibu for music and “guitar” fans! This year’s 2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars will be 4 days of guitar playing mayhem and magic starting Thursday, April 29th and running through Sunday, May … Continue reading

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Gary Hoey talks about guitars, music and Christmas at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

I caught up Friday with Gary Hoey before his show at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, part of his 19th Annual ‘Ho Ho Hoey’ Tour, where he combines his original tunes, covers of some dynamite rock, surf and … Continue reading

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Brian May’s Red Special Is A Literary Tribute To The Two Most Influential Things In The Guitarist’s Life

Many musicians have a certain instrument they have become very attached to, for various reasons. Brian May, the brilliant guitarist of Queen, does too, and his guitar is named the Red Special. In a new book, “Brian May’s Red Special,” … Continue reading

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Johnny Echols of ‘Love Revisited’ Talks About Himself and His Music From the ’60s Until Now

Johnny Echols knew from a young age that he loved music. When he was young, his parents, along with his childhood friend Arthur Lee’s parents, moved to Los Angeles where both kid’s parents were teachers. Shortly after that, a neighbor … Continue reading

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‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ Brings Hendrix to Life at a Pivotal Moment

For many of those who knew something of Jimi Hendrix’s ascent to rock stardom, it seemed that he burst on the scene at Monterey Pop Festival, coming over from England where he was starting to gain fame and went from … Continue reading

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Offbeat LA: The Fender Guitar Factory Tour in Corona… A Twang Heard ‘Round the World

One of the many things we have to be proud of in Southern California are the sheer number of original creations that have come out of our land of continuous sunshine and blue skies. The hula hoop, the jacuzzi, and … Continue reading

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