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John Illsley 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR!

Join John Illsley and his Band as they return to The Netherlands and Germany with a set of familiar Dire Straits hits and ...
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Happy Birthday – Alan Clark!

Born on 5 March 1952 in Great Lumley, County Durham – Alan Clark was one of the keyboardists in the best music band ...
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Mark Knopfler: Trusting your instincts (An article from 2018 Martin Magazine)

It is notoriously difficult to use words to describe sounds. This is one of the reasons why onomatopoeia is such a useful invention. ...
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Guitar Stories

Great Acoustics: 1932 Gibson L-10

When introduced in 1929, the Gibson L-10 – with its ebony finish, nickel hardware and relatively simple ornamentation – was a lower-cost alternative ...
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‘Walk of Life’ and little improvisation from Alex Immordino (Video)

Couple weeks ago we had an interview with Alex Immordino (26) solo musician from France. On his Fender Stratocaster guitar, he has made ...
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Guitar Stories

Interview with Dylan Smith + His solo version of ‘Sultans of Swing’ and many more

Dylan Smith is a massive Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler fan. A week ago, his friend – Richard Benham send us email and ...
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Guitar Stories

Tommy Emmanuel teaches his picking style (Video)

In the video below, Tommy Emmanuel will show you and help you how to get started to thumb and finger guitar style. He ...
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Clapton and Carl Perkins jam in 1970 and 1985

The 1970 clip features the two on ‘The Johnny Cash Show’, while the 1985 clip was filmed in London as part of ‘Blue ...
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Hear Jimi Hendrix’s previously unreleased recording of “Lover Man”

The recording was made in December 1969, a month before Band of Gypsys recorded their legendary, self-titled live album. Back in December, it ...
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Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Concerts Captured in New Book

Eric “Slowhand” Clapton hand-picked the best musicians to ease addiction at Crossroads Guitar Festivals. Former Cream, Yardbirds and Derek and the Dominos guitarist ...
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Mark Knopfler in the new issue of ‘Martin – The Guitar Journal of Acoustic Guitars’ – Download for free

New issue includes features on the new D-28 and HD-28 guitars, Mark Knopfler and much more. Martin Guitar has unveiled the latest issue ...
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Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be on the brink of bankruptcy, according to a report. The company, whose Les Paul and SG instruments ...
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The History of Gibson Guitars by the years – Part Four (1969 – 1994)

The history of Gibson, simply put, is one of the great stories of American enterprise. From its humble beginnings more than a century ...
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