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Friday Night with Guitar George: Ron Wood Edition

It has steadily fallen for the past decade or two, but there was a time when Rod Stewart’s 1971 album Every Picture Tells a Story routinely landed near the top of most “Best Albums” lists. There are probably several reasons

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Atlanta Rhythm Section Edition

When you grow up in Montgomery, Alabama the name “Atlanta” has a certain magical charm to it. The city’s towers of steel and glass rose on the horizon of our imaginations like Oz’s Emerald City, full of wonder and delight.

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Brushy One String Edition

At the beginning of any given week I have at least two or three ideas about what I want to do for FNWGG. By Wednesday I have chosen one, by Thursday night I have completed the write-up, and Friday morning

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Chickasaw Mudd Puppies Edition

The past two editions of FNWGG have been (by necessity) somber in tone, so tonight I want to lighten the mood a little bit. What better way to brighten things up than with a harmonica, a washboard, random percussive elements,

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Friday Night with Guitar George: The Mortality Dilemma

It looks like 2016 is going to force us to face a harsh reality. Just days after the passing of David Bowie, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey and Mott the Hoople drummer Dale Griffin died, both at age 67. All of

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Jason Isbell Edition

Writer’s note: On Wednesday night I finished writing this essay about Jason Isbell that mentions Sadler Vaden. Unbeknownst of this, on Thursday morning Vaden tweeted out an article about Isbell—a day before my essay goes out worldwide on the BGS

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Friday Night with Guitar George: New Year’s 2015 – 2016 Edition

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that there is something about Eric Clapton’s guitar playing that always feels appropriate on New Year’s Eve. In last year’s New Year’s Eve Edition we featured Clapton performing with his hero J.J. Cale.

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Christmas 2015 Edition

Welcome to a special Thursday edition of FNWGG.  As with last year’s Christmas edition, we are keeping it simple: one song, beautifully sung.  Those who believe that this song strictly a children’s carol have never heard this rendition of it. 

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Keith Richards Birthday Edition

Today is Keith Richards’ seventy-second birthday. Let’s skip all the worn-out jabs about how unlikely and scientifically contradictory his continued existence is. I would suggest that rather than being surprised by Keith’s longevity, we should instead be appreciative of it.

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Scott Weiland Edition

As indicated in the Editor’s Note following last week’s post, I received news of Scott Weiland’s death on Friday after already submitting my weekly column, and I thought it best not to try and throw something together hastily that would

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