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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: 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: 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: Thanksgiving 2015 Edition

Breaking news: after seventy-five consecutive weeks of FNWGG, I have decided to take a week off. So, tonight’s edition is a special two week Thanksgiving special. I thought about loading up a bountiful feast of music with numerous videos for

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Jimmy Page Edition

As I promised in the October 23 edition of FNWGG, Jimmy Page is the featured artist this week. I think most of us would agree that among rock guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman had the greatest depth of talent,

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Nobody’s Fault But Mine Edition

This week we are, like Danny Glover in Angels in the Outfield, going back to the fundamentals.  No pretentious musings on philosophy or theology, no millennial singer-songwriter dude from France or Louisiana, no obscure bluesman from the Mississippi Delta.  Just

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Matthieu Chedid Edition

Earlier this week I saw a tweet about “Little Wing”, a beautiful song by Jimi Hendrix. It had been a while since I had listened to it, so I pulled up the song on YouTube.  As is often the case

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Talking Heads Edition

My friend Rod burst into my dorm room without knocking.  Frantic with excitement, he held up a copy of the newly released Talking Heads album, Remain In Light.  With grave urgency Rod looked me dead in the eye and said

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Tom Petty Edition

On a Saturday morning in the summer of 1978 I walked into Wally’s Record Store on Mount Meigs Road in Montgomery and plopped five bucks on the counter for a copy of You’re Gonna Get It, the second album by

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Snowy White Edition

The beauty of conducting “research” for the weekly FNWGG piece is that I am constantly coming across people and things that I had never heard of before but certainly warrant my attention. This week is a perfect example: while looking

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