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Friday Night with Guitar George: Lucinda Williams Edition

Lucinda Williams is a gifted songwriter and an exceptionally good lyricist. Her 1998 masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is one of the best albums from the past twenty years. She has a distinctively rusty and sultry singing style,

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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: 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: Samantha Fish Edition

After taking a week off for the first time since BGS started eighteen months ago, I figured I better come back to work with something strong. I have been saving up this little jewel for just such an occasion. Samantha

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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: The Devil Makes Three Edition

They say Jesus is coming He must be walking, he sho’ ain’t running Who could blame him, look how we done him -The Devil Makes Three “Hallelu” One of the advantages of theological open-mindedness is that you can poke fun

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