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Friday Night with Guitar George: Rosetta Tharpe Edition

First of all, let me apologize to those of you who were expecting a Jeff Francoeur Edition of FNWGG. I was unable to think of a music business equivalent to the story. Besides, after an astonishingly frenzied and passionate two

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Viola Beach Edition

When I wrote the Mortality Dilemma Edition of FNWGG on January 22, I did so in context of the recent passing of David Bowie at age 74 and Glen Frey at age 67, which called to attention the fact that

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FNWGG: Jefferson Airplane Edition

Sadly but fittingly, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away on the same day last week: Thursday, January 28th, 2016. Kantner and Anderson both were members of the original lineup of Jefferson Airplane when the band formed in San

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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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FNWGG: David Bowie Tribute Edition

Guitar George: I will be honest. I liked David Bowie. I enjoyed the little I had heard of his music. I respected the fact that he was a true “artist,” but my respect was vague and distant. The truth is,

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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: 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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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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