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Evenings with Guitar George: March 26, 2021

In tonight’s featured video Steven Gene Wold aka Seasick Steve plays a guitar made out of hubcaps and a broomstick.  I don’t thick any additional information is needed for prerequisite, although his backstory is very interesting and can be read here.

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Evenings with Guitar George: March 20, 2021

Since returning to Braves General Store, we have covered country/blues, country, folk, and bluegrass. Time for some straight up rock ‘n roll. After Tom Petty’s untimely death in 2017, his guitarist and lifelong friend Mike Campbell kept himself busy for

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Evenings with Guitar George: March 12, 2021

Bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings was born William Apostol in central Michigan in 1992. Impressed by William’s guitar playing skills at an early age, his aunt nicknamed him Billy Strings, and the name stuck. Here’s the thing about Billy: he plays

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Evenings with Guitar George: March 4, 2021

This past Monday @srbrown70 celebrated his 30th birthday. There was a time when many of us feared that Stephen would spend his 30th birthday huddled around a trash fire in a dark, sketchy alley on the south side of Detroit.

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Evenings with Guitar George: February 26, 2021

Ok, last week NASA’s Perseverance probe landed safely on Mars, which means we now have THREE robot dune buggies driving themselves around on the surface of another planet, picking up rocks and stuff, snapping cool photos, taking videos, emailing spreadsheets

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Evenings with Guitar George: February 19, 2021

Welcome back, my friends! Since the last time we were together a pandemic and some other stuff happened. But let’s focus on the positive. Our new president has two doges living in the White House, and from all reports they

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Happy Birthday (again!) Keith Richards

His coat is torn and frayed, it’s seen much better days But as long as the guitar plays, it’ll steal your heart away -Rolling Stones “Torn and Frayed” On December 18 Keith Richards will be seventy-four years old, a feat

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Perspective

Let’s put some perspective on the news from yesterday: Freddie Freeman’s wrist is broken.  Chris Cornell is dead.  Freddie will be coming back to baseball in a few weeks.  Chris is never coming back.  Freddie’s injury was an unfortunate accident. 

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Chuck Berry

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it “Chuck Berry.”          -John Lennon He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers.         -Mick Jagger Charles

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Friday Night with Guitar George: From the Editors

Harris King: Of all the great Guitar George pieces, the Townes van Zandt one still lingers in my memory. I love outlaw Texas music from the 1970s, and Townes’ tragic life led the way. As Dave described, “Van Zandt had

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