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Evenings with Guitar George: May 2, 2021

Our February 26 episode featured Nashville songstress Lilly Hiatt. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Lilly’s father John Hiatt was a successful musician in his own right. A prolific songwriter, the elder Hiatt released over twenty albums but

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Evenings with Guitar George: April 25, 2021

With a title like “Hell’s Half Acre” the song better be good, and Taylor McCall’s performance does not disappoint. Also recommended: The Devil Wants to Dance Again.

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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 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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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: 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: Episode 100

Welcome, my friends, to the one hundredth edition of FNWGG and the final regular installment in the series. I won’t call this the last edition ever, because I might want to do a special edition from time to time as

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Gone Fishing

Welcome to the ninety-ninth edition of Friday Night with Guitar George, the next-to-last regular post in the series. During my hundreds of hours searching the internet to get material for FNWGG, my two favorite discoveries were R. L. Burnside and

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Prince Memorial Edition

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time  –from “Let’s Go Crazy” A day and a half after the shocking news broke,

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Friday Night With Guitar George: Pete Townsend Edition

It’s difficult to talk about rock & roll because it’s essentially a category and a category which embodies something which transcends the category. –Pete Townsend, 1968 Thus spake rock music’s resident philosopher in a 1968 interview. While the Beatles were

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