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Evenings with Guitar George: June 14, 2021

Ok, hear me out.  What if I told you that a bluegrass ensemble and two rappers decided to get together and form a band?  Wait–it gets better.  What if I told you that this unlikely combination actually worked, and that

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Evenings with Guitar George: May 24, 2021

Friends, I wouldn’t drop something like this on you on a night the Braves are playing.  But with the hot Braves idle, how about some cool soul for a brief respite?  Check out St. Paul and the Broken Bones.  They

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Evenings with Guitar George: May 13, 2021

It is Throwback Thursday ladies and gentlemen, with a 1980 vault gem from The Pretenders. The video is low resolution black and white, but the absolutely badass performance by Chrissie Hynde and her bandmates more than compensates. Also recommended: Don’t

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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: April 17, 2021

Y’all check out Portland’s genre-defying Bridge City Sinners, led by visually and vocally eclectic powerhouse Libby Lux. Tonight’s featured video is by no means their best song, but I chose it because it is rowdy and fun (and features a

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Evenings with Guitar George: April 10, 2021

This 2008 performance by The Steeldrivers features passionate vocals by then-member Chris Stapleton, and some wicked fiddling by Tammy Rogers. Also recommended: Long Way Down.

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Evenings with Guitar George: April 3, 2021

I chose this week’s featured video specifically and deliberately to contrast with last week’s performance. With Seasick Steve you kinda know what you got within the first few seconds. In this live studio recording of “Heaven”, Emma Ruth Rundle starts

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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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