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Evenings with Guitar George: May 31, 2021

Australian-born Kara Grainger has been around for several years but somehow escaped my attention until recently.  She plays a smooth, unpretentious version of electric blues that I find pleasing to the ear.  In tonight’s featured video she is playing the

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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: 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: 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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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: Notable Covers Edition

A recent television appearance by a heavy metal band featured an impressive cover version of a well-known pop song half a century old. This got me thinking about other unlikely cover versions—the White Stripes’ rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” came

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