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Hear Will Hoge Slam the Confederate Flag in ‘Still a Southern Man’

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

When Will Hoge was in high school, he used to proudly wave the Confederate flag at high school football games. At the time, it made perfect sense — his school’s team was the Franklin Rebels, its mascot a rebel soldier. “It’s something I’ve been surrounded with for years,” says the Tennessee native over coffee. Back [...]

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Ani DiFranco Cancels Artist Retreat at Former Slave Plantation

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> After much public protest, Ani DiFranco has canceled her artist retreat at a former slave plantation. The singer-songwriter initially planned her “Righteous Retreat,” a four-day songwriting and creativity workshop, to be held at the Nottoway Plantation and Resort in Louisiana. As its name suggests, the site was once one of the [...]

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Michael Moore Covers Bob Dylan for ‘Occupy’ Album

May 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> There’s a moment in Michael Moore’s documentary The Big One where the filmmaker picks up a guitar and launches into a warbly impersonation of Bob Dylan singing his 1964 protest anthem, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Now Occupy This Album, a new compilation of songs described as “99 tracks — 99 [...]

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Coachella 2012: 10 Can’t-Miss Acts

April 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> It’s never just been about the headliners at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In fact, many of the 100,000-plus fans who bought tickets to this year’s two consecutive Coachella weekends (April 13th-15th and 20th-22nd) signed up before the lineup was even announced. Most knew that the biggest names would [...]

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New Reviews: ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan’ Is Sprawling and Inconsistent

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> In this week’s slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Joe Levy assesses Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan, a sprawling and inconsistent 80 track collection of Dylan covers for Amnesty International with artists ranging from “Pete Seeger (folk-music deity, b. 1919) to Miley Cyrus (hot mess, b. 1992).” Also, Rob [...]

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A Brief History of Alvarez Guitars

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Alvarez is a premier acoustic guitar manufacturer that specializes in high quality instruments. Alvarez started building high quality acoustic guitars in 1965. As evidenced by…

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A Brief History of Alvarez Guitars

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Alvarez is a premier acoustic guitar manufacturer that specializes in high quality instruments. Alvarez started building high quality acoustic guitars in 1965. As evidenced by…

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