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Robert Cray Band to Play WHBPACRobert Cray Band to Play WHBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

?Experience the ultimate guitar concert as our favorite bluesman, Robert Cray, returns to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $55, $70 and $85 and are available online at www.whbpac.org or by calling the Box Office at (631) 288-1500. (more...)

Miley Cyrus, John Mayer & More Join 30th ANNUAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Performance LineupMiley Cyrus, John Mayer & More Join 30th ANNUAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced additional guests for the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cleveland's historic Public Hall. (more...)

Guitar Legend Joe Bonamassa Releases Chart-Topping Tribute to Muddy WatersGuitar Legend Joe Bonamassa Releases Chart-Topping Tribute to Muddy Waters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Blues-rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa proves once again that blues music is alive and well with his chart-topping tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. (more...)

2015 MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert Tickets On Sale Now2015 MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Tickets for the 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit Concert are now available to purchase. (more...)

Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & More to Induct 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of FamersPaul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & More to Induct 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced presenters for this year's ceremony (more...)

HBO to Present 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, 5/30HBO to Present 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, 5/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

?HBO has renewed its commitment to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation by acquiring the rights to present the annual induction ceremony for three more years, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce Summer TourTedeschi Trucks Band & Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band's “Wheels of Soul” tour brings the Grammy-winning, 11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (more...)

11th Annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert to Honor Pete Townshend11th Annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert to Honor Pete Townshend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert will honor The Who's GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Pete Townshend, and The Who's longtime manager, music and film producer Bill Curbishley at the Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: Buddy Guy Receives National GUITAR Museum's 2014 Lifetime Achievement AwardPhoto Flash: Buddy Guy Receives National GUITAR Museum's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The National GUITAR Museum announced that Buddy Guy, the pioneering electric blues guitarist who influenced a generation of rock guitarists, is the recipient of its 'Lifetime Achievement' Award for 2014. Buddy is the fifth recipient of the award, following David 'Honeyboy' Edwards in 2010, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds in 2011, B.B. King in 2012, and 'James Bond' guitarist Vic Flick in 2013. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Green Day, Joan Jett & More to be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of FameGreen Day, Joan Jett & More to be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Inductees for 2015. (more...)

ArtistWorks Launches the 'Online Blues Guitar School with Keith Wyatt'ArtistWorks Launches the 'Online Blues Guitar School with Keith Wyatt'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ArtistWorks, the leading online learning platform for lifestyle learning, today announced the Online Blues Guitar School with Keith Wyatt. (more...)

The Recording Academy Remembers John HamptonThe Recording Academy Remembers John Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner John Hampton, a legendary producer and engineer, died on Friday, December 12, from complications from cancer. He was 61. The Recording Academy released the following statement on his passing. (more...)

GuitarControl.com Releases "Upbeat Funk Guitar Riff with Muting Technique in A Minor - Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson"GuitarControl.com Releases "Upbeat Funk Guitar Riff with Muting Technique in A Minor - Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson"
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

George starts off this easy funky rhythm guitar lesson by first performing the riff so you can hear how it should sound. This funk style riff is in the key of A and is based in the pentatonic scale and is a great riff for learning the muting technique that was made really popular by guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughn if songs like Pride and Joy. (more...)

Phillip Phillips Comes to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts TonightPhillip Phillips Comes to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced American Idol Season 11 winner and critically acclaimed artist Phillip Phillips will make his Santa Rosa debut tonight, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre President Announces RetirementThe Orpheum Theatre President Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Pat Halloran, longtime President and CEO of the Memphis Development Foundation which operates The Orpheum Theatre, has announced plans to retire on December 31, 2015. Halloran joined the Memphis Development Foundation (MDF) in 1980 and will have completed 35 years of service at the time of his retirement. (more...)

The Recording Academy Announces Eighth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration Honoring Nile RodgersThe Recording Academy Announces Eighth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration Honoring Nile Rodgers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual GRAMMY Week event honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. (more...)

Experience Hendrix Plays Mesa Arts Center TonightExperience Hendrix Plays Mesa Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

ldly successful twenty-five date national excursion this past March and April, the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch another trek across the U.S. in September and October, which will include a performance in Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theater tonight, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Blues Boy Beats Music Industry SuperstarsBlues Boy Beats Music Industry Superstars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In an incredibly competitive release week with 15 new entries in the top 30, blues-rock guitar hero Joe Bonamassa was able to outsell and beat multiple superstar artists on the Billboard Top 10 including Lenny Kravitz, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, and Gary Clarke, Jr. with his brand new solo album Different Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) debuting at #8 on Billboard's Top 200. This is Bonamassas's highest charting album, first top 10, and biggest sales week ever. (more...)

Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Blues Scale"Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Acoustic Guitar Lesson on Blues Scale"
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

“The Blues Scale is a Pentatonic Scale with an extra note”, says Johnson. Claude starts off this easy beginner blues guitar lesson by demonstrating the pentatonic scale in the key of A as follows; 5th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger to the 5th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger to the 5th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger to the 5th fret of the 3rd string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger to the 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger to the 5th fret of the first string with first finger and to the 8th fret with 4th finger. To make this scale into the blue scale, you simply add the flattened 5th degree of the scale to it. This is done by adding the 6th fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger and 8th fret of the 3rd string with 4th finger. Guitar TAB's are available for this easy blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com. (more...)

Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Easy Blues Lick of the Day - Electric Guitar Lesson on Pentatonic Licks"Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Easy Blues Lick of the Day - Electric Guitar Lesson on Pentatonic Licks"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

“When you are learning the guitar you have to learn the basic scales, but you also have to learn different licks and examples so you can see how to put the scales together into a musical phrase”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates this easy blues lick based in the minor pentatonic scale in the key of A as follows; 8th fret of the first string with 3rd finger to the 5th fret with first finger and then repeat that sequence for the second string, then 7th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger and do a half step bend and release and then a pull-off to the 5th fret with first finger and then a hammer-on to the 7th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, “this is the first part of the lick”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates the second part of the lick as follows; 7th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger to the 5th fret with first finger and repeat this sequence for the 4th string to the 7th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger and then slide to the 5th fret to a pull-off to the 3rd fret with first finger and finally a hammer-on to the 5th fret of the 6th string with third finger. Guitar TAB's are available for this easy beginner lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com. (more...)

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