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Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Beacon

My return to live music with Tedeschi Trucks Band's return to The Beacon Theater. Neither was a return to normal.... Read More

Eric Clapton “This Has Gotta Stop” (2021) / “Five Long Years” (1994)

Eric Clapton is one of rock's most revered figures ever, a living legend and a 3-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. But he's also overrated.... Read More

Stevie Ray Vaughan “Superstition” (1986)

A worthy Superstition to follow for Friday the 13th: Stevie (Ray Vaughan) and Stevie (Wonder)... Read More

Buddy Guy – “Damn Right I Got The Blues” (1991)

Buddy Guy, at 85, is the last man standing. And you're damn right he's still got the blues.... Read More

Hound Dog Taylor “Give Me Back My Wig” (1971)

Hound Dog Taylor brought us genuine house rocking music from the south side of Chicago, playing raw slide guitar blues that utilized five of his six fingers (yes, you read that right).... Read More

Freddie King “Going Down” (1971)

Guitar tone. It's a hard-to-pinpoint aesthetic that's challenging to define or describe. Yet it's still easy to recognize that Freddie King had some of the greatest tone of all time.... Read More

The Nighthawks “Destination” (1982)

The Nighthawks, George Thorogood, and an unexpected tag-team tandem, formed the alchemy for what I consider my greatest concert night ever.... Read More

David Lindley “Mercury Blues” (1981)

A guy you’ve heard on records a thousand times but didn’t know it was him, this maxi-instrumentalist's song became the perfect opener for a particular Playlist request.... Read More

Mike Zito “Wee Wee Hours” (2019)

Mike Zito takes an old Chuck Berry 12-bar blues tune and assails the listener with an overwhelming assault of chops that could go on until the wee wee hours. Whatever those are.... Read More

ZZ Top “Blue Jean Blues” (1975)

..This is Billy Gibbons putting on a blues guitar clinic, of restraint and intensity. He’s not exactly holding back but he’s not showing off either. It’s all tone and feel, with attention to every note and lick, and the perfect intention..... Read More
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