Musical Surprises

I love to be surprised by music I didn’t know about or was convinced I would not like. As I get older, I have to fight harder to move out of my comfort zone of musical tastes. Retracing my steps over many decades, there are some game-changers. Although I will not likely be shouting the … More Musical Surprises

Innovative Guitarists

Let’s assume Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Duane Allman are in the discussion for best guitarists, however you would rank them. Let’s look at some other innovative and versatile guitarists. These players are responsible for defining the sound of their bands, or their own trademark … More Innovative Guitarists

Remembering Lyle Mays

Lyle Mays was a prominent member of the Pat Metheny Group. Mays passed away after a long battle with an illness. The man was a gifted composer and musician. In more than 40 years of listening to his music, I never knew much about the man. Mays and Metheny started recording together starting in 1978, … More Remembering Lyle Mays