Tag Archives: Guitar Player Magazine

This Historic Day In Music: Merle Travis

I first learned about Merle Travis in the September 1976 issue of Guitar Player magazine. GP editor Jim Crockett began his introduction to Bob Baxter’s cover-story article/interview with Mr. Travis with this statement: “Countless guitarists, particularly in the country music … Continue reading

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The Ones That Got Away

I was looking through an old photo album the other day and came upon some pictures of a few old friends. Here’s one. That is a Fender “Duo-Sonic.” It was my first electric guitar. I purchased that guitar sometime in … Continue reading

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“Summer Solstice Rag”

(To see more Guitar TAB transcriptions, click on Guitar Music in the Categories list!) Since late last Spring, I’ve been reading a fine new book: Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar by Jas Obrecht. This 2015 publication from the University … Continue reading

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John Renbourn, Guitarist & Teacher

On Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, the “Today’s Headlines” email that I receive from The New York Times delivered this very sad news: “John Renbourn, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangle, Dies at 70.” According to the obituary by Jon Pareles, … Continue reading

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