Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Shred for the Rest of Us // Inspired by Eric Johnson

Background Photo: Courtesy of Fender ©2018 Max Crace I first heard about Eric Johnson from Steve Morse. Like Mateus Asato, it was only a matter...

Max Crace: Eric Johnson & His Guitars

Max’s musical prowess brought him to Austin in 1980, but his evocative photography and graphic design has enabled brands like Fender, Roland, Gretsch, Gibson and Marshall...

Song Discovery Camp with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Unpublished songwriters and producers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend one of five inaugural Song Discovery Camps presented by Good Vibes Music Group,...

Navigating the Modern Music Industry

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first of a series of columns that will centrally revolve around navigating, working and ultimately making a living...

Simo Says: Get You Some Tone…

Hello everyone!! Sure hope that all is treating you well and all is as well as it can be. I’ve tended to cover a...

Pawn Shop Prize: Gibson TG-50 Tenor Guitar

You got to love it when a piece of history comes in the door at a pawn shop. That is what we have found...

Quirky Vintage: 1963 Guild S-200 Thunderbird

Some guitars just appeal to you. Others don’t, and some controversial designs inspire either lifelong devotion or immediate scorn amongst players and collectors. Such...

3 Ways to Take Your Songs from Average to Amazing

Every waitperson in Nashville is a “songwriter” looking for their lucky break. A thousand Uber drivers keep their demos on their cellphones, always ready...

Songwriter Profile: Vanessa Collier

Vanessa Collier hails from Philly and recently won 1st prize in the “Lyric Only” category of the USA Songwriting Competition for her song “When...

The 4 Steps to TV Placements Licensing

Like most musicians, I dreamed of what it would be like for millions of people to hear the music I write. I believed, for...