Mayer and three of the surviving Grateful Dead band members -- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- along with Oteil Burbridge, formerly of the Allman Brothers, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti aren't a touring nostalgia act.
I finally shed massive tears for Prince a few days after he left us. Was not sure if I knew how to do so given the hole-in-the-heart sorrow I feel. I am sleepless, numb, and terribly sad that Prince is dead, gone from us forever.
Prince was one of the artists who really touched people. We're only now realizing that so much of that spiritual connection came courtesy of his mastery of the six-strings that have been mastered by so few and enjoyed by so many.
I might look different, speak a different language, hail from a different country, and see the world from a completely different perspective than he does. But none of that mattered to Sergio; what mattered is that we both share a common passion for music.
The map on the wall is punctuated with round red pins that look like Rudolph's reindeer nose. Each one of them, Ben Taylor explains, marks the spot where Beecher's Fault, the band he leads with Ken Lamken, has played.
I love listening to positive stories about people making a living at their passion. Pierce Fulton is just the guy I needed to hear from while waiting with baited breath for a weekend snowstorm here in New York. Plus, Pierce is really adorable.
I've come to the conclusion that the entire universe knows I love New York City, so when I saw the interesting band name Tengger Cavalry come up in my list of bands playing in NYC, I had to find out more. I was like, "What kind of music could a band named Tengger Cavalry play?"
As someone who has interviewed a lot of guitar players, I also spend quite a bit of time reading about them. If you are thinking about buying the guitar player on your holiday wish list a book this year, you might consider one of these titles.
Most people know William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons as the sunglasses-wearing, bearded guitarist in the band ZZ Top. This born & bred "Sharp Dressed" Texan recently spun his signature rock and blues into something a little bit different -- something you may never have expected.