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Guitarist Born Without Arms Strums Sweet Melodies

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Quinn Sullivan: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

I have had the opportunity to watch 17-year old Massachusetts native Quinn Sullivan open for blues legend Buddy Guy on numerous occasions, as well as perform on the Experience Hendrix tour. What I know for certain is that this guitar player has come a long way from being discovered by Buddy Guy in New Bedford, Mass when he was 7. That's right. . . seven.

Zakk Wylde: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 04.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Whatever it is that you love, that's what you gotta do. If Led Zeppelin moves you, or if Black Sabbath moves you, or Neal Young, or Elton John -- that's what moves me. So, why play music that didn't have anything to do with that?

Brett Randell's Dramatic "Rise"

Bridget Fitzgerald | Posted 03.21.2016 | Entertainment
Bridget Fitzgerald

Singer-songwriter Brett Randell proves with his new release, album "Rise," that he has what it takes to be a mainstream star. He has a warm likeabilit...

Jon Butcher: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Jon Butcher is a recognized American rock and blues guitarist and songwriter from the Boston music scene whose career has spanned more than thirty years. I caught up with Jon and talked about the songwriters who have inspired him, the difference in writing for himself vs. writing for television and movies, and his newest CD titled 2ROADS EAST.

Ana Popovic: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Belgrade, Serbia is not known for being a city that churns out blues musicians. But this is in fact where a young Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues and the guitar. Jump to twenty years later and she is one of the most popular female blues guitar players in the world.

Hamish Anderson: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Although the roots of blues music came from the United States, it doesn't mean that you have to be from here to have the blues. Case in point: Hamish Anderson.

16 Gift Ideas for Your Guitar Playing Bookworm

Jason Landry | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Jason Landry

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.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of Kenny Wayne Shepherd's first album Ledbetter Heights. In the last year, I have seen him pl...

Billy Gibbons: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

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.

Josh Smith: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Thirty years of playing and Josh Smith is still learning new tricks. His most recent CD, Over Your Head, is filled with gritty, rockin' blues with guest appearances by Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa.

Joe Bonamassa: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

As a fan of blues music, I tend to gravitate toward the old masters. But as I started to listen to more of the contemporary guitar virtuosos, I could see that some, like Joe Bonamassa, are taking the genre of blues music and kicking it up a notch.

Ted Nugent: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

He may be known as the "Motor City Madman," but when Ted Nugent called me up a few months back as I sat in my hotel room in New Orleans, the way that he spoke reminded me of a book that I once read.

Gary Clark Jr: From Behind the Six-String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Music does heal. And if you have been listing to what Gary Clark Jr. has been singing and strumming over the past few years, you may have found your special musical elixir.

Tomo Fujita: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Jason Landry

If he is not teaching young, aspiring guitar students at the Berklee College of Music, you can find Tomo Fujita hosting guitar clinics, posting guitar videos to his YouTube channel, or on stage playing his unique blend of jazz and blues music.

Sarah McQuaid Tours and Enchants With Her Brilliant New Album, Walking Into White

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. The soulful singer, smart and sensuous songwriter, and scintillating guitarist has been hidden in plain sight with three gorgeous solo albums.

Dweezil Zappa: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Jason Landry

When it comes to guitar, Dweezil Zappa has shown that being the bandleader on the Zappa Plays Zappa tour and through his numerous solo efforts that he could go toe to toe with his late father Frank Zappa, lick for lick, any day of the week.

One Lesson I Learned From This Guitar Teacher (and It's Not How to Play)

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I remember the day I woke up without a dream to follow. I was visiting a friend in Maine, staying in a picturesque attic room with a gorgeous view of ...

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

John Butler -- The Lost Interview

Robbie Gennet | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

From his early days busking in the streets of Australia to currently headlining shows around the globe, John Butler has evolved as a guitar player, singer, songwriter and human being. Whether backed by his stellar band or solo, his music is uplifting and powerful

'The Five String Addict': A Guitarist's Review of Keith Richards' Life Memoir

George Rajna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

In Keith Richards' memoir, Life, the Rolling Stone guitarist rocks readers along his lifelong journey that began on December 18, 1943. Life chronicles Richards's career with the Rolling Stones since 1962 and tracks them from small clubs to massive arena concerts.

Folk-Fishing & Spanish Soul: The Legacy of Graciano Tarragó

Camille Zamora | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

My own journey with Tarragó began several years ago on a hot afternoon in Madrid when, taking refuge from the midday sun in a dusty music shop, I stumbled across some out-of-print folios.

Mike Shinoda Shares How Linkin Park Takes Risks That Pay Off in the Digital Space

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Musician, producer and artist Mike Shinoda, member of the hugely popular Linkin Park, took a moment from his tour to sit down with me and discuss the band's latest interactive music video and upcoming projects.

Rising Star: Jay James Picton (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

In the past year he has worked with Booker T. Jones and John Legend, but fame wasn't always on the cards for James Jay Picton. Signed by Decca Records...

Happy Birthday, Carlos Santana! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Guitar legend Carlos Santana turns 65 today. Happy Birthday! Feliz cumpleaños! Santana--with 10 Grammys, 32 singles, and 52 albums to his name (no...