Category: electric guitar

blues

Jackie Venson – Bluesguitar – “Lots of guitar shredding,…

Jackie Vension is a young blues guitarist from Austin, Texas. She started with the classical piano and studied at Berklee College, but then decided to learn to play the electric guitar. In a short time she has developed her own style. Jackie Vension can perform solo using loopers, but she mostly plays with a trio with drums and bass.

In 2014 Jackie Vension won Modern Southern Showcase (Belk Departement Store) and got the chance to play concerts which really started her career. She made a trip to Berlin and was invided to play with a trio for a big Blues Festival in Poland. Now she has a busy schedule playing in the USA, but also in other countries.

“Lots of guitar shredding, and smiling, and dancing around”

I have recently discovered Jackie Venson’s videos at youtube and I could not stop listening to Jackie Venson. Enjoy Jackie Venson!

Playlist Jackie Venson

Additional information

Website Jackie Venson

Reverbnation Blog:

Belk Southern Musician Showcase Winner Jackie Venson: Why The Summer Tour Was ‘Like a Fantasy’

Jackie Venson may be young, but she’s already got years of music experience behind her. The up-and-coming multi-instrumentalist started her musical career as a classically trained pianist, then moved onto guitar and songwriting. Venson’s soulful, bluesy sensibilities recently received some well-deserved attention. She won the Belk Southern Musician Showcase and earned a spot on the Belk Summer Tour.

Interview with Jackie Venson

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London 2013 – 100 Club, Oxford Street – Orianthi…

On Wednesday we attended a concert with Orianthi in the 100 Club, Oxford Street. We had to wait for a long time in the typical English queue until we were let in, and event then we had to wait more until Orianthi came to the stage.

Orianthi is a young guitarist with Greek / Australian roots. She has played with Stevie Vai and Carlos Santana, and she plays heavy rock guitar and sings. Since 2011 Orianthi is the guitarist for Alice Cooper. So it was no surprise that Alice Cooper came to the stage for the last encore and sung Foxy Lady.

Orianthi and Alice Cooper live @ 100 club London 7th August 2013

Pictures – Orianthi in the Club 100

You can find many videos from the concert with Orianthi in the 100 Club – many of the visitors used their smartphones to record songs.

Videos Orianthi 100 Club


Additional Information

Orianthi official website: http://orianthi.com/

Wikipedia about Orianthi (engl.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orianthi

Orianthi – Playlist

100 Club Oxford Street, London: http://www.the100club.co.uk/

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Bert Weedon – The Guitar Sound of the Sixties…

On April 20,  2012 Bert Weedon has passed away. Weedon was a very influetial guitarist in Great Britain, his instructional book Play in a Day has served many important guitarists including Paul McCarney and Eric Clapton to learn to play their instrument.

Wikipedia:

Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, OBE (10 May 1920 – 20 April 2012) was an English guitarist whose style of guitar playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading British musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page.[1][2][3][4] He was awarded an OBE in 2001 for his “services to music”.[1]

Bert Weedons sound was very special, and who grew up during the 60s like me will certainly know some of his recordings. I liked to hear again his tunes Albatross and Apache. 

In the following video you find some information about Play in a Day:

BERT WEEDON – Mr PLAY IN A DAY

Bert Weedon recounts the tremendous succes of his guitar playing textbook : ” Play in a Day “.

BERT WEEDON – ALBATROSS.

BERT WEEDON – APACHE.

Additional Information

New York Times: Bert Weedon, Guitar Teacher to a Generation, Dies at 91:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/arts/music/bert-weedon-guitar-teacher-to-a-generation-dies-at-91.html

Wikipedia about Bert Weedon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Weedon

Amazon Partnerlink: Bert Weedon’s Play in a Day: Guide To Modern Guitar Playing

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