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Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away


       Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks

I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away.  “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks”  was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s.  The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away

Frank Vignola guitar virtuoso performs in Upper Jay NY

One of my guitar heroes is performing at the Upper Jay Art Center in Upper Jay, NY on Saturday, March 14 at 8pm.


Frank Vignola

Frank will be performing with his pal, Vinny Raniolo, who is best known for his accompanying skills and is always in demand as a fantastic rhythm guitarist.  Frank has played with many renown artists such as Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, and, one of my other music heroes, David Grisman.  This is sure to be a great evening!


Les Paul Estate Auction


 Les Paul’s “Black Beauty”.   Guernsey’s Auction

New York City’s Guernsey’s Auctioneers and Brokers have announced February 19, to be the date for the historic auction of Les Paul’s treasured Black Beauty guitar.  Tom Doyle, current owner and long time friend, guitar tech, and engineer to all things Les Paul, is parting with this iconic guitar………….. Continue reading Les Paul Estate Auction