A Final Visit to Manny's Music on 48th St.

Ibanez and Dean guitars on display at Manny's

This weekend, I made a final pilgrimage to Manny’s Music on 48th St., one of the greatest places in New York City. It has been a mainstay of the City’s music street, where most of the stores sell instruments, dating back dozens of years. Times Square […]

David Williams, Guitarist with Michael Jackson, Madonna

David Williams at the Malibu Film Festival, courtesy of the Williams Family

I was sorry to read the news about David Williams this morning in the NY Post (“Madge Guitarist’s Grim Death”). According to the Post, the lifelong sideman with some of the top names in the business died without health insurance, at Sentara […]

Ernest Ranglin takes Manhattan

Herbie Miller, the famous reggae impresario, hosted a great event last night at City College, a lecture and concert entitled “In Search of the Lost Riddim: Jamaican Jazz Fusion” starring the immortal guitarist, Ernest Ranglin and a coterie of history-making musicians from Jamaica. As you can see (or at least hear) in the video above, […]

Sunday Morning Guitar: Def Leppard "Photograph"

Enjoying some old cuts on iTunes shuffle, I heard a nice old one from my friends Def Leppard, “Photograph.”

I immediately looked it up on Chordie.com, where I found a good transcription to try out later on.

No one knows I play guitar and I probably won’t ever do it in public, but when I’m […]