Five for Friday, November 1, 2019

November 2019

A new column where we recap what went down in the guitar world this week…

Passings: Paul Barrere of Little Feat

Little Feat guitarist/singer Paul Barrere passed away on October 26 in Los Angeles. Barrere first appeared on LF’s 1973 Dixie Chicken album and went on to perform with numerous artists, including Carly Simon, Chico Hamilton, Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh and Bonnie Raitt.

Rosanne Cash with Ry Cooder

Sign us up: Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder are collaborating for a handful of forthcoming shows entitled “Cash & Cooder on Cash: The Music of Johnny Cash.” The Philadelphia Inquirer interviews the duo (and Cash’s husband, John Leventhal) about the shows here.

Harmony Guitar History

Between 1945 and 1975, Harmony is believed to have produced around 10 million guitars. How’d they do it? Read up on this amazing Harmony Guitar history laid out by the Made in Chicago Museum.

Joe Bonamassa Finds Tommy Bolin’s Les Paul
Joe Bonamassa’s lucky streak continues: His Southern California home was (barely) saved in the wildfires and then he found the 1960 Les Paul played by Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple. JB’s video footage below.

The search is over… Joe finds ultra rare 1960 Les Paul guitar!

JBWM: The search is over… Joe finds ultra rare 1960 Les Paul guitar!

Posted by Joe Bonamassa on Monday, October 28, 2019


Mayo Thompson Performs Corky’s Debt to His Father

Reason no. 243,945 to live near Manhattan: Mayo Thompson, founder of the adventurous avant-garde band Red Krayola, is performing Corky’s Debt to his Father, his lone solo album from 1970. Even if you can’t attend the show, check out the album (it’s found in all the usual streaming places).