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MICHAEL FIX-TIMES TWO

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

MICHAEL FIXJune 2011. By Greg Phillips For acclaimed Australian guitarist, composer and performer Michael Fix, it seemed a case of all the moons aligning in producing his brand new album Two Timing. Good fortune led to the coming together of 13 extraordinary guitarists to record a set of duet guitar…

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ROBBIE ROBERTSON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

ROBBIE ROBERTSON JUNE 2011 By Greg Phillips Robbie Robertson was there at the beginning of a revolution in music. He was there as part of Bob Dylan’s backing band when the folk singer went electric and polarised fans in the sixties. It was at that moment that rock n’ roll…

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JON HERRINGTON-STEELY DAN’S GUITAR MAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

JON HERRINGTONJune 2011 By Greg Phillips For the last decade, New York based musician Jon Herington has been the permanent touring and recording guitarist for Steely Dan. It’s a gig which comes with as much pressure as it does prestige. After all, each time he takes the stage he is…

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MICK HARVEY by CRYSTAL THOMAS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 1, 2011

MICK HARVEY June 2011. By singer/songwriter Crystal Thomas A founding member of The Birthday Party and until 2009 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Mick Harvey has decided after 25 years to quit his artistic and managerial role in the Bad Seeds to focus his creative energy on his solo…

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Jupiter 2069GL 
XO SERIES Artistic Alto Saxophone

Posted in Brass, Wind, Gear    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

March 2011. Guest Reviewer: 
Paul Williamson Information:
www.musicmerch.com.au Jupiter instruments, in my mind, have historically speaking, been aimed at the student and school band market. I have been aware of Jupiter student model horns over the years in teaching and school stage band situations. I always have found them to be a good solid horn, well built with good pitch and a consistent tone across the range. When we talk student horns we are thinking bright tone that will project and a horn that is easy to get sound over the full range of the instrument, especially in the lower end, low C through B and Bb. When the XO Jupiter 2069GL Artistic arrived by courier I was unsure about what to expect from the new top of the line Jupiter Pro series Alto. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the cardboard box and…

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THE BLACK RYDER by Aimee Nash

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

THE BLACK RYDER March 2011. by Black Ryder’s Aimee Nash. Photos www.pixievision.com The Black Ryder’s Aimee Nash writes of the trials, 
tribulations and triumphs in trying to crack the US market 14th Jan 2011 marked the first headline show in LA for The Black Ryder. It was a really great…

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WARREN HAYNES

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

Man In Motion is an apt title for Warren Haynes’ first solo album in 19 years. You’d be struggling to find a harder working musician than Haynes who holds down lead guitar spots in four major projects; The Allman Brothers, Government Mule, The Grateful Dead and his own solo project….

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DEREK TRUCKS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

Sure there are some rock legends at Bluesfest 2011 (April 21-26 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, QLD). You’ve got Dylan, Tull, Costello, Leon etc… but the real muso nerds will go nuts this year for guitar heroes such as BB King, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, our own Diesel and Derek Trucks, who…

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HENRY WAGONS & DAVE GRANEY- RUMBLE, SHAKE AND GET A LITTLE SPORTY

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

HENRY WAGONS & DAVE GRANEY- RUMBLE, SHAKE AND GET A LITTLE SPORTY March 2011.  Henry and Dave rave. Greg Phillips officiates. Marty Williams takes photos. Australian Musician regular columnist, rhetorician, raconteur, dandy, singer, songwriter, and musician Dave Graney has a new album  titled Rock and Roll is Where I Hide,…

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JIM JONES REVUE-RUPERT ORTON

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 30, 2011

JIM JONES REVUE’S RUPERT ORTON March 2011. By Greg Phillips “You talk like you play,” I say to Rupert Orton, guitarist with high energy UK rock outfit The Jim Jones Revue. It was meant to be a thought bubble, but it somehow burst and verbalised. “I’ll take that as a…

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