High Performance Ford

Robben Ford would seem to be Guitar Town’s Guest Of Honor at the moment. The multi-faceted, California-based singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso has been playing residency shows at the High Watt. He did a sold out clinic at World Music Nashville. And he sat down with keyboardist/professor Jen Gunderman for an in-depth interview at the Blair… Read more »

The Memphis Boogie
2.3.16 JamPic

Fire up the blues with enough drive and railroad locomotion and you’ve got boogie woogie, a musical feeling that’s joyful and danceable and flexible enough to wrap around pure country, jumping jazz or rock ‘n’ roll. Rockabilly music is 90% boogie woogie and so was our show this week, a show celebrating Sun Records and… Read more »

The Father of Sun – MCR 2.3.16

Photo courtesy of Phillips family and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.   In Peter Guralnick’s long awaited new biography of Sam Phillips, one dominant theme is Sam’s uncompromising, idealistic vision and his tenacity in the face of setbacks. I’m struck by how his ethos echoes that of the guys who created and… Read more »

Smokin’ Section

Hey MCR Audience, you absolutely astound me and make us all proud. You impressed Chester Thompson too. After his set, the drummer seemed really wide-eyed and fulfilled and he told me he was knocked out by how responsive the crowd was to his contemporary jazz trio. And I agree, you were. Show me another show… Read more »