- Archikulture Digest
- October 25, 2021
The great American Songbook, circa early 20th century.
Back Where It All Begins – Dickey Betts makes a triumphant return to Macon, Georgia. Michelle Wilson was there to capture the magic.
A documentary about the innovative guitar legend interspersed with performances from an all-star tribute from 2006.
Walter Carter has acquired the first ‘burst Les Paul. Oh, one can dream…
Guitars have become quite affordable lately… and supremely boring. Ian Koss discovers a new alternative.
Sugar Daddy Live (Ipecac Recordings). Review by James Mann.
The Monument Singles Collection (Legacy Recordings). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Rockabilly, blues, jazz – delightful Dublin diva Imelda May put everything but the kitchen sink on the Moore Theater’s stage. Seattle hepcat Steve Stav was there to admire it all.
“How High The Moon,” indeed. Imelda May‘s tribute to Les Paul & Mary Ford – with Jeff Beck along for the ride – not only caused quite a sensation at the Grammys, it opened America’s eyes and ears to an Irish singing sensation on the rise. Steve Stav recently talked to Ms. May about her big night, guitar god Beck, and her upcoming U.S. tour.
Another tough year is dead and gone, leaving only the tough and the clever. Carl F Gauze remembers 19 of 2009’s great and not so great dead people.
James Mann finds it hard to say goodbye to an American Genius, and recounts all the wonderful ways he said hello.
…en Hillbilly Caliente (Mint). Review by Ian Koss.
The Best Of — The Millennium Collection (Decca/MCA). Review by James Mann.