In the never ending search for the latest talent on 6 -7 or 8 strings!
- Jack McEwan (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets) Took the the top spot in a 2019 Poll From the land down under and mixes rhythm with lead, and that is always a good sound.
- Chris Turpin (Ida Mae) With background in Indie-Blues from Kill It Kid, his latest sound is very unique, and his new wife Stephanie Jean (also of KIK) re-invents his sound to induce spark in the sonic ear fire.
- Jack Edwards, Luke Allat (Piston) Piston brings that gritty Midland sound. Music Radar speaks of the big-bodied Gretsch tones, but also playing a tricked up Les Paul gets the tone. Great Vocals as well.
- Aled Clifford (Henry’s Funeral Shoe) Great bluesy with my guess active single coils on a strat, he plays slide with a ageless reckless abandonment. Good sound and worth a listen on youtube.
- Danny Beardsley His country-rock solo work “Blood from a Stone” is a good mix of many things. He also does not fail to express some decent leads, The Parallax Method man is worth a listen
- Sam Fender As Music Radar put it “Springsteen-esque six-string storytelling” From my ear, I’d say that was accurate. You will hear great guitar sounds in the song Hypersonic Missles
- Jørn Kaarstad (Bokassa) Apparently he’s had a great year. the riffs are full of power and the punch is metal and strong punk grit. There is a blend of instruments you don’t normally hear in this genre.
- Jamie Glass and James Simpson (Indoor Pets) Their debut is packed with power-pop and a crazy video to match that power. The guitars are played to high paced power chords and speed.
- Dennis Estensen and Tarjei Kristoffersen (Oberst) Hypnotic riffs to say the least. There is no room for anything but a mix of melancholic power and vocals that penetrate un-appologentically.
- Geordie Greep and Matt Kwasniewski-Kelvin (Black Midi) Here we have new and innovative sounds that will have you spellbound with the mix of sound, rhythms and synths added to the guitar work.
This Months Guitarist From
Jake Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet Live in Boston
where Jake lights up his SG and to me as a combination of Jimmy Page and Angus Young on steroids – Check it out on Youtube
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