Evolution of the Electric Guitar Through 2008

Over the years, the electric guitar has evolved and improved. Because of the work of some innovative luthiers, you can rock out like never before. Here is a brief history of the electric guitar (click graphic to expand or visit The Punch-In for more details). Peace & Blessings

Desert Island List: Gisele Scales, Violinist

Music is a big part of my life. It greets me in the morning and sends me to sleep at night. It’s always in my head. It helps with things you don’t particularly want to do – like the constant washing, cleaning, shopping and cooking of life. With that said, here are a few of the artists and…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Gisele Scales

Australia-based violinist Gisele Scales describes her sound as colorful, happy, inspiring, electro rock pop. Her brand of genre-defying electric violin dance music will not only move your body, it will also challenge your mind. She tackles serious issues such as global warming and world peace in songs such as Green and Can U Love 1…

How to Name Your Band

I’m intrigued by the process that bands use to name themselves. Sometimes a band takes an obvious name. Three guitarists from California chose the moniker California Guitar Trio. Some bands look to media for inspiration. For example, Duran Duran was named after the bad guy in the movie Barbarella and Veruca Salt is from the…

Today’s Music: A Parent’s Dilemma

Like every parent before me, I’m no fan of most of the current generations’ music. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one to totally discount today’s music because there are still artists who excite me with their creativity. I just want to expose my kids to more than the prefabricated Top-40 fare. It is with…

Songkick Keeps Users Up-To-Date on the Latest Concerts

The last major concert that I attended was in January 2011. I saw Sarah McLachlan in Washington, D.C. The only reason why I went was because my friend had an extra ticket and I needed something to do during my downtime from my business trip. In 2010, I saw Chris Botti perform with the Houston…

Sunday Grooves – 05/08/11 Mother’s Day Edition

I’m constantly listening to music for inspiration and enjoyment. Each Sunday, I will share 10 songs that have influenced me during the week. 1. A Mother’s Love by Jim Brickman 2. Mama Used to Say by Junior 3. I’ll Always Love My Mama by The Intruders 4. Mama by BJ Thomas 5. My Mother’s Eyes…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Asleep in Transit

Irina Buzdugan seeks world domination. Don’t worry. She’s not planning on overthrowing the world’s governments. Instead, the 18-year-old singer wants all inhabitants of Earth to become fans of her band Asleep in Transit. “Music is the universal language,” says Irina. “And once you are able to speak this language with profound passion and conviction, you…

My 30 Minute Practice Routine

I’ve struggled with practicing on a consistent basis. Although my family and work commitments often limit the time I have to practice, I realized that I wasn’t fully maximizing the times when I could practice. I’d often waste time noodling around and not really accomplishing much. To combat this problem, I’ve decided to add more…