Guitar Center Develops New Podcasts for Musicians

I’ve spent many hours in Guitar Centers around the country. Every time I travel for work, I locate the nearest Guitar Center and spend my idle time there. I just discovered that Guitar Center has launched a new podcast called At: Guitar Center. The idea behind the show is to inspire musicians. “We can focus on…

Live Music: Nicole C. Mullen, Houston, TX

What started out as a small concert in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A restaurants has grown into huge events with more than 2000 in attendance. Over the years, I’ve attended a few of these concerts that are co-sponsored by a local radio station (I saw Kara Williamson at one of the earliest concerts in Katy,…

Desert Island List: Paul Birtwell – Songwriter, Musician, Performer

I am a self-produced singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and live performer. I have been writing songs and instrumental tracks along with regular live performances for the last 15 years. The following albums have not only influenced my music, but also my life. 1. Wes Bound, Lee Ritenour – A wonderful tribute to Wes Montgomery, this album has a soft and sensitive…

What Your Guitar Strap Length Says About You

I’m a member of a cool guitar community called, GuitarSquid. Each day, they post the hottest, most current news and information on guitar related music and culture. I was amused by this chart, “What  Your Strap Length Says About You,” that the editors created. After reviewing the options, I would consider myself to be “The…

Desert Island List – Miri, Recording Artist

I love music and these are a few of my favorites: 1. These Days, Nico – I discovered this song was written by Jackson Browne when he was sixteen. The words are so beautifully melancholic and the way Nico sings it gets me every time. 2. Night to Remember, Cyndi Lauper – I heard this album when it…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Miri

Miri is not your typical pop-diva. She doesn’t need outrageous costumes or tabloid stories to fuel her career. Her music speaks for itself. Miri’s stunning debut album, Canvas, (available on iTunes) takes listeners on an aural journey filled with smooth grooves, hypnotic beats, and angelic vocals. Currently writing and recording new material for an upcoming…

Sunday Grooves – 04/10/11

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. “Rossignol” by Lionel Louke 2. “Blues for Modern Man” by Bobby Broom 3. “Eyes Without a Face” by Billy Idol 4. “I Believe in You” by Black Dub 5. “No Shoes”…