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On the Road with the Three Kings

Joe Bonamassa’s new project is a tour celebrating the Three Kings of the Blues: B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King. On this episode of the Pickup, Joe tells Matt why he wanted to put this tour together, previews some

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Five Iconic American Guitars And The Men Who Helped Make Them Famous

For this independence day weekend, we’re talking about iconic American guitars and the people who helped make them famous. We can’t get to all the great guitars made here in the states, so we picked five instruments that you’ll recognize by their look and their sound: the Gibson Les Paul, 355 and Flying V and the Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster. We’ll listen to five American musicians who have made their name on these instruments and marvel at how they took an inanimate object of wood and metal and gave it life.

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Make It Funky!

Usually on the Pickup, Joe and Matt focus on the links between the blues and rock as mapped out by the giants of the guitar. But seeing as Joe was just in the studio with a funk band called Rock Candy Funk Party

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Who Gives A Flying V?

Way back when, the folks at Gibson were feeling the heat from the new, space-age Fender Stratocaster, so they dreamed up one of the most distinctive-looking guitars ever made. The Flying V’s modernistic shape and exotic Korina wood make it a collector’s favorite today, but it wasn’t a hit when it debuted. On today’s show, Matt and Joe talk about five artists who saw the guitar’s potential and helped make the Flying V an electric superstar.

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Christmas Blues

The Christmas season is here and there’s nothing that lifts the spirit like the blues! Yes, the blues have a reputation for being a downer, but the holidays bring out the best in everyone. On this program, Matt and Joe pick out some of their favorite Christmas blues and you’ll hear a brand new holiday track from Joe called “Christmas Date Blues.”

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