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The Best Live Albums

What are the greatest live albums? The records that capture a road-tested band and recreate the experience of seeing them live – warts and all. Recently Rolling Stone magazine put together a list of its Top 50 live albums and

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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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