SXSW Performance Videos

In you're unfamiliar, South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing great known and unknown musical talent. This year was the 25th time t...

On The Road: SXSW – Dialed In Performances

In our first post from SXSW yesterday, we promised you some performance footage from some of the amazing shows we've seen so far here at SXSW, and we finally go...

On The Road: SXSW – Day 1

Our first 24 hours (ever) at South by Southwest (SXSW) have been a whirlwind. After flying in on Tuesday, we hustled to pick up our badges, set up our booth and...

10 Jump Blues Solos You MUST Know

by David Blacker From Charlie Christian to Hollywood Fats, Duke Robillard, Gatemouth Brown and many more, the unmistakable vocabulary of Jump Blues bridges t...

Life Lessons from Albert Castiglia

by Charlie Doom From humble beginnings you went on to play with some world class cats. What does it take to get yourself there? It takes a lot of w...

Open Strings & Nutty Bends

by Jim Campilongo As I'm drawn to ringing dissonances, blues notes, and passing tones, I try to incorporate open strings in a melody whenever possible. Again...

10 Tips for Giggings Guitarists: Your Band

by Jimmy Leslie TrueFire is republishing this article as part of an ongoing partnership with The Best of Gig Magazine. Click here to check them out online. ...

The 10 Commandments of Bonnaroo X

Bonnaroo, the epic summer concert event is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and if their recently released musical lineup tells us anything, it’s tha...

10 Tips for Giggings Guitarists: Yourself

by Jimmy Leslie TrueFire is republishing this article as part of an ongoing partnership with The Best of Gig Magazine. Click here to check them out online. ...