Lonnie Park is a man of many talents. First and foremost he is a singer songwriter. But he’s also an extremely gifted keyboard player, recording engineer…
The Hidden Talents of Rock Legend Scott Ian
You’ll have no doubt heard of Ian’s many side projects along the way including, probably his most famous, Stormtroopers of Death. But Scott Ian transiting to the poker world that stunned many
Faith Evans Ruch: Registered Nurse Who Still Rocks
At an early age, Faith Evans Ruch was charmed by the evocative nature of lyrics and chords. Though she dreamed of playing guitar, she only briefly took…
Jason Mraz Talks Songwriting Riding on Wave of Success
The past 10 years have seen Jason Mraz transition from playing coffee shops to superstar status. Yet he remains grounded
Sam Llanas Takes a Stand Against Bullying While Launching Solo Career
Former frontman of Wisconsin-born rock band, The BoDeans, Sam Llanas is looking at his career in a new light. Fresh off the November 2014 release of his solo album, The Whole Night Thru, he’s moving forward on his own.
5 Items Every Guitarist Wants
It isn’t too late to skill do a little last minute shopping for your guitarist. These items are great for any guitar player, and who says it has to be a gift. If you play guitar, get yourself something special for being such a good person. After all, these are 5 items every guitarist wants. […]
Jail Guitar Doors
“The arts, and music in particular, is the one thing we know will reach people on a deep fundamental level to change hearts and minds,” explains Wayne Kramer, former guitarist for the now-legendary Detroit-based seminal hard rock band The MC5 and co-founder of Jail Guitar Doors USA, a nonprofit program that provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners.
Raised an only child, Matthew Kenney of Edgewood, Kentucky, was tasked with finding ways to entertain himself. The baby grand piano in his parents’ sitting room was his first inspiration. He began piano lessons in the third grade, but bored with the formal training, he quit after six months. Instead, he played by ear, learning everything from commercial jingles to the pop songs on his mom’s favorite radio station.
Bill Abernathy: Topping the Charts, Later
Bill Abernathy, 56, has been writing songs and playing guitar for most of his life, though it’s rarely been his focus. Today, with two grown children and a well-established career as a logistics expert for a large multi-national company, Abernathy has reached the top of Reverbnation’s Americana chart with his very first album, Changes.