Famous for helping create the fuzzy riff that cuts through the Yardbirds’ “Heart Full of Soul,” we take a look at Jeff Beck’s ’54 Fender Esquire. We also sit with legendary Canadian rocker Myles Goodwyn, who guided April Wine to stardom in the ’80s. After asking dealers worldwide, we share our findings on the effect of Covid-19 is having on the vintage market. And we dig for the meaty details on the Gibson Duo-Medalist 1x12 combo. Wolf Marshall breaks down the defining licks of Sheryl Bailey, we pay homage to Charlie Daniels and Lucky Peterson, and talk new music with Doug Aldrich, Albert Cummings, Jimmy Johnson, Myles Kennedy, John Scofield, and Adrian Vandenburg.
Our “Approved Gear” reviewes offer test the best new stuff, including the Danelectro Back Talk, Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster, Valco BloodBuzz, Boss Acoustic Singer Live LT, EBMM Purple Nebula Majesty, Heritage Artisan Aged Dirty Lemon Burst H-15, Ibanez GB10EM, and the Jackson X Series SLX DX Soloist.
Longing to hear new jams? Our “Hit List” music-review staff is ready with suggested listening, like the latest from Dion, Steve Earle, Phish, Jim Capaldi, John Scofield, Doc Watson, 13th Floor Elevators, and many others.