Keith Richards – Quotes on learning, writing and performing

[Photo credit: Kelsey Tracey, Feb 2006, First Mariner Arena, Baltimore] This week I have been assembling a list of excellent quotes from popular musicians and guitarists; as who can say it better than those who have walked the walk? However, I noticed a striking theme – one guy, legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, has an incredibly … More Keith Richards – Quotes on learning, writing and performing

My top 3 worst experiences performing live- and what I learnt…

TOP 3 Lessons Learnt: Best laid plans… Ok, so we’re practiced, packed and ready to go… here are a few  lessons I learned the hard way, hopefully so you won’t have to: No.3: Band on the run I was playing at a particularly rough venue, this was some years back when we were just starting out gigging … More My top 3 worst experiences performing live- and what I learnt…

Guitars, guitars, guitars! Part 2… Electric

In my last post, the focus was on the purchase of a ‘first’ acoustic guitar. This week  we look at your ‘first’ electric purchase. And let’s face it, electric guitars are very cool! Things to think about before choosing an electric guitar: Playability – There is a trade off when moving to electric guitar, the strings … More Guitars, guitars, guitars! Part 2… Electric