"Twin lead guitars have long held a place in the rock tradition. You'll find them on everything from Lynyrd Skynyrd..."
Too bad reporters/journalists/writers or whatever they call themselves seem to lack a certain trait these days which is the notion to research and educate. When that happens, history is lost and credit where it is due goes unpaid.
Skynyrd took a path already blazed by The Allman Brothers, who were the first ones to have southern roots and be recognized by the mainstream. Actually, one could not help but pay heed when the Brothers came on the scene. One of their trademarks was the twin lead guitar attack along with playing major scales over chord progressions as opposed to the standard rock/blues minor scale. The major scale gave the sound a country feeling, but the rhythm was rock. It has been called "Southern Rock" but Gregg Allman will say that term is like saying "Rock Rock". Rock was indeed a creation from southern born and bred musicians and rooted in the Blues.
The most notable song to feature twin lead guitars was "Blue Sky" (Allman's "Eat A Peach" LP) written by Dickey Betts. Betts is a guitarist who can play circles around most other guitarists and in many different styles. He also composed the instrumentals that were the Allmans biggest hits. Dickey was overshadowed by Duane Allman's legacy that grew from his untimely death. Betts, in the minds of FM radio listeners simply did not exist and was relegated to the shadows. Many don't realize that after Duane's death, Betts performed Duane's parts and his own in their songs on stage for some time until other guitarists were finally hired. Without Duane the Allman's had a gap, but when they fired Dickey a decade or so ago they became nothing more than a "tribute" band.
Dickey Betts however did not create the twin guitar technique (which would be two guitarists playing two different notes in a scale simultaneously creating a unique melody). Betts was influenced by Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and for anyone who wishes to listen I suggest finding Bob Will's tune "Twin Guitar Boogie". Listen to what was being played before Wishbone Ash or Lynyrd Skynyrd were born but are over-credited for in this "article".
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Just a correction... Music will start at 7:00PM on Saturday with opening act FIONA and the OUTSIDERS. Dawn and Hawkes will start at 8:00PM. - The Wild Goose. :-)
Thanks very much for this fine piece of journalism Chris. You nailed it man. Great and entertaining read. I mos def had to laugh at myself. You outta sight my brother. Merci beaucoup. We gotta connect somewhere down the road. Peace to you and yours.
Why isn't SOJA & Michael Franti mentioned -- Red Rocks - July 6th!?
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It was a good idea to rip the song and upload on Youtube, I do guess ;-)
Cherry Sky Studios event is now a Free show 18+ no cover but we will accept donations for Venue Cover
I guess this will be the most prominent on getting iphone and android application development featured is Thicket, an interactive delicacy programmed by Denver-based musician Morgan Packard and his visual-art cohort Joshue Ott. Thicket turns iPhone and iPad touchscreens into a rarefied audio-visual playground.
Stargazers... Some how I do not think that property is worth 2 Million. Certainly not for use as a concert venue. The sound is terrible there. It being the building or Stargazers owners lack of audio engineering knowledge. Don't we already have a venue with a recording studio? A larger and more intimate venue??? Can you have both? If they have not been able to fix the sound problem in the last 5 years do you think they have the know how of running a Recording Studio or teach classes? The building itself is a landmark here in the springs and would be a good musical performing venue with the right owners that understand Audio. In my opinion it has never been a premiere venue due to the sound quality. Good luck to the owners.... but 2 million way out of line...
Hope the Riff Rag stays in operation
"...we are looking for a larger space where we can incorporate a larger venue of 1000 to 1500 seats and a small and more intimate venue..."
This sort of show venue should be included in the City 4 Champions. Just saying..
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Cocain Richard: It was a shot at P. It didn't say at shows he promotes. Saying he is more mainstream then underground. Actually I just play there music. I don't know what they are going to perform. If they want to lip sync then they can. That's up to them. I always can tell when they do and yeah it is wack when ppl just lip sync. Even if you perform over your CD who cares? That's how that person feels comfortable performing. Many lose their voice and have the vocals on the track help them save their voice a bit. Either way its up to them how they want to perform. P brings a lot of talent to Colorado Springs and puts on a lot of local acts from all over southern CO on shows. If it wasn't for him artists wouldn't have a place to showcase their talents or just do something they love. No one I actually have DJed for has ever lip synced. Some have used their vocals on a few or a lot of songs but they are all performing. Plus it is always better when doing a big show that you have some vocals on a track because honestly the sound guys don't care about support acts on shows. They focus on just the headliners unless they know the artist.
Calm down CocainRichard!!!! No hate intended toward anyone, just speaking on the question asked.P puts a lot of people on in different ways, and thats a great thing. Continued success to all, and lay off the coke richard. Lmao. #ABD
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