Listen to a Left-Handed Musician on Left-Handers Day

Did you know August 13 is the 29th annual Left-Handers Day? Lefties make up just 12 percent of the population, according to World Book Online. Given that statistic, it's interesting to note that a number of famous musicians are left-handed—especially guitarists. Playing the guitar when you're a lefty presents a specific challenge: Most guitars are built for…
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Rockin’ Reading

One of my other great loves of life, and I have several, is music. I can listen to anything and everything all day and just really lose myself to the words, melodies and beats. Some of my all-time favorite artists (past and present) have made me happier this year by sharing even more of themselves by writing memoirs…
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Happy 100th Birthday, Les Paul! Renaissance Man, Guitar Brand and Radio Host in Chicagoland

Les Paul, born 100 years ago on June 9, was the 20th century’s Ben Franklin—a Renaissance man and inventor—but way cooler. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Inventors Hall of Fame, Paul, who died in 2009, was a guitarist fascinated by technology. His experiments with solid-body guitar construction and electric…
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Musician biographies

If you're like me, you know that summertime presents great opportunities to go to outdoor music concerts in this beautiful city. Since I'm a little long in the tooth now, I prefer sitting in the pavilion area as opposed to kicking back with a blanket on the grass, but the overall experience of an outdoor concert still…
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