Archive for June 19th, 2012

Genesis' Steve Hackett, Spock's Beard and Flower Kings headline two-day prog-rock festival

Spock’s Beard, Saga, Flower Kings and Steve Hackett will close out the seventh annual Night of the Prog festival, to be held over two days this summer in Germany.

Ben Tyree – Thoughtform Variations (2012)

Ben Tyree describes himself not as a guitarist but rather a “sonic architect,” which sends the message that he sees his station in life at a higher plane; the guitar is simply a means to a grander end.

Forgotten series: Ted Munda – The Enfields / Friends Of The Family (1993)

Both these bands hailed from Wilmington, Delaware and featured the enterprising handiwork of singer, songwriter and guitarist Ted Munda.

Peter Frampton gets the credit, but Joe Walsh played the talk box first

Did Joe Walsh, as he says during a new interview, reinvent the talk box? Those old enough to remember his 1973 Top 10 hit “Rocky Mountain Way” would quickly agree.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Chris Knight, “Down the River” (2001)

You might have heard a Chris Knight song, even if you don’t recognize his name. They’ve been recorded by plenty of names you would recognize