Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Only a couple weeks late, the Bluesfest higlight: The Chris Duarte Group. En route to a bland main event I got side tracked by a smaller stage and this guys mad howls from a ratty old Strat. Hendrix and SRV influences are obvious but Duarte has a sound all his own, and can live up to the praise. He's even got an instructional DVD.

The KR

Guitar Player Mag has my number: tight-bottomed grind at lower settings (think of Keef on “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?”) in the recent review of the Louis KR M12. Dammnit! How did they know I want to sound like the mummified father of an effete pirate? I've been outed!

Still, a Keith Richards signature boutique amp. Pretty sweet, if only it wasn't 40 watts with no effects loop. Its exactly what I don't need. But "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"? That is the tone.