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He was wearin a large hat, had a large pointy beard and was rollin one on a newspaper stand outside The Blarney Stone last night,(cigggarrettte,that's it,that's what I'm sayin here.)
Hey happy I finally had a Friday off to come down and check it out and I'm glad my friend Wally Conners dragged my ass out to do it.
Now I'm going to drag my ass off to bed again after I do a little more foosin and fussin on FB.
Thank You for your support over the last 25 years. T-Shirts, memorabilia and leftovers available soon on the midwesternmusic.com website.
Our dear friend and luthier extraordinaire Keith George passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 7.
May he Rest In Peace
Perspective | How Lizzo came to play a president’s crystal flute on a D.C. stage
Perspective | How Lizzo came to play a president’s crystal flute on a D.C. stage A day before Lizzo’s public performance, she spent a private afternoon at the Library of Congress, playing several flutes from its collection.
The monarch formerly known as prince!
MULTIVOX Little David - Keyboard Rotary Sound Effector with Foot Switch | eBay
I’m selling my Little David.
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A Kansas City couple restores old pianos and hosts a happy hour concert to show them off
A Kansas City couple restores old pianos and hosts a happy hour concert to show them off Upcycle Piano Craft is the place where old pianos go for a musical makeover. Each month the shop hosts a happy hour to celebrate the instrument and the musicians who bring it to life.
“Original” Fender 12-String
Hendrix and Miles
Hendrix, Miles and the record that wasn't
and met at a hair salon. Jimi loved his hair and Miles loved Jimi's hair. That's how it all started. Of course the music of both was already ruminating in their heads. Hendrix was on top and Miles was revolutionizing jazz. It was 1969 and drugs and alcohol were very present in their lives. Miles and Jimi began dating their respective girlfriends. They went to bars and had a good time. “They gave us a table in the corner, and even covered us with a curtain so we could smoke a joint. They served us wine and played Jimi's music over the loudspeaker”, recalled the guitarist's ex, Carmen Borrero, about one of his visits to the exclusive Small's Paradise, the famous nightclub in Harlem. Jimi started buying jazz records and Miles was completely crazy about Jimi's music. "It's that damn Machine Gun and son of a bitch." he said after listening to Band of Gypsys. This is how the idea was born. Jimi and Miles would record a record. Jimi cared very little about formalities and contracts, so he agreed on a day with Miles to get together to record and told him who he wanted on rhythm: none other than Paul McCartney on bass and Tony Williams on drums. There was a problem anyway. The money. The damn money. It seems that Miles was a little jealous of how much Jimi was earning, so he tried to negotiate with Hendrix's manager, Michael Jeffrey, to advance him a few thousand dollars. But there was no case. Thus, greed frustrated what could perhaps have been the best album in the history of jazz and rock. There was still a lucky one. His name: Terry Reid, an English friend of Hendrix's. In Charles Cross's biography of Jimi, Room Full of Mirrors, Reid recounted that he was in Jimi's New York apartment one afternoon when Miles Davis arrived. The two locked themselves in a room and began to play. He trumpet with mute and acoustic guitar. “It was truly beautiful, it was a tasteful performance, nothing flashy or over the top. In the context of jazz, Jimi kept pushing the boundaries, and all those jazz guys respected him like no one else in the rock world," Reid said. Shortly afterwards they crossed paths at the Isle of Wight Festival. Jimi had very little time left to live. Miles was more vital than ever. He had been presenting Bi***es Brew for a year, his most innovative album, with John McLaughlin on guitar, to whom Miles said: “I want you to play like Hendrix”. During the time that the relationship lasted, Miles and Hendrix shared many other things, such as Betty Mabry, Davis's wife, who had a lot to do with that first hair encounter. In terms of image, it was not only the hairdresser that brought them together. Miles changed his formal attire for a more extravagant one thanks to the influence of Hendrix. For celebrated bassist Dave Holland, "Miles had been deeply enriched by Hendrix's music." It's a logical explanation if you analyze his music from 1968 or 1969. In his biography of Miles, Ian Carr cites an opinion of the trumpet player: “Hendrix didn't know anything about modal music, he was just a born musician; you know, he hadn't studied, he didn't care about the market at all”.
Hendrix died on September 18, 1970. Miles attended his funeral and was devastated, to the point that he went to the last funeral he attended in his life.
Hollywood Bowl Soundcheck September 14, 1968
Winterlude - Bob Bowman Quintet
Winterlude - Bob Bowman Quintet https://www.jccc.edu/carlsen-center-presents/events/
Randy Bachman's first guitar was stolen 45 years ago in Toronto. He just found it in Tokyo
Randy Bachman's first guitar was stolen 45 years ago in Toronto. He just found it in Tokyo
In The Pines
This is In the Pines from Kansas City. Their new album Interlude is out today, and we could not be more proud of working with such wonderful people playing in such an outstanding band. Just listen to the first seconds at
https://arcticrodeorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/interlude and you will experience this record is like a warm blanket. And it's made for you.
Les Paul's number one guitar set for auction at Christie's
Les Paul’s Les Paul
Les Paul's number one guitar set for auction at Christie's The first Gibson Les Paul owned and approved by Les Paul himself is set to go under the hammer at Christie's in New York on 13 October 2021.
Happy 70th Birthday to the Telecaster!
Tickets | Beth Lee and the Breakups & SHE SAID in The Gospel Lounge | Knuckleheads
SHE SAID opening for Beth Lee and the Breakups featuring Chris Duarte on Saturday, August 7th in The Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads. 9pm
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Epiphone Sorrento E452TD 50th Anniversary 1962 Reissue (80 of 1,962) | Midwestern Musical Co | Reverb
Epiphone Sorrento 1962 Reissue
Part of the “Little Elvis” collection
Epiphone Sorrento E452TD 50th Anniversary 1962 Reissue (80 of 1,962) | Midwestern Musical Co | Reverb Epiphone Sorrento E452TD 50th Anniversary 1962 Reissue (80 of 1,962) Grey Epiphone Hard Shell Case includedThe Epiphone '62 Sorrento Reissue was produced in a limited run of less than 2,000 guitars and features a '60s slim taper profile mahogany neck, Gibson USA mini-humbuckers and a trapeze tail...
Sony Advertisement, 1973
1964 Baldwin Grand Piano for sale. Valued up to $20K. Asking $6K or best offer.
Guitar Legends: Keith Richards – why the human riff is a true guitar innovator | Guitar.com | All Things Guitar
Guitar Legends: Keith Richards – why the human riff is a true guitar innovator | Guitar.com | All Things Guitar If there’s one guitar player who encapsulates the very sound of his band, it’s the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. His playing is idiosyncratic, loose, hard to copy… and the stuff of legend.
The World’s First Bass Guitar (1936)
The World’s First Bass Guitar (1936) Image via Ebay The big, stand-up double bass or “bull fiddle,” as it’s been called, dates to the 15th century.
AMERICAN MASSACRE: TULSA 1921
AMERICAN MASSACRE: TULSA 1921 One hundred years ago, the deadliest white-on-black crime in U.S. history took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Not only were hundreds killed in mob violence, but one of the most prosperous Black neighborhood in America was obliterated, and thousands more Tulsans were displaced. Only in recent years, throu...
Muddy River Guitars.
Have you heard? We’re opening a second location in the KC Metro area! Doors are opening this Saturday! We’ll be here 11 to 5 and back on Monday 12 to 4! We’ll be here for regular hours the following Tuesday!
Elvis Week | Graceland
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Down from the depths of nowhere
You know you'll hear them coming
And no one, no one can stop them
The marching guitars - Daniel Johnston
The very first “GUITAR BASH” at the Midwestern Musical Co!
It was a fund raiser for the Firefighters Memorial that is located on 31st St between SW Blvd and Broadway.
In February 1975 I was playing at a great old venue called the Warehouse down in New Orleans. Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch from Wings came to my show and after the gig, told me to come over to Allen Toussaint's Sea-Saint studios the next day. Thankfully, I had a day off.
Paul McCartney was there recording what would become the album "Venus and Mars". We had a great time. I always loved hanging with Denny, a favorite of mine since I first heard him sing “Go Now” when he was with The Moody Blues. The rest of the band was great, and what can you say about Paul McCartney? Of all the musicians of my generation, for me he’s really the most untouchable. Just the best.
So I wound up playing guitar on “Listen to What the Man Said,” released on this day in 1975, and wouldn’t you know, it went on to become a #1 record. Here we are working on the song (and that's Denny at left, adding some percussion). While the Warehouse and Sea-Saint are gone (along with Jimmy), Paul, Denny and I are still here, still making music and still believing in the power of rock-and-roll. And if I’ve learned anything...if Paul McCartney ever asks you play on something, you simply listen to what the man says…
Muddy Waters and John Lee Ho**er at Muddy’s home 1964. Photo Ray Flerlage.
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Bands rally to help as jobless roadies turn to food banks
Bands rally to help as jobless roadies turn to food banks Stage crews laid off as a result of the pandemic are ‘falling through the cracks’ in government aid for the self-employed
Check Out Leah O'Connor’s Story - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide
Leah O'Connor gives The Midwestern Musical Co credit for helping launch her career in photography and lighting design.
Thanks for the heartwarming shout out!
Check Out Leah O'Connor’s Story - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah O’Connor. Hi Leah, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today? Growing up in and around Kansas City, Missouri, I spent most of my childhood creating various forms of art for as long as I […]
Check out an interview with former owner Darren Welch on Third Gear Scratch.
Musician/Collector/Curator Darren Welch is my very dear friend and guest on Ep #81 of Third Gear Scratch and is a key stitch in the fabric of the KCMO music scene for the past 30 years as a crooning bassist of Kansas City space country explorers The Hearers and In the Pines, each of which have incredible new music, and in the '90s with DracoMagnet and Amputato, all the while busying himself in the world of curating vintage gear flea-markets first at CowTown MallRoom at The El Torreon, then Holy Cow, a DIY mixed store/venue setting with live music, PBRs and sangria, at Midwestern Music with Matt Kessler of the The Pedaljets in the Crossroads, and now with Found Sound KC, his vintage gear and paraphernalia shop on Grand Ave in KC with his biz partner Cole Wheeler.
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