Tampa Red, 1904-1981, was an influential Chicago blues guitarist/singer-songwriter. He played a golden national steel guitar with a slide. Sometimes he played pop music and also developed a bawdy and humorous type of blues called Hokum. His style of music is a bridge between traditional rural blues and the urban electric.
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For Ukulele Magazine. Layout by CD Joey Lusterman
Pleased to find a book I helped design and illustrate titled "Of Poetry & Protest" at Shakespeare & Company bookstore located in the heart of Paris. Shakespeare and Co is an English-language bookshop located in historic Paris in a former monastery. In the spirit of Sylvia Beach's original Shakespeare & Co, George Whitman opened his shop in 1951 to be a “socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore". This store would soon influence Lawrence Ferlinghetti to open City Lights Books in San Francisco, 1953.
Of Poetry & Protest features 43 contemporary African-American poets.
Booker White, 1906-1977, was an American blues musician, singer and songwriter. For Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Strings Magazine interviewed musicians about what their ideal home studio would look like. Here's some visual highlights.
Elizabeth Cotten, 1893-1987, was an American folk and blues musician, singer and songwriter. Self-taught, left-handed, and on an upside-down guitar, Libba created a signature style called "Cotten picking". For Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
Spot illo for Strings Magazine