Year: 2019

Mar - 17
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (March 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! In January of 1989 Guitar Player told us who its readers thought were the greatest guitarists (mostly the people featured in the previous year’s issues), but two months later they decided to tell us about guitarists that most people had not yet heard of. This is…

Mar - 01
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (February 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The February, 1989 issue of Guitar Player was chock full of interesting content. If I remember correctly, I spent a lot of time reading the articles by Frank Gambale, Sonny Sharrock and Mick Goodrick to try to learn about improvisation, but re-reading the issue shows that…

Jan - 19
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (January 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The January, 1989 issue of Guitar Player marked a return to form; after several months of lackluster issues that don’t really stand out when re-reading them today, the industry standard publication kicked off a new year with a very solid issue. While the annual Reader’s…