G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:
Born in Hertfordshire England in July 1980, Danny Bryant's 'RedEye Band' have been playing professionaly now for almost ten years. Danny has been playing guitar since the age of 15 encouraged by long-time mentor Walter Trout. When he turned eighteen, he went professional, after being hailed a 'young guitar prodigy'. After almost 2,000 shows, all across the globe and working together with (amongst others) Walter Trout, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck, Greg Allman, Patti Smith, Buddy Guy, Peter Green and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, he is now getting the recognition he deserves.
North Mississippi Allstars is an American rock/blues jam band from Hernando, Mississippi, founded in 1996. The band is composed of brothers Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards, electric washboard), and Chris Chew (electric bass guitar). Duwayne Burnside, who formerly played second guitar in the band, is a son of R.l. Burnside (who has also played on some of the band's tracks).
Musselwhite was born in the rural hill country of Mississippi. He has said that he is of Choctaw descent, and he was born in a region originally inhabited by the Choctaw. However, in a 2005 interview, he said his mother had told him he was actually Cherokee. His family considered it normal to play music, with his father playing guitar and harmonica, his mother playing piano, and a relative who was a one-man band. At the age of three, Musselwhite moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
Philip Xenidis, better known as Phil X (born 10 March 1966), is a Greek-born guitarist and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based turbo pop band Powder. He also has a second band, The Drills. He is best known as the guitarist who replaced Rik Emmett in the Canadian rock band Triumph, for the Edge of Excess album and tour. The band folded shortly afterwards. An early opportunity in Xenidis's career came when he was asked in 1990 to tour with Randy Coven, whom he met through Aldo Nova; in 1991, he toured the US with Aldo Nova.
Chicago blues is now synonymous with guitarist Nick Moss. Though the golden era of Chicago blues is long past with many of its key players deceased or retired, this young Chicagoan stands tallest in the current generation of blues performers that honor the letter and spirit of the great urban African-American music. No less than Jimmy Rogers saw Nick as a prot
Longtime Washington DC-area bluesman has become a regional favorite and over the past 40 years of offering his own style of roots guitar heroics has performed with fellow musicians and compatriots like Albert Lee, Danny Gatton, Bullmoose Jackson,Duke Robillard, Tommy Lepson and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. http://www.tomprincipato.com/
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Beth Hart, known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, wraps her expressive vocals around classic soul cover album Don’t Explain—an album that grew out of her friendship with blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes), the album features Hart’s interpretations of ten soulful blues songs, with Bonamassa on guitar and his ace band filling out the tracks.