Category Archives: Guitar Related

B.B. King — The Thrill Ain’t Gone!

Riley “B.B.” King would have turned 95 on September 16th, 2020. I’ve been thinking about him and, if you’ll indulge me, I thought I’d share a little of what’s been playing in my head. In no particular order: As a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rhubarb Red!

Today, June 9, 2020, would have been Les Paul‘s 105th birthday. “The Wizard Of Waukesha” or “Rhubarb Red” (One of his stage names) spent his life chasing sound and, along the way, cast a long shadow over popular culture while … Continue reading

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Friday After Christmas On WGN Radio!

Today, Friday, 12/27/19, from 3-7P (Central) we slide back into the WGN radio studios for the first of a couple of days to enjoy and celebrate that post-Christmas/pre-New Years glow. We’ve just been invited to be a part of The … Continue reading

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How About Some Free Christmas Goodies?!?

We thought this might be a good time to post our annual stocking full of freebies from us & the most successful instrumentalist in rock history, Duane Eddy. First in the stocking, you’ll find an original song Steve recorded at … Continue reading

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Well THAT Went By Quick!!

After being used to doing 5 and 6 hour shows, WOW, 2 hours goes by fast!! We had a terrific time hosting our second night in the new WGN Radio studio.  We got to talk with our old friend Tom … Continue reading

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More Time Inside Your Speakers, Sunday Morning!

This Sunday at 9AM (Central) our “A Little More Les” book tour travels to the far away land of Evanston, IL. and we get to say hello to an old friend when we jump back in to your radio speakers … Continue reading

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Autoimmune Hepatitis And Guitars?!?

Trust me, they’re related.  And, not just because I have both. So, I guess I have some ‘splaining to do. I’ll start with the Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) side of the equation and, for those of you who have been nice … Continue reading

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Backstage With Joel Paterson!

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know the name Joel Paterson.  A frequent guest on many of our shows, Joel is a Chicago based guitarist with seemingly endless drive that is fueled by his incredible talent  Most … Continue reading

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We’re Heading Back to Les Paul’s House of Sound

Just in case you haven’t checked our Events page in a while, we thought our friends in Milwaukee might like to know that we’re headed your way for a very special event and we’d love to see you. Saturday, 6/10/17 … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry: An Appreciation

Chuck Berry taught me how to play guitar! Oh, sure there was that first year of formal guitar lessons I had, taught by an accordion player who played a little guitar on the side.  But, after that first year, when … Continue reading

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