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Stage Dolls "Always"

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Regarding MelodicRock.com, Stage Dolls's upcoming new album "Always" will be released on 26th of February. Stage Dolls – one of Norway's best bands through more than a quarter of a century – are releasing their seventh studio album. The title "Always" underlines that this is a band you always can trust. And simultaneously with the release, the band can mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album, "Soldier's Gun". Life on the road has been almost endless for Stage Dolls since especially in Norway, but between concerts the boys have found the time to visit Nidaros Studio where they made their earlier records and the result is their new, in total 7th studio album, "Always". 

Torstein Flakne co-produced it with Ronny Wikmark, who also mixed it with Stage Dolls' former producer, Bjørn Nessjø. The American back-up singers from their success album "Stage Dolls" are also featured, so everything suggests a classic Stage Dolls album. 

Stage Dolls are: Torstein Flakne (guitar, vocals); Terje Storli (bass); Morten Skogstad (drums).

 


Interview with Victor Wooten on InsideMusicast

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Every so often, you discover a musician whose instrumental performance literally boggles your mind and leaves you overjoyed, amazed and virtually speechless. Bassist Victor Wooten is, without a doubt, one of the finest bassists on the planet, having been honored as Bass Player Magazine’s ‘Bass player of the year’ – not once, but a staggering three times. Victor has been learning, playing and performing since he was three years old and was raised in a home where music was a part of his family’s every day life. Having been a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the late ‘80’s, Victor has toured the world, performing for millions of fans and gaining vast notoriety as a bass virtuoso. He has also released several solo projects and has lent his talent to a variety of projects for other musicians. Having been described as a bassist who has reinvented how the bass guitar is played, Victor will tell you that this was never his intention; rather his goal is to just be truthful as a musician.

Inside MusiCast welcomes Victor Wooten.

 


Steve Wariner "My Tribute To Chet Atkins"

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Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and guitarist Steve Wariner has earned a Grammy® nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance with "Producer's Medley" from Steve Wariner, c.g.p., My Tribute to Chet Atkins. Produced by Wariner, the album honors the legendary guitarist and producer who was also his friend, mentor, producer and former employer. It was released on Wariner's own SelecTone Records and is distributed by Allegro Media Group. The abbreviation "c.g.p." stands for "Certified Guitar Player," a title that Chet himself bestowed on only four guitar pickers: Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, the late Jerry Reed, and Wariner.

"Producer's Medley" features classic songs by artists Atkins produced, including "And I Love You So" by Perry Como; "Welcome to My World" by Jim Reeves; "The Three Bells" by The Browns; "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Don Gibson; "Java" by Al Hirt; "Let It Be Me" by the Everly Brothers; "End of the World" by Skeeter Davis; and "When You're Hot You're Hot" by Jerry Reed.

"I am so honored and deeply touched by this nomination," said Wariner. "It's all the more sweet and meaningful because this entire album was done to honor Chet. I hope right now he and Leona are smiling down and are as happy and proud as I am. I recorded 'Producer's Medley' because I thought it showcased his mastery of the guitar and his incredible body of work as a producer."