Once again the JSB will be playing a night of all Jimi Hendrix tunes – Friday, Nov 5, at the Crosstown Station in Kansas City. For anyone in the KC area this will be a great show – in the best club in KC to see live music. Opening the show will be Fast Johnny Ricker, who will be doing a Clapton set!! A night of classic guitar mayhem!!!! :o) If you are from KC – pass this email on to your friends for us – Show starts at 8pm – must be 21 and older.

Coming soon!!! New guitar endorsement!Stay tuned – in the next couple of weeks I will be unveiling a new guitar endorsement deal with a company that is making some absolutely killer axes. I helped design their newest model and will have pics up shortly of the finished product!
In the works….. online lesson experienceHave you ever thought about taking lessons online but was not sure how cool it could be….. soon that will be answered…. and that answer is “VERY COOL”!! Keep on the lookout for a personal online lesson experience like no other – let me know if that sounds interesting – email me and I will keep you posted….


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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