CD submissions accepted! Guest writers always welcome!!

I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

Please email me at

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wolfgang's Vault Newsletter - Weekly Update

Today Marks 20 Years Since Bill Graham's Passing Today Marks 20 Years Since Bill Graham's Passing
Steve Jobs was to the computer industry what Bill Graham was to the concert business. Both were abrasive, unapologetically brilliant visionaries that rewrote the rules of their businesses. The doors of perception for both were shaped by 60's idealism while the roads they drove to success were paved with streamline capitalism. A half million people paid homage to Graham at a wake after his death, as those grieving Jobs laid apples at the gates of his empire these past weeks. We honor one with a look at the posters for Fillmore shows, as we say thanks to both.
New Release By The Pretenders New Release By The Pretenders
In 1980, the Heatwave Festival was thrown as the New Wave equivalent to Woodstock. In their set, The Pretenders delivered a searing, hit-filled set to the rapturous crowd of 100,000. Pitch perfect with her incomparable, seductive growl, Chrissie Hynde and her band were as raw as rusty razor blades -- ROCK! Download this show now.
Download Deals by Guitarists We Dig Download Deals by Guitarists We Dig
We have so many incredible guitarists in the Vault, and this week we discount a cross-section of players from distinctly different genres (a couple of which we feature for the first time ever!). Start downloading the monster riffage of Link Wray in this 1974 studio session. Wednesday, immerse yourself in the folk-jazz-psychedelia of the Gabor Szabo Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1967. Thursday, download a 1987 show by Robert Cray, one of the best contemporary blues guitar players. And Friday, we discount a NEW release from one of the best ever... Jeff Beck in 1975. Get downloading now and enjoy these fabulous shows!

Deal Of The Week: Jerry On Broadway

Jerry Garcia's 13 nights on Broadway lasted from October 15th-31st, so to celebrate its anniversary we have extended our Deal of the Week until the 31st! Impresario Bill Graham played host to Jerry at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for both acoustic and electric sets. Originally $175, we are still offering the 1st printing poster for $87 until next Monday (or while supplies last). If you haven't picked one up, now is your chance!

Laughter, Love & Music: Bill Graham Memorial Concert Laughter, Love & Music: Bill Graham Memorial Concert
A week after Bill Graham's untimely death in 1991, the Bill Graham Presents staff organized a free concert in Golden Gate Park featuring the Grateful Dead, CSN&Y, Santana, Journey, Jackson Browne, Joe Satriani and many other musicians and special guests; this playlist presents the entire day's worth of music. The gathering marked the end of an era, but a concert in the heart of where it all started was a truly fitting memorial: a celebration of Graham's life, filled with Laughter, Love and Music.
Featured Video: The Allman Brothers Band, "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," Fillmore East, September 23, 1970 Featured Video: The Allman Brothers Band, "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," Fillmore East, September 23, 1970
The Allmans were a bluesy-funky force to be reckoned with, as illustrated in this video, one of the many jewels of our collection. A poor vocal mix during the beginning of the song doesn't hamper the band for even a second, their performance building to a massive crescendo of slide guitar, harmonica an

Support Bman, your favorite band or venue on Facebook - click Here

No comments:

Post a Comment