A Hot Night in Toronto: Pat Metheny, Oct. 9, 2018

“It’s nice to be back in sunny Toronto! Especially on this last day of summer [laughter]. It’s always great to come up here and it has been ever since the beginning.” Near the end of what appeared to be a sold out show at the 3,200 seat Sony Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Pat Metheny greeted…

The Resurrection of Tom Petty

Of course we’re not talkin’ about a literal resurrection, but the resurrection of Tom Petty’s music, his voice, his life-force as it were, via his music, all via the box set An American Treasure, released almost a year to the day since his death. An American Treasure is a different kind of box set, with…

Andy Summers Album Guide

Sure, you liked Andy Summers’ guitar playing in the Police – the spiky punk/reggae inflected licks colored by jazzy chords and atmospheric effects – but where to start with his solo albums? He’s got albums a-plenty, and if you count his duo records with other musicians, the number climbs higher. His playing is always unique,…

Andy Summers & Pat Metheny Meeting – 1982

A little something, a preview of sorts, for an upcoming Andy Summers solo album guide I’m putting together for the blog… Pat Metheny and Andy Summers are probably my two favorite guitarists, and I was surprised and pleased when I stumbled on this photo the other day: A little research turned up an interview from…