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Brian D Holland

 

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Brian is a freelance music journalist. Reach him on the contact form (click) for all inquiries.

 

 

Mar 19, 2014 - Bluesrock great Walter Trout is in need of prayers and financial support for a liver transplant. Click here: Walter Trout

 

 

Brian's 2008 Ronnie Earl Interview, re-released in French on

Beep Hopo, Apr. 17, 2013:

 

Ronnie Earl

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Brian's new fiction novel:

 

click the title for more info:

The Three Doors

 

Apr 8, 2014 - Latest Review of the novel

on Have You Heard My Book Review

Music News

 

CD/DVD Reviews and Music Related Article Links:

Brian also writes regularly for Blues Music Magazine, which can be found on select magazine racks or by subscription here.

 

 

Select Published Interviews/Articles:

Jimmy Herring Interview 

Andy Powell Interview

Sonny Landreth Interview

Warren Haynes Interview

Steve Cropper Interview

 Ronnie Earl Interview

Johnny A. Interview

 Guitar Shorty Interview

 John Mayall Interview

 Robben Ford Interview

 Gary Moore Interview

 Duke Robillard Interview

 Joe Bonamassa Interview

 Coco Montoya Interview

 Zakk Wylde Interview

 

 

 

 

Of Special Interest - Guitarists Throughout History

Al Di Meola - The most prominent contemporary jazz guitarist in the world.

 

Charlie Christian - "Solo Flight" - Jazz guitar pioneer.

 

Django Reinhardt - Considered by many to be the greatest guitar player in history.

 

Jason Becker-- A true guitar hero.

 

Jimi Hendrix - The official site of the greatest rock guitarist is history.

 

Jimmy Page - The greatest hard rock guitarist in history.

 

Les Paul - site 1 site 2

 

Michael Bloomfield - An American Guitarist - Discography and related info of one of America's greatest blues guitarists.

 

Bloomfield's Doomed Field by Al Kooper (Gadfly Online).

 

Muddy Waters - The Father of Chicago blues.

 

Peter Green - The British blues great who fronted the original Fleetwood Mac.

 

Roy Buchanan - One of history's most innovative yet raw bluesrock guitarists.

 

Rory Gallagher - The exciting Irish bluesrocker.

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan:

 

Syd Barrett - Dedicated to the founding member of Pink Floyd.

 

Wes Montgomery: A true innovator and jazz great: Bio Discography

 

 

Publications & Related Info

(Below are links to some of the more informative guitar and music related magazines and e-zines around today.)

An all encompassing internet guitar site.

- The world's largest print magazine devoted to the blues

Boston Blues Society

  Chicago blues - Blues Blast!

Everything gear and performer related

The Jamband authority

  Free Online Concert Vault

 For your photo needs

 

Select Artist Sites

 

 

Brian's  2007 Gary Moore Interview was republished

in the latest Japanese Rock Guitar Tribute Magazine:

 

 

Albert Cummings

Albert King

Allman Brothers

Arlen Roth

Back Door Slam

B.B. King

Ben Harper

Black Country Communion

Black Crowes

Buddy Guy

Chickenfoot

Coco Montoya

Danny Gatton

David Gilmour

Derek Trucks

Dickey Betts

Dream Theater

Drive-By Truckers

Dr. Dog

Eric Clapton

Eric Johnson

Evan Goodrow Band

Freddie King

Gary Hoey

Gary Moore

Grace Potter

Gov't Mule

Guitar Shorty

Jeff Beck

Jeff Healey

Jethro Tull

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Page

JJ Cale

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Satriani

John Mayall

Johnny A.

Joni Mitchell

Keith Richards

Kings of Leon

King's X

Larry McCray

Lonnie Brooks

Mark Farner

Mick Taylor

Mike Zito

moe.

Monster Mike Welch

My Morning Jacket

Nick Moss

Otis Rush

Pete Townshend

 

Porcupine Tree

Ratdog

Ray LaMontagne

Robben Ford

Robert Cray

Robin Trower

Ronnie Earl

Sean Costello

Sonny Landreth

Steve Cropper

Steve Lukather

Susan Tedeschi

The Answer

The Avett Brothers

The Samples

Tinsley Ellis

Tom Principato

Track44

Umphrey's McGee

Walter Trout

Warren Haynes

Widespread Panic

Wishbone Ash

Zakk Wylde

ZPZ

ZZ Top

 

 

(Most of the players below are acclaimed enough by name alone. However, further description has been added for those unaware.)

 

Over the past few years, Brian has interviewed:

 

Al Schnier - moe

Albert Cummings - bluesrock artist

Alexi Laiho - metal, Children of Bodom

Andy Powell - Wishbone Ash

Arlen Roth - Master of the Telecaster

Buz McGrath - metal, Unearth

Chris Duarte - bluesrock artist

Chris Goss - Masters of Reality, producer

Chris Poland - Megadeth, Ohm

Chuck Garvey - moe

Coco Montoya - bluesrock artist, the Bluesbreakers

Cristiano Migliore - metal, Lacuna Coil

Duke Robillard - living blues encyclopedia, Roomful ...

Dweezil Zappa - solo prog - Zappa Plays Zappa

Earl Klugh - contemporary acoustic jazz

Eric Johnson - solo progressive rock

Gary Hoey - solo prog rock

Gary Moore - hard rock, blues

Guitar Shorty - blues artist

Jack Grassel - jazz

Jimmy Herring - Widespread Panic, Jimmy     

        Herring Band, Allman Brothers Band

JJ Grey - JJ Grey & MOFRO

Joe Bonamassa - solo hard rock & blues

Joe Trohman - Fall Out Boy

Joe Satriani - solo prog rock

John Ashton - The Psychedelic Furs

John Connolly - Sevendust

John Mayall - "The Godfather of British Blues", Bluesbreakers

Johnny A. - solo instrumentalist

 


 

 

 

John Petrucci - Dream Theater

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - blues rock virtuoso - for BLUES REVUE

Kerry Livgren - Kansas

Laurie Morvan - blues artist

Marcus Henderson - Drist, Guitar Hero series

Mark Farner - solo artist, Grand Funk Railroad

Michael Burks - "Iron Man" blues master - for BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE.

Monster Mike Welch - blues artist

Nick Moss - blues artist

Paul Mahon - The Answer

Popa Chubby - bluesrock artist

Ronnie Earl - blues artist

Robben Ford - contemporary soloist

Ross The Boss - the Dictators

Robin Trower - solo rock artist, Procol Harum

Rob Arnold - metal, Chimaira

Sonny Landreth - Cajun spiced bluesrockin' slide

Sonny Mayo - Snot, Sevendust

Steve Cropper- Booker T & the MGs, everything Stax

Steve Lukather - solo prog rock, Toto

Taz Taylor - solo prog rock

Tinsley Ellis - bluesrock

Tom Principato - contemporary and blues

Ty Tabor - King's X

Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard

Walter Trout - bluesrock artist, the Bluesbreakers - for   

            Modern Guitars and recently for Blues Revue

Warren Haynes - Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule

Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society

 

 and more. The list grows continually.

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Contact Info: To schedule interviews and articles, or to submit CDs/DVDs

and other music related material for review, please contact Brian at:

emails: brian@briandholland.com or swlabr@comcast.net

 

Imp! Not accepting jazz or classical music at this time.

Though I love all guitar related music, I unfortunately haven't got time to review it all.

 

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