Great Guitars! Catching Up with Guitar Player Presents
Leslie, Jimmy, Guitar Player
FOR YEARS, GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS HAS CO-HOSTED concerts by some of the world's most exciting guitarists at venues around the magazine's home base in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, D'Addario and Planet Waves sponsored some thrilling evenings of guitarcraft at GP Presents events. Here are some photos and recaps of what went down. And don't forget to check guitarplayer.com for news on upcoming artists appearing at our monthly series of GP Presents concerts.
Jefferson Starship christened San Francisco's plush new Live at the Rrazz venue. The psychedelic pioneers--with GP's Los Angeles editor Jude Gold on guitar--played the seminal Jefferson Airplane album Surrealistic Pillow in its entirety, and Gold's otherworldly Interpretation of "Embryonic Journey" was the most Inspirational guitar moment of the evening.
GP consulting editor and Bay Area native Jim Campilongo flew his full NYC crew to Yoshi's San Francisco, where the country-jazz maestro treated fans to new material written specifically for quartet, as well as new arrangements of old favorites. Campitongo's cascading arpeggios on "The Prettiest Girt in New York" sounded as lovely as the title Implies. …