Vintage Guitar - March 2018 - open - 18
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
CARS, STRAITS, THARPE
ENTER ROCK HALL
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
has announced this year's class of
inductees, and guitar-centric music
is represented by the inclusion of
Bon Jovi, The Cars (see the interview
with Elliot Easton in this section), Dire
Straits, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe,
who will receive the Award for Early
Influence. Other inductees include
the Moody Blues and Nina Simone.
The Induction Ceremony will take
place on April 14 in Cleveland and
will be televised on HBO with simultaneous broadcast on SiriusXM.
Capturing the Energy
oe Satriani's new album, What Happens
Next, is a terrific back-to-basics effort
with Satch in a trio format. Enlisting Red
Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith
and former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn
Hughes, he employs soaring melodies
elevated by the strong musical personalities and chemistry. He has also released a
tour documentary directed by his son, ZZ,
oversees his G4 Experience guitar camp,
Joe Satriani: Joseph Cultice.
CITES EASES REGS ON
The Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora (CITES) last month took
steps to ease regulations affecting musicians who tour or travel internationally
with instruments containing rosewood.
The organization had previously
called for owners of such instruments
to acquire a permit prior to crossing
international borders. The process
proved burdensome in part because
of inconsistencies in the way various
countries regulate timber and finished
goods like guitars and violins.
During a meeting December 1,
however, the committee recommended
waiving permit requirements for instruments that cross borders in "non-commercial" movements such as guitars
being shipped or transported for repair
or performance, and other instances
where there is no change of ownership. The waiver includes orchestras.
The new guidelines have
been submitted for approval
by various governments.