Some of the world’s great guitarists will gather in Chicago this week. They’ll join another virtuoso – one of the men behind the Chicago Guitar Festival. Goran Ivanovic leads his own group, Eastern Blok but is also known as one-half of the Andreas Kapsalis-Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo.
On this week's Global Notes, we return to our occasional series “Musical Show and Tell,” in which we learn about a global instrument: its history, sound and influence on music around the world.Iranian-American Mehran Jalili wrote us earlier this summer and offered to share his e
In the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan made music history when he plugged it in. The folk hero played a set with electric instruments at the Newport Folk Festival. So who gave Dylan this bright idea? A kid from Chicago named Michael Bloomfield.