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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Michael Lee Firkins & Clines Ancient Vine Zinfandel

This will be my last post for about two weeks as I’m heading out on a two week business trip to Europe. Eight cities in nine days and I’m not even bringing my bass. Tonight, I’m featuring a Nebraska boy, namely Michael Lee Firkins. His initial guitar influences were Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Albert Lee, and Danny Gatton. In 1990, he was voted “Best New Talent” by the readers of Practicing Musician and was runner-up for the same title by readers of Guitar Player Magazine. He fuses bluegrass, rock, fusion, jazz, and country into a unique shredder style. And baby can he shred. Nothing tame about his style. Hope you enjoy him.

Laughing Stacks:

Saturday night live:

Deja Blues:

Cactus Cruz:

Space Crickets:

Runaway Train:

Hot Licks video:

I know a little:

Hula Hoops:

Rain in the tunnel:

24 Grand Avenue:

Sargasso Sea:

You need something with a bit of muscle to compliment Michael’s music so try Clines 2007 Ancient Vines Zinfandel ($18.00). This is an explosive wine with blackberry, mocha and spice on the nose. It has a mouth-coating richness with flavors of cherry pie, coffee, chocolate, great vanilla oak character and soft tannins. Try a bottle and crank up the volume. Only three more days until the weekend. Enjoy!


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