Swell Guy

A long time ago, British guitarist Allan Holdsworth started using a volume pedal to "swell" chords into a long reverb effect, creating the impression of an orchestral string section with his ax. Now, like, everybody does it. Yep, there's hardly a professional guitarist around who doesn't acknowledge the British musician as the Man. Catch this living legend live, and suddenly guys like Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen and the scores of present-day rockers won't seem so original.
Thu., Feb. 16, 10 p.m.


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