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Coda 2016

2016 was a year of big ups and [...]

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How Long Does It Take To Learn The Guitar?

How Long does it take to learn [...]

By |January 10th, 2017|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|
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Can Playing the Guitar help me lose weight?

Can playing the guitar help me [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|
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First Thursdays at Magoon’s in 2017

Magoon's Famous Delicatessen i [...]

By |January 1st, 2017|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|
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Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite. I [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|
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Soca Jukebox at Rhythm ‘n’ Balloons

Soca Jukebox will be bringing [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Billboard, Jason Riley, Soca Jukebox|
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Hot Guitar in the Summer Time – Your guide to summer guitar studies

Making the most of your summer [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Billboard, Jason Riley|
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Rock the Park with Under The Influence & Soca Jukebox

The St. Joseph Downtown Associ [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley, Soca Jukebox, Under The Influence|
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My Folk Alliance International Conference Experience

I just completed a long weekend at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO. You can catch an overabundance of great acts, clinics, industry panels and inspiring performances that run from 9am - 4am everyday. It’s overwhelming, exhausting and inspiring. I made the most I could out of my time there, basically orphaning my family and spending the additional 2 hours of road time each day (and early morning) to and fro’ our home in St. Joe...

By |March 1st, 2016|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|
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Playing Guitar – The first 30 years

Today is my anniversary. After years of begging and pleading my folks finally gave in and bought me my first guitar (Jan. 27, 1986). Mom drove me out to my Aunt Joni and Uncle Barry's house to take a Black Lotus Les Paul copy and a Peavey amplifier off of their hands for 150 bucks. It was maybe the first grown-up thing I ever owned. It may as well have been a Ferrari or a laser gun, it was just that cool to get it. In guitar playing, it is famously said, you can forget about the first 20 years. There is so much too learn, it takes a ton of time, practice, patience, a real aspiration to learn and a lot of encouragement if you can find it...

By |January 27th, 2016|Billboard, General News, Jason Riley|