Keyboard - June 2014 - Benmont Tench

Keyboard - June 2014 - Benmont Tench

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The June 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Benmont Tench. Best known as the keyboardist in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tench is loved and respected in all sectors of the music business for his tasteful playing that always serves the song. Finally, he strikes out as a leader with his first solo album, You Should Be So Lucky. We were so lucky as to get the story behind this long-awaited debut, straight from the man himself.

Hear:

Road Warriors -  Seattle indie-rock forbears Pearl Jam have a keyboard player? Not only that, but Boom Gaspar holds court from a rig that combines a classic B-3 with a surprising amount of cutting-edge technology.

Talent Scout - Glenn Patscha of bands Ollabelle and The Big Bright.

Know:

Special Section: State of the Gig Rig - Unprecedented quality and affordability of keyboard technology has made it a great time - at least gear-wise - to play keyboards as pro, semi-pro, or weekend warrior. We polled the community of Keyboard readers and forum members to find out what you're playing and why, and examine the configurations of the modern one-, two-, and three-keyboard live setup.

Play:

Jazz - Andy LaVerne on putting McCoy Tyner-style chords in motion.

Country - Tim McGraw keyboardist Billy Nobel on playing more with less.

Reviews:

Stage Piano - Roland RD-800

Combo Amp - Acoustic Image Flex

 

All this and much more in the June 2014 issue of Keyboard!