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Radial Backstage at Bonobo

Tales from the Rhodes

Jim Rhodes here. On a recent trip to the Commodore Ballroom I had the chance to walk around the stage before Bonobo‘s soundcheck. Bonobo is the stage name of Simon Green, a British musician and DJ now based out of LA. While the music he makes is primarily electronic, most of the compositions consist of traditional instruments….

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Radial Backstage at Thomas Rhett

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Jim Rhodes here (Radial’s artist relations rep). I recently had the chance to check out Thomas Rhett’s show in Abbotsford, BC and show the crew and band members some new gear. Thomas Rhett is a singer/songwriter and the son of country music icon: Rhett Akins. Thomas has already released two studio albums—It Goes Like This (2013) and Tangled…

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Radial backstage at City and Colour

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Dallas Green, Canadian vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Alexisonfire is perhaps becoming better known for his folk-style act City and Colour. Radial Artist Relations point person, Jim Rhodes checked in with their tour stop at the QE Theatre in Vancouver. I’d spoken with recording engineer, Karl Bareham and FOH/PM Stu Shuster a few weeks before…

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Radial Backstage at Father John Misty

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Adam Janis here—taking stab at writing for ‘Tales from the Rhodes’ about a recent visit Jim Rhodes and I made to the Father John Misty tour at Malkin Bowl on a beautiful Vancouver night Prior to our visit, the Misty crew had requested a few pieces of Radial gear which included the new Key-Largo™ keyboard mixer….

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Radial Backstage at Melissa Etheridge

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Melissa Etheridge, is touring her 17th album (Memphis Rock and Soul) which included a stop in Vancouver on May 5th. Melissa has long appreciated Radial products so it was an ideal time for me to pack up our latest products and head to the River Rock Casino. After 6 platinum albums, several awards…

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Tales From The Rhodes – John Mayer

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John Mayer concert Vancouver

John Mayer is one of the most recognized singer/songwriters and guitarists in the 21st century. From his first EP in 2000, “Inside Wants Out”, to 2017’s “The Search for Everything”, John Mayer continues to make music with meaning. His talents have earned him respect, success, accolades, collaborations and appearances with many of the worlds top artists…

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Tales From The Rhodes – Life is a Highway of No Regrets

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From 1987-1990, Radial’s Artist Relations point person, Jim Rhodes, worked as a guitar tech for Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. He recently took the opportunity to drop in to their latest show in Abbotsford, British Columbia and meet the crew, say hello to a couple old friends and do a little show-and-tell with some of…

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Radial Backstage with John Paul White (The Civil Wars)

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Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, John Paul White has been immersed in musical history from day one. When asked about his hometown he is quick to say he should be working at the Chamber of Commerce since he ‘talks up’ his home town so much. Muscle Shoals doesn’t need much talking up to people who…

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Jeff Beck’s new guitarist has a Bone to pick!

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Jeff Beck Bones

Jeff Beck is one of the most famous and decorated guitarists of all time. He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and as a solo artist in 2009. He is often referred to as the “guitarist’s guitarist”, and has made the cover…

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Kim Mitchell: Just doing his Rock ‘n’ Roll Duty

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Kim Mitchell Radial

Radial’s Artist Relations guy, Jim Rhodes, recently caught up with the guys in the Kim Mitchell Band and shares a little about his friend and iconic Canadian musician Kim. Kim Mitchell has been a household name in the Canadian rock music scene for 4 decades. He made his start as the guitarist and lead vocalist of…

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