Archive for July 2018

Tempest

Some pics from my band Tempest back at UMASS Amherst.  There are more.  I have to look for those.     

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My Spanish Lover

This is an original composition, written in 1981.  The sheet music is below in this post.  Play it; record it; it’s a challenge and fun.  Email me at rkentberger#gmail.com if you want me to send you the PDF of the sheet music.

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On the Road from 2002-2004 (with this hair)

For two years I left the practice of law and business behind and went back “out there” to play full time in the “Ricky Berger Blues Band.”  That was a wonderful and several times truly wild journey.  I hosted a weekly blues jam in Hopedale, MA and played lots of gigs here and there.  The…

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Castles Made of Sand (Excerpt)

This little excerpt features the “Onamac Windery” custom wound Jimi Hendrix pickups in “Little Red.”  Kerry Learned, of Onamac Windery, is a genius.   Since this taping Little Red got a maple reverse stock neck.

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Star Spangled Banner

Here is my version of the Star Spangled Banner.  I meant for it to be sweeter and a bit more contemplative than other guitar versions of this piece.  I was literally looking for some peace in this piece.  If that makes sense …

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16, with that Jeff Beck T-Shirt.

1974 Fender Telecaster Custom.  1960’s Fender Bandmaster head.  An Acoustic cab (with at least one horn) that sounded awesome.  I have always loved great gear and playing loud.  I was, however, overly serious about things.  And I probably thought a little too highly of myself back in those days.  We live and we learn (at…

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High School (From the Year Book).

In high school I always had my guitar with me. This picture was included in the first or second page of the yearbook. The guitar was a Gibson ES 175. I won all-state with that guitar.  These were the years where my teachers pushed me, and pushed me, to study and learn my instrument and…

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