IDA MAE WIFE HUSBAND DUO
Husband-and-wife duo Ida Mae’s sophomore studio album Click Click Domino is set to arrive this Friday, July 16, and we are enjoying all of the goodies they have been trickling out lately — from live performance streams to Chris Turpin’s appearance on Premier Guitar’s “Hooked” series to the official music video for the album’s sweltering title track.
“This was written kind of as a knee jerk song,” explain the band’s Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean Ward of the single in a press release. “The unfiltered noise of social media, concerns surrounding social engineering, the lack of emotional connection and physical disconnection gets to all of us. We all know how easy it is to falsify an image, be it in fashion / politics / or any aspect of your everyday and in a lot of people’s lives it has become a necessity to play into it. [We] wanted to write the lyrics to ‘Click Click Domino’ almost as Twitter statements, counting characters, making a short sharp stream of consciousness commentary.”
RICHARD FORTUS SHOWCASES HIS NEW SIGNATURE FALCONS
With a multitude of projects over the years headlined by a nearly two-decade stint with rock powerhouse Guns N’ Roses, Richard Fortus is known as one of the most respected guitarists in the world. And as Fortus tours the globe with Guns, he wows packed stadiums with a set of his new signature Gretsch Falcons.
Years in the making, these guitars are not only a tribute to the artists that influenced the St. Louis native, but are also made to Fortus’ exacting specifications as to what he needs on stage with the rock powerhouse.
As a child, Fortus began his musical journey by playing the violin and drums. Interestingly enough, the guitar felt like something he would never master.