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In Episode Three of Guitar Shop TV we chat with Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze about what 2011 holds in store, get shown some beautiful acoustics by the guys at Taylor Guitars, and head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to check out their stunning guitar exhibit “Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York.” You won’t want to miss this one!
A cornerstone of Nashville’s booming music scene, Twelfth & Porter endears itself to locals and touring musicians as a small venue with a big, bold sound. The joint was immortalized in recordings like Townes Van Zandt’s Live and Obscure (recorded here in April 1985) and in the lyrics of Ryan Adams’ song “Tennessee Sucks.” (On the Demolition track, Adams sings: “Cause I’m getting by with a 12-pack from 12th & Porter with Billy /4:30 a.m. at night.”)
The venue has also evoked its… Read More
Guitarists and music fans worldwide have a special fondness for the legendary HiWatt Amplifier, one of the cornerstones of great classic and contemporary Rock sounds. Starting in the late 1960s, together with Marshall and Vox amps, this company continues to represent a major force is defining the so-called “British sound” that has thrilled audiences around the world. Over the years, HiWatt gear has been used by cool artists such as The Who, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, The Killers, The Hives, Kid Rock,… Read More
The House of Blues operates some 12 venues in several different cities around the country. However the HOB on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood is perhaps the crown jewel of the chain. The HOB Sunset is massively large for a club venue. The high ceiling and vast amount of open space in front of the stage give the club the acoustics of a medieval church. The club’s rustic wooden interior and engineered sound system means the… Read More
Rockwood Music Hall is a cozy, intimate venue known for great acoustic and semi-acoustic sets from some of New York’s best not-yet-discovered musical artists. Think Norah Jones and you’ll get the vibe. It’s hushed, with rough brick walls and melting candles on little tables adding to the ambiance. Speaking of Jones, you might run into her here, or actors Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Owner Ken Rockwood is a veteran indie music guy who carefully chooses artists who fit the club perfectly. You may not… Read More
Derek Trucks: Smokin’ Solo on Government Mule’s “Rockin’ Horse” Recorded “Live At The Beacon Theatre”
“Live At The Beacon Theatre” in New York City has become an annual jam tradition for Gov’t Mule and they bring out the big guns, like The Allman Brothers‘ guitarist Derek Trucks. Here Trucks solos at length on “Rockin’ Horse.” Trucks starts out quiet with some gentle blues-y picking before reaching into his pocket… Read More