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Doc Martens: 50 Years of History

 

Back in April 1960, in Munich, Germany, Dr. Klaus Maertens had a garage full of inventions, including a shoe sole made almost entirely of air. He took that idea to the Griggs family of Northhampton, England, which had a history of making quality work footwear, and together they created the 1460, eight-hole “Doc Marten” boot—a design classic. The postmen, factory workers and transport unions who… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Chelsea Guitars – New York

Chelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay shows Guitar Shop TV the store’s collection of vintage and “affordable” guitars. As he says, “I don’t consider myself a ‘vintage’ guitar dealer; I consider myself a ‘used’ guitar dealer.”

 

This small, unpretentious store adjacent to the famous Chelsea Hotel is a rock-star hangout for artists like Billy Corgan and The Hives, who come for… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist : The Worsties – Artist Showcase

Guitar Shop TV “Artist Showcase” winners for July are The Worsties. Yes, The Worsties, baby, The Worsties.

The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure.

With 4 EP’s under their belts and another on the way, the band has toured consistently since 2008, and have generated quite a stir in the local and… Read More

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July Artist Showcase Winner: The Worsties


Guitar Shop TV “Artist Showcase” winners for July are The Worsties. Yes, The Worsties, baby, The Worsties.

 

The Worsties are a high energy, female-fronted rock band from Nashville that mixes influences from 70’s era punk, 80’s pop and glam, with new wave dance beats thrown in for good measure.

 

With 4 EP’s under their belts and another on the way, the band has toured consistently since 2008, and have generated quite a stir in the… Read More

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Great Performances: Greenwich Town Party Music Festival (Buddy Guy, etc)

The first annual Greenwich Town Party was a big hit, with a great musical lineup, a gorgeous site on Greenwich Harbor, perfect weather, flawless organization, and enthusiastic response from everyone who attended. Featured artists included Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Little Feat, Toots and the Mayalls, The Temptations, and several impressive local bands. Given its highly successful debut, The Greenwich… Read More

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Rare British Interview

The late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan was perhaps the only blues guitarist to truly cross over to the MTV generation, not only through winning Grammys for contemporary blues albums like In Step but also by appearing alongside David Bowie in the video for Bowie’s smash hit  “Let’s Dance.”  Vaughan got his big break playing the Read More

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