Author Archives: gstv
Alan Schwartz is a time-honored veteran of the guitar world and one of New York‘s most exciting players. He has more than twenty years of studio experience and is a first-call session guitarist for some of the top studios in New York and Los Angeles. He’s worked with many of the top names in music, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vanessa Carlton, and many, many others.
Schwartz jokingly describes himself as being in the “musician’s witness… Read More
The musical director of the Grand Ole Opry, Steve Gibson, talks with Guitar Shop TV about how he came on board at the Opry, and what he did to shake things up in an institution that he felt had become a bit complacent.
One of the first moves Gibson made to upgrade… Read More
Steve Vai epitomizes the term “guitar hero.” Since catching his break as a second guitarist for Frank Zappa’s band in the early ‘80s, Vai has established himself as a virtuoso whose angular and sometimes quirky guitar chops make him capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the rock arena.
Want to hang with the cool cats without enduring the pretentiousness of some LA clubs? Look no further than Bardot Hollywood on Vine, a great place for music lovers, people watching, and having fun. Bardot is located on top of the famous Avalon Theater, and is comprised of three spaces—the intimate bar/lounge, an open-air courtyard, and the tent room, which is right out of Arabian… Read More
Jack Pearson is Nashville royalty—and not just because he played alongside Dickey Betts from 1997 – 1999 as part of the Allman Brothers Band. Pearson’s also put his head together on projects with Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Lee Roy Parnell, Faith Hill and Delbert McClinton. This world-class guitarist, born… Read More
Rock ‘n’ Roll is an act that’s meant to be taken on the road—when you’re travelling a lot and spending your time in airplanes and hotels, it’s nice to have a way to kick out the jams without the annoying ear buds in the whole time you’re in your room.