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Great Venues: The Bowery Ballroom – NYC – Carney LIVE

As a follow-up to our interview with guitarist Zane Carney, check Zane performing with his brother Reeve in their band “Carney” performing “Resurrection” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Check Zane’s tasteful guitar work and red-hot jazz-rock solo delivered on his blue Telecaster! Wow!

Carney is:

Reeve Carney (Lead vocals, guitar)
Zane Carney (Lead guitar)
Aiden Moore (Bass)
Jon Epcar (Drums)

This performance took place in 2011 at The Bowery Ballroom the iconic rock music venue… Read More

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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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The Fab Faux: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

As a follow-up to our interview with guitar great Jimmy Vivino, check Jimmy with The Fab Faux performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.

As one blogger put it: “this is incredible LIVE reproduction of some of the finest modern music ever written by the greatest pop band ever. Not an easy task, of that I can assure you. Beatle songs are not easy to recreate live (AMEN to THAT!) And to recreate the soul that Clapton himself injected… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Conan O’Brien Guitarist Jimmy Vivino – Part 2 – LA Guitar Scene

Jimmy Vivino discusses the differences between playing on cable and network TV, the Conan O’Brien band, the differences between the New York and LA guitar scene, and different guitar styles

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GSTV Featured Artist: Ana Popovic LIVE in Germany

Ana Popovic is one of the most fiery blues-rock female guitarist out there today. With her SRV-influenced rhythm sound, killer chops on both lead and slide guitar and a sultry voice, she’s become a fixture of the electric blues scene, playing major blues/jazz/rock festivals all over the world. Here she demonstrates her guitar prowess with a smoking solo.

Popovic’s father, a popular guitarist/bassist in their home town of Belgrade, Serbia, introduced her to the blues through his extensive record collection and nightly jam sessions with his… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Guitar Sensation Zane Carney – Spiderman , Carney- Part 2

Part Two of our exclusive interview with Interscope recording artist and guitarist extraordinaire Zane Carney, in which Zane discusses his own band, Carney, as well as his work with The Edge, Bono, and director Julie Taymor on the musical score of the Broadway hit Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.

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