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Tarra Layne

Rocking female soul singer Tarra Layne has a raspy, sultry voice that could easily be compared to that of Stevie Nicks. Together with her capable backing band Layne has crafted a sound that combines Detroit soul with Southern rock and contemporary pop.  With her breezy beauty and megawatt pipes this Pittsburg diva who according to her bio likes neat bourbon and “men with an edge” could easily be the next big thing. Just remember you heard her first here on GSTV! Check out the video for “Beautiful Day.”

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Johnny Lanson

Johnny Lanson is an alt-rocking hip hopper from Montgomery, AL with a danceable sound that’s a jumped up blend of rock and rap. Johnny’s vocal style is more laidback than Kid Rock’s and reminds us of a more tripped out version of Everclear. Already known for his energetic and engaging live performances, Johnny and his band have recently been garnering airplay with the single “Eye On You.” At GSTV we love innovative artists like Johnny and we’re particularly digging this video for “Carson Daly.”

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HaleAmanO is a Las Vegas reggae band with a sound that also incorporate elements of rock and soul. Recently the band released their debut album House of Sharks on iTunes. HaleAmanO are also a regular favorite on the Vegas live circuit, having played gigs in support of bands that include Katchafire, Iration, and the The Aggrolites.  Get a dose of HaleAmano’s infectious live energy yourself in this video of the band playing “Fiyah” live at the Vegas House of Blues.

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Gary Clark, Jr. “Bright Lights”

Check out this video of one of our favorite “New Generation” Blues Players, Gary Clark Jr., at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010. The Boston Globe said: “Gary Clark Jr. is a young force steeped in old sounds…. Ten years in the making, Gary Clark Jr., is about to become an overnight sensation” Sooo Soulful!

Stay tuned to GSTV for much more on Gary.

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Southern Hospitality: Kara Clark


Nashville rocker Kara Clark has a sultry growling voice that lends itself perfectly to the driving, guitar driven alt country rock conjured up by her talented backing group. Clark is of Native American descent and wears influences like Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Guns and Roses on her sleeve. Check out this smoky black and white live clip of the girl in action in this video for “Southern Hospitality.”

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Shop Spotlight: The Music Zoo – Long Island, New York

Tommy Colletti, Owner and CEO of The Music Zoo in Roslyn, Long island, New York speaks with GSTV about his love for guitars and his passion for delivering quality instruments and service to his customers. Colletti established The Music Zoo 19 years ago, and recently relocated to an expansive new location to better serve his growing clientele. He also discusses how technology has changed the guitar community, his personal guitar collection, and along with one of his all-time favorite guitars, EddieRead More

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