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Exclusive Interview: Classical Guitar Legend Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the reigning diva of the classical guitar” and “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.” She is also the winner of Guitar Player magazine‘s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, the Madrid Queen Sofia and Toronto Competitions, and was the first guitarist ever to win the Munich Competition.

 

Sharon Isbin

An NYC resident, Isbin is also the director of the guitar department at The Jullliard School, which she created in… Read More

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Great Performances: Steely Dan Guitarist Jon Herington Unplugged

A popular New York City-based session guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jon Herington is also “the new guy” in Steely Dan. He played on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album Two Against Nature and the band’s more recent release Everything Must Go. An exceptional musician and a real class act, Herington has also toured with Boz Scaggs and played in the Broadway show… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Rock/Jazz/Blues Great Larry Carlton

In this exclusive interview, renowned session guitarist Larry Carlton talks about how his early love of The Beatles and jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery influenced the development of his style. He also explains why growing up listening to steel guitar players led to his signature use of volume pedals to mimic that sound, and talks about discovering B.B. King at age 16 in his grandmother’s record collection.

 

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Exclusive Interview: Grand Ole Opry Musical Director Steve Gibson

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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.

 

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One of the first moves Gibson made to upgrade… Read More

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