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Great Venues: The Legendary Sun Studio in Memphis

Guitar Shop TV sits behind the board with engineer Matt Ross-Spang at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, “the most famous recording studio in the world,” where Elvis Presley was discovered and the first rock and roll hit single, “Rocket 88” was recorded in 1951. Ross-Spang talks about the history of Sun and why it’s so special.

 

Sun Stuidos

Sun Studio was opened in 1950 by the legendary producer and rock pioneer Sam Philips. It… Read More

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Great Venues: BB King Blues Club – Memphis

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Guitar Shop TV travels to Memphis Tennessee for some great soul food and hot blues by the smokin’ house band at the original B.B. King’s Blues Club on fabled Beale Street. Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King was born Riley B. King, and got his start in Memphis in 1948, where he worked as a singer and DJ at… Read More

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The Dallas International Guitar Festival: The Biggest and Best!

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Guitar Shop TV visits the one and only Dallas International Guitar Festival, the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind. This is Guitar Heaven, Texas-style, with over 800 booths representing collectors, dealers, manufacturers and traders from every corner of the USA.

 

 

This is the place to buy, sell, trade or appraise incredible vintage instruments, check out cool… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Grand Ole Opry Musical Director Steve Gibson

2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 871-6779

 

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.

 

Grand Ole Opry

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

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Great Performances: Stanley Jordan Live at The Iridium , NYC


Guitar Shop TV’s  New York correspondent Jill Nicolini introduces us to one of the city’s coolest clubs, The Iridium, featuring an impressive live performance by the legendary jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan. Jordan is renowned for his distinctive two-handed tapping technique and amazing improvisations, and we capture some great moments from this jazz/fusion icon’s recent Iridium appearence.
The Iridium is one of the most beautiful nightclubs in New York and a step up visually from the typical… Read More

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