Tag Archives: Nashville
To call George Gruhn a mere guitar expert would be to understate the depth and breadth of his vast knowledge. He is a true guitar intellectual, and a walking encyclopedia of detailed information about the history, physics, and the taxonomy of electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, and related instruments.
Some guitarists just have it all. Brad Paisley, for one. The guy has figured out how to juggle his unabashed guitar geekiness with his enormous commercial success as a mainstream country star. Paisley moved to Nashville in 1993 with a full scholarship to attend Belmont University‘s music business program. Within a week of graduating college, he inked his first songwriting contract. Today, the prolific artist has almost released an album every year since his first in 1999.
Paisley rolled the dice big-time… Read More
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.
Make sure to motor a few miles outside of Nashville to the Loveless Barn and the Loveless Café. Back behind the long-standing and world-famous café (where the buttery biscuits, hams and jams are seriously the best of all time) is the Loveless Barn, a versatile music venue that’s home to special concerts by the likes of Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flatts as well as… Read More
One of the smallest and grungiest spots for live music in Nashville, The Basement is situated beneath Grimey’s Record Shop (an independent record shop that’s time and again ranked one of the world’s best). Both establishments are owned by the affable Mike Grimes and both feature live music. During the day, you’ll definitely want to peruse Grimey’s.
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