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Exclusive Interview: Top Studio Guitarists Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz is a time-honored veteran of the guitar world and one of New York‘s most exciting players. He has more than twenty years of studio experience and is a first-call session guitarist for some of the top studios in New York and Los Angeles. He’s worked with many of the top names in music, including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Vanessa Carlton, and many, many others.

 

Schwartz jokingly describes himself as being in the “musician’s witness… Read More

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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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LA Players: Steve Vai – “I’m The Hell Outta Here” @ Crossroads Festival – INCREDIBLE!

Steve Vai epitomizes the term “guitar hero.” Since catching his break as a second guitarist for Frank Zappa’s band in the early ‘80s, Vai has established himself as a virtuoso whose angular and sometimes quirky guitar chops make him capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the rock arena.

 

It’s not for nothing that David Lee Roth chose to collaborate with Vai after his departure from Van Halen. Apart from his collaboration with Roth, Vai has also enjoyed success as a… Read More

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LA Venues: Bardot Hollywood

 

Want to hang with the cool cats without enduring the pretentiousness of some LA clubs? Look no further than Bardot Hollywood on Vine, a great place for music lovers, people watching, and having fun. Bardot is located on top of the famous Avalon Theater, and is comprised of three spaces—the intimate bar/lounge, an open-air courtyard, and the tent room, which is right out of ArabianRead More

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Nashville Players: Jack Pearson – “Performance & Style”

Jack Pearson is Nashville royalty—and not just because he played alongside Dickey Betts from 1997 – 1999 as part of the Allman Brothers Band. Pearson’s also put his head together on projects with Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Lee Roy Parnell, Faith Hill and Delbert McClinton. This world-class guitarist, born… Read More

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