Q&A with Jimmy Johnson

Best known as the guitarist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), Jimmy Johnson has played on numerous classic R&B and pop hits with his trusty Gretsch 6120 guitar during the mid-1960s through the ‘70s. Just one of Johnson’s many credits is that funky riff heard on Aretha Franklin smash single […]

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Gretsch Exclusive: Elephant Revival Perform ‘Remembering a Beginning’

When Colorado folk band Elephant Revival stopped by Gretsch, they showcased their eclectic sound with a beautiful version of “Remembering a Beginning,” a track off 2013’s These Changing Skies. It’s impossible not to get drawn in by the distinctive Gretsch Roots Collection resonator guitar, singer Bonnie Paine’s washboard playing and the lush work on the fiddle […]

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The So So Glos Get Featured in Dodge’s #NextUp Campaign

Brooklyn-based punk rockers the So So Glos were recently featured in Dodge’s #NextUp campaign, which spotlights rising artists. The band ripped through “Son of An American,” a track featured on  latest album Blowout. Check out that clip and an interview below.

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Watch Reverend Horton Heat’s Raucous Video for ‘Scenery Going By’

Having released the album Rev on Jan. 21 via Victory Records, Reverend Horton Heat recently debuted a music video for the track “Scenery Going By.” The clip surely lives up to the song’s title, as live footage of the band is cut with scenes of their travels, whether it is the view from a car window […]

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CALICO the Band Bring Three-Part Harmonies to Gretsch Lounge

When CALICO the Band  stopped by the Gretsch Lounge, they brought out their Gretsch Chet Atkins and Gretsch Rancher to perform a few songs from their self-titled 2013 EP. Watch the all-female trio play “High Road” and “Fool’s Gold” in the clips below and visit their official Facebook page for more information.

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Patrick Matera Recording New Solo Record

Patrick Matera might be well known at Katy Perry’s guitarist, but he’s also been hard at work on a new solo record. And to complete it, Matera launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a final $10,000 with rewards that include a digital download of the album to the opportunity to have the artist play a […]

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Ray Davies Performs ‘Waterloo Sunset’ During Closing Ceremonies

Ray Davies was a featured artist on the epic Olympic closing ceremony that recently took place, as he played “Waterloo Sunset,” a love letter to London. Watch the performance alongside guitarist Bill Shanley in the clip below.

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Joe Robinson Not Just A Guitarist Anymore

Australian guitar stud Joe Robinson certainly has the chops to make a name for himself on his axe accomplishments. That was mainly the way he won the 2008 season of Australia’s Got Talent. But now, Robinson is ready to branch out, having just released his third album – and first with vocals and a full […]

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Rare Neil Young Photographs Presented in New York

Music photographers Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein presented an exclusive collection of limited edition prints of legendary musician Neil Young in New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery on June 17. This exhibit is considered to be one of the best collections of Neil Young photographs ever presented, containing over 40 candid images of the music icon. […]

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