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The NAMM Show 2018!

The NAMM Show 2018!

The new year has arrived, which means that NAMM is near! Oodles of exhibitors, mind-boggling gear around every corner, and the opportunity for the music industry to get together face-to-face—this is what is NAMM is about!  As you may have guessed, we’re getting excited and bags are almost packed. We’ll be heading back... [Read More]

Merle Travis’ 100th birthday Celebration-at the Ryman!

Merle Travis’ 100th birthday Celebration-at the Ryman!

    Plan to be at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on February 19, 2018 as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Merle Travis! Paying tribute to the legend will be Doyle Dykes, John Jorgenson, Laurence Juber, Andy McKee, and Joe Robinson! If you’ve read the Andy Babiuk’s The Story of Paul Bigsby, you know how important... [Read More]

Cousin Harley pays tribute to Merle Travis!

Cousin Harley pays tribute to Merle Travis!

In honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of Merle Travis (November 29th), Canadian cats Cousin Harley have released a new album! Packed with classics from the catalog of this pioneer from Kentucky, Cousin Harley put their signature style all over this record.  Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis consists of 12 tunes that are... [Read More]

Gretsch On Tour!

Gretsch On Tour!

              Being the Gretsch fan that you are, you probably know that Mr. Joe Carducci has been traveling this great land spreading the word of That Great Gretsch Sound! Well, we took our turn to see the Twang-O-Rama November 18 at Riff City Guitar in New Hope, MN.  A bright, if not cold, day in the Twin... [Read More]

GuitArlington 2017-That’s a wrap!

GuitArlington 2017-That’s a wrap!

              If you’re anything like us, your back is sore and feet are tired which proves how great GuitArlington 2017 was! Not even a Cowboy’s game could slow down Sunday! With plenty of gear to whet one’s appetite, lots of folks went new prized possessions. To all those who stopped... [Read More]

The War On Drugs: A Deeper Understanding

If you are a fan of ‘The War On Drugs’, you’ve no-doubt been enjoying the new album: A Deeper Understanding.  Released late last month (8/25/17), it has received plenty of praise.  NPR described the new album as a ‘balance of ambition and grace’; we’d agree with that.  Inspired songwriting and ambitious... [Read More]