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Carly Rae Jepsen Performs on Fallon

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By Hilary Brown

Carly Rae Jepsen recently stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and treated fans to “Run Away With Me,” the opening track off the pop star’s newly released, critically acclaimed sophomore album, Emotion.

The shamelessly addictive song and appearance, which aired last Wednesday, featured a Gretsch cameo as well—an equally tantalizing black G5655T-CB Electromatic® Center-Block guitar played by Tavish Crowe.

Watch the performance below.

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Tom Petersson’s Rock Your Speech

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Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and his wife Alison have launched Rock Your Speech, a music project inspired by their 7-year-old son Liam, who is working hard to overcome a speech disorder associated with autism spectrum disorder. After years of doing intensive speech therapy with Liam, the Petersson’s had the idea to incorporate speech and language lessons into rock music.

With Rock Your Speech, the Petersson’s mission is to inspire kids of all ages to find their voices through music.

The family has recorded an album and has turned to Pledge Music to help fund a music therapy package. Visit here to get the album and check out a variety of exclusive merchandise options, including a chance to get one of Petersson’s autographed basses.

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Butch Walker Rocks His Gretsch

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Earlier this year, Butch Walker dropped by the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room and played this intimate version of “Closest Thing To You I’m Gonna Find.”

The compelling clip begins with Walker first sharing the story behind the song. Watch and enjoy below …

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Watch Brian Setzer Explain Features of the Gretsch G6136SLBP Black Phoenix

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In this video clip, the legendary Brian Setzer discusses “the Big Kahuna,” aka the Gretsch G613SLBP Brian Setzer Black Phoenix.

Watch as he walks through some of its key features, and then rocks out with this axe.

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Peghead Nation Demos the Camp Uke

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The Gretsch Roots Collection continues to reap positive press with the latest coming in the way of a review for the Gretsch G9101 Camp Uke by Peghead Nation.

“The Camp Uke is incredibly lightweight, and with its small size, you could indeed stuff it into a typical daypack,” notes reviewer Teja Gerken. “The instrument is set up to play with great ease, and a balanced tone offers lovely soprano ukulele sounds on every part of the fingerboard.”

Click here to watch a video that gives a complete rundown of its specs, along with a short playing demo by instructor Adrianne Serna.

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