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Jamie N Commons Featured in Timberland’s Modern Trail Campaign


London-based soul and blues rocker Jamie N Commons’ star looks to be on the rise, after recently being selected by Timberland for their new Made for the Modern Trail campaign.

Timberland is highlighting influencers such as Commons with a push called “Mark Makers,” which documents a day in the life of various artists and also includes music written exclusively for the campaign.

Get to know more about Commons, his process to making music and how he finds inspiration in this behind-the-scenes video below. Click the image to play the package!

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See Cassadee Pope’s Performance on the Today


Country solo artist Cassadee Pope recently appeared on the Today show to perform pop country ballad “I Am Invincible,” the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album.

With her powerhouse vocals, Pope brings the determined and unbreakable lyrics to life, even earning a “wow” from co-host Willie Geist.

“It’s very empowering,” Pope told Rolling Stone Country of her new work. “Very sassy. . . I’m showing a little bit more of an edgy side of myself.”

Watch Pope and her band in action below, featuring guitarists Steve Fekete playing a G6120-1959LTV Chet Atkins Nashville and Jim McGorman playing a G5022CWFE Rancher Falcon Jumbo acoustic.

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Royal Blood Storm The Late Late Show


As they wrapped up the final leg of their two-year world tour in support of eponymous debut, U.K. duo Royal Blood also found the time to storm the set of The Late Late Show with James Corden for a fierce take on “Figure It Out.”

Shrouded mostly in red or blue lights, bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr shredded the single on his go-to short scale Gretsch Electromatic Bass.

Watch the clip below.

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See Ellie Goulding Perform at the Live Lounge


English songstress Ellie Goulding has been making the rounds to promote upcoming Nov. album Delirium, which included a recent stop by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge.

Goulding performed new track “On My Mind” as well as an incredible cover of  Jack Garratt’s Weathered,” which you can watch below.  Be sure to check out guitarist Chris Ketley starting out the track on his Gretsch Center-Block Falcon.

And to hear Goulding’s new music, check out this BBC Radio 2 playlist.

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Watch a Demo of the Limited Edition Gretsch G6129T Duo Jet in Red Sparkle


Brian from Chicago Music Exchange recently filmed a great demo video featuring the Limited Edition Gretsch G6129 Duo Jet in Red Sparkle.

“This is just gorgeous, big (sparkle flake), looks like a drum wrap,” he said. “I can’t say enough about how great this guitar looks in person. Very cool.”

After running through all of its specs and calling it a “joy to play,” he provides a quick demo of the guitar’s tonal qualities. Check it out below.

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