Posted: November 4, 2013
In September, Waco, Texas native and Nashville resident Brian Wright released new album Rattle Their Chains, a collection of 12 songs that showcases his savvy songwriting.
“There was no conscious theme to this record,” said Wright. “As I listen to it now, there’s a lot of themes that are running through it — self-reflection, where I grew up, where I was living, where I was going. It encompasses far more than location — the past, the future, hope and regret — all the things that are worth writing about it.”
When Gretsch caught up with the singer-songwriter, he gave us this wonderful performance of new track “Can’t Stand to Listen.”
Posted: October 27, 2013
Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 album AM is a dark and foreboding collection of snarling guitar rockers, and the quartet recently unleashed two of them on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
With frontman Alex Turner’s vocals weaving their way through the Black Sabbath-inspired licks, Arctic Monkeys turned out “R U Mine” and “Do I Wanna Know?” on Kimmel‘s outdoor stage.
Watch both performances below and visit Arctic Monkeys’ official Facebook page for a full list of tour dates.
Posted: October 22, 2013
Canadian artist Tim Chaisson teamed up with Australian icon Diesel (Mark Lizotte) to perform “Speak Easier” on Australia’s The Morning Show, which made for an appearance of Diesel’s Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Squareneck Resonator.
Posted: October 17, 2013
Irish indie outfit Two Door Cinema Club recently took part in CBS’ award-winning webcast series Live on Letterman.
During their showcase at New York’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater Two Door Cinema Club performed several tracks from their new EP, Changing of the Seasons, as well as hits from their previous albums.
Watch “What You Know” and “Something Good Can Work” off debut album Tourist History and the title track of their new EP.
Posted: October 14, 2013
Premier Guitar recently caught up with Doug “Red” Redler, otherwise known as longtime tech for the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, to run through the gear Robinson is using on the band’s latest tour.
While looking at Robinson’s guitars, Redler pulled out several Gretsch gems, including a Japanese-made Black Falcon and a Streamliner (see photo above) that was was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and repaired by Steve Stern of the Gretsch Custom Shop.
Redler explained that the Streamliner is used on the songs ”Feather” and “Good Morning Captain,” noting that Robinson likes it for “anything that gets really loud with a lot of feedback.”
Check out Robinson’s collection in the clip below and visit the Black Crowes’ official website for more information.
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