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See Brandi Carlile Perfom on ‘Seth Meyer’

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Earlier this month, Brandi Carlile was scheduled to play New York’s Madison Square Gardens, but first she took her incredible vocal chops by Late Night With Seth Meyers where she performed the throttling “Mainstream Kid” off 2015′s The Firewatcher’s Daughter as well as her unforgettable single, “The Story.”

Not to be biased, but those of us at Gretsch particularly love on the latter, when midway thru, Carlisle exchanges her acoustic for her orange Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar, marking a dramatic and impactful shift in the song’s tempo.

Watch both clips below …

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Watch George Ezra Perform ‘Blame It on Me’ on Late Night

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George EzraBritish singer/songwriter George Ezra recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform the hit single “Blame It on Me.”

Donning a Gretsch G6119-1962HT Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, Ezra sang the song with power, showcasing a distinctive soulful voice that belies his 22 years of age.

“Blame It on Me,” which drew a huge ovation from the crowd, comes off 2014 debut album Wanted on Voyage.

Watch Ezra in action below and click here for his upcoming tour dates.

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Watch the Tallest Man on Earth Perform Two Tracks for WFUV

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Tallest Man on Earth GretschBefore his latest tour to support latest album Dark Bird is Home, Kristian Mattson – a.k.a. the Tallest Man on Earth – was used to performing on stage by himself.

But lately, he’s been backed by a full band for his concerts, adding lush layers to his beautifully arranged songs.

That sound was on display during a shoot for WFUV in New York City’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. With his bandmates supporting him, Mattson donned a G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String guitar and treated an intimate crowd to the Dark Bird single “Sagres” and a cover of “If I Could Only Fly,” which was written by Blaze Foley.

Watch Mattson in action below.

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Port Mac Guitars Demos a Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody

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Port Mac GuitarsChris Haigh of Australian retailer Port Mac Guitars recently picked up a Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody to showcase some of the classic tones this beautiful guitar can achieve.

For the demo, Haigh plugged into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Combo, and you can check it out in full below.

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Watch Dan Auerbach Examine a Vintage Chet Atkins Guitar on American Pickers

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Dan Auerbach American PickersIn case you missed Dan Auerbach on the season premiere of American Pickers earlier this year – which we seemed to have done – video has surfaced of the Black Keys guitarist’s appearance.

Why blog it in this space? Well, the object of Auerbach’s interest during the episode happens to be a special Gretsch guitar.

Auerbach met up with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of Antique Archaeology in Nashville, who came bearing a vintage Chet Atkins model that once belonged to someone named “Rudy,” according to stickers on the weathered body.

“The Chet Atkins model is probably the most desirable Gretsch, I’d say,” Auerbach noted. “I’ve never even played one.”

It seemed that Auerbach was dead set on making this find the first of its kind in his collection.

“There’s a difference between guitars that collectors collect and ones that players use,” he said with a smile. “This one is a player’s guitar.”

Watch Auerbach’s reaction in the clip below.

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