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Lera Lynn Performs on Letterman

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Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Lera Lynn appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman earlier this week, performing “Out to Sea.” The tune is the opening track to Lynn’s album, The Avenues, which dropped in September 2014.

Although frequently categorized as Americana, folk, or country, Lynn headed into Joshua Grange’s studio in Los Angeles to record an album without genre limitations.

“I just want to stop thinking about music as a marketing campaign,” she said.  “Ray Charles went from jazz to R&B to country. Paul McCartney will do a ballad next to ‘Helter Skelter’ and not think twice. The most successful and lasting artists let inspiration steer them, not genre or marketing pitch. I’m just doing what moves me as it comes.”

Watch Lynn and her talented band, including Grange on pedal steel and guitarist Ben Lewis, in the Letterman clip below.

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The Airborne Toxic Event Perform on Letterman

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The Airborne Toxic Event on Letterman

The Airborne Toxic Event recently dropped by the Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed “Timeless.” The anthemic ballad appears on new EP The Secret.

The host seemed to be a big fan of both the performance and the band’s gear.

“God that was nice. I love that guitar. It’s a beautiful guitar,” said Letterman pointing at singer Mikel Jollet’s Gretsch Black Falcon. “The Airborne Toxic Event – that was lovely.”

See for yourself below …

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Cody Ray Slaughter Kicks off Elvis Week on Letterman

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As the youngest person ever to be named an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Cody Ray Slaughter has made a name for himself for his version of “The King.”

As such, it was fitting that Slaughter kicked off the Can’t Help Falling in Love with Elvis Week on The Late Show with David Letterman with a performance of “Jailhouse Rock.”

Slaughter, who is currently in the touring production of “The Million Dollar Quartet,” dressed the part in jailhouse stripes and black jacket and jeans while shaking his hips just like Presley.  In addition, Slaughter was accompanied by Gretsch artist Wyatt Maxwell on the guitar.  (more…)

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Watch The Airborne Toxic Event Perform on Letterman

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The Airborne Toxic Event recently dropped by David Letterman to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show with a performance of their latest single “All I Ever Wanted.” Watch below as frontman Mikel Jollett rocks his Gretsch Silver Falcon with guitarist Steven Chen on his Gretsch Power Jet.

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Wanda Jackson Performs on Letterman with Jack White

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Rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson hit David Letterman last night to promote her new album The Party Ain’t Over. Joined by special guest Jack White (on his vintage Gretsch) and his Third Man House Band, the 73-year-old singer shook things up by performing Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ 1960s hit “Shakin’ All Over.”

Letterman was so pleased by the performance that he asked for more.

“Oh my God,” he exclaimed. “Holy Crap. Whoa!! Who was doing that? Oh my God. Oh my goodness.”

Watch below!

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