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Fred & Dinah Gretsch Celebrate Wedding Anniversary and 130th Gretsch Anniversary

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Several Gretsch fans, friends, family members and business associates converged on Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in Bloomingdale, Ga., earlier this month to celebrate the company’s 130th anniversary.

But the March 4 party was also celebrating the wedding anniversary of Fred and Dinah Gretsch, marking a truly joyous event.

A few artists were on hand, as well.

The husband-and-wife team of Richard Smith and Julie Adams got the musical festivities started, with Smith showing off his fingerpicking prowess as Adams accompanied him on the cello.

Joe Robinson was up next, and his set with bassist Marcelo Bakos and drummer Tito Pascoali offered a diverse offering of original music highlighting the Australian-born phenom’s guitar heroics.

After a brief break Robinson and Smith teamed up for an impromptu jam session, as the musicians took turns taking the lead on their Gretsch guitars.  A finale of the Chet Atkins instrumental was certainly a crowd favorite.

To view a photo album of the event, click here, and watch Fred Gretsch address the audience in the videos below, in addition to performance footage of Robinson and Smith.

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Celebrate Gretsch’s 130 Years with Twang-O-Rama Concert

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Celebrate Gretsch’s 130 years with the Twang-O-Rama concert event at the Tempe Guitar Show.  It all takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Antique Electronics.

The party will feature several select bands and performing members of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society until 3 p.m.

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Stephen Stills Talks Woodstock in Latest Gretsch Interview

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The legendary Stephen Stills has had a blockbuster career, earning two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

And through much of his career, Stills could be seen with a trusty Gretsch White Falcon, a guitar he was first introduced to by Neil Young.

Stills was kind enough to talk about his relationship with Gretsch in a recent interview, which includes the amazing story of how Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young nearly missed their chance to play at the original Woodstock.

Watch the interview below and visit Crosby, Stills and Nash’s official website for current tour dates.

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Billy Duffy on his History with Gretsch

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The Cult’s legendary guitarist Billy Duffy sat down with Gretsch Guitars to talk about how he got into playing guitar with one of the world’s biggest rock bands, and why Gretsch has been such an important part of that ride.

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Elvis Week Continues on Letterman with Brandon Bennett

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The Elvis Presley showcase continued this week on The Late Show with David Letterman with a fiery performance of “Hound Dog” by Brandon Bennett.

Bennett, who was accompanied by Gretsch artist Wyatt Maxwell, is currently playing the role of “The King” in the Chicago-based production of “Million Dollar Quartet,” which celebrates the spirit of a recording session that included Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Presley. (more…)

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