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Darrel Higham Returns with New Album Hell’s Hotel

British rockabilly guitarist and singer Darrel Higham has returned with new album Hell’s Hotel, and take it from us, it’s a must-listen! Higham found himself at a personal and professional crossroads following the split from his wife and musical partner Imelda May in 2015. With no label or management to answer to, Higham turned his Embassy Studios into a recording sanctuary, allowing ultimate freedom to cre ...

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See Twin Atlantic in Action at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1 hosted its annual free Big Weekend musical festival in Hull, England over the weekend with many performing artists taking time to dedicate songs to those who lost lives or were injured in the tragic terrorist attack a few days earlier in Manchester. Taking the stage on Sunday, Glasgow’s alt rock outfit Twin Atlantic ripped through a 7-song set that included fan favorites “Brothers and Sisters” a ...

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The Shelters Share New Video for ‘Gold’

Up and coming Los Angeles quartet the Shelters have debuted the new official music video for their song “Gold.” Guided by legendary music video director Mark Pellington (Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bon Jovi, and Leonard Cohen), the clip is a cinematic affair inspired by California— heavy on Hollywood glamour and glitz in some scenes and desolate and barren in others. Actress Juno Temple plays a mysterious woman ...

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Find Out Why We the Kings’ Coley O’Toole Will Never Trade his Guitar & More

Coley O’Toole is one of those rare multi-instrumentalist, jack-of-all-trades musician. As the rhythm guitarist, keyboardist and supporting vocalist for American pop-punk band We the Kings, he is also an accomplished sound engineer and songwriter. The very talented O’Toole took a minute from touring to chat with us about all-things guitar, music, first loves, where he draws inspiration from in his songwritin ...

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Players Edition Anniversary wins “Guitarist Gear of the Year” Award

U.K.’s Guitarist magazine dedicated much of its December issue to featuring their 2016 standout gear selections, and Gretsch is proud to report that our Players Edition Gretsch G6118T won a “Guitarist Gear of the Year” award in the Semi-Acoustic Electrics category. “Improving on the classics might be a no-no for vintage-tone freaks, but for many gigging players dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the past is ...

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Watch Band of Skulls’ Rig Rundown

In a new Rig Rundown with Premier Guitar, Band of Skulls’ Russel Marsden goes through the gear he’s currently using out on the road, including his Gretsch G6118TV-LTV 130th Anniversary Junior, which he says is “the other end of things” compared to his Jazzmaster guitars. A longtime Falcon user, Marsden said he’s steered towards using the Anniversary Jr. as of late, calling it a “dual Gretsch rock and roll m ...

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Gretsch 1955-’62 Penguin Makes Vintage Guitar‘s Most Valuable Guitars List

In the October issue of Vintage Guitar, the magazine marked its 30th anniversary with a look at the 30 most valuable production guitars. In compiling their list, VG took into consideration innovative materials, parts, shapes, connections to players and/or songs, and mostly, the laws of supply and demand. A 1955-’62 Gretsch 6134 White Penguin made the list at No. 9, with an estimated value of $94,000 to $152 ...

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New Boyce Avenue Video with ‘Modern Family’ Actress Nears 9 Million Views

Billboard Hot 100 juggernaut “Closer” by the Chainsmokers  feat. Halsey has been a radio staple since this summer, and has been an oft-candidate for other artists to cover. This past Sunday, Florida’s pop rock trio Boyce Avenue posted their stripped down take of the tune, with an assist from Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland and it’s already racked up close to nearly 9 million views in less than a week. Wa ...

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Johnnyswim Perform on the ‘Today Show ‘

A little bit folk, a little bit blues, and a whole lot of soul. L.A.-based duo Johnnyswim hit the set of the Today Show to perform “Let It Matter” off brand new album Georgica Pond. Watch the clip below .. The post Johnnyswim Perform on the ‘Today Show ‘ appeared first on Gretsch Guitars Blog. ...

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Darrel Higham Dishes on New Solo Album; Picks his Favorite Rockabilly Albums

Photo courtesy of MusicRadar/ © Simon Lees/Future U.K. rockabilly guitarist Darrel Higham recently caught up with MusicRadar to dish on some of his favorite rockabilly albums. In the article, Higham also talked about returning to his three-piece roots and his new upcoming solo album. Expected out in January 2017, Hell’s Hotel features a slew of guest artists. “Jools Holland is playing on three songs and Rob ...

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