The GS staff took a road trip to visit a beautiful full service studio in New Jersey. Glenn Taylor’s Taylor-Made Productions music recording studio was everything we expected and then some.
A visit to the Museum of Making Music in Carsbad California. See the Special Exhibit on the history of Martin Dreadnought Guitars.
We took a road trip to Levon Helm’s Studio in Woodstock NY to hear “The Voice” finalist Laith Al-Saadi. He is one hell of a guitar player, as most who watched The Voice would know.
The Guitar Storage staff paid a visit to the Asbury Park Jazz & Blues Festival, held outside convention hall. And sponsored by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Society. It was well attended and parking was tough. It’s another great example of how far Asbury Park has come the last few years, considering a mid Summer visit to that city a decade or so ago would have resembled a ghost town. Now it’s thriving.
The Guitar Storage staff took a road trip to a roadhouse in Central NJ to see one of the great West Coast Blues guitar masters, Jr. Watson. Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen, NJ is home to sword swallowers, burlesque, rockabilly, psychobilly and other sideshow acts, and it was the prefect venue for for the quirky Watson.
The Guitar Storage staff took a roadtrip to see the “Masters of the Telecaster” show at City Winery on Thursday night. Three of the best and most famous Tele players showed their stuff. Arlen Roth, GE Smith and Jim Wieder brought just about all the Telecaster tone there is to a tribute to Roy Buchanan.
The Guitar Storage staff traveled to Manhattan last week to another great show at the Highline Ballroom. A stellar group of NYC area studio musicians put together a rocking and worthy tribute to the great music surrounding Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Derek and the Dominoes.
On the last day of NAMM 2013, the Guitar Storage staff had the pleasure of attending a screening of “The Wrecking Crew” documentary film by Danny Tedesco about his father Tommy Tedesco and the rest of the musicians who made up the hottest and hardest working studio musician group in LA in the 60s.
Al Perkins demos the Risson Marvell AP40 at the 2013 NAMM show with a rendition of Crossroads on lap steel guitar. Unfortunately, the Risson Booth got stuck in the Drum Room. You could barely hear him over the cacophony of drums…
It seemed like everywhere you turned were Hawaiian themed ukuleles displays. All the major guitar manufacturers like Martin, Fender, Gibson, etc are getting into the act but the uke rage..