Thursday, 12 February 2015

Hadrien Féraud, Frank Gambale, Phil Upchurch, Nicolas Viccaro: jamming at NAMM 2013

Great line up for a jam at NAMM

Hadrien Féraud, Frank Gambale, Phil Upchurch & Nicolas Viccaro - NAMM 2013

Andy McKee: show at the Shubb Capos booth NAMM 2015

Guitar wizard Andy McKee is always a welcome visitor at our NAMM show booth.

Andy McKee, 2015 NAMM show at the Shubb Capos booth.

Frank Gambale: Senor Mouse Solo with RTF IV

Frank's perspective from his "amp cam" before thousands of screaming fans.
Stay tunes for Frank's new online guitar school at

Frank Gambale Senor Mouse Solo with RTF IV

Martin Miller, Federico Malaman: "A Night in Tunisia" NAMM 2015

Federico Malaman & Martin Miller "A Night in Tunisia" NAMM 2015
Martin Miller
The impeccable Federico Malaman and I having fun playing this Dizzy Gillespie tune during our jam at the Gruv Gear booth. Roland Gajarte Garcie on percussion.

Timo Somers, Aaron Marshall: Aristides jam NAMM 2015

Timo Somers, Aaron Marshall: Aristides jam NAMM 2015

Aristides NAMM 2015 with Aaron Marshall and Timo Somers

News: SXSW Visitors Set to Turn it Up at the PRS Shred Shed

SXSW Visitors Set to Turn it Up at the PRS Shred Shed

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) February 12, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, PRS Guitars is the official sponsor of the SXSW “Shred Shed,” a large soundproof space at the 2015 SXSW Music Expo. PRS will have the latest guitars, basses and amplifiers available and invites SXSW visitors to walk in the Shred Shed, shut the door and crank up the volume. Located in the Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 5, the PRS Shred Shed is also a great place to chat with PRS staff and PRS SXSW showcasing artists while seeing and playing the latest PRS gear.

PRS will be bringing American-made S2 guitars, including the popular S2 Mira Semi-Hollow, S2 Mira, S2 Starla, S2 Singlecut Standard and a new S2 model which will debut at the show. Guitarists will also be able to jam out on the SE 245 Soapbar and the SE A10E acoustic steel string guitar, and bass enthusiasts will be able to play the SE Kestrel and SE Kingfisher 4-string basses. The Shed will also be outfitted with PRS amps, including the Archon, HXDA, and Grissom models.

The PRS Shred Shed will be open from 11am to 6pm, Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 in the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5. For more information please visit:

About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Dave Knudson of Minus the Bear, Ian Perkins of Gaslight Anthem, Aaron Marshall of Intervals, Orianthi, John Hyatt, Mark Holcomb and Spencer Sotelo of Periphery, Dustie Waring of Between the Buried and Me, Zach Myers of Shinedown are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info:

Jeff Beck: signs exclusive book publishing deal + US tour dates


(Los Angeles) Announced today, the legendary JEFF BECK has signed an exclusive publishing deal with the London-based Genesis Publishing Group. Plans to release a high quality ‘signed, limited-edition’ book are in the works for release in the last quarter of 2015. In addition, BECK is hard at work on an officially sanctioned documentary and is currently penning his own autobiography.

BECK would like his fans to know, that while others may release un-authorized documentaries and biographies, these forthcoming works will be the only authorized versions by BECK himself.

Beck's career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. Over the years, Beck has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Les Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and Joss Stone among many others.

Beck has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and once as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two at the 2011 Grammy Award Celebration when he won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and Best Pop Instrumental performance for “Nessun Dorma”, both from his last studio album, Emotion & Commotion.

Recently, in London, Beck participated in The Poppy Appeal song "No Man's Land", a tribute to the men and women that served in World War I, resulting in 4 performances, culminating in the NFL pre-game entertainment that was broadcast from Wembley Stadium. The song featured singer Joss Stone on vocals and a gospel choir with vocals arranged by Antonia Wilson. In the meantime, a DVD of Beck’s Tokyo concert from April 2014 was released last November and reached #1 on the Billboard DVD chart. For Beck, 2015 will include both solo tour dates as well as co-headlining dates with ZZ Top and will complete work on his new studio album, expected later this year.

Joining Beck on both the solo and double-bill tour are his band: Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar

Jeff Beck Solo Dates

April 13 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 15 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 17 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 18 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 19 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
April 21 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
April 22 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
April 24 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center York, PA
April 26 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA

With ZZ Top

April 30 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX
May 1 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
May 2 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
May 3 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
May 7 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
May 8 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
May 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
May 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA