PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where he gets to see and hear a demo of PRS' newest line of acoustic guitars -- the SE Angelus.



PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Stevensville, Maryland, for Experience PRS 2011 where he gets to see and hear a demo of PRS' newest line of acoustic guitars -- the SE Angelus.

Philadelphia’s Public Orchestra offers an alternative to traditional classical ensembles, with room for all instruments and backgrounds.

The first time I experienced an orchestra I was 7. A year earlier, a roving teacher visited my class carrying a bag filled with plastic recorders. She gave us a simple challenge: “I’ll be back in a week to see how many of you can play this song without squeaking!” As promised, she returned one week later, and miraculously I made the cut. My reward was to be enrolled at the Newham Academy of Music in London. A week later, another teacher handed me a tiny violin and said, “If you can play the song I just taught you by next week without squeaking, you can stay.” I noticed a trend—squeaking on any instrument was bad. A year later, I was on stage at the Royal Albert Hall with about 50 other kids. Our orchestra was called Da Capo, which means “from the beginning.”

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Gibson partners with the Everly Brothers family for a limited-edition acoustic guitar equipped with AA flame maple and capped with dual pickguards.

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