PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Fret King booth. In this video, Trev Wilkinson (Fret King founder) guides us along a tour of Fret King's series; Blue Label & Green Label. The guitars are said to be based on some of the world's most popular body styles, but have updated and improved appointments to give them that added boost for nearly every player. In addition, these accommodating guitars come with a very reasonable price tag.



PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for Musikmesse '09 where he visits the Fret King booth. In this video, Trev Wilkinson (Fret King founder) guides us along a tour of Fret King's series; Blue Label & Green Label. The guitars are said to be based on some of the world's most popular body styles, but have updated and improved appointments to give them that added boost for nearly every player. In addition, these accommodating guitars come with a very reasonable price tag.

Johnny Marr’s latest LP spans influences from New Order to the Staple Singers while staying rooted in his clockwork timing and copious talents as arranger and melodicist.

When the great Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes passed away earlier this year, I thought a lot about Johnny Marr. Marr was moved deeply by the girl groups of the ’60s—their positivity, energy, and the convergence of ecstasy and melancholy in the music. He was even fired up by the audaciousness of their style: The impressive beehive hairdo worn by Spector’s bandmate Estelle Bennett famously inspired the jet-black pile Marr wore at the height of Smiths fame.

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Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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