Gibson made a big announcement this week and it's going to be even bigger for Bozeman. First a little back story, the new models which are called "The Gibson Generation Collection" was actually conceived back in 1964. Gibson was going through archives and came across the blueprints and decided to go forth with the plans. The idea behind the new model(s) will allow the actual player to hear more of what the audience hears.
Now retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous a few years back when he started recording music and releasing music videos from space, most notably his David Bowie "Space Oddity" cover. If you thought playing the guitar outside of earth's gravitational pull was easy, think again. Chris explains:
Eastman is dropping by Music Villa in Bozeman on Saturday, September 26 with a full truck-load of awesome high-quality Eastman instruments. This special factory sales event at Music Villa will take place all day. There will be savings and giveaways storewide, including a guitar giveaway!
As part of the Bozeman Parks & Recreation Department's Pickin' in the Parks series, 'Learning to Play in an Open Jam - Slow Jam' lessons will be offered the first Tuesday of every month (starting in October)...and they're free!
Musician, songwriter, and the Founder and Managing General Partner of PRS guitars, Paul Reed Smith will be gracing Music Villa with an appearance on Monday, July 21 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an intimate evening with Paul as he talks about his love for guitars and amps. He'll be showing off some amazing custom electric and acoustic PRS instruments.
Check out Jack White teaching Jimmy Page and U2's The Edge how to play "Seven Nation Army" on the guitar. Imagine teaching Jimmy Page anything on the guitar? This clip is from the Rock Doc "It Might Get Loud.":
Nowadays we love and appreciate Les Paul guitars, but who knows anything about the man himself? The innovative guitar player created many of the "tricks of the trade" still used today. Watch him do his thing on the Merv Griffin show back in 1966 (I love how Merv could just sit back and host his show while smoking a cigarette...in a suit...like a boss):