We were lucky to host Red Witch founder Ben Fulton at zZounds HQ not long ago and he graciously sat down with us to give us the lowdown on his boutique pedal range. From early Red Witch creations like the Empress Chorus to the compact, budget friendly Seven Sisters line, there’s a spectrum of sounds coming from […]
Summer NAMM 2016 kicks off June 23-25 in Nashville — and rather than keep you waiting, we thought we’d share some of the gear news we’ve gathered so far. Of course, you can expect a full report from us once we arrive in Music City, but for now, here are some juicy tidbits organized by […]
You’ve made it to the promised land: you’ve got a full drum kit and you’re ready to hit the road! But slow down there…you might want to double check to make sure you’ve got everything in line before you jam that minivan full of cymbals and shells. You may notice that certain aspects of your […]
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of going to Meghann Wright & The Sure Thing’s show at the Tonic Room in Chicago. It’s kind of a small bar, and apparently the fourth-most haunted bar/pub in Illinois. We needed a quiet place to talk, and the owner gladly took us behind the bar […]
Chris talks to actor/musician Sam Palladio from the hit TV show Nashville about how a Brit got the gig playing a Texas country singer, his first big break in a Barry Manilow-themed musical and, of course, Santa Barbara slang.
The president of Gibson during its most accomplished era, the man who oversaw the development of the Les Paul and first conceptualized the ES-335, nearly took a job with Brach’s Candy. Perhaps in a parallel universe, Ted McCarty does take up a position at Brach’s and we all enjoy some wondrous confections that not only taste divine, but […]
We were lucky enough to travel to Durham, North Carolina and take part of the newly revamped Moogfest. Durham’s downtown became the seat for a fascinating display of music performances, art and sound installations, conversations, and workshops. Located in the heart of the Research Triangle, this new location fed off the changing face of North Carolina, one […]
UPDATE: A suspect has been named in the case of the 10 stolen Gibson Custom Shop guitars. According to Franklin Home Page, two men alleged that Bryan Brewington sold two of the guitars to them at $100 each and recommended they didn’t try to pawn them off. The men were suspicious upon examining the guitars and alerted police. Police are […]
Country music superstar Dierks Bentley talks with Chris about everything from songwriting, to moving to Nashville, to listening to Hank Williams Jr. sing "Man To Man," and of course about his new album, Black.