The Country Music Hall of Fame booked a special music celebration event to send off the American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection. And for those who couldn't attend in person, you are in luck as "The Gretsch Sound: A Guitar Pull with Emmanuel, Pennington, Robinson and Striking Matches" was streamed online, and
Joe Robinson, the 2008 winner of Australia's Got Talent, recently tested out a few new Gretsch Electromatic Center-Block guitars. In the clips below, watch Robinson demo the G5655T-CB Electromatic Center-Block guitar and the G5620T-CB Electromatic Center-Block guitar. Visit Robinson's official website for a list of tour dates.
Several Gretsch fans, friends, family members and business associates converged on Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor in Bloomingdale, Ga., earlier this month to celebrate the company’s 130th anniversary. But the March 4 party was also celebrating the wedding anniversary of Fred and Dinah Gretsch, marking a truly joyous event. A few artists were on hand, as well. The husband-and-wife team of Richard Smith and Julie Adams got the musical festivities started, with Smith showing off his fingerpicking prowess as Adams accompanied him on the cello. Joe Robinson was up next, and his set with bassist Marcelo Bakos and drummer Tito Pascoali offered a diverse offering of original music highlighting the Australian-born phenom’s guitar heroics. After a brief break Robinson and Smith teamed up for an impromptu jam session, as the musicians took turns taking the lead on their Gretsch guitars. A finale of the Chet Atkins instrumental was certainly a crowd favorite. To view a photo album of the event, click here, and watch Fred Gretsch address the audience in the videos below, in addition to performance footage of Robinson and Smith.
Joe Robinson recently sat down with Gretsch for an exclusive interview and performance off his latest album, Let Me Introduce You. Robinson's impressive guitar work showed itself at a very young age, as he won Australia's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2008. Since then, he's released three critically-acclaimed albums and is winning
Australian guitar stud Joe Robinson certainly has the chops to make a name for himself on his axe accomplishments. That was mainly the way he won the 2008 season of Australia's Got Talent. But now, Robinson is ready to branch out, having just released his third album - and first with vocals and a full
Australian musician Joe Robinson is a tour de force on stage at the Gretsch Showcase at NAMM 2012. Look out for his latest album, Let Me Introduce You, coming out today.
Australian fingerpicking virtuoso Joe Robinson begins a tour of his native country this week in support of his latest album, Let Me Introduce You. Initially released in Australia, Robinson's offering will be available in Europe and the U.S. soon. For now, you can download the first single, "Out Alive," via iTunes here. Robinson is first
Gretsch artist Joe Robinson was interviewed in the September issue of Guitar World magazine, where he appears sporting his beloved G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. The 21-year-old Aussie prodigy tells the magazine that music-making has been in his family, but that he really picked up his chops via YouTube by listening to a variety of artists.
Australia’s Got Talent and World Championships of Performing Arts winner Joe Robinson is the middle of his Houdini Tour, which kicked off in the U.K. on Nov. 3. Recently voted “Best New Talent” by Guitar Player magazine readers, the 19-year-old Australian native moved to Nashville, where he’s been working on a new project expected out
Australian’s guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson — deemed Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World at the 2009 World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles — was featured at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival (June 10-12) in Manchester, Tenn. Robinson performed solo at the Troo Music Lounge and then later took the stage with Nashville jam