Patrick Matera Recording New Solo Record

Patrick Matera might be well known at Katy Perry's guitarist, but he's also been hard at work on a new solo record. And to complete it, Matera launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a final $10,000 with rewards that include a digital download of the album to the opportunity to have the artist play a

Katy Perry Rocks Kids’ Inaugural Concert

It was impossible to miss Katy Perry over the weekend when she performed in an American flag-inspired outfit for the Kids’ Inaugural Concert in Washington D.C. The superstar headlined a show that also included Usher and Far East Movement. Introduced by first lady Michelle Obama, Perry blazed through her hits “Teenage Dream,” “Part of Me,” “Wide Awake” and “Firework.”  The latter song was accompanied by a slideshow of President Barak Obama.

Gretsch Chat with Patrick Matera

Patrick Matera, guitarist for pop sensation Katy Perry, is a big Gretsch fan, and he recently stopped by the Gretsch Artist Showroom to discuss his relationship with the brand. Matera - who may be best-known for the copper and blue Gretsch Billy Bo guitars he uses on stage - notes in the video below that

Patrick Matera Runs Through His Rig

Patrick Matera, guitarist for pop sensation Katy Perry, recently went through his entire touring rig, which includes some amazing Gretsch Billy-Bo guitars. Watch Matera's rundown in the video below: For more information, visit Perry's official website.

Perry, Matera Pursue History With AMA Performance

Guitarist Patrick Matera soulfully strummed a Gretsch White Falcon during Katy Perry's performance of "The One That Got Away" at Sunday night's American Music Awards, continuing a bid for Billboard Hot 100 history. After Perry's performance (viewed below), she was surprised by supermodel Heidi Klum and given a special achievement award for being the first

Matera’s Black Phoenix Shows Up On ‘The X Factor’

Patrick Matera and his Gretsch Black Phoenix made a huge appearance during Katy Perry's performance on 'X Factor.'

Patrick Matera Drops By Gretsch Showroom

Katy Perry's guitarist Patrick Matera stopped by the Gretsch showroom in Burbank, Calif., and fell in love with the Brian Setzer Black Phoenix. Needless to say, the showroom is now missing the Brian Setzer Black Phoenix.