Carl Schreiber has never been ashamed of his musical influences and wears them proudly on his sleeve (or his haircut depending on your perspective!). From Scotty Moore to Cliff Gallup, Eddie Cochran to Paul Burlison, James Burton with healthy doses of Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, right up to Brian Setzer--they have all shaped Carl's guitar style.
From his first moments on stage, Carl quickly came to be seen as the de facto front-man for any band he's been a part of since the early 80s. In his entire musical career, Carl has never set foot on stage with anything but a Gretsch guitar!
Carl has come full-circle, now preaching the rockabilly gospel to appreciative and enthusiastic crowds in restaurants, bars, casinos, cruise nights, and private events, playing the music that has been flowing through his veins since childhood. You'll find the power-cover trio Cadillac Casanovas pleasing crowds with inspired versions of all the greats of rockabilly and 1950s rock 'n' roll with a few rarely heard gems and surprises thrown in for fun.
The Cadillac Casanovas have a full dance card with gigs in the greater Milwaukee area and beyond into next year. Visit their site to find out where you can see them live. And don't forget to "like" them on Facebook and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez
Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In 1997, along with his brother Edy and 3 of his childhood friends, they formed alternative rock band Jumbo which was signed by BMG Mexico. Over the next eight years, Jumbo released three albums and a hits compilation supported by 12 videos, while touring extensively.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, Bugs performed and recorded with some of Latin America’s most respected and renowned artists while becoming an in-demand session drummer. In 2007 he became the drummer and musical director for Latin pop artist Aleks Syntek, and in December of 2011, he was invited to become the drummer/percussionist for Grammy Award-winning, legendary East LA rock band Los Lobos featuring David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin.
Throughout 2013 and 2014, Los Lobos has been celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a non-stop touring schedule throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe. Some highlights of the past 2 years include: Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Canada and Europe Tour, the recording of "Disconnected in NYC", live at The City Winery, and Austin City Limits 40th Anniversary which will premiere on 11/8/14.
A Tribute to Chet Atkins
Nashville musician Steve Wariner plays host in this tribute video to the legendary Chet Atkins--a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Atkins and Gretsch--from the historic RCA Victor Studio. Click "Read More" to watch the video. Also see "Celebrating 60 Years" by Fred Gretsch below under "More News & Events".
Traveling Through Gretsch History Today
On July 30 Fred Gretsch took a step back into Gretsch Company history as he walked the streets of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with twenty drummers and Gretsch drum fans. Read about his guided tour through the fascinating history of Gretsch.
MORE NEWS & EVENTS:
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE ATKINS-GRETSCH RELATIONSHIP
Read Fred Gretsch's account of "how the right people and the right company came together at the right time to create a legendary line of electric guitars."
NASHVILLE DRUM SHOW
The biggest drum show in the South, the Nashville Drum Show, takes place September 20 & 21 at the Nashville Expo Center located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. A don't-miss event for Gretsch drum enthusiasts. Listen!
BIGSBY AT GUITARLINGTON
Bigsby will once again be exhibiting at the "world's largest consumer guitar event"--GuitArlington--in Arlington, TX October 18 & 19, 2014. Sharing space with TV Jones, the Bigsby booth will be a don't-miss stop during the show.
GRETSCH FAMILY GALLERY AT THE CMHF
During your next visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, enjoy exploring the Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery filled with touch screens, interactive displays, and some of the museum's most up-to-date artifacts.
GERMAN GUITAR HEROES:
Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.
More Gretsch events HERE.
RECAP OF RECENT EVENTS:
Gretsch had a great time celebrating 130 years of That Great Gretsch Sound in 2013. Check out our retrospective story covering all the terrific events that took place.
Visit our RECAP page for details of other Gretsch events from 2014, 2013, and earlier.
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