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Savannah Folk Music Festival a Great Success

FROM THE SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY: The Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival began with a huge crowd in attendance at 7 pm on Friday, October 12 in Ellis Square with”FOLKFEST” showcasing Savannah Folk Music Society Members. The large audience, seated all around ELLIS...

The Round Badge Returns to Gretsch USA Custom Drums

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY GRETSCH DRUMS: In January 2013, Gretsch will reintroduce a round, brass, vent hole badge on all USA Custom drums, including G-4000 Series Metal and G-5000 Series Wood Snare Drums. The newly designed Gretsch Round Badge shares many of the same...

Thank You to GP Mag for Hall of Fame Award

To the Editor, Guitar Player Magazine: On behalf of the Gretsch Family past and present, I’d like to thank the editors of Guitar Player for including us among the Manufacturing Legends named to your inaugural Hall 0f Fame in the November 2012 issue. To be selected for...
Chick Webb: The Savoy King

Chick Webb: The Savoy King

Reflections On A Little Giant by Fred W. Gretsch I recently learned that a film titled The Savoy King: Chick Webb And The Music That Changed America has been selected for the 50th annual New York Film Festival. . . The documentary brings alive the untold story of...

Gretsch Supports AROTR: America’s Largest Beatles Festival

The 2012 Abbey Road on the River festival—held this past August 30-September 3 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland—is America’s largest musical celebration of all things Beatles. This five-day music festival takes place...