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Today’s Tech and Young Thumbs

Today’s Tech and Young Thumbs

Today’s technology helps Millennials discover – and learn – fingerstyle guitar playing. By Fred W. Gretsch Today’s young guitarists are taking advantage of the thousands of guitar and recording app options they can download onto their smartphones and...

Young Thumbs Keep Chet Atkins’ Music and Legacy Alive

By Fred W. Gretsch There was a noticeable and refreshing youth movement at this year’s 32nd annual CAAS (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) Convention held July 13-16 in Nashville. According to John Knowles CGP, there was one young performer at last year’s event, but...

Chet Atkins’ Little Black Book (of Songs)

By Fred W. Gretsch From the outside, it looks like an everyday, ordinary pocket-sized memo book. The kind you can still buy at any office supply store. Its black leather cover is worn around the edges and it’s scuffed from years of being put in coat pockets,...
Great Gretsch Guitarists: Joe Robinson

Great Gretsch Guitarists: Joe Robinson

Multi-talented Wonder From Down Under By Fred W. Gretsch In 2001, the Gretsch family lost a dear friend with the passing of Chet Atkins, one of the most talented guitarists and influential musicians of a generation. That same year, a 10-year-old boy named Joe...