Paul Reed Smith and PRS Guitars Announce a Full Schedule for Guitar.com Live Event
“In a time when we are all looking to connect in new ways, Guitar.com Live is a great opportunity for guitar makers, players, and enthusiasts to come together,” stated Paul Reed Smith. “The virtual booths you’ll see will be immersive and one-of-a-kind. Artists are showing up for intimate interviews and performances, and I am looking forward to giving a Masterclass on guitar making. Hope to see you there October 2-4.”
Guitar.com Live will be hosting an impressive schedule of guitar-centric happenings including five specially curated PRS segments including:
Give the Drummers Some Room! with Santana
When: Friday, Oct 2 at 3:30 ET
Where: Guitar.com Live Lounge
About: Cindy Blackman Santana’s solo album 'Give the Drummer Some' came out 18 September. Drummer Cindy gathered some of the world's best guitar players for this album, including Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, and Vernon Reid, and we've brought them together along with Cindy to talk about guitar, technique and the making of this all-star album.
A Guitar Building Masterclass with Paul Reed Smith
When: Friday, Oct 2 at 1:30 ET
Where: Guitar.com Live Showcase
About: Guitar-maker, musician, founder and Managing General Partner of PRS Guitars, Paul Reed Smith will be giving a Masterclass on guitar building. Paul’s Guitar.com Live masterclass starts with the premise that everything on a guitar contributes to that instrument’s ultimate musicality. By detailing the unique factors of both electric and acoustic guitar design from 'nose to tail,' Paul will provide a vocabulary for musicians, builders, techs, and more to understand what to look for when owning and/or buying a guitar and how to diagnose and communicate needed repairs and upgrades. This is a masterclass not to be missed by those who enjoy the details and share PRS’s passion on the never-ending quest for tone.
The PRS Artist Showcase
When: Friday, Oct 2 at 11:00 PM ET
Where: Guitar.com Live Main Stage
What: PRS has a wonderful stable of artists who rely on the company's American-made guitars night after night. To celebrate this, PRS has brought together four of these diverse and talented guitarists – Martin Simpson, Mark Lettieri, AJ Ghent and Sophia Gripari – to bring you a captivating showcase performance.
Exclusive Premiere: PRS Long Distance S2
When: Saturday, October 3 at 3:00PM ET
Where: Guitar.com Live Showcase
What: Get a sneak peek of Season 2 the popular series 'Long Distance' featuring Carlos Santana, John Mayer and more. This special video showcase premiere lets you listen in on Paul Reed Smith calling some friends who also happen to be modern-day guitar icons. The conversations range from music memories to unusual hobbies to, yes, coping with quarantine. Tune in for this special preview, and enjoy Season 2, airing 8 October until December 2020.
Walking the Sky with Mark Tremonti
When: Saturday, October 3 at 5:30 PM
Where: Guitar.com Lounge
What: Join us for this one-on-one interview with one of the most admired and respected guitar players on the planet, Mark Tremonti. He'll be talking about recording in quarantine, being named Guitarist of the Decade, and his new Alter Bridge EP Walk the Sky 2.0, available November 6th
“Guitar lovers and players of all stripes are invited to join us as we come together for an epic virtual gathering of music lovers and artists, gear brands and gear heads,” says Chris Vinnicombe, chief editor of Guitar Magazine. “It’s also perfectly timed for guitar players to figure out what they might want to get – and give – this holiday season!”
Entry to the online event is free but fans are encouraged to register now to confirm access and receive updates before the event. Registration for Guitar.com Live is now open here, and those who get in early will be in the running for a year’s free subscription to Guitar Magazine.
REGISTER FOR FREE HERE: https://guitar.com/live/