|Get Rad For Ray in Raleigh, NC on October 18, 2014|
Monday, September 29, 2014
Harsh Creek Skatepark Will Ripped By Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Many More on 10.18.14
|Monster Energy knows how to direct a video|
"What better place than the city streets of Ensenada Mexico, the home of the Baja 1000, to set the stage for the sequel to Ballistic BJ Baldwin's viral hit Recoil. This short film by Monster Energy follows BJ and his 800hp Trophy Truck as he tears through this seaside Mexican city, ripping over every drop and jump the town has to offer in an attempt to win a bet set by his friend, and international playboy Dan Bilzerian. Will he win? What will he lose?"
As the orders roll in daily, we are constantly shipping merch to countries, locales and folks far and wide. One of the coolest honors that we ever receive is when we get the chance to do a custom order in which someone wants something very specific.
On this particular strap we got an email through our Etsy store and Scotty was asking to have one of our black straps done up with antique brass hardware. We quickly emailed back to let him know that it could indeed be done and we would just have to order the right pieces for him. Really stoked to see the type of guitar he was putting it on, along with all the custom airbrush work. Honored to say the least.
Friday, September 26, 2014
"On a rare occasion, you see a video that makes you stop - stop what you’re doing, stop what you’re thinking, even stop how you’re breathing - a video that masters your emotions and alters your vitals. At that moment, when your heart jumps into your throat, and your nerve endings fire, you realize you’re seeing something memorable.
|A modified land speed racer, ready to run the salt flats of Bonneville|
One of the great motor company's that is alive and well and providing never ending support within the motorcycle industry is S&S. Whenever you have a tech question they are just a phone call away and will never cease to amaze with the in depth knowledge and support.
In our quest to get the Buell race bike finished, we have contacted them numerous times on carburetor issues, best case scenarios, correct jetting, etc etc and without fail, its been a warm conversation. The folks at S&S invoke the customer support and passion for their business and we do our best to follow their lead in the way we approach all of our business endeavors. To be honest, straight forward and there to help when called upon.
|As a mainstay act constantly on tour, Reverend Horton Heat has seen the ups and downs of popular music|
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Even though we are in an era akin to Disco in which an overpaid dj gets paid to mix songs on a laptop to a live audience, live bands are where the real talent is. It is just another wave within the ongoing cycle of popular music that is taking precedence. Read on and hear what Reverend Horton Heat has to say on this matter...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
|Jesse James new online series - American Craftsman|
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
|American Roots custom merch design|
Brand new two color design for the IBMA's here in Raleigh next week. Support the #americanroots of country, punk, blues and specifically for next week, the great sounds of bluegrass.
Monday, September 22, 2014
|Run What Ya Brung 2014, featuring live music with Rory Kelly and The Go Devils|
Damn stoked to hit the road this fall with an awesome road crew on our annual fall Run What Ya Brung road trip. We have a killer show set up at Jack Of The Wood with Rory Kelly and The Go Devils in Asheville, NC on Friday October 10th.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
|Custom guitar strap for Johnny Isaacs coming to life|
Ever watched a custom guitar strap come together? Well, why not listen to some Peewee Moore and watch how a piece of leather can be transformed into a guitar strap that will last for many years to come.
Need a custom strap - ralph.knuckles at gmail.com
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company|
The Santa Cruz Guitar Company carves a unique balance between work and life. They fully understand that one song can change the world, altar country borders or most of all be the passion to which you seek to perfect sustainability in a small ecosystem.
Santa Cruz Guitar Company
LR Baggs Presents Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This short film narrated by Richard Hoover, founder of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, documents the culture of their boutique lutherie and a mission to provide exceptional instruments for musicians that truly change the world.
Video by: Cameron Ingalls & LR Baggs
|Billy Don Burns and Shooter Jennings|
Billy Don Burns and Shooter Jennings, paint an epic picture. Thanks to the great eye behind the lens of the camera, Kerry Langford.
|Want to survive in the music business, prepare to shed some blood|
The idea of having a certain amount of entitlement is just plain bad for business. This could be your personal business or maybe that of you as a musician, for this quick discussion. Who cares if you have toured thousands upon thousands of miles and have fans in every state of America. If they are not buying your music and the audience isn't growing or sustaining your career, call Houston, because there is a big problem.
|Custom strap being put together for a customer|
The amount of custom one off orders has been coming in steadily as of late for guitar straps. With the great response that we have been receiving, it was time to create a short video to show exactly how they come together. This Friday, the full process video will launch on all of our social media channels.
In the interim, check out our store page or Etsy shop to view all of our leather work. If you are in need of something truly unique, give us a shout - ralph.knuckles at gmail
Thursday, September 11, 2014
|World of Bluegrass invades Raleigh, NC on September 30th to October 4th|
What an honor its going in a few weeks, to be a part of the International Bluegrass Music Association here in Raleigh the first weekend of October. We will have our full booth for custom guitar and banjo shop setup and working to vastly expand our wholesale business for handmade in the USA, quality crafted music gear. If you are coming into town, looking forward to seeing many of the great bands here that week. We will be setup right across from D'addario Strings. One step closer to another milestone.
Find out more about the IBMA
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
|Custom hand made guitar strap for Jim Avett, father to the Avett Brothers|
Things are getting quite hectic around the shop and its a great problem to have. A plethora of custom orders steadily rolling in such as this strap for Jim Avett, father to the Avett Brothers. Stay tuned as we have some big album announcements for the fall as well with the Go Devils, Whiskey Dick, Black Eyed Vermillion and a few more...
By the way, check out the Go Devils latest video...
Thursday, September 4, 2014
|Cherry's Company, BMW R9T custom motorcycle|
Not all motorcycle were created equal and this custom beast from Cherry's Company out of Japan is beyond clean. The smooth lines all done in sheet metal, the race vibe and the overall attention to detail is absolutely stunning. Ok, its time to just drool...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|Mad Brother Ward and Antiseen about to take the stage, first show ever without the almighty Joe Young|
|Dead Soldiers From Memphis, TN Is A Band On The Rise|
Slowly diggin' through all the photos and music from the epic weekend at Muddy Roots. Have a listen to a few great tracks from a new band on our radar, Dead Soldiers. Just can't get enough of a few of these tracks. Deep, soulful and well versed is a quick way to sum up these Memphis natives.