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Gretsches Receive RESPECT Award From the Otis Redding Foundation

Dinah and Fred Gretsch were presented the RESPECT Award from the Otis Redding Foundation in recognition of their long history of leadership in music education and outreach programs. The prestigious award was presented onstage to Dinah and Fred Gretsch by Karla Redding-Andrews, Otis Redding’s daughter and Foundation Director, at the September 11 Otis Redding “Evening of Respect” Tribute Concert at Macon’s historic City Auditorium.

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Great Gretsch Educator: Matty Amendola

Matty Amendola is one of the newest and youngest members on the roster of Gretsch drum artists. But though he’s only in his mid-20s, he comes to that roster as a veteran who’s been playing behind a kit almost since before he could walk. And this multi-threat artist is taking a modern approach.

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Nashville Expo Center, located on the Tennessee State Fairgrounds - See more at:

* Chris Siebold: Lessons This Guitar Virtuoso Learned

* Gretsch Drums Made Historic Journey

* Young Thumbs Keep Chet Atkins Legacy Alive


Gretsch Drums is proud to be a sponsor of the LAB Camp Drums happening October 14 to 17, 2016, at The Ranch, Greece. Teachers include Gretsch artist and drumming wizard Gergo Borlai. Space is limited so sign up now!


Gretsch Twang-O-Rama coming up October 29 at Cream City Music, Brookfield, WI.

LIVE In-Person…
* Fred Gretsch – President, The Gretsch Company
* Joe Robinson – Australian Prodigy Guitarist
* Todd Taylor & Mike Moody – Taylor is the current Guinness World Record Fastest Banjo Player
* Kirby Easler – Performing Member of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society
* Joe Carducci – Gretsch Product Marketing Specialist

· Free of Charge – All Ages
· Free Gretsch Swag & Prizes
· Free Drawing for a chance to WIN a Gretsch G2420T Streamliner Electric Guitar


American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection


German Guitar Heroes

Read Fred Gretsch's examination of an important part of history not properly being represented.


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