On social media today, Charles Caswell of Berried Alive revealed his brand-new glow-in-the-dark guitar that he dubs the “Berry Beast”.
This gorgeous instrument has several colors and is stylized for his solo project. The pics below reveal what the guitar looks like in the dark, which brings out the angry berry on the body, with an intricate pattern along the fretboard.
Charles is no stranger to unbelievable guitar designs; take a look at any of his videos and you’ll see a striking set of strings every time. He even has a beautiful $2,000 custom pendant for sale in his merch store, which you can find at berriedaliveofficial.com. I hope to see more custom guitars from this artist, as they are true works of art.
If there’s one instrument that has cemented itself as the cornerstone of modern popular music, it’s the guitar. Beethoven once said “The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself,” and now, with the discovery of electricity and the invention of numerous diversifying effects, this statement rings truer than ever.
In this list are 25 albums that the feature the guitar in some way that that exemplifies it’s place in a given band or ensemble, whether to create atmosphere and texture, compliment the other musicians, or stand alone as a solo instrument – you’ll find albums on this list that cover a wide range of styles and genres that the guitar calls home. For fans of the guitar and guitar-oriented music, of which there are undoubtedly many, this list may help in discovering some truly remarkable gems that have, perhaps, been elusive and under the radar up until now.
LIVE AT THE SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER – BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
There are few names more iconic to classic rock ‘n’ roll than Slash, who recently played the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Playing with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, the group tore through a great set of originals, as well as covers of Slash’s other projects, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and the legendary Guns N’ Roses. Continue reading →
On July 3, I had the opportunity to go down to Camden to see Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience and Heart play the Let Freedom Rock Fest at the Susquehanna Bank Center.
When we arrived, we had lawn seats that had a great view of the stage. We got there right before it began to fill up, which made for the opportunity for some great people watching. There was a small presence of teenagers and people slightly older, a few very small children, and tons of older people. It wasn’t uncommon to see old hippies and the lawn was packed with enthusiastic adults, including two people who furiously air drummed to every Bonham song. Plenty of people were drinking, and the scent of marijuana wafted over every so often. Continue reading →