It takes a unique point-of-view to make guitars by hand these days — and to maintain a shop in NYC’s now-high-rent Greenwich Village. Combining art, craft, persistence — and more than a touch of stubbornness — Rick Kelly of Carmine Street Guitars gets a well-earned moment in the spotlight in a thoughtful new documentary.
A recent auction of guitars and other instruments owned by Steely Dan’s Walter Becker had some interesting moments. And buyers.
1964 saw the “guitar scores” double thanks to contributions from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Animals among others.
One thing that hasn’t changed about Nashville is why people come here. They’re looking for a place to hear a good story in song (and sometimes the inspiration to write it).