The girls in Calico are about to release their debut album “Rancho California” and will be celebrating the release at the Hotel Cafe on Sep. 5.  

Tickets are $12 and include a copy of “Rancho California” on cd.

rickgonzalez:

In the final stretches of this pre-order campaign.  The serigraph test prints arrived yesterday and they look awesome.

Proud of this.

http://bit.ly/benson_pre_order

To celebrate the release of Benson: The Autobiography, we have developed a special limited edition package which you can only get at here with the purchase of the book.

We have printed 150 limited edition serigraphs of a rare image from the George Benson archive.

Each 16″ × 20″ serigraph is individually hand printed and numbered on muscle tone #140 paper, using non­ toxic, water­based, acrylic sepia and black inks.

George Benson Signature Fender Amplifier



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It is with great pride that Fender announces the release of the GB Hot Rod Deluxe combo and GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure – two elegant performance machines designed in close collaboration with Grammy Award-winning jazz guitar virtuoso George Benson.

“When I plug my guitar through this amplifier, it gives me everything I’m looking for: punch, power and tonality,” said Benson. “The fact that Fender allowed me to design the covering and the amplifier’s looks is outstanding.”

Meticulously engineered, the GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a striking 40-watt 1×12 combo outfitted in a gray-black vinyl covering, silver-strand grille cloth and a classy GB logo badge. It has the full bottom-end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone, especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen® C12K speaker handles the immediacy of Benson’s singing soloing style with clarity and range, and the solid-pine cabinet increases tonal resonance while reducing weight.

The GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure mates perfectly with the GB Hot Rod Deluxe combo, and adds fullness bass response and wider stage coverage. It is a closed-back cab neatly dressed in gray-black vinyl covering and silver-strand grille cloth with a GB logo badge, and is equipped with a Jensen C12K 100-watt speaker and solid pine construction for lighter weight.

“Just to have my name on these is enough prestige for a guitar player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” Benson quipped.

Click the image of the amp to view a video of George playing and discussing his new signature amplifier.