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PRS Band at the Iridium plus Special Pre-Show Clinic with Paul Reed Smith and Gary Grainger

Paul Reed Smith Band Iridium NYC

Catch the PRS Band in NYC at the Iridium on Thursday, 2/9/17

Get there early to join Paul and Gary Grainger for a Special Pre-Show Clinic about the History of the Electric Guitar and PRS Guitars 

Clinic attendees are automatically entered to win a SE guitar presented on stage by Paul

Dinner: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Doors:  6:30pm
Clinic:  7:00pm – 8:00pm (Ticketed Guests only)
Show:  8:30pm and 10:30pm

TICKETS ($30 & $40):

Hope to see you there!

Paul Reed Smith is synonymous with quality when it comes to building instruments.  He is widely regarded as one of the top guitar makers in the world and has produced instruments for top-level guitarists like Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti and John Mayer.  His instruments are known for their precise craftsmanship and wonderful sound, making him a staple in the music community. If you’re playing a PRS guitar, you know something about instruments.

Although Paul is most famous for his skills as a craftsman, he is also a talented musician and deftly applies his skills in the PRS Band. Composed of the world-famous Grainger brothers (Greg & Gary) in the rhythm section, Michael Ault & Bill Nelson on guitars, Mia Samone delivering powerful vocals, and Paul Reed Smith on guitar; the PRS Band has performed all over the world including England, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy. The music is what Paul calls “Chesapeake Gumbo” –  their own combination of funk, rock, R & B, fusion, and DC/Baltimore groove music. 

The PRS Band will debut several songs from their upcoming CD, “Time To Testify.” This new album, scheduled for release in February, tears into the themes of freedom of expression with force.  The feeling behind the title of the CD, ‘Time To Testify,’ is palpable throughout, giving off the sense of revival and redemption through the strong guitar riffs, searing solos, and soulfilled vocals. Laying the groundwork for building messages of positivity and hope, tracks like ‘Breathe’ and ‘Moving Mountains’ explore struggles while ‘Fifty to Life’ touches on the edgier side of choices. The CD swirls into a distinctive rock sound that should find instant success on the radio with great driving grooves that beg head nods and repeated listens.  

Included on the CD are two Jimi Hendrix songs, ‘Freedom’ and ‘Machine Gun’ and a Mother’s Finest song called ‘The Truth will Set You Free.”  

Produced by Jerry “Wyzard” Seay, Paul Reed Smith, Brent Mason, and Peter Denenberg, the CD will be released by Favored Nations Record Label Manager and guitar legend, Steve Vai. 

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