Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJul 15, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Seedpods Brian Eno And The Words of Rick Holland)
02:28 Interview with George Gruhn
08:57 DJ Marie
09:25 Towers Bon Iver
12:24 Hold Me Down EDM
15:57 Window Bird Stars
20:08 DJ Marie
21:01 Interview with George Gruhn
26:50 DJ Marie
27:53 Corner An Owl In An Alcove Umpire
30:33 Sunhits Memory Tapes
34:03 Hannah (Ra Ra Riot Remix) Freelance Whales
37:25 Wedding Day Dent May
40:39 DJ Marie
41:21 Interview with George Gruhn
47:56 DJ Marie
50:52 Rebekah Jasmin Kaset
53:50 Finish

Happy Instrument Week! OK, no, it’s not an official holiday, but here on BreakThru Radio, we felt that it was high time instruments got their due. So we’re paying homage to the tools that create all the great music we enjoy, and celebrating with some cool content on the station, including today’s Sew & Tell! I had the honor of chatting with George Gruhn, owner of Nashville’s landmark guitar store Gruhn Guitars. The shop is in it’s 41 year of business, and has one of the best selections of rare and vintage stringed instruments in the world. George is incredibly knowledgeable about his collection, and on today’s show, he shares his thoughts on the style and design trends behind rock & roll’s sexiest accessory: the guitar.

Plus, Track #4 from Bon Iver mixes with new music from Stars, Memory Tapes, EDM, Dent May, Jasmin Kaset, and more. Rock school is always in session here on BTR… Thoughts or requests? Find @SewandTell on Twitter & let me know what’s on your mind!

Selections from Gruhn Guitars
(All photos courtesy of Gruhn Guitars unless otherwise noted)

Gibson Firebird, circa 1965

Fender Stratocaster, circa 1954

Gretsch American Showster Guitars
(Photo courtesy of

Steel-string Martin Guitar, circa 1930

Custom-made Gibson SG Les Paul Guitar, circa 1962

Gibson J200 Guitar, circa 1940

Gretsch Roundup Guitar w/ orange finish, circa 1956

Gretsch Chet Atkins Guitar, circa 1962

Gibson Flying V, circa 1958

Gibson Explorer, circa 1958
(Photo courtesy of

Custom “21 Ball Hamiltone” Guitars, designed for Billy Gibbons by Jim Hamilton, circa mid-1980’s
(Photo courtesy of Jim Hamilton)

An A. Galiano Bowlback from the early 1900’s shows some decorative inlay and detailing

Dyer Symphony Harp Mandolin, circa 1920

National Silvo Guitar circa 1940

An incredible Davis Troublemaker Guitar from South Africa, made today

(Photo courtesy of Stars)
July 16 & 17 – Kulth Music Festival – Parksville, British Columbia
Aug 20 & 21 – Live at Squamish – Squamish, British Columbia
Oct 13 – 16 – DeLuna Festival – Pensacola, FL

Memory Tapes
(Photo by Gary Wolstenholme)
July 18 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 19 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
July 20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
July 21 – Slim’s – San Francisco
July 23 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Aug 9 – The Red Palace – Washington, D.C.
Aug 10 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 11 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 12 – Club Lambi – Montreal, Quebec
Aug 13 – Wrongbar – Toronto, Ontario
Aug 15 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

Dent May
(Photo by Denny Renshaw)
July 17 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
July 18 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
July 19 – The Garrison – Toronto, Ontario
July 20 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
July 21 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
July 24 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…