3/21/15 Masters of the Telecaster in Hartford, CT

Sat, March 21, 2015 at the Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT. Show at 8 PM

With three of the most prolific rock guitarists  in the world GE Smith (Roger waters band), Jim Weider The Band), Danny Kortchmar (Jackson Brown band) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues & Roots Rock & Roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green and more, the three Masters are joined by Jeff Hill Brian Mitchell & Randy Ciarlante to complete this righteous band.

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Masters of the Telecaster, playing Feb. 13th, 2015

GE Smith with the Masters of the Telecaster,  

Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 8:00pm
THE KATE ( Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center)
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

A evening of Blues &Rockin Roll an all star line up:
Jim Weider -Guitar, GE Smith -Guitar&vocals and Danny Kortchmar -Guitar &vocals with Randy Ciarlante -Drums&vocals and Byron Isaacs -bass

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New Dates added for “Masters of the Telecaster”

ThursdayFriday September 25th and 26th
GE Smith, Larry Campbell, Jim Weider
present “Masters of the Telecasters”
$30

 

Saturday, October 18th
Sag Harbor, NY
GE Smith, Larry Campbell, Jim Weider
present “Masters of the Telecasters”
featuring Taylor Barton
$35

 

Sunday, October 19th
Sellerville, PA
GE Smith, Larry Campbell, Jim Weider
present “Masters of the Telecasters”
$27-$42

 

Masters of the Telecaster- A Historical Night of Roots Rock n Roll. Playing tunes by Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green, and of course the classic Roy Buchanan tunes like “Sweet Dreams” and much more.

June 14th Guitar Master Class with the Masters of the Telecaster!

How awesome is this? You can take a guitar master class from the Masters of the Telecaster for only $100 !

LEVON HELM STUDIO

Date: June 14, 2014
Master Class 3;30pm to 5pm and concert Time: 8:30pm

160 Plochmann Lane,
Woodstock NY, 12498

Jim Weider- Guitar,GE Smith- Guitar and Vocals,Danny Kortchmar- Guitar and Vocals ,with Randy Ciarlante- Drums,Brian Mitchell- Keyboards and Vocals and Byron Isaacs- Bass

Masters of the Telecaster- A Historical Night of Roots Rock n Roll. Playing tunes by Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green, and of course the classic Roy Buchanan tunes like “Sweet Dreams” and much more.

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Tribute to Roy Buchanan

In case you missed this event a few months back, you are in luck! The Masters of the Telecaster will be playing a tribute to Roy Buchanan again!

TRIBUTE TO ROY BUCHANAN featuring Jim Weider, G.E.
Smith & Danny Kortchmar

March 29, 2014 8:00pm

INFINITY MUSIC HALL
20 Greenwoods Road
West Norfolk, CT 06058
for Tickets call(866) 666-6306

MASTERS of THE TELECASTER
Jim Weider, guitar , GE Smith-guitar and Vocals , Danny
Kortchmar- guitar and vocals, Randy Ciarlante – drums, Brian Mitchell on keyboards and vocals, Lincoln Schleifer on bass.

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All Star Tribute to Roy Buchanan Feat. Masters of the Telecaster’s Jim Weider , G.E. Smith and Arlen Roth

 

 

 

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All Star Tribute to Roy Buchanan Featuring “MASTERS of THE TELECASTERS” JIM WEIDER (The Band), G.E. SMITH (Roger Waters) ARLEN ROTH (Simon &Garfunkel) with:

Brian Mitchell-keyboards &vocals

Byron Isaacs -bass

Randy Ciarlante –Drums

Birth of the G.E. Smith Signature Fender Telecaster

Great video showing the G.E. Smith Signature Fender Telecaster  being developed.

Click the guitar photo below to watch the 20 minute demo video of G.E. running this great guitar through the paces!

Read more about this great guitar HERE!

Rig Rundown: Roger Waters’ The Wall Live

G.E. Smith shows his full setup from The Wall tour in this interview with PremierGuitar.com .

 

 

Guitars In the guitar boat is an all-original 1951 Fender P-bass used for more song-oriented parts, a Fender fretless bass with Seymour Duncan pickups for “Hey You,” a 1962 ES-335 that he’s used throughout his career and is stock other than a refret, a “parts” Tele (with a ’63 body and pickups, ’68 neck, and an Epiphone mini-humbucker set closer to the bridge for a nasty in-between sound used for slide), and a prototype and production models of his Fender G.E. Smith Signature Telecaster. Not pictured is a stock black Fender Precision Bass used for front-of-stage songs, where all of the instruments must be black.

Amps Smith uses a 50-watt Marshall head (the second is a backup), “set loud with no treble” through an old Mesa 4×12 with original speakers. The cabinet is configured with the top two speakers open-back and bottom two closed, which he likes because it sounds like two 2x12s.

Pedals Smith uses the Radial Tonebone JX-2 Pro as a clean boost, Boss CE-2 Chorus, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, Seymour Duncan Deja Vu delay, and Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Blue (set to Rhythm for lighter overdrive). He switches delays through the show depending upon the intensity needed. The Carbon Copy is used earlier on for its more organic, analog tone. He uses a Korg Pitchblack tuner for both guitar and bass, and like the other guitarists on the show, uses a Boss PSM-5 power supply and master switch to control the rackmounted TC Electronic delays for “Another Brick in the Wall.”