Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Teenager wins 2011 Robert Johnson Award

Talented youngster wins award and picks up a Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 guitar.
You can't beat the sound of an acoustic guitar
A talented teenager who has won the 2011 Robert Johnson Award could give Justin Bieber a run for his money.

Matthew Davison, 13, is a talented guitar player and vocalist and tipped for big things after picking up this award.

Shreveport Times reported that the youngster's prizes included a Gibson Robert Johnson L-1 guitar and the opportunity to perform at a future foundation event.

"It's an award given out annually to guitarists 12 to 18 years old that helps young kids like myself keep interested in the blues and respect the blues," Matthew said.

Gibson describes the guitar as "capturing the haunting, timeless sound of the man whose legacy and contributions to the blues are unmatched".

Robert Johnson was a renowned blues guitar player of the early Twentieth Century, and has influenced the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.

Speaking about the youngster Johnson's grandson Robert, vice president of the foundation, told the news provider: "His style was kind of advanced for his age. It was crisp; it was professional. His style with that electric guitar was amazing."

Posted by LBADNFCR-2133-ID-801256947-ADNFCR Posted on 6 Jan 2012 12:18 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results

17 Mar 2017 14:53
thumbnail

Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over

15 Mar 2017 13:49
thumbnail

After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.

14 Mar 2017 13:39
thumbnail

Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use

26 Jan 2017 15:13
thumbnail

Palmer's popular pocket amp series extended with bass version

29 Jul 2016 15:43

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Melding tradition with modern manufacturing techniques, Tanglewood's Sundance Performance Pro Series offer the player unique tone with a distinctive personality.

27 Mar 2017 13:24
thumbnail

In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

24 Mar 2017 14:48
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31