The Firebird X, with its onboard effects, robot tuners, and computer connectivity, is the most advanced instrument Gibson have ever produced. The range of tones and features that this high-tech marvel can achieve are just mind boggling, so to help regular folks like us get a grip on what this next-generation guitar is all about, Gibson is sending internationally acclaimed recording artist Richard Barone to The Music Zoo on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm for a live demonstration. This clinic is free and open to the public. Here’s a little information about Richard:
Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on radio at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” and later fronting indie-pop icons The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings. He has collaborated with artists in every musical genre – from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger. As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir FRONTMAN: Surviving the Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books and performed as a Musical Reading at Carnegie Hall. Barone lives in New York City, where he recently completed work on his fifth solo album, Glow (Bar/None Records) produced by Tony Visconti and others. Barone is currently on tour in the US and UK.
The Firebird X is available for purchase now at The Music Zoo. This guitar is only available in our retail location, not online, so come down to the live demo, check it out, play the guitar, and if you like what you see you’ll have the opportunity to take one home.