The Legendary House of Guitars, Rochester NY

I just performed at the Legendary House of Guitars (HOG) on Black Friday and I have to say it was one of the coolest venues I have every performed at.  The building was built in the 1800's and was a former Irondequoit Grange Hall building .  "Billed as the "Largest Guitar Store in the World," it has a prodigious collection of new, used and vintage guitars,amplifiers and other musical instruments, a large collection of music recordings on vinyl, casette tapes and CD's,  T-Shirts and other rock memorabilia. The store’s slogan is “For the Rising Young Stars from Earth.” An alternate slogan they have is "The Store That Ate My Brain." In numerous ads on late-night local television in the 1970s, the House of Guitars insisted, "The House Of Guitars Is Cooler Than Hollywood."  My CD "Good Day to be Alive" and my T-Shirts will be for sale here also. "Several popular musical acts/bands have at one time or another shopped at the House of Guitars, including Metalica, Ozzy, Mathew Sweet, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Ramones and Motley Crue.   Many national acts stop in when they have gigs in the Rochester area.  I performed in the same spot as Motley Crue did back in the early 80's.  You could feel the history of rock oozing out of this place.  It was such an honor to perform here.  I will be returning in the summer of 2016 to do a clinic and perform again at the HOG.  It's only Rock and Roll, but I love it.  KBK.

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Comment by Nicky on December 2, 2015 at 8:02pm
You rocked it KBK and Mic Bez!
Comment by The Woo Hoo Band on December 2, 2015 at 4:19pm

That is awesome !!

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