A Series of mini concerts filmed at guild’s USA factory in Oxnard, California
Set amongst the workbenches, wood shavings, and vintage machinery that have crafted Guild guitars for decades, the Guild Factory Sessions are an experience unlike any other. A few blocks from the California shoreline, the Guild USA factory in Oxnard, CA is the perfect setting for an intimate performance. For in these halls, stories begin. Some of the best guitars in the world are hand crafted here, and as artists enter the grounds where their beloved instruments were forged, a connection is made—a return to origins. This is the basis of the Factory Sessions.
Frontman of grammy-nominated American rock band, Rival Sons, Jay Buchanan is a modern-day, Rock ‘N’ Roll heavyweight. Touring with acts such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, KISS, and Stone Temple Pilots—Buchanan‘s stage presence and colossal vocal range are reminiscent of the greatest bluesy, rock bands of yesteryear. As a solo artist, Buchanan’s songs are tender and powerful—evoking a blend of storytelling magic largely absent in modern music. Stripped to their core and accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, Buchanan’s songs convey a beauty and rawness that allows his songwriting talent to shine brightest.
In Episode 1, Jay Buchanan performs two, unreleased tracks: My Hand and Caroline, played on a Guild D-55E and M-25E respectively. Each song is introduced by Buchanan and performed at the Guild USA factory in Oxnard, California. Click the link below to watch these exclusive performances.
Curt Chambers is an American singer, song writer, producer and recording artist who has gained notoriety for his unique fusions of rock, soul, country and hip hop. Often described as refreshing and innovative, the Philadelphia native’s gifts as a musician were cultivated at home and in church where he was raised to appreciate multiple musical genres and was influenced heavily by gospel, soul, blues and country. He was taught to play several instruments including, piano, drums and guitar. It is on the guitar, however, where the essence of Curt Chambers comes to life, captivating all who are fortunate enough to witness.
Curt’s immense talent partnered with his wildly diverse blues, country and hip hop power packed performances humbly provided him the opportunity to share stages with a wide array of musical legends such as BB King, and Jerry Douglas as well as rock and hip hop icons Travis Barker, P. Diddy, Dr. Dre, Eminem, the legendary LL Cool J along with Country Stars, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Rich, Jake Owen, Dustin Lynch and many more.
In Episode 2, he performs tracks Man Like Me, Roll With It, and Up in the Air using his go-to acoustic, the Guild D-40 Traditional in Antique Burst. Watch Curt’s performance by clicking the link below.
Halley Neal is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by 70’s artists like Carole King and Fleetwood Mac as well as modern day singer-songwriters like Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds, Halley’s sound combines elements of a 70’s pop sound with modern folk inspired writing.
A graduate from Berklee College of Music, Halley was a finalist for “Nashville Rising Song,” a premiere songwriting competition. Her debut self-titled record, released on June 4th, 2021. The record includes a collaboration with artist Plot Twist and her former band, Rose & Kennedy, in an acoustic version of their song “Lover,” and another which was produced by guitarist for Zac Brown Band and former John Mayer co-writer and producer, Clay Cook. Halley’s sound blends soothing layered vocals with Americana and pop production, and is deeply rooted in an idea of reminiscence and a throwback to classic rock, all with consistent, modern folk-pop writing.
In Episode 3, Halley Neal, accompanied by Sam Robbins, performs tracks Reason to Try, So Much More, and Birthday. Halley’s guitar of choice is a Guild M-20 while Sam plays a Guild D-20. Watch the duo perform by clicking the link below.