In Pictures: CMHoF Celebrates Bachman-Gretsch Exhibit with Guitar Pull

Pictured (Back row, L-R): Tommy Emmanuel, Eddie Pennington, Lucas Thomas, Tom Doyle, Striking Matches’ Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis, and Joe Robinson; (Front row, L-R): Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abigail St. Pierre, Dinah Gretsch, Fred Gretsch, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ali Tonn. Photo by Carissa Riccardi

Pictured (Back row, L-R): Tommy Emmanuel, Eddie Pennington, Lucas Thomas, Tom Doyle, Striking Matches’ Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis, Joe Robinson; (Front row, L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abigail St. Pierre, Dinah Gretsch, Fred Gretsch, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ali Tonn. Photo by Carissa Riccardi

On Saturday, July 16, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the run of its exhibit American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman-Gretsch Collection with a closing concert that featured performances by a number of guitar masters.

Fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, National Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame member Eddie PenningtonAustralia’s Got Talent winner Joe Robinson, and Striking Matches’ Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis demonstrated their varied musical styles while also discussing the unique features of Gretsch guitars.

Eddie Pennington performs. Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Eddie Pennington performs. Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Striking Matches perform

Pictured (L-R): Joe Robinson, Tommy Emmanuel and Sarah Zimmerman perform. Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Striking Matches' Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis perform. Photo: Carissa Riccardi

Striking Matches’ Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis perform. Photo: Carissa Riccardi

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