Knaggs Guitars was founded in 2009 by World renowned designer and luthier Joe Knaggs and Branding/Marketing expert Peter Wolf, two well respected industry veterans with a vast history and experience in their respective fields.
All designs/creations are named after American Indian river names. Chesapeake line models Choptank, Severn, Potomac & Patuxent are named after tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay while the Influence line Kenai, Keya, Chena, Sheyenne are named after rivers in North America.
Wood & Materials are carefully selected and processes are state-of the art. A skilled team of experienced senior guitar builders are making sure the end result is as good as it can possibly be: creating the finest instruments and providing the best tools for players and guitar aficionados.
Everyone at Knaggs guitars is a highly skilled professional – together we have over 150 years of experience in creating extraordinary instruments.
We look forward to building one for you!
“Brown-eyed Country Soul”
A mix of soul, country, and R&B, Jerry Adam’s music is singular among today’s vast music scene. Adams’ smooth personality is exemplified by his continually evolving sound with influences he attributes to The Temptations, Marvin Gay, and Otis Redding. He refers to his timbre as “brown-eyed country soul”. Growing up in Cleveland County, NC, Adams molded his voice while singing to himself in hot cotton fields and participating in local talent competitions. Many of his family members were in the entertainment industry themselves, and Adams says this played a big role in his attraction to the music business. His mother, Ruby Guyton Adams, sang in church choirs and his father Odell Adams, played a
role in the gospel movement in the South. Adams himself now has eight children and holds tight to strong family values.
In 2005 Adams quit his job as an independent paralegal to pursue his dream as a performer. After frequently performing at school functions through elementary and high school, and occasionally singing at night clubs – “when his mama gave me permission”, laughs Adams- the singer/songwriter tapered off his musical endeavors. During and after his time attending Gardner-Webb University, Adams made very few performances, but was eventually called back by the allure of the stage. He hopes to one day walk the red carpet at the Grammys, and sing with a few stars along the way.
In May, Adams performed at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC and was asked by the crowd and venue owners to return in June as the headliner. Adams currently has three original tracks and one full length album released titled “Send a Letter”. He has performed several of his songs for “Cleveland County Idol Search” and is preparing for more performances in the future. On June 15th, Jerry was selected to perform at the 2013 Pop Rock Country Extravaganza in Charlotte, NC. In regards to his accomplishments, Adams laughs and says, “I just sing”.
In this day and age to progress, and to achieve success as a musician, means to experiment and make music that anyone and everyone can enjoy. Stephan Cohen, artist name STEPHAN, truly embodies the modern day artist. His material transcends any preconceived genre restrictions .The ability to dissect genres and infuse sounds, rhythms, lyrics, and melodies from a plethora of musical styles in order to accomplish one single product that can be loved and received by the masses is what separates an average artist, from a superstar; based on what we have heard from STEPHAN, no one does it better than this young up and comer.
Hailing from sunny Miami Beach, one of the true melting pots of the world, STEPHAN allows his French and Colombian roots to shine through while delivering Hip Hop lyrics reminiscent of classic east coast Hip Hop. His strong ties to the ocean and Surfing are absorbed by the sounds and lyrics in his music, making for a truly unique listening experience. Over the past year STEPHAN has been hard at work, putting out four mix tapes and releasing his first official music video entitled “Surf Rap Life”. His intense productivity and commitment to his music is paying off; the first video received over 100k views in the first month alone. STEPHAN has been earning serious praise from both industry professionals and music fans alike, and his new single “PARADISE” is heralded to be one of the more influential new singles from the world of independent Hip Hop. Young, Fun, and Handsome, expect to see big things STEPHAN, who has plans to release an EP, an album, and tour nationally by the end of 2014.
| Website | YouTube | Facebook | There is a new shooter in the saxophone ranks of modern jazz and his name is Shlomi Cohen. This Tel-Aviv born saxophone phenom currently resides in the jazz Mecca that is New York City and has just released Breather. This stunning digital only recording is a contemporary post modern riff that masterfully fuses Cohen’s Middle Eastern roots with the form and functionality of improvisational music we know as jazz in the United States. Shlomi Cohen elevates what would normally be considered world music into a far more accessible place than previous artists. Cohen does an imaginative spin on his own cultural base and flips it into a hybrid that is the embodiment of blues, R&B, traditional jazz and the deceptively subtle nuances that are his Moroccan and Israeli DNA. Breather is a lyrical mosaic, colors and textures you can hear. Cohen walks a harmonic tightrope with the grace and fluidity of a Michael Brecker and the biting attack of a David Sanborn but all while demonstrating one of the most refreshing saxophone voices to come along in a decade! The transformation of this incredibly imaginative music into a new and highly evocative art form is stunning. There are artists residing in Eastern Europe that perform with a deep identifiable cultural base but you would be hard pressed to find any artist born outside of the United States that has so artistically opened up his own heritage to an entirely new audience. One listen to Breather and it would be apparent to the most discerning of fans that Shlomi Cohen is on the cutting edge, a saxophonist poised for great things and one of the rising stars of the future. Shlomi Cohen is indeed an artist whose musical stock is an arrow pointing straight up.
An aspiring singer/songwriter who wants to inspire people with my song. I want to create ART with my music and connect it with catchy hook to make it sounds experimental and diverse.
My genre is mostly dance electronic and some hint of pop. My debut album “The Art of Love” will be out later this year and Dj Wizzy which is an 11 years old producer will be the executive producer.
Support my music because I want you guys to get the message that I want to spread to the world.
Boston, MA Independent recording artist Matthew Neves releases his second studio album entitled, ìYou and Meî on August 21, 2013. The predominantly pop rock album, which features 14 original songs, was recorded and produced in its entirety by the artist himself at his private recording studio.
ìYou and Meî may be one of the best Indie pop-rock albums ever released. In classic Matthew Neves style, ìYou and Meî delivers the same great vocals, ingenious melodies, inspiring lyrics, and remarkable musicianship we first fell in love with on his debut album, ìEverybody Dreams.î Every song on ìYou and Meî could be released as a single and there are no fillers.
The music has no boundaries and is a culmination of many musical styles ranging from The Beatles to Van Halen. Song lyrics are deep, thought provoking and inspirational. Matthew kicks off ìYou and Meî staying true to his Beatles roots with the contagious ìImpossible,î a mid-tempo song about a stubborn and self-righteous girl. Next is the mellow ìLong Way Home,î which emphasizes lifeís spiritual journey.
The third cut, ìEyes of an Angel,î is a touching soft rock ballad conveying an uplifting message of living in the present. ìRobberyî continues the ballad-esque vibe, with a dreamy-like cadence, taking us through the turmoil of unrealized dreams. Then, the upbeat sing-a-long, ìSquare One,î reflects on an incompatible relationship.
Even more infectiously melodic, ìDays of Summerî will have you reciting a ìlive life to the fullestî anthem. We then transition into the down-tempo track, ìGonna Miss You,î a poignant dedication that inspires hope for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. Following is the enticing ìSweet Candy Kisses,î whose playful yet taunting repetition manifests the danger of falling in love too soon. Track 9, ìSearching for Heaven,î envelops the blues, both melodically and lyrically.
ìMisery Loves Companyî changes pace, conjoining a feel-good beat with catchy lyrics and hooks. Next, the rock track, ìToday Is the Day,î revs your engines ñ get ready to party like a rock star. The beautiful ballad, ìSomething Special for Youî follows, imparting Godís special plan for everyone. The album then closes with the mid-tempo ìMy Dear Anna,î a song about a long distance relationship. The artist is planning to release a series of music videos in 2013, and will be touring in 2014 to promote the album.