Live Performances

St. Vincent

Annie Clark has been quite busy! Besides finishing her second leg of the MASSEDUCTION Tour, she performed at the 2018 Academy Awards this week with her friend Sufjan Stevens performing “Mystery of Love” for the movie Call Me By Your Name. Annie also had an acoustic set in Seattle, WA on KEXP, where her and host Cheryl Waters talked about her signature guitar before performing a very intimate set.

I had been playing one of their guitars for a while and I loved it, so they invited me to the factory in San Luis Obispo. It’s a family company, met the whole team, met everyone who works at the factory. It’s a living wage company and they do a good job and are treating people well.

St. Vincent plays Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Med Light on her acoustic and Regular Slinky electrics on her signature St. Vincent Music Man.



Song titles by time stamps:

Los Ageless 2:37

New York 6:47

Slow Disco 20:46

Cruel 23:52

2018 Oscar Performance


If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the awe-inspiring making of St. Vincent’s Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Guitar.


Robert Plant

The legendary Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin performed his new tune, “New World,” off of the new record, Carry Fire, on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Check out the memorable performance below.

Robert Plant and his band use Ernie Ball Earthwood 80/20 Medium Light Acoustic Strings, Mandolin Medium, Regular Slinky Electric Strings, and Baritone Electric Strings.



New Releases


Godsmack has just released a new video for their song “Bulletproof.” Check it out below.

Guitarist, Sully Erna, plays Ernie Ball Cobalt Regular Slinky


The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years released a new single titled “Pyramids of Salt.” This song is the second single released by The Wonder Years off the anticipated record Sister Cities. The song talks about the universal feeling of being powerless and has the rise and fall of dynamics to show it. Take a listen below, The Wonder Years play Not Even Slinky, Custom Stainless Steel, and Super Slinky 5 String Bass sets.


U.K. troublemakers, Shame debuted a new music video for their track “Lampoon”.  The video is a fast paced driving, kick in the teeth and blends snapshots and clips from touring. Shame plays with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Electric and Regular Bass Slinky


Tour Announcements

The Used & The Fever 333

The Used will be hitting the road this Spring with support from Red Sun Rising and The Fever 333, for a run throughout the midwest and southern part of the US.

Be sure to catch the electric show. The Used play Coated Power Slinky and Coated Regular Slinky electric strings. The Fever 333 plays Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Paradigm Strings on his Music Man StingRay Guitars, and Red Sun Rising plays Beefy Slinky Strings, Power Slinky Bass and Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Lights Acoustic Strings.


The Wonder Years / Tigers Jaw / Tiny Moving Parts

The Wonder Years will be hitting the road with fellow Ernie Ballers Tigers Jaw, and Tiny Moving Parts. Be sure to catch the rippin’ show, coming to a city near you.

Tiger Jaw plays: Power Slinky and Regular Slinky Guitar Strings and Regular Slinky Bass

Tiny Moving Parts play: Skinny Top Heavy Bottom and Baritone Electric Guitar Strings and Cobalt Power Slinky Bass.

The Coathangers

After finishing a west coast run, Julia Kugel, Meredith Franco and Stephanie Luke are hitting the road again for a summer tour. Check out the dates below. The Coathangers play Regular RPS Slinky, and Cobalt Power Bass Slinky

Avenged Sevenfold & Prophets of Rage

A7X and the always enlightened Prophets of Rage will be hitting the road this summer together! Between Syn and Zacky’s harmonic leads and Tim Commerford and Tom Morello’s iconic riffs, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Avenged Sevenfold play Paradigm Skinny Top Heavy Bottom and Power Bass Slinky

Tim Commerford plays Regular Bass Slinky


Check out Ernie Ball’s Inspired By video featuring Tim Commerford discussing why he plays bass and chooses the Music Man Sting Ray Bass.


Welcome to the Family

Doyle Bramhall

We would love to extend a warm welcome to Doyle Bramhall! Blues guitarist who has played with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow, Meshell Ndegéocello, Elton John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Erykah Badu, Amos Lee. Doyle plays with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings.

If you’re going to be doing a full day of bending, you best bend with Ernie Balls.

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