Three-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Fourplay member Larry Carlton, saying he has announced his independence from established record labels, has now created his own. The name of Carlton’s new independent label is no surprise – 335 Records. Carlton is known by his many fans as Mr. 335 due to his 1969 Gibson ES-335 guitar, which he first played in the early 1970s with the legendary Crusaders. Anyone can now purchase a guitar built by the famed Gibson guitar company named ES-335. In addition, Room 335 is the name of the studio that Larry built several years ago at his home near Nashville.
The first CD offered by 335 Records is Live in Tokyo, which Carlton recorded with fellow guitarist guitarist Robben Ford. It's available on his website. Carlton’s next solo CD will be with his own label, and he is also expected to sign artist to release their music on the label, as well.Posted by Brian Soergel at July 17, 2007 5:08 AM