Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 NAMM Show: Gibson, Taylor Guitars, Tascam

Only hours away from my arrival to cover Media  Day at the 2019 NAMM Show. There continues to be news releases detailing some of the top-tier talents and music products coming to Anaheim this week...


In 2019, after more than a century, GIBSON artists, players and enthusiasts will experience the all American-made instrument brand rejuvenated. The guitar of choice for artists in rock, pop, country, blues, folk, jazz and beyond, the new GIBSON era celebrates iconic models while looking to the future with instruments that will nurture new players across generations, genders and genres of music. GIBSONwill showcase the new line-up and artist collaborations at NAMM in Anaheim, CA, January 23-27.

Peter Frampton will perform at City National Grove of Anaheim
on Thursday, Jan. 24.
On Wednesday, January 23 the GIBSON experience will launch with a media preview (3 p.m.) in the NAMM lobby followed by a special surprise for guests around the 4:45 p.m. hour. Beginning Thursday, January 24, the GIBSON space in Room #207 will feature daily events from artist performances, Q&A’s and new product debuts from GIBSON icons and upstarts (starts 10 a.m. daily, see schedule below). 
Robby Krieger performing at the NAMM Show in
2014. He returns to the event this week.

Later Thursday night (Jan. 24), GIBSON will kick-off their opening party--NAMM Jam at City National Grove of Anaheim (7:30 p.m.) with live performances from Billy Gibbons, Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Robby Krieger, Emily Wolfe, Black Pistol Fire, Cam, Jared James Nichols and more while Jimmy Vivino, Kenny Arnoff, Daryl Jones and Jeff Young round out the house band.

Following is the daily schedule for GIBSON artist appearances at NAMM 2019 (Room #207):
 For more information on GIBSON, visit:

About Gibson:
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TNGibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and Gibson Pro Audio division brands Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and StantonGibson Brands is dedicated toquality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us onTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Taylors Guitars Booth to host performances during NAMM Show

White Buffalo will perform at the Taylor Guitars
booth on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
Taylor Guitars always offers a diverse range of talented artists in its booths during the NAMM Show. Over the years I've caught many amazing performances at Taylor while getting a chance to play some of the Southern California-based guitar maker's fine instruments too!

Below is the just-announced lineup of artists set to perform on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, with links to learn more about the musicians and/or catch performances of them posted on YouTube...

Thursday, Jan. 24

5 p.m. - Lights  - http://music.iamlights.com/

Friday, Jan. 25

3 p.m. - Snuffy  & Sarahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I44WkxpeoNo

5 p.m. - Daniel Marly aka Bambaata https://www.last.fm/music/Daniel+Bambaata+Marley/+wiki

Saturday, Jan. 26

D’Angelico NAMM Stage Packed with Performances

From January 24th to the 27th, D’Angelico Guitars’ NAMM Booth 212AB will feature performances from some of music’s biggest stars such as Bob Weir, Robert Randolph, Jonathan Butler, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. Performances are every hour on the hour starting at noon or 1 p.m., lasting twenty-five minutes per set. Each set will be live-streamed by Relix Magazine.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
12:00 PM — The Spirit Fingers
1:00 PM — Fabrizio Sotti
2:00 PM — Tony Bruno
3:00 PM — Kerry Marshall with Mac Ayres
4:00 PM — Jonathan Butler
5:00 PM — Brandon Taz Niederauer
7:00 PM — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros** private event

Friday, January 25th, 2019
1:00 PM — Allan Harris
2:00 PM — Zane Carney with Yoav Eshed
3:00 PM — Phony PPL
4:00 PM — Brandon Taz Niederauer
5:00 PM — Robert Randolph

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
12:00 PM — Ruby Leigh Pearson Lit’l Miss Country
1:00 PM — Adam Miller
2:00 PM — Chris Mazuera & Curt Henderson and Special Guests
3:00 PM — Melanie Faye
4:00 PM — Erick Walls
5:00 PM — Fabrizio Sotti

**All sets are open to all NAMM attendees unless otherwise marked.

Tascam Debuts Model 24 Mixer and more at 
NAMM 2019

TASCAM will be 

pulling the wraps off their new and hottest products at this year's NAMM show, including some new, as yet unseen surprises.

At booth 18910 in the North Hall of the Anaheim Convention Center, TASCAM will be showcasing their brand new Model 24 digital multittrack recorder. Offering 24 tracks of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio capture (22 channels and a stereo main mix) and 22 playback tracks via either USB 2.0 or to the unit's onboard SD Card recorder, the Model 24 delivers quick, easy one-touch recording and includes transport controls, auto and manual punch in/out, and overdub capability. With color-coded knobs, faux-wood sides, and a retro design, the Model 24 is reminiscent of vintage TASCAM products but it's based on the company's industry-leading digital Portastudio technology, as evidenced by its LCD screen and digital recording and Bluetooth® input features.
Regular demos of the Model 24 will be shown throughout the day each day of the show.

In addition to the Model 24, TASCAM will be unveiling several other new products for professional audio, DSLR video, and installed AV applications. Come by and get a first look at some brand new cutting edge surprises.

The TASCAM booth will also be hosting the debut of Gig Performer 3.0, the innovative, feature-rich software platform that transforms your plug-ins into a powerful live performance system. Paired with TASCAM's US-20x20 USB interface, Gig Performer 3.0 offers a complete live performance solution for taking control of your setup.

Also at the TASCAM booth, join Nuclear Blast Records, home of Slayer, Death Angel, Accept, Hammerfall and other great metal artists. Nuclear Blast will be hosting a listening station featuring vinyl spun on custom TEAC turntables, as well as giving away slipmats, and other cool swag.

Orange County based Burger Records, will also be hosting at the TASCAM booth this year. One of the major forces behind the cassette revival, Burger Records will be hosting a cassette rewind contest, and giving away copies of some of their current releases.

And Blue Coast Records, the premier DSD and high resolution audio label, will be joining TASCAM again this year, using the opportunity to showcase their recordings on the TASCAM DA-3000 Stereo Master Recorder.

Elsewhere at the booth, the stage will host sets by celebrated singer-songwriter RT Valine, as well as a performance by San Diego's Beebs and her Moneymakers, Gramm-nominated producer/guitarist Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down), and Odyssy featuring DJ Johnny Juice of Public Enemy. Between musical performances, check out demos of Model 24, Gig Performer, and presentations on high-resolution recording from Blue Coast's Cookie Marenco and Earful Productions' Jim Stern, as well as DW Fearn and the Hazelrigg Brothers.

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