Summer NAMM 2011, Nashville TN
notes by Rick Shubb


This year's Summer NAMM changed its days to Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (having always been Fri-Sat-Sun in the past). It seemed to work out pretty well for attendance, which was up from last year. Our evening events shifted nights to correspond, which meant we presented the John Jorgenson Quintet in concert at the Hermitage Hotel on Thursday night this year. The show was a big success, both in terms of audience attendance and enthusiasm, and especially in musical excellence. John's quintet is the best it has ever been, and their performance was superb.

All-Star Guitar night, which has always been on Saturday, moved to Friday night, and featured many top guitarists including notable members of the Shubb family of endorsers, Tierra Negra.

Along with my partner Dave Coontz, myself, and sales manager Gary Mobley, we were fortunate to be joined again by dear friend Raul Reynoso who always brings a special presence and expertise to the booth. And this year, Gary Swallows, creator of the GS guitar steel, joined us as well. He's another great "people person" and added his own brand of positive energy to our booth.


booth crew
Gary Mobley, Dave Coontz, Gary Swallows, Rick Shubb, Raul Reynoso

Donna Munn, Jessica Munn, Raul Reynoso

Jessica is one of Raul's best guitar students.


Rick Monroe
Rick Monroe favored us with a few songs.
At first I didn't recognize him without his cowboy hat. :)



Aria Summer
Aria Summer proudly displays her Shubb capo.


Grant Austin Taylor, Gary Mobley, Aria Summer
Gary is enthusiastically supportive of young talent, and so he was especially thrilled to have Grant and Aria play a set at our booth.
These talented teenagers inspire confidence that the future of good music is alive and well.




Fingerstyle guitar stylist Keegan McClellan joined us again at the booth.


karl broderix
Directly across the aisle from us were our friends from Voyage-air Guitars.
Here is one of their demonstrators, Karl Broderix, who also happens to be demonstrating his Shubb capo.


Gary Mobley went to All-Star guitar night decked out in his black Capo Noir T-shirt in honor of Tierra Negra...
who crossed him up by wearing all white!


John Jorgenson
John Jorgenson onstage at the Hermitage; pardon the photo quality, light was very low.
If you look very carefully, you can see his Shubb capo at the 3rd fret as he closes the show with his own Ultraspontane.

pictures and wraps from...

2011: Winter NAMM 2011 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2011 | Summer NAMM 2011
2010: Winter NAMM 2010 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2010 | Summer NAMM 2010
2009: Winter NAMM 2009 | Summer NAMM 2009
2008: Winter NAMM 2008 | Musicmesse Frankfurt 2008 | Summer NAMM 2008
2007:  Winter NAMM 2007 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007 | Summer NAMM 2007 (Austin) | Healdsburg Guitar Festival | Music China '07 |
2006: Winter Namm 2006 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2006 | Summer NAMM 2006 (Austin) | Music China 2006
2005: Winter NAMM 2005 | Summer NAMM 2005 (Indianapolis) | James Burton Guitar Festival 2005 |
2004 and earlier: Summer NAMM 2004 (Nashville) | Summer NAMM 2003 (Nashville)  | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2003
past Winter NAMM shows |