I drove home late Thursday night on an urgent matter, and flew back to the show Sunday morning, so I missed Friday and Saturday. My lovely wife Linda flew down with me, returning to the NAMM show for the first time in a few years.
The part of the show that I'm sorriest to have missed is our Friday night event. Reports are that it was a real killer, and considering the talent we had on hand, it couldn't have been otherwise.
Thanks to David Gartland of Saga for stepping up to the plate and pinch-hitting for me Friday night. And thanks to some of my favorite musicians and good friends who were on hand: David Jackson, Michael Fleming, Westy Westenhofer, Bob Reitmeier, John Reynolds, and of course, the great John Jorgenson and his quintet.
Most of all, thanks to Raul Reynoso, a hell of a player and a hell of a guy, for making the Friday event possible, and for making the Anaheim NAMM show a pleasure.
Mike Phelan, Raul Reynoso
Winter NAMM '06
notes by Rick Shubb
Unfortunately, I was called away by an urgent family matter in the middle of the show, and had to miss Friday and Saturday. My apologies to those friends who missed me, and to those with whom I'd have spent far more time.
A big round of applause for my indispensible right-hand man, Gary Mobley, who doubled his already heavy work load in covering for me.
The booth was hopping nonstop on the two days I was there, and I'm told it was even busier on Friday and Saturday.
We were also joined again this year by good friend Michael Phelan. Mike's charisma was a real asset to the booth, as was his knowledge of the products ...as a performer, he uses practically everything we make.
When my wife had first met Mike Phelan, but didn't yet remember his name, she referred to him as:
The Man with the Nice Smile
Fingerstyle guitar master Richard Gilewitz has been kind enough to visit our booth many times during the past couple of years, and favor us with a few tunes. It's always a highlight of any show, and he has begun to feel like one of the family.
John Jorgenson, Gonzalo Bergara
SAGA's Tora Bora Boys
pictures and wraps from...
Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2007 | Summer NAMM 2007 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007 | Winter NAMM 2007
Music China 2006 | Summer NAMM 2006 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2006 | Winter Namm 2006
Shubb Capos on the Oscars | Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame show |
James Burton Guitar Festival 2005 | Winter NAMM 2005 | Summer NAMM 2005
Summer NAMM 2004 | Summer NAMM 2003 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2003
past Winter NAMM shows |