The Indianapolis Summer NAMM show, 2005
Special thanks to my buddy Dick Hardwick for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us in his home state. It was great to have him at the booth and on the bandstand, and to meet some of his friends and family.
And thanks to Gary Swallows, Richard Gilewitz, Charlie Chadwick, Gonzalo Bergara, Stephan Dudash, all the guys at Saga, and of course my good friend, John Jorgenson, who makes any event special.
Attendance was a bit light. We did manage to have several productive meetings, but the highlights of the show for us were musical.
Friday night we co-sponsored a concert (along with Saga) featuring the John Jorgenson Quintet.The event was a big success. John's playing was simply phenomenal, and the whole group just keeps getting better all the time.
Then on Saturday John and the entire group visited the booth, where they played a few tunes. I got to sit in on a couple, much to my enjoyment. They stayed for a while and visited with everyone who came by to hear and meet them.
Gary Swallows (inventor of the GS steel) with John Jorgenson
Here I am jamming at the Saga booth. That's Richard Keldsen front and center with their new Carter Stanley guitar.
The Friday Night Concert
Charlie Chadwick, John Jorgenson, Dick Hardwick
(not shown: Gonzalo Bergara and Stephan Dudash) Yes, Dick always has this much fun.
Me introducing John and his quintet
Saga's Tora Bora Boys, with me sitting in on banjo.
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2009: Winter NAMM 2009 | Summer NAMM 2009 (Nashville)
2008: Winter NAMM 2008 | Musicmesse Frankfurt 2008 | Summer NAMM 2008 (Nashville)
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
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Livening up our booth was fingerstyle guitar wizard Richard Gilewitz, who was kind enough to play a set for us on each of the three days.
If you look carefully, you'll see that he's using Shubb Capo number two million, our solid gold, engraved piece of functional jewelry.
At the booth:
Gary Mobley proclaims the booth ready to go.
In past summer shows we've used just a minimal 10x10 booth, but this year we expanded to 20 feet. It was comfortable, and seemed like just the right size for this show.