Just back from the Summer NAMM 2017 show. NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants and they hold their summer trade show in Nashville. Four days of classes for the large and not so large music stores plus a giant trade show of what may be the latest in musical offerings. From guitars, drums, band instruments, accessories, electronics, amps, microphones, etc., it's all there to view. The dealers, ranging from small to mega-large, are more than happy to spend time answering questions and touting their products. It's very informative and we've made some good deals for new items in the shop. Come by and check out our new additions.
This years honorees at the American Eagle Awards were Crystal Gayle, Patti Smith, and Harry Shearer. All great artists that contribute to the betterment of music, be it in schools, in legal challenges, or community action. They all performed and it was wonderful to hear them. Learn more about those artists at http://www.crystalgayle.com/ , http://www.pattismith.net/intro.html , and http://harryshearer.com/
Lastly, artists perform for free during the trade show. There's everything from funk bands to the world's fastest drummer competition. On the last day, an icon of country music appeared. Charley Pride. What a gentleman and great performer. Check him out at http://splash.charleypride.com/ And check out his new album. Funny guy, humble, and sings his heart out.