CMT at The NAMM Show 2013 – Day 2Friday, January 25th, 2013
Canadian Music Trade is down in Anaheim, CA at the The NAMM Show 2013. Here’s a quick look at what’s happened on Thursday evening and on Day 2 of the show.
On Thursday evening, CMT hosted our annual Canadian reception. The ballroom was packed by the end of the night as the fearsome bouncers, seen here with a happy CMT Publisher Jim Norris, clearly didn’t scare many people away.
Some of the guests enjoying a drink. In typical Canadian fashion, security had to kick folks out of the room as determined partiers continued to chat and drink while the staff dismantled the room around them.
Young Montreal singer Celeste stole the show with her killer voice and commanding stage presence.
KoSa founder Aldo Mazza (pictured top right) ended the night by leading a drum lesson with some folks from the audience.
BOSS Loop Station 3 Canadian champion Jonathan Rosner kicked off Wednesday morning at the Roland Canada press event.
MIDI Manufacturers Association President Tom White was also on-hand at the Roland Canada event to talk about MIDI’s 30th anniversary. MIDI inventors, Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential Circuits Founder Dave Smith, will receive technical Grammy Awards at the 2013 show.
PRS Guitars pulled out a number of high-profile musicians for its press event. Here, Journey guitarist Neal Schon and Mother’s Finest bassist Jerry “Wyzard” Seay have a conversation before the press conference begins. PRS founder, Paul Reed Smith, unveiled the Neal Schon NS-14 signature guitar at the event.
The brilliantly talented Scottish guitarist Tony McManus, who now lives in Toronto, was at the PRS event to sing the company’s praises.
Godin guitars experienced a steady stream of visitors all day to its booth.
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser of Attitude Concepts Today Inc. gave a morning NAMM U session on changing negatives attitudes and making a positive first impression.
Around the piano showcase room, visitors seemed to get more engrossed in their playing and spend longer at the instruments that anywhere else in the show.
At the NAMM Show you can barely go 30 feet without running into someone putting on an impressive performance, as exemplified by this gentleman performing on the outdoor stage.
Remember to watch for in the products being introduced at The NAMM Show 2013 in the pages of CMT over the coming months.