D’Addario kicked off their sixth annual invite-only pre-NAMM party last night at Soundcheck rehearsal studios in Nashville, TN. With great Tennessee BBQ along with beer and whiskey, authorized dealers and endorsers enjoyed music from Stephen Mougin’s Bluegrass All-Stars, resonator guitar virtuoso Rob Ickes and guitarist Trey Hensley, ambient looper William Tyler, and the explosive Andy Wood Trio.
Endorsers attending included Craig Krampf, Myron Howell (Jake Owen), Lee Joe Young (Travis Tritt), Jay Weinberg (Slipknot), father and son session drummer/bassists Jerry and Dave Roe, singer-songwriter John Berry, Bucky Covington, Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks), metal legend Wolf Hoffmann (Accept), famed fretted instrument repairman Wolf Hoffmann and engineer/producers Michael Wagener and Bil VornDick. Industry friends from Fender, Taylor, Fishman and many others were also there to help get NAMM week started.
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