Saturday, 12 January 2013

Kiko Loureiro,Richie Kotzen: among performers set for Samson Technologies NAMM



Samson Technologies has one of the industry's most impressive and diverse rosters of renowned artist endorsees. Many of these artists will be appearing at the 2013 NAMM Show from January 24 through January 27 in the company's new location in Hall C, Booth 4590. This year, Samson, Hartke and Zoom's star-studded schedule will showcase over 25 artists from varying genres signing autographs and demonstrating products.

Artists scheduled to sign at the booth include Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), David Ellefson(Megadeth), Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob), Victor Wooten (Solo) and many more. "I'm really looking forward to spending some time at the Samson booth this year. It's great to be able to get that close to the fans who support you year after year," says Victor Wooten, a Hartke endorsee for many years.

There will also be a full-band signing with Shinedown on Saturday, January 26, which marks the first time the entire band has done a signing for Samson. This will also mark the first time there will be a Metal Masters signing at NAMM with members from all four previous Metal Masters lineups represented in one massive signing.

In addition to the impressive signing schedule, Hartke endorsees Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Stu Hamm (Independent) and Victor Wooten (Solo), as well as Zoom endorsees Kiko Loureiro (Solo) and Richie Kotzen (Solo), will be performing at the booth throughout the show.

"We've always been fortunate as a company to have so many incredible musicians as part of our family," says Mark Menghi, Samson's Director of Marketing. "NAMM is the time of year where we can all come together, hang out with the fans and show off some of the new products that we're excited about this year."

The complete performance and signing schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Performances:
10:00am – 10:30am – Kiko Loureiro (Solo) – Zoom G5 Demo
10:30am – 11:00am – Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy) – Hartke Demo
11:00am – 11:30am – Victor Wooten (Victor Wooten Band) – Hartke Demo
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Richie Kotzen (Solo) – Zoom MS-100BT Demo

Signing:

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
Stu Hamm (Independent)
JD DeServio (Black Label Society)
Eddie Jackson (Queensrÿche)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Performances:
10:00am – 10:30am – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo
10:30am – 11:00am – Stu Hamm (Independent) – Hartke Demo
11:00am – 12:00pm – Richie Kotzen (Solo) – Zoom MS-100BT Demo
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy) – Hartke Demo
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Kiko Loureiro (Solo) – Zoom G5 Demo

Signings:
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Metal Masters Signing:
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Mike Portnoy
(Adrenaline Mob)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
Gary Holt (Slayer / Exodus)
Kerry King (Slayer)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)

1:30pm – 2:30pm
JD DeServio (Black Label Society)
Peter Erskine (Independent / Educator)
Stu Hamm (Independent)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy)
Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Victor Wooten (Solo)

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Willie Adler (Lamb of God)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
Phil Buckman (Filter)
Mike Inez (Alice in Chains)
Eddie Jackson (Queensrÿche)
Herman Li (Dragonforce)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
John Tempesta (The Cult)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Performances:
10:00am – 10:30am – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo
11:00am – 12:00pm – Richie Kotzen (Solo) – Zoom MS-100BT Demo
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Kiko Loureiro (Solo) – Zoom G5 Demo

Signings:
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Shinedown Full-Band Signing:
Eric Bass
Barry Kerch
Zach Myers
Brent Smith

1:30pm – 2:30pm
JD DeServio (Black Label Society)
Stu Hamm (Independent)
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy)
Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Victor Wooten (Solo)

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Willie Adler (Lamb of God)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Phil Buckman (Filter)
Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion)
Mike Inez (Alice in Chains)
Eddie Jackson (Queensrÿche)
Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Performances:
11:00am – 12:00pm – Victor Wooten (Solo) – Hartke Demo
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Stu Hamm (Independent) – Hartke Demo