Sunday, 1 February 2015

Yvette Young: Hydra live at .strandberg* NAMM 2015

I had the great good fortune to see Yvette Young perform, the Covet track, Hydra live at .strandberg* booth NAMM 2015. I don't think I have seen a performance quite like it, almost like piano on guitar, one hand shaking the other with an exquisite elegance and emotional intensity.

Yvette Young plays Hydra from her band Covet

Boden 7 Guitar:

Strings by Dunlop:

Yvette Young: Hydra live at .strandberg* NAMM 2015

Mattias Ia Eklundh: proud and happy to announce Freak Guitar Camp 2015

Mattias Ia Eklundh

We are super proud and happy to announce Freak Guitar Camp 2015 is now open for registration! Hope to see you in the Swedish woods this summer for a serious musical vitamin boost!

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Mike Campese: playing at the Sonoma Wire Works booth—2015 NAMM Show

Mike Campese playing at the Sonoma Wire Works booth—2015 NAMM Show (24 January 2015). All guitar tone is generated through the iOS app GuitarTone by Sonoma Wire Works.

Mike Campese playing at the Sonoma Wire Works booth—2015 NAMM Show

Timo Somers: Aristides 060 Guitar NAMM 2015

Aristrides Instruments builds some of the most unique guitars in the world. Aristides Poort worked in collaboration with Technical University Delft to develop Arium – a compound with near perfect acoustic properties from which his line of guitars is made. Since 2007, Aristides Instruments has been using Arium in the development of revolutionary guitars. Their latest creation - the 060 guitar.

NAMM 2015 - Aristides 060 Guitar with Timo Somers and Pascal

Alex Skolnick: talks Tommy Bolin at NAMM 2015

A bit of Alex Skolnick's guitar clinic at the ESP Guitars room, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Anaheim convention center during the 2015 NAMM Show. This was after he was asked about his jazz influences and how he balances those with his metal tendencies. I had a moment to ask him how the late, great, guitarist Tommy Bolin fit in to that jazz/rock formula.

Alex Skolnick talks Tommy Bolin at NAMM 2015

Gerardo Nez: Niccolò Paganini - Capriccio n.2 Bmin - Moderato 1802/1817 - Super Guitar Tapping

Niccolò Paganini - Capriccio n.2 Bmin - Moderato 1802/1817

Arr. - Gerardo Nez
Paganini - Caprice No.2 - Guitar Tapping - Gerardo Nez

Bryan Beller: Raul Amador interviews for Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2015

Raul Amador interviews Bryan Beller for Bass Musician Magazine at the 2015 Winter NAMM show.

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Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2015 - Bryan Beller Interview

Chris Poland: jamming at Schecter NAMM 1/22/2015

Chris Poland pulling the crowds at Schecter... next Megadeth guitarist... uuumm my money is on Marty Friedman...

Chris Poland at Schecter NAMM 1/22/2015

Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

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“They always try to write off the blues; well we’ve proven tonight that at least 9,000 people like the blues,” said celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa who will release his highly anticipated Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks on DVD, Blu-ray and CD set on March 24, 2015. The exclusive concert experience tributing blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf was filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheater over Labor Day weekend in 2014. Carved into the bedrock of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, the famed amphitheater sets the stage for Bonamassa’s fiery delivery of over 2.5 hours of bluesy guitar-wailing and horn-filled tunes honoring the two Blues greats. Playing to a sold-out crowd of 9,000 fans, this marks the biggest show of Bonamassa’s career, a major milestone for the bluesman. The Blu-ray and DVD contains over 1.5 hours of bonus features including exclusive behind the scenes footage, a photo gallery, historic footage of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and a featurette of Bonamassa and producer Kevin Shirley’s trip to The Crossroads.

Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Andy McKee: at the Shubb Capos 2015 NAMM booth

1/23/15, Friday afternoon at the NAMM show, Andy McKee stopped by our booth and played a couple of tunes, which is always a treat... what a player!

Andy McKee at the Shubb Capos 2015 NAMM booth.

Brandon Niederauer: 11 year old - playing at NAMM 2015

Amazing Child Prodigy Brandon Niederauer !!

11 year old Brandon Niederauer "TAZ" playing at NAMM 2015

After rocking with George Clinton, the GoPro crew invited Brandon Niederauer to the GoPro Jam Booth designed by Whisper Room at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

GoPro: 11-Year-Old Guitarist Shreds at NAMM

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Forest of Bamboo, Collect Itself and Weird Glows Gleam

Three more from the most prolific guitar player on the planet right now...

Brian Carroll: Buckethead -Forest Of Bamboo
1. Forest of Bamboo 29:12

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Weird Glows Gleam
1. Weird 11:51
2. Glows 06:00
3. Gleam 11:07

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Collect Itself

1. Collect Itself 18:04
2. Garden Mold 11:05

Brev Sullivan: Carvin HH2 guitar demo

Brev Sullivan playing a Carvin HH2 guitar in a practice studio session. Snippets heard in the video are:
1.Giant Steps, 2. Blues in Bb, 3. Proto Cosmos. The HH2 guitar is designed and by Carvin and world renowned jazz fusion legend Allan Holdsworth. Available as a custom shop model from

Carvin HH2 guitar demo w Brev Sullivan