Concert Reports


NAMM Show Media Day 2014


The World’s Largest Music Products & Instruments Trade Show – the 112th NAMM SHOW – Opened January 23-26  in Anaheim California

Preceded by NAMM Media Preview Day on January 23, offered sneak previews at the most innovative musical instruments & tech products to debut in 2014. Musicians Art Alexakis (Everclear), Bernie Willams (Grammy Nominated Jazz Guitarist & former N.Y. Yankee), Mike Huckabee (former Arkansas Governor) and others attended  





All Photos: Ray Soto/Central Coast Rocks  

THE NAMM SHOW – The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) once again united the global music products industry during its annual trade show, the largest of its kind, which featured debuts of musical instruments and technologies, ongoing concerts, interactive demos, workshops and artist appearances. FACTS: nearly 96,000 registrants; 1,500+ exhibiting companies representing more than 5,000 brands; 280 new-to-NAMM exhibitors; NAMM Members from 90+ countries attend. The show is not open to the public  

NAMM MEDIA PREVIEW DAY – Day before show opens, an invitation-only preview for media to experience the top 20 premier 2014 instruments and technologies, while getting one-on-one demos and visual presentations. 



The Media Preview Day featured products from the following companies:

Touchmark Guitars

IK Multimedia

GJ2 Guitars

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation


SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc.

C.F. Martin & Co.

Kala Brand Music Co.

Paul Jennings Music – Sela Cajons

Drum Workshop, Inc.

Deering Banjo Company

Weber Fine Instruments

The Dube

Dave Smith Instruments

Hohner Inc.

QRS Music Technologies

Pioneer DJ


The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

D’Angelico Guitars  


NAMM Media Day Events :  

The Dube Percussion Segment: Part I featuring creator and English footballer, Dion Dublin  

Paul Jennings Music – Sela Cajons  

GJ2 Guitars presentation from GJ2 co-founder Grover Jackson and rising heavy metal guitarist, Mick Murphy  

Dave Smith Instruments presentation from keyboardist, Peter Dyer  

Hohner Inc. performance from keyboardist, Kim Manning of Parliament Funkadelic  

NAMM welcome with Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO  

D’Angelico Guitars presentation with Bernie Williams, Latin-GRAMMY-nominated Jazz

Guitarist, Music Education Advocate and former N.Y. Yankee  

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presentation with Art Alexakis from Everclear  

IK Multimedia welcomes DJ Ben Morrison on stage to demo the brand new iRings.  

Weber Fine Instruments performance from Eva Holbrook of SHEL



About NAMM The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.3 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 8,500 Member companies located in more than 94 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  


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