Saturday, July 22, 2017
New passive bass models – offering pure tone with no coloration before 
Due to Popular Demand, Martin Expands the Successful Retro String Line to Include Extra Light, Medium, and 12 String Sets. 
Summer NAMM, the industry’s largest and most vibrant music products tradeshow returns to Nashville’s Music City Center June 23-25 for its biggest year yet. This year’s show will feature new and returning attendees from among the top brands in musical instruments, gear, technologies and accessories, and will include a robust line-up of artists who will perform all three days of the annual gathering.  
High Eagle Technologies (HET), an all American Indian company incorporated in Oklahoma and based in Oklahoma City, is unveiling its latest new patented technology:  The Enhancer, Acoustic Sound Reinforcement for acoustic musical instruments. We are booth #1403 at the Summer NAMM Show, June 23-25, 2016. 
Expands Upon Award-Winning Flagship Model The JOAT 20RT with 30 Watts of Power with Two Additional Output Tubes in Unique Output Stage Configuration
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators and students to experience Summer NAMM during Music Industry Day. Held on Saturday, June 25 at Nashville’s Music City Center, Music Industry Day will open the doors to NAMM’s members-only tradeshow to learn and connect at professional workshops, see the latest in new gear from leading musical instrument manufacturers, and to enjoy a multitude of artist performances and events.
Day 3 at NAMM continued with more new gear and seeing more friends, hearing more music, and getting sorer feet by the minute! But it was all worth it!  All of the NAMM U and TEC Tracks Sessions had lines to get in on Saturday and at full capacity, so I made use of my time seeing whatever I could, including some live shows and more awesome gear.
Day 2 of NAMM 2016 started out with keynote speaker, Tony Brown, at the TEC Tracks Sessions, with an informative talk about his career and how important it is to take advantage of opportunities. Often credited as the founding father of the Americana country movement, Tony took us from his early days playing keyboards for Elvis and Emmylou Harris to becoming an A&R guy for labels in Nashville then moving all of the way to producing musicians from Reba McEntire, Tricia Yearwood and more recently, Cyndi Lauper!  He entertained us with his stories while teaching us how to dive into situations and just believe in yourself. His words about his friends saying “You are so lucky” when he would get a gig with a famous musician or singer, really hit me. He said luck is just the combination of preparedness plus opportunity. He made us all feel confident walking out to tackle the day!   More about Tony here: http://www.tonybrownenterprises.com  Thanks to NAMM, the TEC Tracks Sessions have been valuable to many different types of conference attendees.
Using a great word coined by gal pal Angel Hanson, CMP, CMM - Event Marketing Manager for Microsoft who hosts a killer party every year, the SheNAMMigans that went on at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, outdid themselves! There was a lot of SHE in those SheNAMMigans!  I found so many women in all areas, from panelists to artists to owner/merchants, that this year really seemed as though we have become less of “woman-owned” or “female band” or “chick guitar player” and more of just “owner,” “band” and “player.” What a great year for us!