NAMM Show brings us so many great things, awesome new products, inventions, the latest guitars, drums, lighting, sound and tech gear one could dream of. From the main stage to the bedroom recording studio … NAMM pretty much has it all in a one stop, one shop place. It’s no wonder that everyone, who is anyone in the music business is there.
But there’s one undeniable fact, besides the grueling business buying, selling, venturing and networking and the miles of non-stop constant walking, what just about every single person waits for and anticipates are the amazing events as part of NAMM. Everyone gazes and gawks at the amount of huge talent to bless the stages of the local clubs and major venues, and I guarantee you that the feet are never sore enough at the end of a NAMM convention day to pass on some of these outstanding concert events … And I’ve covered many of them.
One such event is “Ronnie Montrose Remembered” produced by Keith St. John, long time veteran singer & front-man for the band and hosted by none other than Eddie Trunk known strongly of Headbangers Ball and That Metal Show. Every year Keith rounds up the hottest rock stars that has graced (and continues to grace) the stage of just about ever rock venue around the world. They all come for one reason, to give grateful thanks to the music legend Ronnie Montrose … Perhaps the greatest and most influential artist and guitarist that generation has witnessed. Ronnie’s guitar tones, riffs and shreds spawned a new movement in music that still stands the test of time today.
With appearances from Frank Hannon, Doug Aldrich, David Ellefson, Keith St. John, James Kottak, Greg Golden, Jack Russell, Dan McNay, Jimmy Degrasso, Andrew Freeman, Daxx Nelson, Robert Mason, Chris Frazier, Jon Levin, Sean McNabb, Bernie Marsden, Michael Devin and Brad Lang just to name a few, it’s no wonder the night would be at capacity and sell out.
To be in front of this stage and witness the array of musicianship and flavor each artist bring to this corroboration is mind boggling to say the least. There’s simply just too much to say other than asking yourself two lame questions, should I have been there? And should I be there next year for the next installment? Hell if you rock like I do, and you rock these artists do, then the obvious answer to both is “YES”.
Authored by Frankie J … “Does anyone have earplugs”?