Just walking around looking at things... here are some of the more colorful:
Back at the Music Man booth, it's getting pretty crowded
Time for me to do my little demo
I'm wondering what I can play, alone, that'll be halfway interesting for these folks... then I spot a face in the group...
It's Guy Pratt, English bassist (Pink Floyd) and comedian, who I'd had breakfast with today... Perfect!
I roped him into coming onstage, strapped a Music Man bass on him, and
(He started out by playing the Elephant Talk riff... clever devil!)
Here are some of the folks I ran into while walking around
Producer Eddie Kramer
Keyboardist Kim Bullard
Bassist Leland Sklar
Bassists Steve Bailey and Phil Chen
Guitarist Earl Slick (we discussed both having played on the new David Bowie album, though at different times.)
Bassist Billy Sheehan
Singer Talia Denis
Don't know who this guys is, but next to him, I look pretty young!
Saw some other friends, who I couldn't quite chat with because they were signing or filming...
Bassists Corey Parks and Dug Pinnick
a few more shots from Saturday - the busiest day at the show...
Even at the hotel, there's a considerable line to get to the elevators
Another demo at the Music Man booth - and I again enlisted Sterling Ball to help out
So, with a shot of family and friends who were there at the booth, I'll end these pages about the NAMM 2013 exposition.
Perhaps again next year!