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It was a great weekend at the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim. Every year it seems the show is bigger and there is always way more going on than you can possibly take in.

I enjoyed a great day Friday with my crew hunting down some new killer acoustic gear for some potential Foreigner gigs down the road…

I also had a good time Saturday with my band brother Kelly at Rapco Horizon and then later with Sean McNabb (Dokken) & Dave Amato (REO) in the Dean Markley booth doing meet & greets.

I didn’t get to play live or catch any great shows this year… Too busy. If you were there, did you catch anyone great?


Hey everyone! It’s that time of year when all of us in this crazy music industry come together in one big gang for a long weekend we like to call NAMM. ¬†The National Association of Music Merchants convention has been happening every January for as long as I can remember, and every year it includes artists and artisans alike, along with all of the¬†associated¬†business people who¬†help bring the love of music to the masses. The convention is not open to the public, just the trade, but there are still a lot of us who weave in and out of signing autographs and just being fans ourselves… it’s an amazing mix!

This year I plan to be at NAMM Friday & Saturday. I’m part of an autograph session with¬†The¬†RapcoHorizon¬†Company at booth 4558 (Hall C) at 1:00pm on Saturday with my FOREIGNER band brothers,¬†Kelly Hansen¬†and Tom Gimbel! ¬†Later that day I am¬†scheduled for another meet & greet at the Dean Markely booth 5710 at 4pm with Sean McNabb, the current ¬†bass player in… Dokken! Should be a fun mix! LOL

I know many of you tell me every year that you wish you could be there… and I wish that was how this all worked. But I look forward to seeing all of you who do attend, and I hope you’ll come out, bring your camera for a quick pic, and I look forward to meeting you!