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It's that time of year again, when dealers and music industry
professionals from all over the world make their way to Nashville, Tennessee
to check out the latest in musical instruments. Record crowds are again expected
in the Music City and as usual, Epiphone will have a huge presence! Of course
there will be a lot of business to take care of but on Friday night we will
again be throwing the BEST party in town for all Epiphone VIPs! This year's
show will be at one of the coolest places we know, B.B. Kings Blues Club
on 2nd Avenue and will feature two of the hottest players around.
Nick Colionne: He has played at the Apollo Theater
in Harlem, Cobo Arena in Detroit, the London Palladium, The Los Angeles Forum,
Crown Theatre, The Vic and Riviera in Chicago. His presence has lit up jazz
festivals such as North Sea, Elkhart, Milwaukee and The Newport News. He
has toured Internationally in Switzerland, UK, Germany, Bahamas, Japan, Italy,
Holland and Canada. He's shared the stage with such notables as the Impressions,
Curtis Mayfield, The Staples Singers, Natalie Cole and has written for Paul
Anka and Johnnie Mathis. Nick's latest release, High Flyin', recently hit
#1 on the World Top 20 Jazz Chart!
Duke Robillard: From his days as a founding member
of the legendary Roomful of Blues to his stint with The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Robillard Band, he has been thrilling audiences world-wide for over three
decades and continues his non-stop recording and touring schedule. Along
the way the legendary guitarist has earned numerous awards including: The
International Guitarist of the Year award from the French Blues Association
in 1999 and 2000, The International Artist Of The Year Award at the Maple
Blues Awards in 2001 and 2002 and the W.C. Handy Awards Guitarist of the
Year trophy in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.
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