The Music Player Network was honored to be a presenting sponsor of Wanna Play Music Day, and all of our magazines dug in deep to give Nashville-area musicians something to talk about for quite some time. Guitar Player presented four clinics and a Guitar Superstar Alumni concert. Senior Editor Art Thompson and session master (and GP columnist) Carl Verheyen delivered a workshop on crafting killer guitar tones, Associate Editor Barry Cleveland gave a clinic on “The Elements of Great Home Recordings,” project editor Katie Garibaldi moderated a panel on “The Secrets of Writing Great Songs,” and I chaired an “Instant Record Deal” shootout for the newly formed Guitar Player Records. Bass Player Editor Brian Fox oversaw a panel on bass tone and bass lines, and Keyboard and Electronic Musician presented a seminar on maximum mixing techniques for DAWs, given by noted author David Terry (Teach Yourself Mixing).
Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar Alumni Concert (left to right)— 2009 alum Danny Jones, 2009 alum Brian Davidson, 2008 alum Eric Barnett, 2007 champ Ladd Smith, and 2010 alum Charlie Crowe. This was a much longer set than what the gang closed the show with the previous evening at Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night
GPGS Alumni musical director Ladd Smith captured backstage before the boys roared onstage
at Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night.
Guitar Player Senior Editor Art Thompson (left) and L.A. session master (and GPGS 2011 judge)
Carl Verheyen hosted a workshop on crafting killer guitar tones.
GP Associate Editor Barry Cleveland gave a clinic on “The Elements of Great Home Recordings.”
GP project editor Katie Garibaldi opened the GPGS Alumni concert with a solo-acoustic set, and also moderated the
“The Secrets of Writing Great Songs” panel.