The most talked about brand at this year’s NAMM Show was GIBSON. They had an amazing GIBSON experience space. Check out the video tour. The space featured artists panels, performances & signings. Including artists like Robby Krieger, Jerry Cantrell, Toby Lee, Lzzy Hale, Joe Jottinger & more. They put together a now growing legendary NAMM after party at The City National Grove Anaheim. The featured tons of surprises from rock icons to up-comers. Personal favorite and was the most talked about on our social media was Celisse. See below for the press release. All photos by Phil Farone from Getty Images. By @SteveSievers

For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across all generationsgenders, and genres of music. Gibson’s annual event, “Gibson Live At The Grove: Featuring Music Legends New Icons,” kicked off an all-star concert featuring performances from some of the most influential and respected musicians in rock this week during Winter NAMM (January 16).

An array of music and entertainment industry talent attended the week’s hottest nighttime concert. Actor/comedian John Stamos and Gibson President and CEO James “JC”Curleigh kicked-off the night and a bevy of music legends took over the stage, including none other than Slash and his friends Don Felder (Eagles), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Rick Nielsen(Cheap Trick), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Elliot Easton, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Tash Neal, Andy Vargas (Santana vocals), Sugarmill Slim, Burton Bell (Fear Factory), Celisse, Chuck Garic (Alice Cooper), Jared James Nichols, Toby Lee, Marc Labelle (Dirty Honey), newcomer Ally Venable and more. Meanwhile, the “house band” throughout the night was comprised of Jimmy Vivino (guitar), Kenny Aronoff (drums), Darryl Jones (bass), Jeff Young(keyboards) and featuring guest Mark Flanigan on keyboards (ZZ Top). The newly launched Gibson Generation Group (G3), class of 2021 players opened the show with Gibson artist Emily Wolfe on guitar and vocals.

The night was highlighted by a stellar line-up of live performances from some of the most exciting and respected artists in rock with Slash and his friends alone offering up eight classic songs to round-out the evening. Check out the full set list and photos for “Gibson Live At The Grove,” listed below.

Actor/comedian John Stamos and Gibson President and CEO James “JC”Curleigh

Gibson Generation Group (G3) artists Sonny French and Jayden Tatasciore with Emily Wolfe on vocals.


Jimmy Vivino, Toby Lee and Jared James Nichols.

Jimmy Vivino, and Gibson Generation Group artists Noah Eckstein, Otto Junior, Ben Goldsmith.

Joe Hottinger, Richie Faulkner, Lzzy Hale, Kenny Aronoff, Chuck Garic.

Don Felder and Slash perform “Hotel California.”

Don Felder and Slash perform “Hotel California.”

Jared James Nichols, Tash Neal and Slash.

Billy Gibbons and Slash

Robin Zander, Billy Gibbons, Rick Nielsen and Slash and Daryl Jones.

Slash with all performers during Whole Lotta Love cover.

The new era of Gibson continues. Stay tuned for a full recap from Gibson at Winter NAMM 2020.

For all things Gibson, visit:
Gibson TV at NAMM:
Gibson NAMM Overview: HERE.
Interview with Jerry Cantrell: HERE.
Kramer Guitars 2020: HERE.
New Gibson Acoustics: HERE.
Celisse Henderson performs “Crazy”: HERE.
Interview with Rick Nielsen: HERE.
About Gibson:
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