Anana Kaye Halloween Show

The 5 [email protected] The 5 Spot Nashville 10_30_18

We are big fans of the creative and wonderful songwriter and artist Anana Kaye and husband Irakli Gabriel – they played their Halloween gig at the $2 Tuesday at the 5 Spot Nashville and they are always so good and fun!! Check out thier very cool website and videos! Their Website

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny Schick is a Music Producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

Contact Kenny HERE

Anthony Arya: my client on NBC’s The Voice Season 15

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny Schick is a Music Producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

It’s been a pleasure working with The Voice contestant Anthony Arya on his upcoming full length album. We recorded the first song, ‘Going To California’, before The Voice thing started, and Anthony and his mother were so happy with the results, they decided to give me the honor of working on 10 or so more songs.

Anthony’s mother Kamela is an avid music lover and seems to be a big part of his introduction to, and love for music. She has an intimate connection to his music and a great vision of how music should be approached, so it was great that she was with us during the recording of his parts to help shape some of the performances and ideas. She is also very helpful on shaping the details of the final versions of Anthony’s songs. Here is a video of Anthony on The Voice.

At 16, Anthony is super focused and dedicated to crafting great songs, and his performances in the studio far surpass the performances of most 16 year olds—in fact, they far surpass the performances of singer-songwriters who have been at it for decades! One thing about him that has been close to my heart is his diversity—he loves many kinds of music and is not afraid to use all those styles and influences in his writing. I have always loved all kinds of music myself, and I love music that has a good range and a juxtaposition of styles that one might not normally hear. If Anthony keeps on his current trajectory, I see great things coming quickly for this talented and level headed young man. I am very honored to be part of his journey.

The process of creating this album has been really fun—Anthony sent me really stripped down demos of his songs—iPhone recordings or videos—and from those demos, I started sketching out basic parts and grooves for the songs here at my studio in Nashville. When the ‘skeletons’ were all in place, I made a trip back to California to record his parts, and his work ethic was focused and precise, so recording went quickly (as his The Voice schedule required anyway). Back in Nashville, I am finishing up parts and having conference calls with Anthony and Kamela—they are collecting parts from some musicians out in California as well, and the process is flowing nicely—we should be done with everything soon, and then the world will be able to enjoy his great music. .

It has been a blast watching Anthony progress on The Voice—I watch the show most seasons, but it’s a different thing to know one of the contestants personally for sure. Working with him on his music and knowing him personally and musically makes it all that more exciting. One of my favorite songs on the upcoming album is a song called ’Slow Train’, written about fellow Team Adam member and fellow contestant, the very talented Emily Hough—really cool to see Anthony writing about all that is happening in his life right now. Anthony started out the season on Adam Levine’s team Adam Levine and after his battle round he was picked up by Team JHud Jennifer Hudson! It’s exciting to see him get to work with two great artists/judges! It’s great to see that he’s made great friends from his experience, and was fun to see that he recently performed in his neck of the woods with fellow Voice contestant Natalie Brady, a fellow Nashvillian who I need to get out and see!

If you are interested in Recording, Mixing or Mastering with me I would love to hear from you, I specialize in Singer Songwriters and just as you’ll hear with Anthony’s album I work in many different genres. You can hear more of my client’s work CLIENT’S WORK – Send me an EMAIL or follow me on social media Facebook or Instagram

OK…gotta get back to work on this great album!!

The Voice BILLBOARD

The Daybreaks album release with Them Vibes & Jeremy Lister

@ 3rd and Lindsley / Lightening 100 Nashville Sunday Nights 10/21/18

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)  Contact Kenny if you would like High Rez photos without water marks.

The Daybreaks album release show was an energy filled evening with a ‘retro’ flavor.

The Daybreaks brought an updated nod to 80’s pop which kept the packed house at 3rd and Lindsley hoppin’! Their latest single ‘Dream Queen has been featured one my favorite Nashville radio stations.  Lightning 100  –  DJ Jayson Chalfant had ‘Dream Queen’ as his pick of the week! You can listen to their live radio performance HERE.

Grammy nominated Bobby Holland plays in the band and also produced the album. Maggie Rose did a guest appearance with Them Vibes.

Dropping back one more decade or so, the super energetic Them Vibes. They rocked the house with their 70’s (and late 60’s) flavored brand of funkiness. Plenty of energy and vibe from these boys and girl.

Opening the show was the vocal magician, singer-songwriter Jeremy Lister. Great song writer, and amazing vocal control and ability – the harmonies provided by his 2 brothers (also known as The Lister Brothers) were stunning and would make CSN(Y) envious.

  • Jeremy Lister
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • Jeremy Lister
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • Them Vibes
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • Them Vibes
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • Them Vibes
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • The Daybreaks
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • The Daybreaks
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • The Daybreaks
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
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    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • The Daybreaks
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.
  • The Daybreaks with The Vibes
    The Daybreaks album release at 3rd and Lindsley with Them Vibes and Jeremy Lister - hosted by Lightening 100’s Dj Jayson Chalfant. Photography by Kenny Schick B3PMusic.

Some of our favorite Nashville acts!

Singer Songwriters Derek Hoke and Jake La Botz played The Basement September 23, 2018. Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel …. played at Dee’s Cocktail Lounge October 5, 2018.

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

Contact Kenny if you would like High Rez photos without water marks

  • Derek Hoke - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Derek Hoke - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Derek Hoke - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Derek Hoke - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Jake La Botz - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Jake La Botz - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Jake La Botz - The Basement Nashville 9_23_18 - Photography by Kenny Schick
  • Mike Drew & Kenny Schick at The Basement Nashville September 23, 2018
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick
  • Anana Kaye - Dee's Cocktail Lounge Nashville October 5, 2018 - photography by Kenny Schick

Americanfest 2018

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

  • War and Treaty at BMI rooftop Americanafest 2018 by photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • War and Treaty at BMI rooftop Americanafest 2018 by photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • War and Treaty at BMI rooftop Americanafest 2018 by photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • I'm With Her at the City Winery Nashville Americanafest 2018 by photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Samantha Fish at The Cannery Ballroom Nashville Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • I'm With Her at the City Winery Nashville Americanafest 2018 by photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Fantastic Negrito at the Cannery Ballroom Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Fantastic Negrito at the Cannery Ballroom Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 - Executive Director of the Americana Music Association Jed Hilly photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • David Briley Mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County at Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • KD Lang and Ann Powers NPR - at Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • KD Lang and Ann Powers NPR - at Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • KD Lang and Ann Powers NPR - at Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 Panel: Independent 101 - Scott Robinson, Hope Selevan, Patrick Ferrell, David Macias, Kim Buie photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 Panel: Demystifying Digital Streaming - John Strohm, Josh Berman, Rachel Barnard Whitney, Meg Tarquinio, Emily Cohen photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Creamer at the 5 Spot Nashville, Americanafest 2018 - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Creamer at the 5 Spot Nashville, Americanafest 2018 - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Creamer at the 5 Spot Nashville, Americanafest 2018 - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Creamer at the 5 Spot Nashville, Americanafest 2018 - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Creamer at the 5 Spot Nashville, Americanafest 2018 - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 Panel: 20 years of Loose, Europe's Premier Americana Label John Strohm, Julia Grant, Patrick Ferris, Tom Bridgewater, Ruarri Joseph, Crispin Parry photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanfest 2018 at The Local Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Kaia Kater Americanfest 2018 at The Local Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Kaia Kater Americanfest 2018 at The Local Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Courtney Marie Andrews at the High Watt Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Courtney Marie Andrews at the High Watt Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Courtney Marie Andrews at the High Watt Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 Panel: People are my drug: The art of collaboration in Americana Music, Tommy Emmanuel, Craig Havighurst, Spencer Cullum, Jr., Regina McCrary. Sam Bush photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Tommy Emmanuel at Americanafest 2018 at The Filming Station Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Tommy Emmanuel at Americanafest 2018 at The Filming Station Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Ruby Boots and Brandy Zdan at Americanafest 2018 at The Filming Station Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Ruby Boots at Americanafest 2018 at The Filming Station Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Mary Gauthier with Randy Lewis Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Mary Gauthier Americanafest 2018 photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Americanafest 2018 Panel: Americana in the UK - The growth of the AMAUK, the UK Americana - Emily Baker, Gary Harries, Stevie Freeman, Trudie Myerscough,-Harris, Sam Outlaw - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Americanafest 2018 Jim Lauderdale (sound check) at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Americanafest 2018 Jim Lauderdale (sound check) at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Tommy Emmanuel Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Tommy Emmanuel Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Tommy Emmanuel Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Buddy Miller & friends (Regina McCrary) Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Buddy Miller & friends (Kinky Friedman) Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Buddy Miller & friends (The McCrary Sisters & War and Treaty) Americanafest 2018 at the Cannery Ballroom Nashville - photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Marc Ribot (and band) Americanfest 2018 at the High Watt Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Marc Ribot (and band) Americanfest 2018 at the High Watt Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Marc Ribot's Bass Player Americanfest 2018 at the High Watt Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Marc Ribot (and band) Americanfest 2018 at the High Watt Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • #wilsn #soundsaustralia #the5spot #americanafest
    WILSN - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    WILSN - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Tom West - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • WILSN - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
    Tom West - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    @ The 5 spot Americanafest Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    The Weeping Willows - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    @ The 5 spot Americanafest Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Ruby Boots (and band with Brandy Zdan)- Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Ruby Boots (and band with Brandy Zdan)- Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • #rubyboots #americanafest #brandyzdan #the5spot #soundsaustralia
    Ruby Boots (and band with Brandy Zdan)- Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Josh Rennie-Hynes- Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Josh Rennie-Hynes- Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Fanny Lumsden - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • Fanny Lumsden - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Tommy Emmanuel - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Tommy Emmanuel - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
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    Tommy Emmanuel - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com
  • #smithcurry #briancadd #soundsaustralia #americanafest
    Brian Cadd (with Smith Curry) - Sounds Australia Americanfest 2018 at the 5 spot Nashville photo by Kenny Schick https://B3PMusic.com

Americanafest and Conference has been held in September in Nashville Tennessee for the past 19 years – 6 days of music for both fans and the music industry.

There are venues all over the city that partake in hosting legendary artists and the next generation of rising stars in intimate settings; there is a LOT going on!

Inspiration

As part of our business, we attend several conferences and events every year; to make connections, attend panels, learn about industry trends, get inspired and glean new ideas for our business.  All of these events are worthwhile and inspiring in some ways for sure, but Americanafest turned out to be a very different beast.  Yes, there were panels, and meet ups all over the city, and opportunities to meet new people and learn, but also, this event centered around the music itself much more than other conferences and really top notch music and top artists/performers from all over the globe!

Conference panels had total industry giants like KD Lang, Mary Gauthier, Brandi Carlile, & Tommy Emmanuel.  The panel / interview with KD Lang interviewed by NPR’s Ann Powers was particularly inspiring as she really gets to the heart of what it means to be an artist, a human, and and individual within the industry.  Mary Gauthier’s interview about her album ‘Rifles and Rosary Beads’ and her work with Songwriting With Soldiers was equally inspiring (interviewed by LA Times Randy Lewis).

You can see photos below and also more in our Photo Gallery Page and other Blogs on our Blog Page.

There were so many performances that blew our socks off as well and really reminded us what great song writing and performance is all about.  Americanafest was full of artists who really dig deep and push their craft to outstanding levels.  I can’t recommend this event enough to artists who need an injection of inspiration, or simply to fans of really great music.

The first performance we saw at the BMI (opening party on their rooftop) by the mighty War And Treaty, who were discovered at Americanafest a few years back – they set the pace for the week.  Another highlight was the dreamy I’m With Her, the trio Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan at the City Winery – we all crammed in to see them.

Americana Awards Show

We are so glad we also decided to go to the  Americana Music Honors and Awards show at the beautiful Ryman Theater, this year it was hosted by The Milk Carton Kids who were SO funny and performed a song they wrote for the night ‘What is Americana?’).  It shone pretty brightly in there with all those stars in the audience and on stage.  We were treated to outstanding performances by Courtney Marie Andrews, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Irma Thomas, Buddy Guy, Margo Price, and KD Lang.

We crammed into to the Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom or High Watt and caught many great artists there, including Fantastic Negrito. As it was pretty packed there a lot, we chose smaller venues and saw Creamer at the 5 Spot and dashed over to The Local to see the jazzy/americana Kaia Kater.  We missed some of War and Treaty’s set at the Cannery Ballroom to catch the quirky Marc Ribot upstairs at the High Watt and we laughed with Bob Boilen (NPR’s Tiny Desk host and creator) that it was really pushing the already loose boundaries of ‘Americana’.

Inspiring Artists from all over the world

Australia was represented by the amazing artists featured by Sounds Australia (The Winnie Blues, (you can check out photos from their gig at The Bowery Vault), Wilsn, Tom West, The Weeping Willows, Ruby Boots, Catherine Britt, Josh Rennie-Hynes, Fanny Lumsden, Tommy Emmanuel, Brian Cadd). There was so much to remind me why music captured my heart and spirit so many decades ago. We ended the week feeling as much inspired as we were exhausted. Next year we’ll be more prepared and know our way around better to perhaps fit more in, but we got way more than we even expected to.

Yes you should definitely go next year

Go check out the line up at th Americana Assocation website – there are so many great artists – many we didn’t get a chance to see which we were bummed about. Thank goodness for their great app which helped organize us. If you’ve never been and you love music, you will love every moment of it. If you don’t want to go to the conference you can just get a wrist band to see all the music as that gets you into all the venues (unless stated they are for conference guests only).

ALSO:

Bob Boilen has a great book out called ‘Your Song Changed My Life’. Happy to see a lot of my favorite music discussed! (audible version, hard cover & ebook). We bought the audio book – coz it’s really cool when the author reads it.

Become a member of Americana Association if you’re an artist/musician/songwriter join here http://www.americanamusic.org  You’ll need to become a member to attend the conference and the awards show.

There is also an association in the UK – AmericanaUK – they also have a huge awards show and have many community events – https://americana-uk.com/

If you’d like any of the photo’s as high rez let me know EMAIL

The Winnie Blues

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

Contact Kenny if you would like High Rez photos without water marks

Our new gem of a discovery, in terms of place to see music, is just down the street from us: The Bowery Vault.

The Bowery Vault is not just a music venue… oh no no… it’s a clothing and vintage store, it serves beer and food, and is very intimate and super cool. The audiences are respectful and quiet and even the softest of singer songwriters will be heard in full detail… thank you!!

We went to see the Australian duo (now residing in Nashville) The Winnie Blues, apparently named after a brand of cigarettes… it was a celebration of their fantastic new single, ’Settle Down’. Despite singer Alice Beatty having lost her voice almost completely, she, in true rock star fashion, muscled through it and delivered a great performance with her temporarily cigarette/whiskey/road worn sounding voice. Partner Cameron Potts killed it too and as a good partner does, helped hold it all together with his strong vocals and guitar.

It was a pleasant surprise to be treated to sets from a few of their friends, Lauren Farrah and Connor McGinnis, who opened the night. Lauren Farrah is a fantastic writer with a killer voice that ranges from a whisper to an occasional roar—an intimate delicacy and captivating lyrics. Her quirky and funny stage persona is a great balance to her serious material. Connor McGinnis delivered a quiet, understated set with his gentle guitar work and soft, emotional vocal delivery.

An additional treat was the act playing when we got there, Anana Kaye (along with husband/guitarist Irakli Gabriel)—they were not part of the ‘Winnie Blues night’, but they were freekin’ great! They had that kind of cabaret, eastern european vibe with a bit of goth (a bit like Dresden Dolls), and as it turns out, that makes sense, as they are from Tbilisi, Georgia (that would be the country, not the state). Super dynamic and theatrical.

So…great venue, and lots of great performers who are now on our ‘watch list’….

  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
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    The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
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  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis
  • The Winnie Blues' at The Bowery Vault 8_17_18 with Lauren Farrah, Connor McGinnis

TWO DOLLAR TUESDAY at The 5 Spot 7/24/18

Leeann Skoda, Matthew Szlachetka, and Rocky Bottom. LATE NIGHT w/ Derek Hoke (Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes, and Jonathan Beam). DJ Tim Hibbs spins the finest in 45’s starting at 8:30. $2 cover/$2 Yazoo. Sponsored by Eastside Music Supply.
Hosted by Derek Hoke.

Kenny Schick is a producer / engineer / musician / photographer in Nashville TN

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Leeann Skoda at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/124/18
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    Leeann Skoda at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/124/18
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    Leeann Skoda at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/124/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Matthew Szlachetka at The 5 Spot, Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Rocky Bottom at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Rocky Bottom at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Rocky Bottom at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Rocky Bottom at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18
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    Derek Hoke with Jules Belmont, Dan Holmes and Jonathan Beam at The 5 Spot Nashville TN 7/24/18

$2 Tuesday at the 5 Spot with Derek Hoke
East Nashville 7/18/18

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & professional photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

EVERY Tuesday it’s $2 Tuesday at the 5 Spot! For 8 years Hoke has been doing this event!

We love this night so much and this place so much and love see Derek Hoke play (he’s kind of our favorite Nashville performer). He always brings in other great music too… thats $2 entry and $2 local yazoo beers!!! um yeah! Dos Perros is my FAVORITE beer like ever! That’s me Sabine talking – Kenny likes his beer as hoppy as it can be… also DJ Tim Hibbs is awesome!!

Dan Hubbard, Carson McHone, and Derek Hoke (acoustic set w/ Mark Robertson & Jules Belmont). LATE NIGHT w/ Esther Rose. DJ Tim Hibbs spuns the finest in 45’s
Sponsored by Eastside Music Supply.

Derek Hoke’s Facebook Page to see who’s playing
DJ TIM HIBBS FACEBOOK
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Jodie Lane and Clare Reynolds at The 5 Spot, East Nashville 7/17/18

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Those in the music industry know of the infamous NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show that happens every January in LA(Anaheim).

Photography by Kenny Schick – Kenny is a music producer, engineer, singer songwriter & photographer, living in Nashville TN (from the Bay Area CA)  (see more photos here)

It is described as “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry”, and you have to have a pass to get in. It’s mostly sellers and buyers of music related products/new products showing and buying gear, but there are all sorts of performances and famous people sightings too. In June, there is also Summer NAMM Nashville —it is the little brother(or sister—not sure if NAMM is male or female… let’s call it ‘gender neutral’ and say ‘sibling’), and like it’s bigger sibling, there is also lots of cool gear and famous people to be seen.

The Summer NAMM Nashville is a bit more geared toward industry meeting and professional development. Along with all the booths of gear, performances, and mingling, my favorite part of the NAMM show(s) is the educational opportunities/events—here, there are panels, discussions and all sorts of meetings of minds with the intention of bringing forth ideas about where the industry is headed in terms of technology, education, artist promotion, etc.

Most of my days at Summer NAMM Nashville were spent at panels about music and recording technology, the future of recording, and ideas for artist promotion. One of my main goals was to meet folks here in our new adopted city who are in my industry and love music as much as I do, so I spent most of June 28th – June 30th hanging out in the Music City Center in heart of our great city.

TEC Tracks

Well what did I learn and who did I meet? I started out at a TEC Tracks panel called ‘Crafting A Hit Record’, hosted by Chandra Lynn (Glow Marketing & founder LinkedIN).  On the panel were mastering engineer Andrew Mendelson (Georgetown Masters), singer-songwriter Jeffery Steele, and record producer Tony Brown (record_producer). It was a lively discussion from the perspectives of writers/performers and those on the production side—plenty of great studio stories and live performance perspectives on what works and what doesn’t—a good lesson in learning from mistakes and sticking to your guns!

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Crafting A Hit Record with Chandra Lynn, Andrew Mendelson, Jeffery Steele, Tony Brown

Next, I attended ‘The New MIDI for a New Generation of Project Studios’ panel. Here, our host pianist composer Joseph Akins, along with Singer Songwriter/Producer John Kurzweg, Producer Ryan Prewett, and Producer Scott Gerow, discussed new directions and ideas for how MIDI is used in today’s modern world of production. Perspectives came from folks like me who use midi to augment and blend with real instruments to folks like Ryan who use almost all MIDI in production.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
The New MIDI for a New Generation of Project Studios – Joseph Akins, John Kurzweg, Ryan Prewett, Scott Gerow,

Another panel I stayed for at Summer NAMM Nashville that day was called ‘Getting Paid and Credited—Lessons in Self Preservation’. This was very interesting and informative, and addressed the issues of how credit is often not given in the digital age, as there is not so much focus(as in the past) on albums with album notes etc., combined with the fact that it’s pretty much the wild west in terms of distribution/dispersion of music. This is not just the case for songwriters and performers, but for producers and engineers too—we often get jobs based on our past work, so it’s important, damn it!

Moderated by Producer Jeff Balding, panelists Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Jaxsta’s (official music credits) Dick Huey,  Audio Engineer Gebre Waddell, and Recording Artist Hunter Hayes had compelling insights. Two companies, Dick Huey’s Jaxsta and another company, Sound Credit are trying to help make data bases to better handle this issue.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
‘Getting Paid and Credited—Lessons in Self Preservation’ Jeff Balding, Dave Haywood, Dick Huey, Gebre Waddell, Hunter Hayes

I attended the opening night party at Summer NAMM Nashville where American Eagle Awards were given to Chick Corea and Manhattan Transfer for their contributions in music… great performances by Chick Corea, the Manhattan Transfer, and flutist Hubert Laws.

Friday, I went to the Studio Engineering Summit featuring Chris Lord-Alge’s studio heros! yay! featuring Julian Raymond and Nick Raskulinecz, producers who have all done records all of you know, it was just fun and exciting for me being such a studio geek…plain and simple as that! Also on the panel was Doug Wimbish, bass player from Living Color…. super great dude.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Studio Engineering Summit featuring Chris Lord-Alge’s studio heros! Julian Raymond, Nick Rasulinecz, Dough Wimbish

Next up was the Studio Owners Panel moderated by Sharon Corbitt-House with panelists Aubrey Preston, Juanita Copeland , Producer David Kalmusky, and Pat McMakin . Many of the coolest studios in Nashville(and the world) were discussed, as these folks have been in charge of several of them from Ocean Way to The Sound Kitchen to Sound Emporium, and new studios like David Kalmusky’s cool Addiction Sound. And of course, there was a discussion on the saving of infamous RCA Studio B—thank you Aubrey Preston!

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Studio Owners Panel Sharon Corbitt-House, Aubrey Preston, Juanita Copeland, David Kalmusky, Pat McMakin

Also at the TEC Tracks booth, where I seemed to spend the better part of 2 days, was the Future of Studio Technology panel. Moderated by Journalist and Author Dan Daley, the panel included Craig AndertonBobby Holland, John Bigay,  and Dan Boatman. This was interesting to me, as I was around to see the time when we had to go to a studio just based on the size and complexity of the machinery that captured sound—those big ‘ol 2 inch tape machines and boards were no joke!

As a super early adopter of the ‘home recording’ revolution(I got an ADAT in the early 90’s which was the beginning of the ability to make album quality music at home accessible), this is always interesting to me, as it represents the democratization of recording, but on the flip side, sometimes the dying of a craft I hold dear. There was a lot of spirited discussion sort of aimed at talking about how a studio can now (almost) be an iPhone or a tablet.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Future of Studio Technology Panel Dan Daley, Craig Anderton, Bobby Holland, John Bigay, Dan Boatman

NAMM U

By Saturday, I was experiencing the ‘shell shock’ that can happen at Summer NAMM Nashville (usually the first day in LA, haha), but there was more to see and do! This day was spent next door to the TEC Tracks booth at the NAMM U Retail – Idea Center Booth. I started out at DIY Tips for Marketing and Social Media Success… great discussions moderated by Laura Whitmore, with Kate Richardson, Dan Wise, and Sarah Command. Lots of discussion about cross promoting and partnerships, as well as being real and personal. Also, curating playlists on Spotify, etc., and coming up with ‘disruptive’ ways to become noticed in this saturated arena.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
DIY Tips for Marketing and Social Media Success, Laura Whitmore, Kate Richardson, Dan Wise, Sarah Command

Next up was Success Secrets for Independent Songwriters and Artists, moderated by Thornton Cline. On the panel were Bryce Hitchcock, Brenda Best, Trammell Starks, and Jenny Slate Lee. Again, discussing the tough terrain to navigate getting your music out to the world and how to find different avenues to get through the masses to achieve success.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Success Secrets for Independent Songwriters and Artists, Thornton Cline, Bryce Hitchcock, Brenda Best, Trammell Starks Jenny Slate Lee

Now being the studio and production nerd I am, my day at the NAMM U booth was centered around being right up front for the Pensado’s Place Live at Summer NAMM session. Always with spirited discussions about audio geekery and great stories about recording sessions, Dave Pensado, and Herb Trawick joined up with Blackbird Studio owner John McBride for a super fun session. John’s story of the origins of Blackbird and the development of it’s academy alone were worth ‘the price of admission’.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Pensado’s Place Live, Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick, John McBride

VINTAGE KING

After this session, I wandered around stunned a bit more and tried to win some cool music gear as I usually do at these events, but I had one more event to attend in Berry Hill at my favorite music porn shop, Vintage King! Here was the destination for awesome gear, more panels, and… FREE BEER! Despite the oppressive heat outside where the panels were held, there was more captivating discussion during a panel moderated by Warren Huart(Produce Like A Pro) with panelists Jeff Balding, Ryan Freeland, Ryan Hewitt, and Kim Rosen. Following this was a session with Joe Chiccarelli interviewed by John McBride, back in his Blackbird Studios neighborhood.

Summer NAMM Nashville 2018
Joe Chiccarelli, John McBride

And just like that, my time at Summer NAMM Nashville came to an end, my head filled with ideas and knowledge, and my wallet filled with cards of folks I’d met. You can get tickets to NAMM and Summer NAMM Nashville by becoming a NAMM member. Also if you know someone who is a member they have the power (but limited numbers), to get you in. You can also apply for a ticket by registering to get your ticket – there is criteria for being able to get one, you have to be in the music industry as a professional or a teacher etc… they will give you a nay or yay on being approved and then you can buy a ticket, usually $50. It’s so worth it, there is so much to see, new technology, new products, new people to meet. This year at Summer NAMM Nashville, the public were allowed to attend on Saturday with a $20 ticket at the door. Lightening100 Radio also gave away $10 tickets on their show – and did live coverage of the event throughout the days.

Kenny Schick is a Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Recording Engineer and Singer Songwriter at Basement3Productions located in Nashville and the Bay Area California. If you are interested to know more about Kenny Schick or work with/record with him contact him here. He specializes in Producing Singer Songwriters and his main aim is to have artists retain their uniqueness and individual sounds. He tries to keep up to date with new gear and has all the tools you might need to produce world class music.