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2011 NAMM Artist Lineup Announced

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By: chalise.zolezzi

Ahead of the 2011 NAMM Winter convention in Anaheim, California, Taylor Guitars has assembled an all-star artist lineup to perform over three days of the annual trade show, held January 13-16. An eclectic array of acts will play on Taylor’s performance stage starting each day at 2:00 p.m.

Kicking things off on Thursday is the Japanese rocker duo of Yoshiyuki Sahashi and Hirokazu Ogura, better known as Yamagen, who will play an acoustic set of their melodic compositions. Next up will be hit-makers, the Plain White T’s, fresh off the release of their sixth album, Wonders of the Younger, featuring the hit single, “Rhythm of Love.” Closing out the day will be longtime Taylor signature artist and dynamic fingerstylist Doyle Dykes, who will debut a new signature model, the Doyle Deluxe.

Friday will see indie rockers The Airborne Toxic Event, followed by a hit-filled acoustic set from Ed Robertson and Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies, and then a hard-rocking performance from Night Ranger, who’ll crank up classic hits like “You Can Still Rock in America” and “Sister Christian.”

Saturday starts with the heavy riffing of Knoxville-based 10 Years. The band will strip their signature metal sound down to an acoustic set that will feature their radio chart-toppers “Wasteland” and “Beautiful,” along with other tunes from their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves. Next up is worship leader, recording artist, songwriter and producer Israel Houghton. Mixing contemporary blues with rock, pop and soulful gospel and worship, Houghton just released his tenth album, Love God. Love People. The show will close with an energetic acoustic set from Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever of the prog-rock powerhouse Coheed and Cambria.

All artist performances and times are subject to change. For the most current lineup of performers and to experience Taylor’s 2011 line of acoustic and electric guitars during the NAMM show, please visit the Taylor Guitars room on the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 213ABC.

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