After NAMM 2013
I grew up with a father that owned a music store. He was an early member of NAMM and I remember attending the shows with him when they were at the McCormick Place in Chicago. The retail music industry, prior to the big box takeover, was a vibrant and competitive market. Manufacturers that were innovative, usually ruled the show. Technology actually molded the styles of music that were heard. It seems that the 2013 NAMM show was almost like old times. One may have had the impression that the big box model was running it's course and mom and pop were back in the running. The legacy instruments are coming back into the limelight, but digital technology is here to stay and is evolving at light speed. I am happy to see this. Technology is my friend and it allows me to make the music that I make, and even the music I used to make a little better.