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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS PRESENTS AN EVENING OF DIALOGUE
AND INSIGHT WITH KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD
— Ongoing series unites iconic artists and aspiring musicians
for mentoring, inspiration and networking —
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, February 11, 2009 —
Guitar Center is pleased to announce the next installment in an ongoing
series, Guitar Center Sessions: An Evening of Dialogue and Insight with
GRAMMY®-nominated blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Scheduled
for Wednesday, February 18, at the Guitar Center in Pasadena, California,
the event will focus on Kenny as he shares career highlights and the
secrets behind his technique, songwriting and tone, and talks in depth
about his new Fender® Signature Series Stratocaster®, designed
by Shepherd. The evening, co-presented by Fender Musical Instruments,
is free and open to the public.
Renowned blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd stormed
onto the music scene as a teenager with a fiery style and virtuosity
seldom seen before. Since then he has had a string of number one mainstream
rock singles and holds the record for the longest running album on the
Billboard Blues Charts with Trouble Is…. Shepherd has
been nominated for four GRAMMY awards and has received two Billboard
Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s
Keeping The Blues Alive Award and a Blues Music Award, among many other
accolades. He has sold millions of albums, and his most recent release
is a truly unique DVD/CD project entitled 10 Days Out: Blues from
the Backroads, which documents Kenny as he travels the country
to jam with and interview the last of the authentic blues musicians.
Guitar Center’s mission is to provide aspiring musicians
of every playing style and background with support-based programs that
vastly improve their potential for becoming successful professional
musicians. Designed to provide informative, provocative conversation
and hands-on tutorials, Guitar Center Sessions serves as an incubator
for musicians, providing them an opportunity to network with their peers
in an intimate setting and gain career-fostering advice from their heroes.
Past Guitar Center Sessions have featured music legends such as Slash,
RZA, Pete Rock, Dave Mustaine and Joe Satriani. Other Guitar Center
programs designed to foster up-and-coming musicians include Guitar Center’s
the world’s largest drum competition, and Guitar Center Onstage
a program developed to organically scout and launch unsigned artists
by providing career altering opportunities through partnerships with
some of the world’s greatest artists.
Please join GC as one of rock and roll’s true artists
shares his experiences and offers insights from his celebrated and distinguished
Wednesday, February 18 @ 7 pm
Guitar Center Pasadena
2660 E. Colorado Blvd.
The event is free to the public, with limited capacity.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is also available for interviews. Please visit
for more information.
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.
Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar
Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division
operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale
and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and
students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical
instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary,
Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com.
More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's
Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
The Guitar Center logo is a registered
trademark of Guitar Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be
trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
About Fender® Musical Instruments
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading
guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things
rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the
Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass®
guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock
revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians
and collectors. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender
has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre:
rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues
and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s
most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and
amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry
name, but also a cultural icon.
MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Clyne, Clyne Media, Inc., at (615) 662-1616