Monday, January 1, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - The NAMM Show - Jackson Browne and The Section To Be Honored At NAMM TEC Awards

Jackson Browne will be honored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. Browne will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to “honor individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul.”

Browne, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, released his debut album on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances, and has sold over 18 million albums in the U.S.

In a statement issued on the official NAMM’s website, Les Paul Foundation Executive Director Michael Braunstein said that, “Jackson Browne’s success as a singer, songwriter and guitarist has had a prolific impression on the music industry throughout his successful career. Like Les Paul, Jackson has never shied away from expressing his emotions or thoughts through his music. I have no doubt that Les would have liked to share a few jams with Jackson along the way.”

Also being honored that night will be The Section as the newest inductees to the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame. Dubbed the “Knights of Soft Rock” by Rolling Stone, reaching their peak in the Seventies playing alongside the biggest names in the business, including James Taylor, Carole King, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Section released three of their own albums and toured and recorded with Jackson Browne in various occasions. Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Craig Doerge (keyboards), Leland Sklar (bass), and Russ Kunkel (drums) will reunite on stage for a rare performance in support of the evening’s celebration. The Section will also be the panel in a discussion of Jackson Browne’s 1977 album “Running on Empty” moderated by Mr. Bonzai (David Goggin) being held at 4:00 pm.

You may click on the following links for tickets and more info:

Saturday, January 27 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Birth of a Record: Jackson Browne’s 1977 “Running on Empty”
Host/Moderator: David Goggin
Panel: Russell Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Daniel Kortchmar, Craig Doerge
California Ballroom A (Level 2), Anaheim Hilton

Saturday, January 27 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Pacific Ballroom (Level 2), Anaheim Hilton
The NAMM TEC Awards are the “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films are recognized and where creative luminaries like Les Paul, Quincy Jones, Joe Perry, Pete Townshend and Stevie Wonder are celebrated for their musical contributions. This year, the awards will be hosted by comedian Demetri Martin and winners will be announced across 23 Technical Achievement and 8 Creative Achievement Categories.