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Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, and they have a big convention every year in Anaheim. On Saturday night of the event, Deke Dickerson hosts a Guitar Geek Festival in a near by hotel. Deke is somewhat of a self described hillbilly, but can play all kinds of music. Mostly centers around surf/fingerpicking/OLD school country/roots music but has done music for movies (Jackass 3 had one of his songs in it) and is a HUGE lover of odd ball guitars and other early stringed instruments...as well as writing for other music projects...

Not sure if anyone cares about music like this..but here is some videos I shot.

Doors cover
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Two great fingerpickers
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Big Bottom Bass Off...He invited anyone with a bass to bring it and join in on a parody of "Big Bottom" by Spinal Tap...called "Bass Geeks"
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From last year...
Duane Eddy


Edited to add...there is all kinds of interesting players at his shows from Duane Eddy to Jennifer Batten to Dick Dale...it started at 3:15pm on Sat and ended at 2am!

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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Interesting piece about this show was on Rachel Maddow...

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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Anyone going to NAMM this week?
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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

I'm going on Sunday. My sister in law works for Universal Audio up in Santa Cruz. Not as many celebs on Sunday but you still get the experience.

Next year I'm going to do the Deke Dickerson festival.
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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

2012 Guitar Geek Festival - Paul Gilbert Live! - Technical Difficulties - 2012-01-20

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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Thanks for posting Chrisedge. Paul's one of my all-time favorite players. Great version of Technical Difficulties! Unfortunately I couldn't pull off a NAMM trip this year.

Sounds like you did it up.
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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Well, I spent most of Thursday at the NAMM show itself.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrised...7628947331529/

Then Friday and Saturday it was basically 12 hours each day at the GGF. (2pm to 1:30am)
I am posting something from most/all of the bands on my YouTube Page...
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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Wowza. Your YouTube page and Flickr photostream are incredible. I can't thank you enough for your coverage.

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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
2012 Guitar Geek Festival - Paul Gilbert Live! - Technical Difficulties - 2012-01-20

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Cool video. Never having seen the guy live, does he normally wear those gun range ear protectors while playing?
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Re: Deke Dickersons Guitar Geek Festival (NAMM)

Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
Cool video. Never having seen the guy live, does he normally wear those gun range ear protectors while playing?
I have never seen him before, but looking at YouTube videos, yes he does. He has a custom mix that he hears in those headphones, and he did mention hearing loss, so I think it's some sort of protection...

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