PRS Guitars Hosts James Brown Memorial Concert
(PRS | Posted 2007-01-13)
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is honored to host the West Coast James Brown Memorial Concert at The Grove of Anaheim on Friday, January 19th. The James Brown Band will perform as part of the annual PRS Guitars NAMM Concert and Party in Anaheim, CA to pay tribute to the legendary artist. Guest musicians will pay musical homage to the renowned singer by sitting in with the band as they perform Mr. Brown’s greatest hits.
“We are playing this concert in memory of my father and are very excited to be playing for NAMM and the musical instrument industry”, stated Daryl Brown, son of James Brown and band leader. “We are very proud to share the music and to continue to celebrate my father’s life”.
Daryl and many other members of The James Brown Band have been playing PRS guitars for years. A photograph of James Brown playing a PRS guitar will be on display at the show.
In addition to The James Brown Band, the PRS NAMM concert line-up includes a who’s who of guitar players. Musicians/bands scheduled to perform Friday night include Cactus, Pat Travers, Dan Toler from the Allman Brothers, Johnny Hiland, Martin Barre from Jethro Tull, Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down, David Grissom from the Dixie Chicks,Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, Rick Eckhardt from Toby Keith and the Paul Reed Smith Band.
PRS Guitars’ James Brown Memorial Concert is an exclusive, invitation only event (press welcome) held in conjunction with the annual PRS NAMM party. The NAMM Show is the largest music products trade show in the world. Held every January in Anaheim, California, the show brings together all facets of the music products industry and more than 80,000 NAMM members and guests.
James Brown (photo: Keith Jenkins)