Segas 2010

Raleigh, North Carolina – September 25 & 26, 2010
Hosted by Mojo Musical Supply

    • SEGAS 2010

      An aerial shot of last years SEGAS!

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    • Johnny Hiland Part 1

      Johnny Hiland hosts a “Chicken Pickin’” clinic at the 2010 Southeastern Guitar and Amp show.

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    • More pics from the 2010 Show!!

      We had the pleasure of working with a very talented photographer by the name of Willa Stein during the 2010 SEGAS! Willa is based out of Raleigh NC and does an amazing job with capturing scenes!

      You can check out Willa’s pics from the 2010 show here:

      http://willastein.com/gall_eries/southern_guitar_amp_show/

      Be sure to check out Willa’s other work, we definitely recommend her for your photography needs.

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    • Congratulations to the 2010 SEGAS Best In Show Winners!

      A big congratulations goes out to our Best in Show Winners at this year’s Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show!

      Best In Show Awards

      SEGAS attendees voted on 5 different categories and results were tallied up on Sunday afternoon.

      Here are the winners:

      Best New Guitar:  Gadow Guitars (Durham, NC)

      Best Vintage GuitarMusic Room Guitars (Knoxville, TN)

      Best Amp Head:  3 Monkeys Amps (Raleigh, NC)

      Best Amp Combo:  Port City Amplifiers (Burgaw, NC)

      Most Innovative Product (not amp or guitar):  Leprechaun Pedal Boards (Greenville, SC)

      Music Room Guitars were not available for a photo at the time of our drawing.

      Gadow Guitars (L) and Port City Amplification (R)


      3 Monkeys Amplifiers


      Leprechaun Pedal Boards

       

      Congratulations, again,  and thanks to all who participated in the contest!

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    • SEGAS was a success!!!!

      The SEGAS Team would like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, artists, attendees, fans and staff for helping to make our first show a success.  We will be updating our site with more pictures and adding some video asap.  We are very excited to begin planning our 2011 show!! Details on the 2011 show to come soon!  Please continue to support The Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show by signing up for our newsletter, checking on our site for updates as well as adding us/liking us on Facebook.

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    • 2 More Days!!!!

      We’re ready for the one of the best guitar and amp shows in the country!  The SEGAS Team would like to thank all of our Vendors, Sponsors, Family, Friends and everyone else involved for all your tremendous support!  We can’t wait to see you all this weekend in Raleigh NC!!!! We know folks are coming from all over the country to be here, please be safe on your way to the 2010 Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show!

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    • SEGAS interviews Mike Delaney of Delaney Guitars!

      SEGAS: What musicians and bands inspired you as a young guitar player?
      DELANEY: I grew up listening to the blues. Guys like Big Joe Turner, Canned Heat, and James Harman. My early guitar influences and still favorites to this day are varied. Jeff Beck, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins, B.B. King, Al DiMeola, Clapton.

      SEGAS: How did you get started building your own guitars?
      DEALNEY: As a player, I got tired of trying to find a guitar to my liking at the local music stores. Having a woodworking background, I always was fussing and fixing and modding my guitars to suit my particular likes. I started doing repairs and mods for other musicians which led me to build my first guitar. Other guitarists heard me playing and asked if I could build one for them. Who knew it would turn into this? I haven’t looked back. I’m very fortunate.

      SEGAS: What’s the most important thing about a great guitar to you?
      DELANEY: The tone and feel of the guitar is of utmost importance to me. Then the asthetics come in to play. I like a guitar that allows the wood to breathe and contribute to the sound. I use old school finishing techniques with today’s electronics to accomplish my goal of great tone. I let Mother Nature help with the organic looks and feel of my guitars. Natural finishes, beautiful grain and textures all play a part in the final product.

      SEGAS: Tell us something about Arlen Roth, that our readers may not know …
      DELANEY: I’m very fortunate to have met Arlen Roth through a colleague, Tony Murga. I think the thing that strikes me more about Arlen than anything is how nice a guy he is. He’s one of the greatest guitarists of our time, in my opinion, but it hasn’t gone to his head. He’s genuinely a kind-hearted, sweet man. He has a good soul. He’s the kind of guy you’d like to have as a neighbor. Just a good guy.

      SEGAS: What’s the biggest challenge you face, in the production of instruments?
      DELANEY: My biggest challenge is time….We are a VERY small shop. My wife and I do 99% of everything you have to do to maintain a business. As a result, we are limited in how many instruments we can put out in a year. I had hopes of growing and “producing” more guitars but I don’t want the quality to suffer. I have to be involved. My name is on these things. They have to be right.

      SEGAS: What do you feel is the future of the custom built guitar maker? Where is the market headed?
      DELANEY: Good question. I don’t have the answer. There are ALOT of guys out there building guitars. There will always be guys like me building guitars for individuals, not mega-stores. The custom guitar maker doesn’t do it to become a millionaire, he does it because he has a passion for guitars and wants to create something personal for other guitar players. It’s a very personal thing.

      SEGAS: Do you collect ?
      DELANEY: I used to have Gibsons and Fenders etc. but with the exception of one Strat and a couple other guitars, my collection consists of Delaney prototypes and a few other Delaneys that I just couldn’t part with.

      SEGAS: Who is one of your favorite guitar players, and why?
      DELANEY: Larry Carlton is one. Pat Metheny is another. Stevie Ray Vaughan was a monster. And, of course, Arlen.

      SEGAS: Who is one player you’d really want to meet in person?
      DELANEY: Well, I’ve met Arlen, I’d love to meet any of the above.

      SEGAS: What’s the next big thing happening for Delaney Guitars?
      DELANEY: After SEGAS, we have a couple of builds coming up that are really exciting. Mike Martin (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo) is getting his new seven-string built by me. We hoped to have it done in time for the show but you just can’t rush these things. Mike, who was recently signed by Steve Vai’s label, Digital Nations, will be demoing Delaneys at the show and spending time in the booth with us as well. Orders for Delaney Basses have been very good. We are building 4, 5, and 6 string basses now and are debuting our 4-string “Studio” bass this month. We have a couple of endorsed artists who have new CD’s coming out in the next few months featuring Delaney Guitars on them. Greg Marra, a west coast player is one of them. Check him out!

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    • SEGAS interviews Adam Stoler

      SEGAS: What made a kid growing up in the New York city area become more interested in Jazz than rock?

      STOLER: I was very lucky to go to a public school district that had a very strong music department.  I had an opportunity to perform in many different ensembles a jazz group.  I was lucky to have a teacher that was sort of the real deal, teaching during the day, and playing in some of the most prestigious bands and clubs in Manhattan at night.  He was probably one of the biggest pushes for me playing jazz.  I always knew I wanted to pursue music, and unless you were going the classical route, if you wanted to study guitar and music, Jazz was really the only other academically viable option.  Again, it was advantageous that Manhattan, which is unarguably the world capital of Jazz, was just 50 miles away.  When I applied for college, my only criteria was to study music in Manhattan, which lead me to NYU.  New York is a really amazing place, and I try not to take it for granted.  On any given night of the week, there’s at least a dozen clubs, most of them very intimate, where you could go to and see some of the world’s finest players.  It would be impossible not to absorb some off that.

      SEGAS: When you were first learning the guitar, what lessons did you gain that have had the most impact on your professional career?

      STOLER: LESS IS MORE.  It’s amazing how much this still holds true in almost every situation.  It’s so common for us to over play, or wanna to get all our ideas at once, but it usually winds up detracting from the final product.  Sometimes, restraint is the most difficult but relevant thing you can practice.

      SEGAS: Got a good John Scofield anecdote?

      STOLER: John is the Man!  He’s amazing, and a great person…He is often referred to as Sco, because of a record he did called ScoLoHoFo, and I coincidentally got nicknamed in college “Sto”, so that’s what we call each other.  I had the opportunity to study in a small group setting with him at NYU, and one time we had a rhythm section playing with us.  Just for example, John had the rhythm section play a 4 chord repeating vamp and for about 5 minutes, plugged directly into a crappy bass amp with no fx, he just kept soloing over it.  He never played the same thing twice, and everything just grooved so hard.  Before I met him, I wasn’t so into his playing or his sound, but after those 5 minutes, he became my favorite guitarist.

      SEGAS: You’ve played with such a diverse roster of artists, from Anna Rose to Keiko Matsuio, so what’s the common thread there for you?

      STOLER: I love playing with a wide range of artists.  Sometimes it gets a little crazy; constantly being a chameleon, but it’s a great challenge.  The common thread is that no matter what style or group, you always have to consider what your role is at that time and how you can serve the music best.  Often, that does not mean soloing, or being the star.  Listening to what’s going on around you is key, and musicians will respect you more for knowing what to play and when than just having super fast chops.

      SEGAS: Tell us about your main instrument, and why it works for you…

      STOLER: My main touring instrument now is a Stratocaster style guitar that Matt Brewer, owner of 30th St Guitars in Manhattan, built for me.  I love it…it’s got a really thick neck and an old swamp ash sunburst body that’s beaten up.  It’s heavy and has such a solid sound.  He put in Virtual Vintage single coil pickups in the neck and middle positions that are just awesome, stratier than a strat, and really quiet.  The bridge position is a Duncan Distortion humbucker that makes the guitar really versatile.  Best of all is that it looks super cool, but it’s not a ’59 strat, so I don’t worry about it getting beaten up a little on the road.

      SEGAS: Do you collect?

      STOLER: I wish.  I have some beautiful guitars, but I certainly wouldn’t call myself a collector.  Maybe someday when I’m super rich, I’ll indulge myself more!

      SEGAS: What is your biggest challenge, in getting your music heard by the masses?

      STOLER: Technology and the changing nature of the music industry has made a lot of things easier, but it’s also made a lot of things harder.  More and more artists are trying to be heard without the support and multi-million dollar backing of a large company.  I think the biggest challenge is figuring out ways to be unique and stand out from the crowds.

      SEGAS: What do you feel is the future of the contemporary Jazz genre, where is it heading?

      STOLER: I have no idea.  10 years ago, people told me that Jazz was dead, and I just went to a club and heard some great jazz music last week, so I’m pretty sure that’s not true.  I think a lot of younger artists are beginning to incorporate different sounds into their music, and even incorporate more aspects of pop music.  After all, most of what we call “jazz standards” were at one time “pop music”.  I think jazz artists will continue to push the boundaries of what people call jazz, and of what people expect of them.

      SEGAS: Is there one artist who you’d really like to play with, that you haven’t yet?

      STOLER: I’d really get a huge kick out of playing with Prince.  He’s always been a favorite of mine and really influential.  And what a killing guitar player too!!!!

      SEGAS: What’s next for Adam Stoler?

      STOLER: Hmmmm….that’s a tough one.  I’ve been working and touring with a lot of different artists lately, most of them more in the pop genre, and getting more into production, which I really dig.  It’s really exciting working on music in the studio and hearing the final product pieced together after so many hours and hours.

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    • Progressive Music Center Debuts Jam Hub at SEGAS!!!

      Be sure to stop by Progressive Music Center’s booth (#702) at SEGAS and experience the ultimate in silent band practice with the Jam Hub!

      Progressive Music Center’s Rock Academy All Stars will hold live rehearsals in the booth all day Saturday and Sunday allowing show attendees the opportunity to listen in on headphones and hear the rehearsals as the band hears it while getting a first hand look at the Jam Hub’s capabilities. Progressive Music Center will also conduct free 5 minute lesson labs and hold giveaways for lessons and gear throughout the show, so make sure you stop by and register.

      Established in 1992, Progressive Music Center is the largest provider of innovative private and group music lessons for electric and acoustic guitar, drum and percussion, bass guitar, piano and vocal with locations in Raleigh, NC, Wake Forest, NC, Fairfax, VA and Richmond, VA . In 1996 Progressive Music Center was one of the first in the nation to introduce the “Rock School” format with the creation of the Rock Academy and Summer School of Rock programs. Progressive Music Center is on the NAMM president’s Council and Percussion Marketing Council Executive Board.

      http://www.ppdsonline.com

      http://www.jamhub.com

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    • SEGAS interviews Deanna Passarella

      SEGAS: What obstacles did you face, when you were starting out on guitar? Did being a female present any particular challenges?

      DEANNA: I got a late start on actually playing guitar. I didn’t pick it up until I was 14 but I grew up in a family full of musicians so it came really easily for me. I listened to my parents play music all the time….I went with them to gigs. It was a really cool environment to gain experience in. And my father started me out on drums as a kid so I already had a general understanding of how music works. As far as being a female…I haven’t come across too many challenges. People are always going to make judgments based on the fact that I’m a woman but usually once I start playing I can tell they are genuinely impressed. And I’ve been fortunate enough to play with great musicians that don’t see me for my gender….and it’s just always been about the music.

      SEGAS: What brought about your love of classic rock? Who were you really in to as a kid?

      DEANNA: My parents have the biggest influence of my love for classic rock, blues, etc. Most of the classic songs I was introduced to by hearing my parents jam on them first…so it’s sentimental in that way. Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith hands down are the two biggest influences as far as my rock playing goes. But I also was really into Chet Atkins, B.B King, Joe Satriani,…the list just goes on. I’ve always wanted to experience as many styles as possible.

      SEGAS: What was your first guitar / amp?

      DEANNA: haha..my first amp was a Peavey Bandit…boy did it make some noise (actual NOISE).  My first guitar was a New York Pro electric that my grandfather gave me as a starter guitar. He told me that when he knew I was serious he would buy me my own….which was a Washburn Jumbo Cumberland Acoustic.

      SEGAS: When did you realize that playing guitar was going to be your life’s calling?

      DEANNA: My grandfather had been trying to teach me FOREVER how to play but I was definitely more focused on goofing off outside and just being a kid. I don’t know what clicked…but one day I just wanted to learn. My grandfather taught me for about two weeks and then said that I was learning too fast for him to keep up haha. I just never put it down after that.

      SEGAS: Does living in Nashville make it easier to play professionally, or harder?

      DEANNA: I feel like it depends on where you focus your attention. There are more opportunities here…but more musicians at the same time.

      SEGAS: Do you collect guitars?

      DEANNA: I am a hoarder of guitars, yes. I definitely got that from my grandfather. He is always buying new gear.

      SEGAS: What’s your favorite guitar right now?

      DEANNA: My favorite guitar is my 1961 Gibson SG Custom. It was my uncle’s and was given to me when my grandfather felt I was good enough to play professionally. RS Custom Guitars has two new models coming out that I’m really excited for…they are in the process of working on a Red Flamed top for me to use on stage. I can’t wait to play it…the tone I get out of their guitars is amazing.

      SEGAS: How did you end up endorsing RS Guitars?

      DEANNA: I actually responded to an add they posted on craigslist. I brought some guy friend along with me to make sure it wasn’t a scam and the rest is history. My first gig for RS custom Guitars was the Summer Namm show in 2008. Doing a guitar show like the Southeastern Guitar and Amp show is so much fun and we get to meet the crowds and play some really great gear.

      SEGAS: Where did the name “Blackwater James” come from? How would best describe your sound?

      DEANNA: We got the name from Chris’s grandfather James. He concocted his own alcoholic beverage and no one ever knew quite what was in it. He called it his “Blackwater Tonic”. We definitely have a lot of classic rock elements to our sound but I also feel we incorporate more modern riffs as well. I feel it’s a nice blend of old meets new.

      SEGAS: What’s coming up next for you and the band?
      DEANNA:
      Right now we are working on the release of our new EP. The new songs have a completely different flavor than our old record and I’m excited to see were they can take us.

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    • SEGAS interviews Robbie Calvo!

      SEGAS: What got you interested in playing guitar?

      CALVO: My mum had a really cheap guitar lying around the house when I was 11 or so and I’d play around with that and then my brother Dean wanted to go for guitar lessons one week and I asked if I could tag along. He gave up the next week and I keep going, so it there fault…:-)

      SEGAS: Who were your biggest influences early on?

      CALVO: I grew up listening to artist like The Who, Rush, Ella Fitzgerald, AC/DC, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Styx, Journey, Boston, Buddy Holly and loved it all. My favorite guitar players though are Keith Scott from the Bryan Adams band, Mike Landau & Steve Lukather. These guys are the epitome of taste and ability.

      SEGAS: When did you decide that you were going to be making a living playing guitar?

      CALVO: As soon as I realized I had something different to offer from other players, I focused on that ability and marketed that to my audience and producers out there. I’ve always had a good sense of balance between commerce and art and realize it’s very possible to make a living doing what you love. You just have to be ‘you’ and know what your niche market is. My first real sessions were in London working with a producer called Dave Cooke. I got to play on some really cool album stuff as well as theme tunes for the B.B.C.

      SEGAS: How did the GIT School in LA help focus your playing and your career path?

      CALVO: My year at G.I.T was the best year of my life. Moving from London to Hollywood was quite a shock but it allowed me to be the guy I always wanted to be not the pre-conceived Idea of who I was. So, I immersed myself in learning to read music and understanding harmony & theory and the chord scale relationships. I spent at least 10 hours a day practicing just to keep up. It was intense but only the beginning of a very long journey. I spent years after that taking the information I’d accumulated and developing that into my own style. The instructors out there are just amazing and I saw just how good you have to be to stay in the game. While music and guitar playing is not a competition, there are attainable standards that will help you create the best possible music for your career. I have to say I use all the stuff I learnt at G.I.T in my everyday playing situations, it’s who I am and I appreciate everything I got to experience.

      SEGAS: What’s the coolest thing that happened to you, while teaching at the London Musician’s Institute?

      CALVO: Getting to play on stage with some of the best musicians in town was pretty cool but there were times you could see that you had just imparted the most enlightening piece of information to a student. Something you knew would change there musical life forever. I had many of those Instructor / student epiphanies and to see that I had the ability to make such a difference has continued to drive me towards working as an instructor and clinician to the present day. I am here on this planet to be a teacher one way or another.

      SEGAS: How did you break in to the Nashville studio scene?

      CALVO: Most of the sessions that I’ve done In Nashville are for T.V. Shows, Advertising and the Songwriter demo’s. Knowing the producer is the best way in the door or through session friends who can recommend you. The master session scene is handled by a select few of established players and that is a tough market to get into. Again, It’s about finding your niche in a very competitive market.

      SEGAS: Can you tell us about some of your favorite instruments?

      CALVO: I have a Sasa Radicic classical, which is gorgeous, a 1933 roundneck Dobro, a Fylde Oberon, which is a handmade acoustic guitar from England, and I’ve just been trying out these lovely electric guitars by Nunley Wade who also hand winds the best custom pick-ups ever.Paul Gagnon at Esperance Guitars is making a custom guitar for me right now and I’m excited to see that when it’s finished.

      SEGAS: How did your association with Little Walter amps come about?

      CALVO: I met Phil Bradbury at the 2009 Nashville Amp Show and was just blown away by his passion for life, people and his philosophy on creating the absolute best sounding amplifiers on the market. I plugged in and played through his flagship 30 watt octal tube amp and was just blown away by the quality, clarity and transparency of the tone. I think Phil liked how I made his amps sound and we talked the next day about working together on developing some new products and as a result we have worked closely ever since. Phil and I also developed my Signature Amplifier the RC 30/30 which is a stereo 30 watt amp head and is hands down the best amp I’ve ever used. Phil hand drills and wires each amplifier with precision and painstaking detail. It’s no surprise that you can hear around every note being played. No other amp replicates the tone of your soul, fingers and guitar like the Little Walter amps, no coloration what so ever, just pure liquid tone. As you know we are here at the Raleigh show presenting our seminar on Tube Amp Technology and Guitar Techniques, please come and hang out with us and hear what we are so passionate about.

      SEGAS: What’s the premise behind your “Sweet Notes” Instructional method?

      CALVO: I’ve noticed through my years of teaching that guitarist were being told that certain scales worked over certain chords and progressions but weren’t really being shown the best tones to use and resolve too from within those scales. The strongest tones that you can play are the notes that make up the chords you are playing over. These are chord tones or Sweet Notes. So, my method is to initially take a simple progression like a Minor blues and show the students where the Sweet Notes are within say the Minor Pentatonic Scale over all four chords. We then start to learn how to improvise with chord arpeggios to really define the harmony and outline the changes as they go by. I have covered a lot of ground and several genres in the Sweet Notes course and it’s an absolute must see if you want to really understand how to apply the knowledge you may already have. We also cover the Modes etc.

      I have just filmed a new DVD for Truefire which I’ll be demoing at the show too. Please come and join us for our seminar and you’ll be treated to some ‘light bulb’ moments from the Sweet Notes Course.

      SEGAS: Can you tell us what’s on the horizon for your career?

      CALVO: I have just finished filming a new DVD for Truefire so I’ll be working on the post production of that for a while. I have a Guitar Seminar that I’m hosting in conjunction with Little Walter Tube Amps on the 23rd & 24th of October at S.I.R Studio’s in Nashville. Two days of Instruction and playing with a Top International live and studio musicians. If you’d like more information on how you sign up for that you can go to www.robbiecalvo.com.

      I’ll be writing and recording some new songs and planning some regional seminars around the country for next year. The most important part of the horizon for me though is to enjoy life and continue making a difference when I can. I hope to see you at the show. Thank You so much.

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    • Booth Update! # 705

      We are pleased to announce Pacer Concepts will join us at this years SEGAS!!!

      Are you tired of showing up to your gig or band practice to find that your guitar was completely out of tune from traveling?  Pacer Concepts was definitely sick of it so they invented the stocker! The Stocker slides over your head stock and keeps your tuning keys in place.  Check it out in person at this years SEGAS in booth # 705

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    • Hunger Action Month

      If you didn’t know, September is Hunger Action Month.  SEGAS along with Valvetrain Amplifiers, Lakota Leathers and Will Kelly are helping out by donating some gear to The Foodbank of Central and Eastern NC to help raise money for those who are less fortunate.  Donations are not required to enter for a chance to win some free gear, please make a contribution if you can.  Register today!

      Register

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    • Booth Update! Granger Amplification Booth # 107

      Their mission is to build high performance, handcrafted vacuum tube amplifiers, using only the finest components and time-tested designs. Granger amps are custom made in the USA!

      Check them out – http://grangeramp.com/

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    • SEGAS interviews Johnny Hiland!

      SEGAS: Did it ever occur to you to NOT play guitar because of your disability?

      HILAND: No, guitar is just something I couldn’t live without… when I was two or three years old, I was always the little kid dancing around with a toy guitar.

      SEGAS: What was it about guitars that drew you to them at such an early age?

      HILAND: As a young boy, I was given my Granddad’s ’39 J-45 and I was instantly hooked… I pretty much used that guitar like Linus used his blanket … it was instantly obvious to my parents and my siblings that guitar was going to be a big part of my life. It all started from there.

      SEGAS: How were you able to listen and be exposed to all different types of music growing up in Maine?

      HILAND: My parents had an old 8 track tape player, us kids would dance around to the music.My Mom had some Bee Gees tapes, while my Dad had Skynrd, Blackfoot and the Outlaws. Then my Grandfather gave me an old bag full of country music 8 track tapes … I became a huge Don Williams and Merle Haggard fan at four years old! I first got on TV when I was seven, playing country music!

      SEGAS: So, how did you end up in Nashville? Did you have a plan for how you were going to make a name for yourself?

      HILAND: I had no plan … I was attending the University of Southern Maine, just to please my parents, honestly… But, what I was actually doing with the money that my parents were sending me for food and stuff, was buying gear like crazy. I was focused on my playing and thinking I would be a studio guitarist, since I felt that being legally blind would be a big hinderance on the road. So, when I turned 21, I said this was what I really wanted to do, and I quit school. My parents were really mad about that. So, a good friend of mine in my band at the time drove with me down to Nashville, and we just started hitting all the live music clubs on Broadway and stuff started happening for me pretty fast after that.

      SEGAS: Currently, what’s your favorite guitar that you own?

      HILAND: I have an Ice tea ‘burst Ernie Ball Silhouette with a birdseye maple neck that they actually enlarged the dots on the neck, so I can see them better. It’s really my favorite guitar now, I just can’t put it down …

      SEGAS: Do you collect?

      HILAND: I’d like to think I do … I currently own around 30 guitars. I have a few old acoustics that I just love. I know, people think “Johnny Hiland” and assume I’m an electric player. I have a ’39 Gibson J-45 that my GrandDad owned which is really cool. He used to play it on the radio back in the ’30′s, he went by the name Hike Hiland. I was partially named after him, but in High School everybody used to call me Eddy Van Hiland…

      SEGAS: What qualities are most important to you in a guitar amplifier?

      HILAND: I’m currently playing some old Music Man amps from the ’70′s.I really love the tone of those. The solid state preamp allows the amp to remain clean, which is what I’m going for. I have a pretty large pedal board, and it’s full. There’s alot of stuff on there that I use, so the amp has to be able to accept pedals well. Most people these days are doing the ‘Boutique Amp’ thing with 18 watts or less, but I’m the exact opposite… I’m looking for 100 to 150 watt amps! I don’t push them hard, so they stay cool and clean, even over a four hour gig which is pretty common in Nashville. Tube amps change their tone as they heat up, and can really change over a long gig.

      SEGAS: So, what’s on the horizon for Johnny Hiland?

      HILAND: I’m actually heading back to Ireland after my appearances at the Guitar Show at the end of September. I’ve really begun to experience the Irish love of Country Music and chicken pickin’. I did my first show there this past June, and I just absolutely love it over there. I’m going back to my country roots, and also working on a new album, called “Running and Gunning” that’s just bone country with more vocal tunes and some serious guitar on it!

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    • Press Release – 09/13/2010

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      Burgaw, NC, September 13, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

      The Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show Brings Vendors, Musicians and Fans to Raleigh, North Carolina September 25 & 26, 2010

      Only two weeks remaining until the Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show in Raleigh, North Carolina for vendors, manufacturers, musicians and guitar and amp enthusiasts. The Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show will be held  Saturday, September 25 from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday, September 26 from 10AM to 4PM at the Raleigh Convention Center (500 South Salisbury Street) in beautiful downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

      Over seventy guitar and amplifier vendors and manufacturers will offer their wares for sell and/or trade. Enthusiasts are welcome to bring their gear for potential purchase by these vendors. Many guitar and amp clinics,  amplifier/guitar demonstration rooms and nightly entertainment at The Lincoln Theatre are also part of this unbelievable event!

      Thirty minute instructional clinics are scheduled throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday and will be held by renowned artists such as Johnny Hiland (Chicken Pickin’,) Lee Dickson (30 Years as Eric Clapton’s Guitar Tech,) Renè Martinez (Guitar Tech for Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana and John Mayer) and more.

      Get ready to be thoroughly entertained on Friday night, September 24th, at The Lincoln Theatre by the King of Country Western Troubadours, Unknown Hinson (sponsored by Reverend Guitars,) and Nashville guitar great, Johnny Hiland. The guitar-fest continues on Saturday night, September 25th at The Lincoln Theatre with guitar virtuosos Andy Wood, Johnny Hiland and Michael Landau.

      Both the Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show and nightly entertainment at The Lincoln Theatre are open to the general public.

      Ticket prices for The Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show are $10 for a Daily Pass or $15 for a 2-Day Pass and can be purchased in advance at  www.guitarandampshow.com or www.mojotone.com or at the door on the day of the show.

      Tickets for Friday night’s show at The Lincoln Theatre are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Tickets for the Saturday night show at The Lincoln Theatre are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets for both nights at The Lincoln Theatre are also available for only $32. All tickets are available online at www.lincolntheatre.com.

      Vendors interested in available space can find online registration at www.guitarandampshow.com or call Mojo Musical Supply at 800-927-6656. There are only a few booths remaining, so register now to reserve your space.

      Mojo Musical Supply has been in business for over 18 years as an amplifier cabinet manufacturer and parts supplier. Mojo was the first to recognize a  need for vintage replacement parts and our focus on the cosmetic side of those parts was and still is unsurpassed. Over the years, the Mojo line has grown to accommodate all parts of the vintage, boutique and current production tube amp market. In recent years Mojo has built its business to include guitar parts.

      Currently, Mojo Musical Supply builds between 800 – 1,000 amplifier cabinets per month for over 85 amp manufacturers and OEMs. Their quality is  unsurpassed and their experience in guitar amplification and technical design is outstanding.

      CONTACT:
      Andrew Simmons
      Mojo Musical Supply
      toll free 800-927-6656 ext. 2063
      fax 910-259-7292
      andrew@mojotone.com
      www.guitarandampshow.com
      www.mojomusicalsupply.com

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    • Booth update! Schrum Brothers Vintage guitars

      Check out Raleigh’s own Schrum Brothers Vintage guitars  in booth # 704 at this years Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show!

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    • Booth Update! # 709 & 710

      We are pleased to announce guitar-cable.com will join us at this years event!  Guitar-Cable.com has also signed on as an official 2010 Sponsor!  Be sure to check them out at the show and visit their website when you get a chance!

      http://www.guitar-cable.com/index.aspx

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    • Booth Update! – Yellow Dog Guitars

      Be sure to check out some of the coolest vintage gear at this years SEGAS  in booth # 510

      http://www.yellowdogguitars.com/

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    • Booth Update!!

      We are pleased to announce – Jensen Speakers will join us in Booths 37&38!!!!

      www.jensentone.com

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