Segas 2011

The 2011 SEGAS was a phenomenal success!  The Mojo team would like to thank everyone that came to the show including exhibitors and attendees, we work hard to make the show fun but it wouldn’t be anything without you all so a big THANK YOU from everyone at Mojo!  From the clinics to the workshops, the contests and the after parties, the 2011 SEGAS was a great time for all !

The performances that were hosted at the Lincoln Theater this year were nothing short of spectacular.  The show opened up with Andy Wood who set the stage nicely for the Aristocrats!  The theater was thick with anticipation as the crowd waited to see if the European act could hold up to their hype, which they did with ease.  After a long day of highly attended clinics all three of the Aristocrats took the stage and blew the house down!

  • SEGAS 2011 News Articles

    • 2011 Best in Show

      Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the 2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show! We had a great time with the best vendors, clinics, entertainment and guitars and amps this side of the Mississippi! So without further adieu, we’d like to announce the Best in Show winners of the 2011 Southeastern Guitar & Amp Show. [...]

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    • Swing Guitar Technology

      http://www.swingguitars.com/English/english_main.html

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    • SEGAS Interviews Pyotr Belov

      Pyotr Belov has done a lot during his career and has become an important name in the amp building industry. Pytor is now head of Ampeg’s new GVT line and has played a role in many amplification projects ranging from Gibson to his own line of “Belov” amps. SEGAS got a chance to sit down [...]

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    • Blackbird Pro Pedal Boards

      http://blackbirdpedalboards.com/

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    • Moriah Guitars

      http://www.moriahguitars.com/

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    • McPherson Guitars

      http://mcphersonguitars.com/

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    • Pigtronix

      http://www.pigtronix.com/

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    • Edwards Amplification

      http://www.edwardsamps.com/Edwards_Amplification/Edwards_Amplification.html

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    • Cliff’s Guitars

      Cliff’s Guitars will be an exhibitor at SEGAS 2011

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    • Guru Guitars

      Guru Guitars is a small custom guitar shop dedicated to quality and honesty.  Offering a wide range of products and services including guitar repair, guitar setups, and guitar lessons.  Three in-house luthiers build guitars by hand in Raleigh, NC.  http://www.guruguitarshop.com/

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    • Flickinger Tone Boxes

      http://www.flicktonebox.com/

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    • Caroline Guitar Co. & Mr. B’s Bottleneck Slides

      http://www.mrbsguitarslides.com/ http://carolineguitar.com/          

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    • Wes Lambe Guitars

      Wes Lambe creates instruments crafted using his experiences as a professional instrument builder, and his experience running and owning various repair shops, but his designs also incorporate experiences as a performing musician, and as a player for over 20 years. Wes Lambe instruments incorporate many of the latest techniques and materials, while still being voiced, [...]

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    • Moog

      The legendary Moog instrument company essentially fathered all modern electronic music today. From the reaserch and creation of the earlist synthesizers used as musical instruments, the Moog company has been a staple in modern instruments since the early 60′s. Make sure to stop by the Moog booth as SEGAS to see the latest in analog [...]

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    • Abstract Logix

      Founded in 2003, Abstract Logix is on the cutting edge of promoting and distributing music in new ways, connecting Musicians across the planet with their fans. Operating out of Cary, NC this company specializes in the newest of fusion, jazz, and rock and roll. Don’t forget to swing by the Abstract Logix booth at SEGAS [...]

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    • Zaukus Guitars

      Zaukus Guitars opened their doors early last year and are located in Nasheville, TN!  This company puts forth the effort to make sure that everything on each and every guitar produced with the Zaukus emblem is exactly what their customers desire in an axe.   Each Zaukus guitar is meticulously handcrafted (no CNC machines) using only [...]

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    • Drew & Sebastian Guitars

      Drew & Sebastian Guitars offers custom hand-built electric guitars and basses for the professional musician. Their instruments feature classic styling, high-end hardware and electronics and premium tone woods.  Located out of Oak Hill, VA.  This company is for the enthusiast or pro that needs every thing to be exact, attention to detail is a must when it comes [...]

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    • Angelic

      Alan Aker has been a repair tech for about 20 years and has parts, lots of parts. New and used, guitar necks and bodies,pickguards,pick-ups,knobs etc. Everything from strap buttons to tuning pegs. He will also have a few vintage pieces and some custom guitars and accessories. Make sure you stop by Angelic’s booth and grab [...]

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    • Briggs Guitars

      Briggs guitars are handbuilt in very limited quantities with the best tonewoods available. Every Briggs guitar receives the same loving attention to detail in construction, finish and setup as the next. Jack Briggs has had over 25 years of luthier experience and over 30 years of experience of experience with instruments in general. Based out [...]

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    • Benado Effects

      Benado Effects is a boutique level effects company taking a cool idea and making it happen. Unlike most analog pedals which only contain one effect, Benado pedals take all of the essentials and wrap them up in one nice neat little box. Owner Sage Benado sums up his companies policy best by saying “A great [...]

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    • Gallien Krueger

      http://www.gallien-krueger.com/

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    • Trident Guitars

      Trident Guitars was founded in 2008 based on the core principal of boutique style guitars with a seemingly endless amount of options and a reasonable price range, Trident stands out as a more affordable guitar without sacrificing quality.  Trident implements a 3 piece body design and an original design neck that is wide and flat.  All of these features with [...]

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    • Black Widow Guitar

      Introducing a new concept guitar, the Black Widow. A guitar like no other in looks, sound, and playability. Designed from scratch with the serious player in mind, the Black Widow is one-of-a-kind. It will be the one guitar to replace all others in your inventory. Check out the Black Widow booth at SEGAS and see [...]

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    • Retro King

      Fine quality vintage amplification.   http://www.retrokingamps.com/

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    • Ampeg

      Ampeg is primarily an amplifier manufacturer headquartered in Woodinville, Washington, though they also manufacture guitars to a small extent. Although the company specializes in the production of bass guitar amplification, Ampeg also manufactures electric guitar amplifiers.   http://www.ampeg.com/

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    • 3rd Power Amplification

      Nashville, TN’s 3RD POWER designs and manufactures hand-made vacuum tube guitar amplifiers. Founder/designer, Jamie Scott honed his craft as a professional guitarist, recording/mastering engineer and spent that last 10+ years in key roles with some of the most innovative music technology companies in the industry including Sennheiser, X2 Digital Wireless and Line 6. Having been a [...]

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    • Mike Lull Basses

      Mike Lull started his career as a profesional luthier around 1975 and hasn’t stopped making noise ever since.  Mike has built custom guitars for many rockstars (Bob Dylan, Heart, Queesnryche, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Foo Fighters to name a few) and is sponsoring SEGAS this year! www.mikelull.com

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    • Custom Wound Pickups

      Custom Wound pickups are wound and designed in the USA at Mojo Musical Supply of Burgaw NC. Custom Wound provides boutique quality pickups at an affordable price with absolutely no unnecessary hype or smoke and mirrors attached. Our goal is simple, to provide the best quality when it comes to tone, craftsmanship, materials, and customer [...]

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    • Mojo Musical Supply

      The host of SEGAS! Mojo Musical Supply is THE best source for all vintage guitar and amp parts! We’ll see you there!! http://www.mojotone.com/

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    • Indoor Storm

      Indoor Storm is your chain store alternative. Indoor Storm is a store of musicians for musicians. They search out the best gear being made and emphasize focus on providing you with the information you need to make your own best choices for your own musical style. Located locally in Raleigh, NC Indoor Storm will be [...]

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    • The Vintage Sound

      The Vintage Sound is a vintage guitar and amp parts dealer located in Mcdonough, Ga. The Vintage Sound also manufactures and distributes “Connor Amps” which owner Steve Snyder launched himself this year! Opening their doors in 2002, The Vintage Sound has done their best to bring all of their customers the best products and information [...]

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    • Sound Pure

      Located in downtown Durham, NC. Sound Pure is a place to demo and purchase the finest Professional Recording Equipment available, a place to purchase the Finest Hand-Built Guitars and Amps currently being built, and a serious, top-notch Recording Studio. Sound Pure provides the best advice and service for your individual equipment needs, and provides assistance [...]

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    • Visual Sound LLC

      Bob Weil and Visual Sound are synonymous with helping create the great sounds flooding the airwaves of today’s most innovative music. Known for the innovative “Visual Sound” and their line of “Garage Tone” pedals, Visual Sound is quickly becoming recognized as an up and coming force to be reckoned with in the pedal world. Make [...]

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    • Blackfoot Custom Amps

      Founded in 2010 blackfoot custom amps has been hard at work to bring their demanding customer base the best avaialable in custom amplification!   Attention to the finest details set Blackfoot Custom Amps apart from the others.  All amplifiers are hand wired using the “old school” point-to-point methods, connecting only the highest quality components- most of [...]

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    • Peter Malinoski Art Guitars

      Possesing Masters degrees in both Woodworking and Functional Design, Peter Malinoski creates some of the most original, artistic, and attention grabbing instruments on the market! This year at SEGAS make sure to stop by Peter’s booth and take a look, feel, and listen to his art. http://www.petermalinoskiart.com/

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    • Bourns Pro Audio

      Making quality electronic components since 1947, Bourns Pro Audio manufactures everything from automobile sensors, to medical equipment, to the potentiometers you use in your guitar. http://www.bourns.com/proaudio/

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    • Samamp

      In October 2004, Sam developed his V.A.C. circuit and applied for a patent. He built a prototype amplifier and, when it was so well received, started building the VAC 45 combo. All samamp guitar amplifiers are point to point hand wired with “class a” vacuum tube circuitry. The V.A.C. – Variable Amplitude Clipping control (patent [...]

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    • Walden Guitars

      Chief designer of Walden guitars, Jonathan Lee, heads up this branch of KHS Musical Instruments. Striving to thwart the stigma that all Asian made guitars are second-rate to their American/English counterparts. Walden Guitars produces original design guitars of high qulaity for an affordable price. Stop by the Walden booth this year to see what Walden [...]

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    • Guitar Logistics

      Founded in 2008 by owner/opeator Brett Smith after a 10 year building hiatus, Guitar Logistics builds modern, minimalist guitars with a classic ideology.  Engineered to use less resources and be more ergonomic without sacrificing what today’s players have come to expect from a modern shredder.  Guitar Logistics also designs and creates their own pick ups in [...]

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    • Valee Guitars

      Founded in 2010, Valee Guitars has done the best to stick by their motto of “A new tradition for a new generation.” With the introduction of their 3 original body guitars they are certainly a company that will not go overlooked. A small company with big plans, be sure to stop by and check out [...]

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    • Jimmy’s Junk

      One man jam! James Gaunt has a TON of vintage stuff to get rid of and would love to sell it to folks that will cherish and take care of it! James has been a long time guitarist and has accumulated a hefty gear load! Come down to SEGAS and buy some of Jimmy’s Junk!

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    • Little Walter Tube Amps

      In 2008 owner/operator Phil Bradbury made the decision to start his own line of amps and the rest is history.  Phil considers himself a “purist” when it comes to amplifiers, from the tone all the way down to the last screw.  Every Little Walter amp is 100% point to point using the shortest signal path [...]

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    • Jensen Speakers

      The legendary name that every guitarist knows: Jensen, will be holding an exhibit at this years SEGAS! From the invention of one of the very first speakers, to the legendary and groundbreaking amplifiers that bore their speakers, Jensen has been and always will be a well respected and sought after brand. The Jensen name is [...]

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    • Lindy Fralin PIckups

      Fralin Pickups is a small company, based in Richmond, Virginia, staffed by skilled craftsmen who are all musicians or music enthusiasts. Taking pride in making the finest electric guitar pickups available. Using the highest quality materials, their pickups are assembled and wound by hand one at a time, guaranteeing the highest quality control. This quality [...]

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    • Toms Guitar Service

      A premier guitar service shop in Winston-Salem NC! Tom has dedicated his whole life to guitars, starting as young as age 9. Let Tom’s guitar service keep your guitar like new! Make sure to see Tom and all he has to offer at his booth this year at SEGAS! http://www.tomsguitarservice.net/

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    • P3 Amplifiers

      P3 Amplifiers started making amps in the spring of 2010. The primary goal of this company is to produce the finest sounding amps and speaker cabinets. P3′s patent design features the very best of the past 60 years of tube amp circuitry. These guys aren’t just making 60′s era re-pros, they are making innovate, fresh [...]

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    • VVT Amps

      In 2001 VVT (Vintage Vacuum Tube) amps opened their doors for business as owner/operator Jim Hill began building his own line of high quality boutique style amps. Located in Waldorf, MD VVT amps not only builds their own line of amplifiers but also deals in the repair and modification of all other vintage tube amplifiers. [...]

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    • DR Strings

      Since 1989, DR HandMade Strings has been dedicated to making wonderful sounding handmade strings. The idea is that great sound inspires a musician to play better and longer, while enjoying themselves even more. DR strings has long been a staple in the guitar world and will be a staple of this years SEGAS! Don’t forget [...]

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    • Music Room Guitars

      Located at 5103 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 – Quality used and vintage gear! Buy/Sell/Trade. Voted “Best Vintage Guitar” at SEGAS least year! PH – 865-584-0041

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    • Raleigh Music Academy presents the RMA Summer Guitar Workshop!

      Each summer the Raleigh Music Academy presents a guitar workshop and this summer’s is just around the corner!  Running July 27-30, the RMA guitar workshop is instructed by world class musicians Andy Wood, Tom Quayle, and Chris Ptacek.  This summer the RMA is also offering an “evenings only” package, which makes it even easier for [...]

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    • Capital City Bike Fest

      Are you going to be a SEGAS goer?  Do you ride a motorcycle?  Then this weekend is going to be double the fun for you!  North Carolina’s only downtown motorcycle lifestyle event is a destination motorcycle rally centered on the Harley-Davidson lifestyle. The “rally”, now a three-day event, takes place Friday September 23rd, Saturday September [...]

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    • SEGAS Interviews Greg Howard

      Greg Howard has been a touring guitar tech for the last 12 years.  He has worked with such artists as Aerosmith, Green Day. Linkin Park, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Verve Pipe, Cry of Love and many others. On the road experience in gear selection, setup and onstage [...]

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    • Evans

      Evans Drumheads has been in the music industry for more than 40 years!  Inventing the first synthetic drum head in 1956  changed the world of drumming indefinitely!  From kits at home to military marching bands, Evans has always been recognized for being a company that is excellent at what they do!  Evans will serve as a new sponsor [...]

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    • Pro Mark

      Founded in 1957 by Herb Brochstein; drum teacher and drum shop owner.  Pro-Mark has been a staple in the drum industry, making a huge impact upon the percussion culture.  Pro-Mark products are exported to over 100 countries, and can be found in virtually every music store in the world.  Pro-Mark is a first time sponsor [...]

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    • DW Drums

      Opening their doors in 1972 as a small privately owned drum teaching studio, Drum Workshop has made many groundbreaking innovations for the world of percussion instruments. DW’s 5002 double bass pedal ushered in a new era in drumming and the idea of having two bass pedals instead of one has virtually become a staple amongst [...]

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    • Raleigh Music Academy

      The Raleigh Music Academy is a family owned, music instruction company which was founded in 2002 by Paul Warren. The RMA offers quality instruction on instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, banjo, fiddle and mandolin. They also give students a monthly opportunity to perform in student shows on a high quality performance stage [...]

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    • Suhr Guitars

      Starting in 1997 Suhr guitars has been a company striving for excellence with humble beginnings, making some of the finest instruments available all while paying extreme attention to detail, Suhr has for certain made a name for itself in the ever expanding industry of instrument production.  Suhr is a first time sponsor this year at SEGAS! [...]

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    • National Guitar Museum

      The goal of The National Guitar Museum is to create the first institution devoted exclusively to the evolution, history, science, and cultural impact of the guitar.  The people at The National Guitar Museum are all passionate about the guitar. The NGM has assembled an incredible team to create the first national museum to encompass and [...]

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    • Port City Amplifcation

      Port City Amplification is a high-end amplifier company based out of Wilmington, NC.  They produce unique amplifiers and cabinets that provide a different tone and a high standard of quality.  Port City returns this year as a second time sponsor of SEGAS!

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    • Reverend Guitars

      Reverend Guitars is the brainchild of Joe Naylor. Joe’s decades of formal training and hands-on experience along with our small, highly skilled staff insures that Reverend delivers the goods.  Combining the elements of tone, style, value, and service, reverend guitars produce some of the most original instruments on the market! They are returning as a [...]

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    • Heyboer Transformers

      Heyboer Transformers has been designing and building the highest quality transformers for the electronics industry since 1958, serving customers worldwide. Heyboer returns this year as a second time SEGAS sponsor!

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    • Swart Amplifier Company

      Michael Swart started building custom tube amps to get the exact tone he wanted. The original Space Tone is as a result of this need for a small studio or home amp that could provide BIG tone with quality distortion when needed. The Atomic Space Tone followed and the rest is history.  Swart Amps returns [...]

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    • SEGAS Interviews Ed Yoon

      Ed Yoon has been in the music industry for over 20 years, Starting with Fender in the early 90′s and ending up working with The Aristocrats, this years headlining entertainment for SEGAS!  SEGAS got a chance to speak with Ed and ask him a few questions about music, the industry, SEGAS, and a few other [...]

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    • 3 Monkeys Amps

      3 Monkeys amps is a company that was built out of one common goal: the quest for that perfect tone. The brain child of Greg Howard, Brad Whitford, and Ossie Ahen; 3 Monkeys Amplification is a company created out of love and driven by extensive knowledge and expertise. 3 Monkeys are not only and exhibitor [...]

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    • Andy Wood will be at SEGAS 2011

      Andy Wood must surely be the guitar hero of generation Y. Andy’s grandfather taught him the mandolin at the age of 5, and by the time he was 16 he placed second n the world championship mandolin contest. It would be two more years before Andy’s interest turned to guitar unlocking a world of musical [...]

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    • The Aristocrats at SEGAS 2011

      Three of the most accomplished virtuosos in the world in the genre of rock-fusion instrumental, The Aristocrats was formed shortly after January, 2011 after guitar sensation Guthrie Govan, drum phenom Marco Minnemann, and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller got together to do an impromptu Bass Bash event during NAMM. The three musicians hit it off so well in terms of musical interplay and chemistry that they immediately said after the show that they need to do this again. That talk evolved into making a debut album and the new fledgling supergroup went into the studio in Chicago in late-April to record the album which will be released in the summer 0f 2011.

      The music of The Aristocrats can be viewed as a melting pot of virtuosic guitar instrumental music reminiscent of “G3″ artists like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, etc.; the legendary 70′s jazz-rock fusion music of seminal bands like the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever, and Weather Report; the complex progressive rock of Frank Zappa, King Crimson, The Dixie Dregs, and UK; and the rock improvisational spirit of Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jeff Beck, and Mike Landau. Alternately raw, sophisticated, intense, intricate, soulful, eclectic, lyrical and supremely musical, The Aristocrats sets a new standard for excellence in challenging rock-fusion music that retains the energy of rock while exploring the outer limits of fusion that encompasses jazz, progressive, metal, blues, and even modern electronica-techno with a cohesive band sound.

      See it and hear it all from this incredible new band that takes the power trio concept to a whole new level. If you are musically eclectic and have always wondered what it’d be like if a band of virtuoso musicians can fuse disparate musical styles and genres into one wholly integrated sound and style, The Aristocrats is the band you’ve been waiting for. The music of The Aristocrats is also where complex musical compositions and tonal soundscapes meet challenging improvisations and creative spontaneity. The Aristocrats is about taking rock-fusion into a new realm of uncharted musical territories. Come see and hear music that is simply unprecedented…

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    • SEGAS Sponsored Raleigh Music Academy Clinic

      Hi Everyone, We are very happy to announce that the amazing Vinnie Moore will be visiting the Raleigh Music Academy on April 9th and will lead a Master Class at 2:30 and then hold a performance clinic at 7:30 that evening.  In the Master Class, you will have a chance to jam on stage with [...]

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