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Mountain Time Zone musicians invade NAMM: American Hitmen

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American Hitmen scoped out the scenery at the NAMM GoPro Stage, on Jan. 23. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) brings together musicians and brands to the Anaheim Convention Center and various locations around the world.

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Tim "Two Guns" Cord is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Dan "Hitman" Cord is the lead Guitar and backup vocalist, Dan "Jay" Jarmon is the bassist, Phil "The Thrill" Snyder is the drummer of American Hitmen.

Before beginning American Hitmen’s recital with “Bless Me”, Tim Cord gave a shout out to NAMM and introduced the band to the spectators. In the process he kicked his legs up and skipped backwards. During the chorus, Dan Cord assisted with the backup vocals.

Prior to “Cold Women”, Tim Cord mentioned they were all from Salt Lake City. Then, he picked up his acoustic guitar and stated they had been having a great year so far. He reminisced about them being on the television show, “America’s Got Talent”, and playing at The NAMM Show.

After thanking the audience, an onlooker asked Tim Cord if they had served in the military. Tim Cord said they served at Camp Pendleton and how he met Jarmon and Snyder there, prior to the start of “Contagious”. He indicated the single would be available, on Feb. 21.

During the introduction of American Hitmen’s cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”, Tim Cord joked and said he dedicated the song to those picketing the event with Jesus signs. After picking up his acoustic guitar, he performed alone and was later joined by his band mates. After the performance— he maintained his sense of humor and said he wrote the song for The Rolling Stones, in the 1960s.

“Helter Skelter” brought an end to American Hitmen’s showcase. After the conclusion of the song, Tim Cord handed out more compact discs to the crowd and Dan Cord flicked his guitar pick. He pretended to throw his guitar into the crowd and held onto it.

“The Proposition”, “Water’s Edge”, “Can’t Take The Fire Away”, “Give Them What They Want” and “What Isn’t Could’ve Been” were also a part of American Hitmen’s set.

Other musical performances of Jan. 26 included: The Endangered, Jamey Geston, Workman High School Jazz Band 1, Trombone Circle, Bunnell Strings, Hollis Long, Scott Law, Olivia Rox, Chris McCarty and The Underground Movement, Ukulele Circle, Get A Life Marching Band and Caseroloops.

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